Senior Director of Programs, Washington, D.C.
As the Senior Director of Programs, Nancy McDonald brings over 18-years of experience managing large-scale, overseas development projects, and is a proven practitioner in positive youth development, English learning, and entrepreneurship skills.
As the Senior Director of Programs, Nancy McDonald brings over 18-years’ experience managing large-scale, overseas development projects. A proven practitioner in positive youth development, Nancy has designed projects to support vulnerable youth including community asset mapping, preventing violent extremism, psycho-social support, scholarship programs promoting girls’ education, English learning, and entrepreneurship skills.
At Global Communities, Nancy led the youth practice where she designed and managed positive youth development programs including the $23 million USAID YouthPower Jordan activity and the $9 million USAID-funded Kosovo Up to Youth project. She has served as AMIDEAST Country Director in Jordan and as Chief of Party for a USAID-funded vocational education project in Macedonia. Nancy has backstopped complex development programs such as the $75 million Education Reform Program in Egypt and the Revitalizing, Innovating, Strengthening Education (RISE) program working in earthquake affected areas of Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK) in Pakistan.
Before working in international development, Ms. McDonald worked at Harvard University’s Program on Nonviolent Sanctions and Cultural Survival. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from Trinity College and a Master of Arts in International Relations from Boston University.
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