Elaine Tan

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Former Director


Elaine is an experienced development practitioner with 20 years of progressive work experience in strategic planning, programme development and management, budgeting, resource mobilisation, coordination and communications. She is experienced in working with governments, donors, non-government and international development organisations in Southeast Asia, and has proven ability to develop and implement new programmes as well as mobilise the required funding. She possesses excellent interpersonal and communication skills, and is an effective leader as well as a good team player EXECUTIVE SUMMARY Over 20 years of experience in: Development and grants management. Developed and implemented innovative programmes to improve quality, results and sustainability. Strategic planning and facilitation. Led various strategic planning processes for country offices in three countries. Well-versed in translating missions and goals into operation plans with clear benchmarks and annual objectives. Organisational development and capacity building. Ensured programme coherence and operational collaboration between teams. Established appropriate reporting and monitoring systems. Resource mobilisation. Significant and demonstrable experience in proposal development and securing funding from a wide range of donors. Budget management. Extensive background in developing and monitoring programmes and organisational budgets, including overseeing and coordinating all aspects of budgeting and financial management. Constituency building. Developed and managed partnerships and relations with UN agencies, local NGOs and government agencies in Cambodia, Indonesia, Malaysia and Timor-Leste. Team leadership. Coached, supported and guided staff to achieve better performance and results.