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Don O. | Elance
 
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Last Sign-in: Jan 5, 2015

Don O.

   United States
  |   Falls Church, VA

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Donald Zhang Osborn, PhD

Recent work facilitating social research projects (qualitative and quantitative).
Professional background in international development with experience in agriculture, social forestry, rural community development, development communication, and civil affairs.
Long-term collaboration on African languages, development, and technology (ICT), including interest in linking of localization (L10n) with ICT for development & education (ICT4D/E) in Africa.
16 yrs. international experience: West Africa (11 yrs, in...

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International Development
Policy
Program Evaluation
Africa
Qualitative Research
Research
Community Development
International Relations
Program Management
Analysis

Employment

IDS International
Senior Advisor
2014 - 2014
Consultant on Women in Conflict Prone Communities project. Provided subject matter expertise on research, analysis, and report production. This was a part time contract for the 6-month duration of...
IDS International
SSRA Research Director
2012 - 2014
Coordinated qualitative and quantitative survey research projects from design through implementation and quality assurance for the Social Science Research and Analysis (SSRA) component of the Human...
US Department of Defense
Policy and doctrine specialist
2011 - 2012
Worked with JIEDDO researching and writing policy and doctrine. Contract through BAE Systems.
BAE Systems
Contractor (Scientist V/Analyst V))
2009 - 2012
Senior level contractor employed by BAE and working with projects first with AFRICOM and then JIEDDO. (Before deploying for first position, participated in 2-week evaluation of a GIS program;...
UNITED STATES AFRICA COMMAND
Research specialist/advisor, SCRAT/CJTF-HOA
2009 - 2010
As part of the new Social and Cultural Research and Advisory Team (SCRAT) with the Combined Joint Task Force - Horn of Africa in Djibouti, undertook field and desk research on social and cultural...
PanAfrican Localisation project
Project lead
2005 - 2008
Project developed with and funded by the International Development Research Centre (IDRC) and administered by Kabissa - to advance work on localization of ICT in African languages. Research...
Chengdu University of Technology
Instructor
2004 - 2005
Taught courses in Restoration Ecology, Environmental Management, and Community Development
Peace Corps / Niger
Associate Director for Agriculture
2000 - 2004
In charge of the agriculture sector of Household Food Security project. As such, facilitated the work of ~30 village-based volunteers through field visits, contact w/ advisors, technical advice, &...

Education

Michigan State University
Ph.D.
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The Johns Hopkins University
B.A.
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Michigan State University
M.S.
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