Charlotte Walker is the Director of Programmes for Africa and Asia. She has over 10 years of Programme Management experience, which she uses to oversee the effective and efficient implementation of Montrose’s global programmes, overseeing design, start-up, implementation, client relationship management, consultant and personnel management, project closure and deliverable quality control.
Prior to joining Montrose, Charlotte worked for a variety of INGOs, both as a full-time employee and as a consultant, in many countries across Africa and Asia including Nigeria, Burundi, Kenya, Afghanistan, Vietnam, India, Pakistan, Swaziland, Ethiopia, Uganda and Sierra Leone, where she lived and worked for five years. As a consultant, she led a team to externally evaluate HIV Stigma Prevention projects in Ethiopia, Swaziland and Mozambique. She has also externally evaluated health projects for Ebola Contact Tracing in Sierra Leone and conducted research on the role of religious leaders in supply and demand-driven family planning interventions in Kenya, Burundi and Nigeria. In November 2014 Charlotte returned to Sierra Leone for 7 months, at the height of the Ebola epidemic, as Director of the DFID Ebola Emergency Response Fund (DEERF), sucessfully coordinating DFID-funding through local implementing partners to address gaps in the Ebola response.
Charlotte has an MSc in Control of Infectious Diseases from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (LSHTM) and a BSc with Joint Honours in Medical Microbiology and Zoology from the University of Leeds. She has also been presented with three awards for her work so far including, most recently, The Ebola Medal for Service in West Africa. Charlotte is a native English speaker, fluent in Sierra Leonean Krio and with a working knowledge of French.