Emily spends half her time working on food security and vulnerable livelihoods in emergency situations, and the other half on emergency market mapping analysis (EMMA). She provides advice, strategic design, and management of multi-faceted food security and livelihoods programmes in emergency, rehabilitation, and development contexts.
Specifically, she provides technical expertise on emergency food security and vulnerable livelihoods concepts, markets approaches, cash transfers, and monitoring, evaluation, accountability and learning (MEAL). She also provides assessment and analysis of food security and livelihoods situations, designs strategic planning and programmes for life-saving and sustainable livelihoods recovery and development, manages food security and livelihoods programmes capacity building, and designs and implements monitoring and evaluation systems for response analysis and programme evaluation and
Emily worked as an emergency food security and livelihoods (EFSL) humanitarian security personnel (HSP), a markets adviser and a monitoring and evaluation specialist in Haiti in 2010, as part of the emergency response to the earthquake in January of the same year. She has also worked as the project coordinator in South Kordofan and Unity states, in what is now South Sudan, with the German Agro Action (Welthungerhlife) in 2008 and 2009. Prior to this, she was the food security national coordinator in Zimbabwe from 2006 to 2008, and the food security programme manager in Sierra Leone
from 2004 to 2006, both for the Action Contre la Faim (ACF).
Emily holds a masters degree in Economic and Social Sciences, Agronomy and Rural Economy, with a specialisation in Agricultural Development, from the Agro Paris Tech (INA PG), France. She is fluent in English, Spanish and French.