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Ken Swann's Curriculum Vitae

Core Competencies


MA Degree in Southeast Asian Studies, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA. Multidisciplinary degree with concentration in development communications and cultural geography in support of development interventions and Southeast Asian Studies.

BS Degree in Mass Communications, Colorado State University, Pueblo, Colorado, USA. Emphasis in print and television journalism, photojournalism and commercial photography. Recipient of 2004 "Outstanding Alumni Achievement Award".

Advanced Certificate in Graphic Design, Sessions School of Design, New York, New York, USA. Emphasis on computer based design using Adobe software (InDesign, Illustrator, PhotoShop).



Professional Experience

November to December 2016 Communications Specialist, HumsaHub, Yangon, Myanmar
Development of a comprehensive communication strategy and intervention implementation plan to expedite dissemination of Business Innovation Facility programme results.
April to July 2016 Media and Social Marketing Specialist, Scope Global Pty Ltd, Thimphu, Bhutan
Design of a social marketing strategy to incress awareness of and enrollment in the Technical and Vocational Education and Training system in Bhutan.
November 2015 to January 2016 Advocacy and Communications Officer, Action Against Hunger, Phnom Penh, Cambodia
Responsible for drafting the Action Against Hunger–Cambodia, Advocacy & Communication Strategy addressing the problem of undernutrition in Cambodia.
September to October 2015 Behaviour Change Communication Specialist, IMA World Health, Community Based Health and Nutrition to Reduce Stunting Project, MCC, Jakarta, Indonesia
Assisted in the refinement and finalisation the National Nutrition Communications Campaign (NNCC) Strategy document, and detailed NNCC Implementation Plan.
July to August 2014 Behaviour Change Communication Specialist, IMA World Health, Community Based Health and Nutrition to Reduce Stunting Project, MCC, Jakarta, Indonesia
Development of annual workplan, formative research plan and service provider TORs in support of developing a National Nutrition Communications Campaign.
April to September 2013 Social Marketing Specialist, Austraining International, Strengthening Technical and Vocational Education and Training II Project/ ADB, Phnom Penh, Cambdia
Development and implememtation of communication and marketing plans to incress awareness of and enrollment in the Technical and Vocational Education and Training system in Cambodia.
June to December 2012 Behaviour Change Communication & Media Materials Production Advisor, GRM International, HIV Cooperation Program for Indonesia/AusAID, Bali & Papua, Indonesia
Conceptualisation and development of interpersonal and mass media materials for HIV prevention interventions.
May 2010 to June 2012 Behaviour Change Communication Specialist, Nippon Koei Co., Ltd., Hyderabad Outer Ring Road Construction Project Phase II, Hyderabad, India
HIV Prevention Programme design and implementation targeting mobile populations
November 2011 Project Evaluation Specialist, AMREF, Katine Community Partnerships Project Evaluation, Soroti & Kampala, Uganda
Evaluation of the Health, WATSAN and Community Empowerment components of Katine Community Partnerships Project
July-August 2010 Behaviour Change Communication Plan Consultant, HealthPRO Philippines Project/USAID, Manila, Philippines & Bangkok, Thailand
University Research Co., LLC
HIV prevention programme design targeting MSM
March 2010 Health Promotion Training Consultant, Partnerships for Transforming Health Systems Project (PATHS2), Nigeria, YozuMannion Limited, London, UK
Health promotion training design; development of print materials
January-February 2010 Behaviour Change Communication Expert, Assessment of Technical capacity Building Portfolio, USAID, Regional Development Mission in Asia, Bangkok, Thailand
Assessment of PSI’s ‘Social Marketing for STI/HIV Prevention Among High Risk Groups in the Mekong Region’ project
September 2007 to December 2009 Interpersonal Communications/Print Media Consultant, HIV Prevention Among Youth Project, BBC World Service Trust/Asian Development Bank, Hanoi, Vietnam
Communication intervention planning; design, development and production of supporting IEC materials
August 2006 to August 2007 HIV/Health Promotion Adviser, Tibet Health
Sector Support Programme, Australian Red Cross/AusAID, Lhasa,
Tibet, PR China
Health promotion planning with an emphasis on HIV prevention targeting vulnerable groups
February & April 2006 Behaviour Change Communication Advisor, Programme Management Organisation, HLSP/DIFD
Assessment of DFID-funded HIV/AIDS prevention projects; technical review and assessment of BCC project proposals
November 2004
to February 2006
Health Promotion Advisor, Georgia Primary Health Care Reform Programme, Oxford Policy Management/DFID, Tbilisi, Georgia
Drafting of "Georgia Health Promotion Strategy—2005–2008"; training in Health Promotion/BCC
October-November 2005 Communications Planning Adviser, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Project ORCHID, Australian International Health Institute/ADB
Communication plan design to reduce stigma and discrimination against HIV positive people in Nagaland and Manipur, India
May-September 2005 Senior Behaviour Change Communication Advisor, PATH/India, New Delhi & Tamil Nadu, India
BCC strategy development to reduce HIV/AIDS risk and HIV/AIDS related stigma and discrimination
May 2002-December 2004 Behaviour Change Communication Consultant, Community Action for Preventing HIV/AIDS Project, ADB/Japan Fund for Poverty Reduction, Vietnam, Lao PDR, Cambodia
Communication intervention planning; activity assessment, monitoring and evaluation; development of IEC materials
June-July 2004
February-March 2004
November 2003
Behaviour Change Communication Consultant, Family Health International/USAID, Dili, East Timor
Development of HIV/AIDS prevention communication strategy targeting high risk groups; design of IEC pint materials
November 2003-January 2004 Behaviour Change Communication Trainer, HLSP/DFID, Tashkent, Uzbekistan
Design and delivery of training programme on BCC/health promotion approaches
April 2002-April 2003 Social Marketing and Peer Education Advisor, HIV/AIDS Prevention, Options/Japan Bank for International, Cooperation, Phnom Penh and Sihanoukville, Cambodia, Tokyo, Japan
Design and implementation of HIV/AIDS prevention Peer Education and Social Marketing activities targeting construction
November-December 2002 Health Promotion Advisor, Developing Health Communities Project, ACIL Australia Pty Ltd, Vientiane, Lao PDR
Health Promotion Strategy development
February-March 2002 Health Promotion/Behaviour Change Advisor, Health VIII Project, HLSP/DFID, Beijing and Anhui, PR China
Review of BCC activities; design and delivery of workshop on health promotion and behaviour change communication
November 2001-February 2002 HIV/AIDS Prevention Education Specialist, Special Assistance for Project Implementation Study on HIV Prevention Program on Sihanoukville Port Urgent Rehabilitation Project, Options/Japan Bank for International Cooperation, Phnom Penh and Sihanoukville, Cambodia
Development of HIV prevention communication plan targeting construction workers
January 1997-December 2001 Health Promotion/IEC Advisor, Cambodia Health Promotion and Primary Health Care Project, AusAID/ACIL Australia Pty Ltd, Phnom Penh, Cambodia
Long-term technical assistance; BCC campaign planning and implementation; IEC materials design; staff training

Assignments prior to January 1997 are included in a full, detailed CV

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