ALBERT GRELA 

Agriculture development, water supply & flood modelling

Flood adviser - Cottingham Flood Action Group - UK (Oct 2009 - Sep 2010)

M&E, GIS and HRD specialist - Integrated water management - Nepal (Oct 2006 - Jan 2009)

Agriculture Planner, GIS specialist - Community Managed Irrigated Agriculture Sector Project - Nepal (Aug 2006 - Aug 2009 discontinued)

Water Economist & GIS specialist - feasibility study for 7 water district expansion - Philippines (March-December 2005)

Coordinator for a food security reinforcement project - Zinder (Niger) - EU funded (Apr 2004 - Oct 2004)

Monitoring and Evaluation Expert cum deputy project director - Irrigation Development Project - Mid-Western Region (Nepal)
EU funded project - (Nov 1998 - Oct 2003).

Acting CTA - Himalayan Pasture and Fodder Research Network (Bhutan, India, Nepal and Pakistan)
FAO - (Nov 88- Mar 92).

Large scale plantations management

        SOCFINCO - ADAPALM - Nigeria (Mar 1986-Feb 1987).

        SOCFINCO - RISONPALM - Nigeria (Feb 1987-Apr 1987).

        SOCA2 - UBA BUDO - Sao Tome (May 1987).

Field staff - Centre Indépendant de Propagande Fourragère - Louvain-la-Neuve (Belgium)
(Sep to Oct 84 - Sep to Nov 85).

MSc Research Fellow - International Institute of Tropical Agriculture - Onne - (Nigeria)
(Jul 83 - Oct 83).

Emergency relief operations

Food distribution and targeting planner with Save the Children Fund - Tanzania
(Jan 98 - Oct 98).

Food Security Advisor with Médecins Sans Frontières - Gode - Ethiopia
(Jul 1997 - Aug 1997).

Co-ordinator with Médecins Sans Frontières - Xincheng - China
(Jul 1996 - Apr 1997).

Senior logistic officer with Médecins Sans Frontières - Bujumbura -  Burundi
(Aug 1995 - Mar 1996).

Logistic officer with World Food Program - Bukavu - Zaire  
(Aug 1994 - Mar 1995).

Election monitoring

District Electoral Supervisor, United Nations Transitional Authority on Cambodia. (Jul 92-Jun 93).

Observation Support Officer, United Nations Observation Mission in South Africa ( Mar-Apr 94).  

Monitoring European Union funded projects

Madagascar : March-April 2004 : Monitoring of one livestock development project and one micro-finance development project. 

Gambia : Oct 2004 : Monitoring one education project and the support to the National Authorizing Officer.

Community development

Manager of «De Bouche à Oreille» NGO - Belgium (Jul 87 - Oct 88).

Academic records

2010 :      MSc GIS & Environmental Modelling, University of Hull, UK

1990 :      Six weeks course in "Symbiotic Nitrogen Fixation", organized by INRA Montpellier, France.

1985 :      Post-graduate courses :

1984 :      MSc in tropical and subtropical agronomy in State Faculty of Agronomy ,  Gembloux Belgium

 

Languages proficiency

Mother tongue :        French
Fluent :                    English
Basic knowledge :    German, Spanish, Dutch, Portuguese, Nepali

Computer skill

Advanced user of: ISIS 1D, ISIS 2D, Mapinfo, ArcGis, ManifoldGis, , ReFH, Word, Excel, Access, SPSS, MS Project, Google Earth, Global Mapper, Python, CAESAR, EndNote, Pinnacle Studio, Ilife, Coreldraw, Illustrator, Photoshop.

Born on 24/07/1961, Belgian nationality, father of one.

email

                    albert@grela.be

 
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