Expertise: Program Management, Region: Africa, Region: Haiti
Paul Taylor is a senior program developer and a veteran in the field of humanitarian and transitional post-conflict development aid. He began his humanitarian career with Christian Children’s Fund in New York. In 1995 he joined the IRC as a field officer in Bosnia-Herzegovina. In 2000, he became the country director for the American Refugee Committee International in Bosnia, where he oversaw the management of finance and administration, and promoted the development of comprehensive programs benefiting war-affected individuals and communities.
Mr. Taylor was appointed the IRC’s regional director for West Africa in 2004. He currently oversees the IRC’s programs in Sierra Leone, Liberia, Cote d’Ivoire, Central African Republic, Tanzania, Rwanda, Burundi and Haiti.
Mr. Taylor has extensive knowledge and experience in contract management, especially USAID and European Union grants and cooperative agreements, as well as specific skills in strategic planning, program design and development, performance monitoring and evaluation, and advocacy.
Mr. Taylor has a B.A. in economics from Middlebury College and also studied the subject at University College London. He earned a masters degree in international affairs and a certificate in African studies from Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs.