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9990 Mandus Olson Rd NE Craig Wakefield +1.206.409.

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Bainbridge Island, WA 98110 craigwakefield@yahoo.com

QUALIFICATIONS SUMMARY
An environmental and socio-economic impact specialist with extensive experience in the strategic design and
implementation of a diversity of international infrastructure and economic development initiatives. Resident and in-
country technical leadership and program management experience includes: Armenia, Dominican Republic, El
Salvador, Ethiopia, Ghana, Haiti, Liberia, Mongolia, Morocco, Tanzania, Zambia and Zanzibar. Expertise includes:
Environmental & Social Impact Assessment | Comparative Policy & Institutional Analysis | Land Acquisition &
Involuntary Resettlement | Technical Feasibility Assessment | Program Logic & Conceptual Design | Compliance
Management | Global Performance Benchmarking | Community-led Diagnostics | Stakeholder Engagement

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE
JACOBS (formerly CH2M) Seattle, WA
International Program Manager February 2015 -present
Environment & Socio-economic Specialist
Provides environmental and social impact consulting services to multi-lateral development banks and US federal
agencies on large-scale international development and infrastructure programs. Serves as subject matter expert for
projects triggering Land Acquisition and Involuntary Resettlement impacts. Areas of responsibility include:

- Project Research and Planning: Assesses program design and compliance with the IFC Environmental and
Social Performance Standards and other international performance benchmarks, and leads comprehensive
strategic and tactical planning efforts to inform the project design and implementation processes, ensuring the
appropriate integration of global best practices

- Environmental and Socio-economic Impact Management: Conducts the environmental and social
assessment process throughout project cycles including project concept, scoping, baseline data collection,
alternatives analysis and design of impact and risk mitigation plans for enhancing project performance and
managing risk

- Policy & Institutional Analysis: Provides desk-based and in-country research and analysis on the policy,
institutional, and legal contexts for projects across a diversity of countries, and leads the development of gap
analysis and project frameworks detailing the various layers of international and local project risks,
obligations and requirements.

- Stakeholder Engagement and Coordination: Manages project stakeholder engagement and coordination
programming among government, private sector, civil society, host community and key personnel partners to
inform strategic program decisions and meaningfully incorporate key stakeholder inputs into project design
and implementation

- Business & Proposal Development: Engages potential stakeholders, partners and key personnel, conducts
analysis of competitive context and writes technical environmental and social proposal content for a variety of
complex global economic development projects

Project examples of Jacobs consulting services provided include:

 Environmental and Socio-economic Development Specialist; Electric Utility Smart Grid Study;
USTDA, Ethiopia January 2018 to Present
Responsibilities include the preparation of a Preliminary Environmental and Social Impact Assessment with an
evaluation of the expected environmental and social impacts of the proposed smart grid project with reference to
local, national and international laws and regulations including those of the World Bank, the African
Development Bank, the International Finance Corporation and private banks. The work also includes
management of an in-depth climate resiliency analysis considering the expected impacts of climate change on the
Project’s technical, commercial, political, and environmental viability. Also managing the preparation of a
Development Impact Assessment to provide stakeholders with a broader view of the Project’s potential effects
considering not only quantification of technical and commercial loss reductions, but also capturing the broader
potential socio-economic impacts in Ethiopia.
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 Involuntary Resettlement and Institutional Specialist; Detailed Design of the Access Project;
MCC, Ghana July 2016 to Present
Responsibilities include the design of the research methods and conducting of a comprehensive in-county
stakeholder engagement program to collect data and author the overall Problem Diagnosis and Project Logic, as
well as the Institutional Analysis Report. The work included comprehensive policy research and qualitative data
collection focused on identifying constraints to increased electricity access among Micro, Small and Medium
Enterprises in markets and economic enclaves. Responsibilities also included the development of in-depth
analysis and detailed program recommendations to address the institutional capacity and accountability
challenges in the energy sector in Ghana. Led the preliminary Project Environmental and Social Assessment
scoping and developed the initial mitigation and management plan. Designed and drafted Terms of Reference for
all institutional Project interventions including customer census and normalization, stakeholder coordination and
institutional and beneficiary capability-building. Served as a senior technical reviewer of all project deliverables.

 Environmental and Social Impact Team Leader; Feasibility Study and Preliminary Design of the
White Plains Extension Project; MCC, Liberia April 2017 to June 2018

Served as primary investigator and author of the Resettlement Policy Framework and the social components of
the Environmental and Social Assessment in adherence to the IFC Performance Standards. Designed the
research methods and managed a local team of specialists to execute a comprehensive in-county stakeholder
engagement program to collect data, identify impacts and prepare detailed preliminary cost estimates. Conducted
in-depth policy, legal and institutional research to inform the planning for all Involuntary Resettlement
impacts. Served as a senior technical reviewer of all project deliverables.

 Social and Involuntary Resettlement Impact Specialist; Ghana Power Distribution; NEDCo
Project Redesign Screening and Feasibility Study; MCC, Ghana March 2016 to April 2017
Responsibilities included managing the development and co-authoring the project Resettlement Policy
Framework and related IFC Associated Facility analysis. The task involved in-depth policy, legal and
institutional research to inform the planning for all Involuntary Resettlement impacts in compliance with the IFC
Environmental and Social Performance Standards along a large and diverse geographical project area.
Responsibilities also included management of the field impact identification and asset valuation process,
calculation of cost estimates and comprehensive in-country stakeholder engagement and qualitative data
collection. In addition to leading the Involuntary Resettlement tasks, responsibilities also included serving as one
of the principle reviewers of the other key Environmental & Social Assessment deliverables under the contract.

 Social and Involuntary Resettlement Impact Specialist, Tanzania Transmission and Distribution
Project Services; MCC, Tanzania January 2015 to May 2016
Responsibilities included managing the development and serving as co-author of two IFC PS compliant
Resettlement Policy Frameworks for two major Tanzania Power Transmission and Distribution projects. This
included the compilation and analysis of a large diversity of primary and secondary data to inform the legal,
institutional, socio-economic and operational requirements for carrying out the project in compliance with the
IFC Performance Standards. The task also included the development and implementation of desk and in-country
field studies and a rapid inventory valuation approach to provide preliminary cost estimates based on GIS
analysis and selective field validation. In addition to leading the Involuntary Resettlement tasks, responsibilities
also included serving as one of the principle reviewers of all key Environmental & Social Assessment
deliverables under the contract.

TETRA TECH INC Lusaka, Zambia


Chief of Party/Team Leader August 2012—June 2014
Managed the development and co-authored two Resettlement Action Plans (RAPs) including assessment of socio-
economic impacts and valuation of individual losses associated with the $354 million Lusaka Water Supply,
Sanitation & Drainage Project funded by the Millennium Challenge Corporation. Primary responsibilities included:
- Complex Project Management: Directed all technical, operational and administrative functions of the project,
including recruitment, training and supervision of more than 30 national and international professionals with
expertise in Geographic Information Systems, Database Management, Logistics, Asset Valuation, Civil
Engineering, Socio-economic Data Collection & Analysis, Involuntary Resettlement, and Gender
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- Oversight of Socio-economic Impact Assessment and Valuation: Led team in identification and
quantification of project-induced losses of assets and/or livelihood including creation of an entitlement matrix
and valuations methodology to monetize impacts, and subsequent completion of a 100% census, socio-
economic survey and asset valuation for over 2,000 residences and businesses
- Stakeholder Engagement: Coordinated exhaustive vertical and horizontal stakeholder engagement in order to
inform project designs and implementation planning, and served as focal point and technical co-secretariat for
the Project Resettlement Working Group
- Resettlement Action Plan Development: Managed development of two comprehensive RAP documents in
compliance with IFC Performance Standard 5, including all requisite analysis and planning

INDEPENDENT CONSULTANT Lusaka, Zambia


 Client: Biocarbon Partners LLC
REDD+ Community-based Forest-management; Lusaka, Zambia August 2014-December 2014
Led the BioCarbon Partners (BCP) Project team in the creation of USAID compliant operational systems to
support the implementation of the USAID-funded Community Forest Program (CFP), in order to respond to
critical audit findings. Worked closely with the Managing Director to carry out Project risk assessments across all
the BCP operational units, resulting in detailed organizational and project risk management recommendations and
the development of key contracting documents to address a number of critical performance gaps identified.
Additionally, led the revision process and served as primary author for the Project Environmental Mitigation and
Monitoring Plan (EMMP) in compliance with USAID reporting requirements per 22 CFR 216.
 Client: Gauff Ingenieure/Consultants
KfW Business Development; Lusaka, Zambia August 2014 to December 2014
Provided research and analysis to the Gauff team to help develop the technical strategy and response to the
environmental and social requirements of the Lusaka Wastewater Project, as funded by KfW. Principal
responsibilities included carrying out an assessment of the different involuntary resettlement requirements
presented by each of the project alternatives currently being considered, and to design and draft the overall
proposed methodology to respond to the resettlement requirements of the Request for Proposals.
Lusaka Water Supply, Sanitation & Drainage; Lusaka, Zambia August 2014 to September 2014
Worked with the Gauff engineering and environmental teams on a number of project site visits to present and
defend the LWSSD Resettlement Action Plan (RAP) and Environmental and Social Impact Assessments (ESIAs)
to the Zambian Environmental Management Agency (ZEMA). This included providing detailed clarifications and
justification of the overall RAP project technical approaches and tools implemented, as well as case by case
explanations for the individual eligibility and valuations of Project Affected Persons.
 Client: Project Concern International (PCI)
Disaster Risk Reduction Assessment Development; Lusaka, Zambia March 2014 to May 2014
Responsible for data analysis and drafting of the technical content for the Disaster Risk Reduction Assessment as
part of the Sustainable Health and Agriculture for Resilient Populations (SHARP) project, in partnership with Land
O’ Lakes International Development and funded by USAID. The assignment included short term field oversight of
project staff, and the organization and analysis of both primary data collected at the household level from target
communities, as well as primary collection of qualitative data generated via facilitated focus group discussions at
the village level. The assignment resulted in completion of a full DRRA, including representation and analysis of
the data on critical disaster risks disaggregated by target community, and corresponding detailed recommendations
for risk mitigation.
 Client: Tetra Tech Inc.
Resettlement Action Plan (RAP) Proposal Development; Lusaka, Zambia May 2012 to July 2012
Responsible for planning and carrying local stakeholder engagements including key informant interviews of
government, NGO, academic and private sector stakeholders, contributing to the development of the proposal for
developing the Resettlement Action Plans in support of the $354 million Lusaka Water Supply, Sanitation and
Drainage Project funded by the US Millennium Challenge Corporation. The assignment included gathering
information from a diversity of key sources and informants in order to inform and draft the proposal, including the
systems and personnel to be put in place to ensure compliance with the IFC Performance Standards. The
assignment also included the identification and recruitment of local personnel to carry out the various technical
components of the task specialized in a number of key areas including; GIS and database management, asset
valuation, land law, social impact and gender, structural engineering, and logistics. The work resulted in the award
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of the contract from the US Army Corps of Engineers, and a Project Assignment Agreement to take on the role of
Chief of Party/Team Leader on the contract.
 Client: MWH Global
Engineering Project Management Proposal Development; Lusaka, Zambia May 2012 to July 2012
Responsible for local coordination and contributions to the drafting of technical content for the environmental,
social and resettlement components of the integrated PMC proposal to support the Millennium Challenge
Corporation Compact in Zambia. The assignment included recruitment of a large number of local and international
specialists to fulfill the many personnel requirements of the proposal. The role also included significant desk
research as well as direct engagement with a diversity of potential stakeholders, partners and key personnel, in
order to provide the overall analysis and recommendations for creating the appropriate structure and systems for
supervising contractor and program compliance with the IFC Performance Standards.
 Client: Chemonics
UN REDD+ Forest Management Program Proposal; Lusaka, Zambia; April 2012 to June 2012
Managed all local coordination and engagement with key UN, government, NGO, academic and private sector
stakeholders to inform the development of a proposal to support an upcoming project focused on the UN Reducing
Emissions from Deforestation and forest Degradation program (REDD+) funded by USAID. Deliverables included
the development of a matrix outlining all the key stakeholders involved and their respective mandates, and analysis
on each organization’s potential role in the support and oversight of REDD+ related programming in Zambia. The
assignment included extensive desk research on the UN REDD+ program, and particularly on the approaches,
analyses, methodologies, tools, data and best practices for program implementation.

MILLENNIUM CHALLENGE CORPORATION Washington, DC


Senior Program Officer, Environmental & Social Assessment February 2008—December 2011
Provided risk-based technical analysis and management of environmental and social impacts across a $ 1.6 Bn
portfolio of international development projects in sectors including transportation, irrigation infrastructure, alternative
energy, water/sanitation, tourism revitalization and financial services. Portfolio covered Armenia, El Salvador,
Mongolia and Morocco. Specific responsibilities included:

- Environmental & Social Policy Analysis: Reviewed relevant national and international legislative and
regulatory frameworks to identify and address environmental and social best practices and regulations

- Environmental & Social Impact Assessment & Management: Provided strategic and technical oversight for
program design and planning for managing Environmental Impact Assessments, Feasibility Studies, Regional
Resource and Watershed Management Plans, etc.

- Program Management: Coordinated and supervised multidisciplinary teams of international experts in the
development and implementation of strategies to support and enhance environmental and social performance

- Internal Practice Management: Contributed to internal position papers including analysis on watershed
management, inter-coastal zone management, integrated pest management, hazardous materials, wetlands
conservation, public health and cultural heritage
Project examples of MCC portfolio management responsibilities include:
 Armenia Compact ($235 million)
Irrigated Agriculture Project
Assisted in overall program technical support and led routine missions to Armenia to provide oversight and inputs
on key program level documents including a Framework Environmental & Social Impact Assessment and a
Resettlement Policy Framework, as well as the development of individual Environmental & Social Management
Plans and Resettlement Action Plans for all necessary project sub-components including irrigation pumping
systems, reservoirs and gravity fed canals. Coordinated the inputs of various specialists and assisted in the
development of specific plans to mitigate identified risks including a Hazardous Waste Management Plan for
asbestos and polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) identified in existing pumping stations, and an integrated
management plan for conservation of a Ramsar site at risk due to the rehabilitation of the canal network.
Rural Roads Rehabilitation
Led a mission to Armenia to develop the Resettlement Policy Framework and to conduct a field scoping exercise
traveling the entirety of the existing road alignment in order to identify and plan for any resettlement related
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challenges. This project was later scoped out of the Compact as a result of unacceptable scores by Armenia on
the MCC Selection Indicators.

 El Salvador Compact ($461 million)


Human Development Project
Provided technical input on all requisite Environmental & Social Management Plans and evaluation of compliance
for each sub-project including; 1) Water and Sanitation Infrastructure, 2) Rural Electrification, and 3) Community
Infrastructure. Responsible for recruiting and coordinating the input of a diversity of specialist consultants to
address a number of challenges identified including the planning and oversight of the removal of asbestos-
containing materials from rehabilitated school buildings, as well as coordinating the technical approach and
making arrangements with existing local small enterprises for recycling the batteries installed as part of household
solar systems. Also provided technical support and inputs into the development of individual Watershed
Management Plans for each of the municipalities benefiting from the rehabilitation of water supply systems.
Productive Development Project
Contracted specialist consultants and coordinated technical inputs on the development of the project
Environmental, Social and Gender Strategy. Led routine field visits to evaluate contractor and overall project
compliance with the Strategy and all applicable project conditions precedent. Based on a number of risks
identified on field missions, also led efforts to adjust the program management structure and amend existing
contracts to provide more focused oversight on the mitigation of cumulative impacts resulting from the provision
of financing of various small-scale initiatives in target communities.
Connectivity Project [Construction of Northern Transnational Highway (NTH)]
Provided close technical support on the development of all requisite project level environmental and social
assessments (including Involuntary Resettlement) for eight different project construction segments, working
under the World Bank Safeguards Policies. Led regular missions to assess overall project and contractor
compliance with applicable Environmental & Social Management Plans and Resettlement Action Plans. Assisted
in the development and implementation of initiatives to comply with stringent Compact conditions precedent in
an effort to increase the institutional capacity of the Ministry of the Environment and Natural Resources at the
national and district levels to mitigate the medium and long term environmental impacts of the construction of the
highway. Responsible for closely following developments on this complex project and making recommendations
for approval of Compact disbursements depending on assessments of compliance.

 Mongolia Compact ($285 million)


North South Road Project, Choir-Sainshand
As acting ESA Director for Mongolia, mobilized and coordinated a team of specialists to provide in depth
technical reviews and inputs into all environmental and social assessment requirements of the project, many of
which had been prepared under a previous phase of the project financed by the Asian Development Bank. Led
various field missions to Mongolia, one of which was as part of a consultant team to carry out an environmental
and social scoping exercise traveling the entire proposed alignment of the road in order to identify and proactively
plan for addressing challenges. Provided close and continuous technical oversight and support to ESA
counterparts in country, and was the key MCC focal point for the Environmental & Social Assessment/Oversight
Consultant. Led routine field missions to evaluate project compliance with all applicable environmental and
social project standards and requirements.
Property Rights, Peri Urban Rangeland Project
Based on a number of field evaluation missions to Mongolia, identified several critical environmental and social
risks presented by the existing project design, including risks of increased rangeland and forest degradation, likely
lowering of the water table, and restrictions to access of pasture land necessary for many peoples’ livelihood.
Based on the initial findings, mobilized an involuntary resettlement specialist, and a team of rangeland
management and Community Based Natural Resource Management (CBNRM) experts via an inter-agency
agreement with the US Forest Service. Led team in a number of field missions in order to better understand and
quantify the risks, and to develop a comprehensive plan of action for adjusting the project design and mitigating
the identified impacts.
Health Project
Using previously conducted required environmental and social assessments, identified a number of hazardous
waste issues including disposal of asbestos-containing materials during the construction/rehabilitation of existing
buildings, and disposal of medical wastes during the operation phase. As facilities to manage these problems did
not exist in the majority of the remote project areas, worked with the teams to put in place processes for
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appropriate handling and disposal of wastes during the construction phase, as well as minor design adjustments
for the proposed facilities to manage the volume and types of expected hazardous medical wastes.

 Morocco Compact ($697 million)


Fruit Tree Productivity Project
Provided technical support and input on the program design and contracting arrangements for complying with the
MCC Environmental and Social Guidelines as well as the World Bank Safeguards Policies for the project. The
project involved the development of a large number of Environmental & Social Management Plans for each
individual agricultural perimeter, for which Craig was responsible for tracking and providing close technical
oversight and approval recommendations under tight deadlines.
Small Scale Fisheries Project
Provided extensive desk research, and worked closely with expert marine advisors to provide alternatives analysis
and recommendations on the project inter-coastal zone management plan. He also provided technical support and
input on the program design and implementation arrangements for successful compliance with the MCC
Environmental and Social Guidelines as well as the World Bank Safeguards Policies for the project.
Artisan & Fez Medina Project
One of the main original objectives of this project was to reduce population density inside the Fez Medina, an
effort requiring meticulous stakeholder engagement and planning. Responsibilities included the provision of
continuous technical guidance to the international project team in the planning and management of the project,
including regular analysis of alternatives and recommendations for compliance measures with the World Bank
Safeguards Policies (particularly on Involuntary Resettlement).
Financial Services Project
Worked closely with the MCC fiscal accountability team and in-country counterparts to develop the
environmental and social management structures for the project. This included the development of a loan
screening tool and checklist to identify potentially risky loans, and the processes for additional assessment of
loans which may present elevated risks to be used for guiding loan decisions. Also worked closely with the team
to develop the specific environmental and social stipulations contained in the individual loan agreements.

PLAN INTERNATIONAL Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic


Environment and Development Consultant August 2005—August 2006
Provided a range of consulting services to support the development and implementation of a new organizational
strategy focused on the “Child Centered Community Development” model. Primary responsibilities focused on
issues of community capacity building, bi–national partnerships and environmental awareness including:
- Bi-National Program Design & Implementation: Recruitment and management of a multi-sector team of
experts to analyze, prioritize and create a 4-year strategic plan designed to identify economic development
prospects in Haitian-Dominican border communities, and to build the appropriate technical capacities at the
local level for participants to capitalize on emerging market opportunities
- Environmental Initiatives: Coordination of resources from the private sector, NGOs, government agencies
and community groups to amplify the effectiveness of the national youth environmental program “Brigada
Verde”, including securing financing, producing and promoting a nationally-distributed reggaeton album
featuring young Dominican artists and Grammy-winning Dominican musician Chi-Chi Peralta

U.S. PEACE CORPS VOLUNTEER Hipólito Billini, Dominican Republic


Agro-forestry Specialist February 2004—July 2005
 Planned and conducted community diagnostic of more than 300 individuals to determine economic, social and
environmental bases for addressing local priorities
 Designed a community-based tree nurseries program in collaboration with a variety of stakeholders based on
profit incentives, and secured USAID funds to launch program with a yearly capacity of 18,000 trees targeted at
helping to reforest both sides of the Haitian-Dominican border
 Facilitated environmental protection seminars in conjunction with local NGOs to train local farmers in more
profitable and sustainable methods of agriculture
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U.S. PEACE CORPS VOLUNTEER Sassier, Haiti
Community Economic Development Specialist February 2003 - February 2004
 Secured funding from USAID and other sources to build 60 latrines in the zones surrounding the community,
create a sustainable book leasing program, train youth groups and land owners in soil conservation techniques, and
carry out income generation projects with a local women’s group

EDUCATION
The London School of Economics London, United Kingdom
Master of Science, Environmental Policy and Regulation September 2007
 Focus on environmental evaluation of economic development, including environmental policy and project
appraisal, and instruments to assess and link sustainability with corporate competitiveness
 Dissertation: “Collaboration and Sustainable Tourism in the Developing World: Can a Partnership-driven
Approach Produce Economic Growth and Reverse Environmental Degradation in Haiti?”
Pepperdine University Malibu, CA & Heidelberg, Germany
Bachelor of Science, International Business, Cum laude April 1999
 Focus on quantitative and analytical skills in international finance, marketing, economics and business strategy

LANGUAGES, SKILLS & OTHER


Project Management: Project Management Professional® (PMI Credential 2011)
Spanish: ACTFL Superior/Fluent written and spoken; Spanish Business and Management (LSE Certificate 2007)
Haitian Creole: ACTFL Superior/Fluent written and spoken
Geographic Information Systems: Spatial Analysis using ArcGIS (LSE Certificate 2006)
Microsoft Office Suite: Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint and Project
Interests: Mountain biking, hiking, skiing/snowboarding, sailing, organic gardening, double bass & guitar, yoga and
Capoeira
US Government Security Clearance: Secret (not currently active)