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Name: Van Imschoot Marc
Date of birth: 12 January 1952
Education: Master of Science, Civil Engineering (1976)
State University of Gent, Belgium
Languages: Dutch (mother tongue)
French (fluent), English (fluent)
Special experience: Rural and urban infrastructure:
Project implementation (operational manual), social aspects of engineering, employment creation, institutional issues, procurement procedures and training of local contractors and consultants
Technical audit/evaluation of various projects (Social Funds, Rural Infrastructure Projects etc.)
ASSIGNMENTS DEALING WITH PROJECT PREPARATION, TECHNICAL SUPPORT AND TRAINING, MONITORING AND AUDITS FOR DIFFERENT DONORS AND UN AGENCIES
2004 Team leader for the formulation of the Secondary Roads and Rural Roads Components of the 2nd Phase of the Danish funded Road Transport Support Program.
2004-5 Five missions in support of the Danish funded Road Transport Support Program, responsible for the auditing of the labor-intensive Rural Roads’ Component.
2003 Three missions in support of Rural Roads’ Component of the Danish funded Road Transport Support Program
2004 Participation in WB supervision mission of the SPP/BAJ – Employment Promotion Component and preparation of draft ICR report
2002 WB mission – technical audit of the “Promotion Nationale”, large-scale labor-based rural infrastructure program to combat poverty and unemployment in Morocco.
2002 WB mission – assistance and training of local staff of the Social Development Agency in the appraisal of projects and contractual arrangements
2001 WB mission – support to the start-up of the Social Development Agency (preparation of the Operational Manual and on the job training of local staff).
2000 WB mission – technical audit of the “Promotion Nationale”, large-scale labor-based rural infrastructure program to combat poverty and unemployment in Morocco.
2003 Member of an IFAD inception mission in support of the Eastern Zone Agriculture, Trade and Enterprise Development Program dealing with the technical and institutional aspects of the rural infrastructure component (farm roads and irrigation).
2004 Member of an IFAD formulation mission in support of a community roads and rural water supply project in the Highlands of Yemen.
2003 Assist the local team in drafting the Implementation Completion Report of the first phase of the Yemeni Social Fund for Development (SFD).
2002 Two missions in support of SFD to update their management information system that has to support the collecting of data on an average of 400 projects per year and report to 8 donors.
2001 WB Supervision mission of the Social Fund for Development. Main tasks: technical audit and revision of the Operational Manual (for the 2nd phase).
2000 Two missions in support of SFD to assist the local management team in starting up the EU component (15 million Euro).
Republic of Congo
2002 Two missions in support of PURICV (Emergency Rehabilitation Project to improve living conditions (IDA - 40 millions US$.
2001 Formulation of a capacity building project (Administration, small contractors, consulting engineers, communes) related to the construction and maintenance of rural roads using labor-based techniques.
2002 Nicaragua - Evaluation of the ILO-supported “post-Mitch” emergency project and identification of opportunities to continue an employment-intensive works program.
2001 Peru - Resource person in a workshop attended by engineers from several Latin American countries having as objective the integration of labor-based techniques in basic infrastructure programs.
2003 Training of local consultants and contractors in rural road spot rehabilitation and labor-based methods in support of a vast road reconstruction and rehabilitation program.
2000 Several missions : assistance to the launching of the next phase of the Antsirabe Training Centre – training of local small contractors, local consultancy offices and communities in the use of labor-based road techniques and local construction materials in buildings (primary schools in the Provinces of Antananarivo and Fianarantsoa)funded by NORAD.
1999 Several missions: Participation in the preparation of the third phase of the "Fonds d'Intervention pour le Développement" (FID), the Malagasy Social Fund (project amount: 80 million US$)
1999 Formulation for NORAD of the next phase of the Antsirabe Training Centre – training of local small contractors, local consultancy offices and communities in the use of labor-based road techniques and use of appropriate technologies in buildings.
1998 Organization of a workshop on rural roads'construction and maintenance and conduct a training course for engineers from local consultancy offices in the design and supervision of rural feeder roads.
1997 Formulation for the UE of a rehabilitation program of 400 km of provincial roads in the regions of Vakinankaratra and Amoroni Mania and equipment of small local contractors.
1995 Several missions in support of the Training Center of Antsirabe
1994 Evaluation of a labor-intensive rural roads project using small contractors for the rehabilitation and maintenance of roads in the Vakinankaratra region and appraisal of a second phase.
1993 Participation in a workshop to launch the FID in the provinces of Antananarivo and Tuléar and an urban labor-intensive small infrastructure program in Antananarivo.
1992 Four missions ILO/WB to prepare a Social Fund for Madagascar in order to attenuate the negative effects of the economical recession and structural adjustment program in Madagascar on the poorest part of the population.
2002 Mission leader of an ILO formulation mission to help the Ministry of Labor to set up a multi-sectoral rural employment project using HIPC funds.
1998 Training (West Africa)
Preparation of training manuals in appropriate road technology (design and construction of rural roads) to assist Social Funds, AGETIPE and other labor-based projects in the training of SME and local consultancy offices in francophone countries in Africa. Organization ILO with funds from DANIDA.
2003 Training of local consultants working for the PNIR (National Program of Rural Infrastructure) in the fields of spot rehabilitation and the use of labor-based methods.
2001 Backstopping missions in support of the ILO Project of assistance to the implementation of rural roads projects funded by the WB and other donors (BAD, OPEC, IFAD)
2000 Formulation of a capacity building project (SME, consulting engineers, municipalities and communes) in support of the Rural Transport Project and the National Program of Rural Infrastructure.
2003 Participation in a formulation mission in support of a Canadian funded recapitilization project to revive the rural economy in Rwanda.
2000 Mission in support of the Ministry of Employment to investigate the potential of employment creation in the infrastructure sector and the different ongoing or planned projects.
1996 Responsible each year for the annual technical audit of the PNAS (Rwandan Social Fund).
1994 Assistance to the Resident Mission of the World bank to restructure the "National Social Action Program" (PNAS) to respond to the most urgent needs after the genocide.
1996 Responsible for the annual technical audit of the FADC (Fonds d'Appui au Développement Communautaire).
1996 Mission leader of the final evaluation of the Dhauligiri Irrigation Development Project which has been a pioneer for community-based rehabilitation of small-scale irrigation projects in Nepal.
1993 Mission leader of the mid-term evaluation of the Dhauligiri Irrigation Development Project.
1992 Evaluation of the efficiency of the technical assistance (1985-1991) provided by UNDP/ILO to the Department of Irrigation to support several investments programs
2003 Formulation of a labor-intensive investment program on behalf of the Ministry of Public Works.
1998 Formulation of a labor-based urban infrastructure program supporting the development of secondary towns to enhance the urban-rural exchanges
1995 Participation in a multi-disciplinary mission looking at the needs to enhance the national capability to formulate, to implement and to monitor employment-intensive programs.
1994 Assistance in the launching of a pilot urban project in Kaya.
Formulation for DANIDA of a technical assistance project to two regional training institutes (ETSHER, EIER) with as main objective to include socio-economic aspects in the training of engineers and senior technicians.
1993 Formulation of the second phase of a technical assistance program for training of small contractors and local engineers and for development of urban infrastructure
1991 Formulation of the second phase of a labor-based rural infrastructure programs in North Kordofan and North Darfur and new programs in the Red Sea Province and Kassala Provinces (UNDP/ILO).
2004 As member of the rapid employment workgroup, formulate a strategy and proposal to support the interim Government of Haiti (CCI framework) in terms of employment creation.
2004 On behalf of the World Bank, prepare a Licus grant for a Pilot Rapid Employment Project.
1995 Participation in the formulation of a program aiming to increase the employment impact of public investments and to develop the technical and management capabilities of small local enterprises of the private sector and the concerned technical departments (minor works in depressed areas, communal works and rural access roads).
1993 Head of the technical evaluation mission of the EEC-financed Pemba Small-scale Irrigation Project undertaken in Wete and Micheweni districts on Pemba Island.
1990 Formulation mission of a rural works program in the Dakoro and Mayahi districts as part of the PACSA program (Program to attenuate the social cost of adjustment).
Geneva (ILO headquarters, Infrastructure and Rural Works Branch)
1987-95 Several short-term assignments in Geneva with as main duty the
backstopping of ongoing projects and the preparation of new
OTHER SHORT-TERM ASSIGNMENTS
Production of 20 training modules (in French) in the field of feeder road design and construction to be used for the training of engineers and senior technicians working for small local contractors and consultants in support of the AGETIP projects in West Africa.
1995 Evaluative study of previous labor-based infrastructure program and verification of feasibility to set up a training program for Local Government Units to apply labor-intensive community-based methods for upgrading of poor neighbourhoods.
Drafting of course material for teachers' and students' training at the International Technology Center, Phnom Penh, in the field of labor-based appropriate technology suitable for use in Cambodia (irrigation and environmental issues).
As member of a multidisciplinary team, preparation of a strategy paper on employment for the Government of Zimbabwe, investigating the potential of employment creation in the infrastructure sector as part of a overall strategy to combat poverty.
Formulation for IFAD of a labor-based roads component of a spate irrigation rehabilitation program in the Eastern Lowlands of Eritrea.
Technical review of a multi-sectoral project in Dharmapuri district, State of Tamil Nadu, with a view to improve the living conditions of the poorest segment of the population through investments in productive infrastructure.
Identification and formulation mission of a rural works program in the Kpendjal district, Savannah Region with the following components: small dam and reservoir construction, soil & water conservation, afforestation and access roads construction.
2001 Mission in support of the Commissariat of Human Rights, Fight against Poverty and Integration to formulate a plan of action in support of small enterprises (capacity building and use of labor-based techniques).
2003 Formulation of a labor-intensive rural infrastructure project to support the poverty reduction strategy in Mali.
1984-86 ENGINEER IN A BELGIAN CONSULTANCY FIRM
1980-86 EXPERT OF THE BELGIAN MINISTRY OF DEVELOPMENT COOPERATION
Technical adviser in the Water Conservation Section of the Ministry of Water Development, Kenya.
1978-80 ASSOCIATE EXPERT OF THE INTERNATIONAL LABOR ORGANIZATION
Regional Coordinator of the Rural Access Roads Program in Kenya, a labor-intensive road construction program funded by the World Bank, Usaid, Norad, Netherlands, Danida and United Kingdom.
1976 ENGINEER TRAINEE OF THE ANTWERP WATERWORKS
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