Andrea received a degree in Institutional and Business Communication in 2006 from University of Perugia, Italy. Since then, he worked in both the profit and non for profit sectors with a focus on CSR, social accountability, quality assurance, fundraising and communication. Through further trainings in project cycle management and core standards in humanitarian emergencies, he narrowed his work around the topics of the health sector in the Horn of Africa.
He operated as a Country Director in South Sudan in 2014, working on disabilities in humanitarian and development settings. He later on joined a leading African health NGO as the Liaison Officer and Portfolio Manager. During his career, Andrea gained significant expertise in project design and implementation, project cycle management, programme monitoring, budget development and monitoring and human resources management. He started training on CHS in 2018 and later on joined the training for auditors with HQAI in May 2019.
Enhance stakeholder's trust
As I was getting ready to join the lead auditor on the field visit of my first audit, the WHO declared Covid-19 a global pandemic! Hectic days, but the organisation was so committed to undergo the initial audit that we mutually agreed not to reschedule it and to deliver it remotely instead. After hours and hours of interviews that left the auditors and the organisation well exhausted for days, it has been a great joy to witness the organisation succeeding with the first step of the certification in the very middle of a global health crises.