For the past 25 years Philip has been involved in humanitarian and development issues. His volunteer and professional experience ranges from teaching at the university level, organic farming and sustainable agriculture projects, participatory media and educational radio programmes, a UN peacekeeping mission, managing post-Hurricane Mitch community health, disaster preparedness and housing reconstruction projects for the Red Cross, and leading strategic planning and communications efforts with the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC).
For the past 5 years Philip has been involved in promoting greater quality and accountability in the aid sector through the development of the Core Humanitarian Standards for Quality and Accountability (CHS) and related monitoring, verification and certification tools, as well as supporting greater collective accountability in sector coordination mechanisms like clusters.
As of October 2012 he joined the Steering Committee for Humanitarian Response (SCHR) to lead a project around certification of humanitarian organisations as a means to improve the quality, effectiveness and accountability of humanitarian actions.
Specialties: Governance support, policy development; accountability and performance management standards and performance management frameworks for the non-profit and humanitarian sector, strategic communications and media liaison; strategic and programme planning; monitoring and evaluation; advocacy and outreach; community health projects; fundraising and resource mobilisation; research and writing.
I am a member of the ACB and the GA since 2016.