Aytor is a skilled Senior Consultant and Programme Manager with over 12 years of practical experience in managing the implementation of major donor projects (DFID, EU) in the water and environmental management sectors, from prepositioning to closing-up.
Aytor has focused in particular on Environmental and Social Impact Assessments, Integrated Water Resources Management as well as water supply and sanitation in rural and urban settings. Moreover, he has extensive experience in stakeholder consultation & facilitation at community, municipal and governmental level.
His geographical experience includes Sudan, Lebanon, South Africa, Togo, Burkina Faso, Timor-Leste, Zambia, Uganda, Kenya and Bolivia.
Amongst some of his recent projects, Aytor provided environmental advisory support to the World Bank-funded Output and Performance Based Road Contracts (OPRC) project in Zambia and the MCC Threshold Programme in Sierra Leone. He covered environmental, social and resettlement due diligence services for the development of power, water and sanitation service improvements in Freetown.
Prior to that, he managed the European Commission Water Facility portfolio in West & East Africa and Asia for Plan UK as well as the DFID-funded Consortium “Water for Three States” in Sudan (Aqua4East).
Previously, he managed Action contre la Faim Syria Crises Response in Lebanon and supervised the Spanish Red Cross portfolio of Integrated Water Resources Management in partnership with the Piraí River watershed authority in Santa Cruz, Bolivia.
As a researcher he provided technical support to the Mobile Sanitation consortium (MobiSan) in the informal settlements of Cape Town, involving international water utilities, academia and the City of Cape Town.
Before joining the development sector, Aytor worked for five years in the business development arena in emerging and frontier markets including Iran, Syria, Jordan, Tunisia, Argentina, Chile, Uruguay, Brazil, Russia, Turkey and Oman.