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Johanne Mason

USA Operations Manager

Project manager and business development professional with ten years’ professional experience, including eight years in international development, in the fields of natural resource management, environment and water engineering, infrastructure, monitoring, evaluation and learning, and social development.

Johanne is an experienced, APMP-qualified project manager and business development professional. 

Her project management experience ranges from smaller technical assistance projects, to multi-year, multi-million dollar programmes in the fields of natural resource management, environment and water engineering, infrastructure, monitoring, evaluation and learning, and social development.

She has provided technical and management services to various international donors, including the UK Department for International Development (DFID), World Bank, the UK Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC), Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC), USAID, in addition to government ministries and departments from several countries.

Johanne’s projects have covered countries including Afghanistan, Ghana, Lesotho, Mali, Nepal, Sierra Leone, UK and West Bank occupied Palestinian territories. 

Her expertise includes skills in a range of project management controls and tools, including project execution planning, client and stakeholder management, risk monitoring and mitigation, quality management, contract management and budget development, monitoring and forecasting.

She has provided project and programme support services across the full project life cycle including start up and close-out of multi-million pound programmes, evaluations, feasibility studies, engineering design services, client’s engineer auditing, and construction supervision.

Johanne also has extensive experience in all stages of business development, from strategy development and market research, opportunity identification, and managing business pipelines, to managing multi-million dollar technical and commercial proposals for MCC and USAID.

Before IMC, Johanne worked as civil engineer, project manager and business development coordinator in Glasgow, Edinburgh, the UK and Washington DC, USA, working for private sector projects and international donor agencies.

Johanne worked and lived in Washington DC from 2009 to 2013, carrying out business development activities and managing projects for USAID and MCC. These include USAID Afghanistan Vertical Structures, USAID West Bank and Gaza, Infrastructure Needs Program, MCC Lesotho, Mali and Mozambique Independent Engineer Services. She acted as Deputy Chief of Party on USAID Water Resources, Irrigation and Sanitation Knowledge Management.

From 2013 to 2015, Johanne chaired the London Chapter of the Progress Network  of the Association of Consulting and Engineering (ACE), organising industry technical and networking events, workshops and thought pieces for young professionals in consulting and engineering.

The most important part of what we do is working for our project beneficiaries. My role, as one of IMC’s project managers, is to ensure that our projects are carried out to schedule, cost and to the highest technical quality, helping to achieve the development outcomes intended for those beneficiaries.

Qualifications

  • BEng. Civil Engineering, University of Glasgow, UK, 2006
  • APMP Certification, UK, 2009