Maria-Jose Oomen Liebers

Maria-Jose Oomen Liebers Member

Last update: Feb 7, 2022 Last update: 07 Feb, 2022


Citizenship: Bolivia, Netherlands
Languages: English, French, Italian, Spanish
Highest Degree: Masters
Years of Experience: 13 years
Sectors of experience: Gender, Micro-finance, Poverty Reduction, Migration, Statistics, Research, Decentralization & Local Development Gender, Micro-finance, Poverty Reduction, Migration, Statistics, Research, Decentralization & Local Development
Gender: Female
Address: San Salvador, El Salvador
Cellphone: +503 7287 4084
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Areas of interest and expertise:

research, migration, gender equality, poverty analysis, employment indicators, local development, micro-credit programmes, monitoring & evaluation, international diplomacy, migrant protection

  • +10 years of experience in interdisciplinary research, for international organizations, academia, civil society, and the public sector. 
  • Relevant academic background – MSc in Public Policy and Human Development, with a specialisation in Migration Studies and MPhil in Social Anthropology in recognised universities.
  • +8 years of progressively responsible experience in international development, including multilateral organizations, local government and academic institutions in Latin America, the Pacific, and Europe;
  • Extensive experience in policy-relevant quantitative research focused on south-south migration flows, labour and gendered migration flows, employment conditions, SDG indicators, post-disaster relief indicators, development performance indicators, impact indicators, gender-based violence indicators, longitudinal studies, poverty indicators (Multidimensional Poverty Index, MPI) and progress indicators (Social Progress Index, SPI) violence against children indicators, among others.
  • Knowledge of decentralization processes and local development, including the drafting and presentation of law proposals and amendments.
  • Experienced in project/programme design, management, and monitoring and evaluation, and impact evaluation – focused on gender equality, women’s empowerment, violence against women, micro-credit programmes and schemes, and early childhood development.
  • Extensive experience in qualitative research and analysis, ethnographic research, focus groups, participatory observation, and in-depth interviews.
  • Sound expertise in grant and proposal writing, mainly for academic institutions and local government.
  • Experience in facilitating and organising workshops and conferences – for academic institutions, international organizations, local government and high-level diplomatic fora.
  • Dynamic change-maker with excellent leadership, multi-cultural communication, team-work and diplomatic skills.
  • Ability to manage and supervise large teams, particularly under pressure and in crisis contexts (COVID-19 pandemic)
  • Fluent in Spanish, English, and Italian. Working knowledge of French.