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Alison Root

Alison Root

Deputy Director, ACTION Partnership

RESULTS Educational Fund

Washington, DC

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RESULTS Educational Fund

Deputy Director, ACTION Partnership

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RESULTS Educational Fund

Senior Project Associate (Child Health), ACTION

As the project manager for ACTION's childhood vaccine and child health advocacy portfolio, I develop joint advocacy strategy and messaging for 7 organizational partners working to expand equitable access to health services - particularly for children. ACTION's partners conduct joint and country-level budget and policy advocacy in both donor and developing countries. ACTION advocates with international development agencies, country governments and multilateral institutions like the GAVI Alliance. To support partner work, I oversee workplans, plan and facilitate strategy calls, and conduct donor reporting. Adding to our knowledge base, I conduct baseline research on donor financing for child vaccines, and author publications on behalf of ACTION.

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Embassy of Papua New Guinea (via Ford Agency)

Coordinator

Collaborate with Ambassador on landscaping for new health initiative in PNG, meeting with sector specialists, and hosting PNG leadership visits to DC.

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RESULTS Educational Fund

Project Associate, ACTION

ACTION is a partnership of global health advocacy organizations around the world supported by a secretariat team based in DC. As Project Associate, I supported the ACTION director and backstopped major advocacy events, coordinated bilateral partner calls, and managed internal monitoring and evaluation systems. In addition, I led a successful grant proposal development process and regularly contributed to strategy development and execution, including a policy submission on behalf of ACTION on the financial transaction tax. Major annual responsibilities included the planning, budget, agenda setting and execution of bi-annual partner meetings, bringing together over 50 ACTION staff from around the world.

Career

Ashoka - (via Ford Agency)

Project Manager (contract)

• Coordinated fast-paced mailing campaign and printing process for 3 mass mailings including a 500 page volume.
• Drafted, edited and proofed all materials to be printed.
• Liaised with departments and international fellows to solicit information and news for use in materials.
• Managed roughly $500,000 budget and bidding process with vendors, managed timeline.

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Stanford University

Assessment Team, Residential Education

On a four student team to assess residential education at Stanford. Assessments include leading focus groups, conducting interviews and analyzing survey data.

Stanford Non-Profit with YMCA of Silicon Valley

Board Fellow

Sat on the board of the YMCA of Silicon Valley as a non-voting student member to provide insights and learn about non-profit board operations.

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Stanford University

House Manager

As the House Manager of a 56 person residence on campus, I was responsible for the general security and functioning of the house. I helped with maintaining the roster, lock outs, and planned special programs for the residents in the house including special dinner, study breaks and other events throughout the year.

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FORGE Education Fund - University

Program Associate

• Coordinated communication between sponsors and refugee students for FORGE Educational Fund
• Formed organizational policy and evaluation for emerging program
• Taught skills-based classes in Lusaka on writing, study skills, leadership development.
• Assessed general satisfaction and areas for improvement of the program.
• Represented FORGE at local universities, problem-solved various issues related to tuition, student status and general
university policy.

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FORGE

Project Facilitator

• Researched and developed project proposal for implementation in Mwange Refugee Camp, Zambia
• Designed and created an independently run program in Mwange Refugee Camp
• Interviewed, hired and trained local staff
• Secured adequate funding for the project
• Assessed weekly and at term end, the project's effectiveness and sustainability
• Opened a repatriation information center staffed by refugees to disseminate information to the 20,000 person refugee
camp.
• Participated as the FORGE representative in weekly repatriation task force meetings hosted by UNHCR and attended by
World Vision, Red Cross, WFP, and other implementing partners

Career

Stanford University

Master's of Arts, Sociology: Organizations, Business and the Economy

Stanford University

Bachelor's of Arts, International Relations

Naperville North High School

High School Diploma

Singapore American School

Hong Kong International School