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Notable Stanford Alumni: Lisa Gomer, Class of 1980.


Lisa Gomer
completed her undergraduate degree in International Relations at Stanford
University.  She subsequently attended
the Paul H Nitze School of Advance International Studies (SAIS) at Johns
Hopkins University, completing a Master’s degree in International Relations and
Development.  Gomer attended Harvard Law
School for her Juris Doctor.  Since her
time at Stanford, Gomer has served as General Counsel at USAID, International
Development Consultant, Chief of Global and Interregional Division at the
United Nations Office for Project Services and the Director and President at
Himalayan HealthCare.  Her work has
spanned three continents and her efforts have addressed health care in rural
Nepal and Mine Action efforts in post-war recovery nations.   Lisa Gomer is one of the many Stanford
Cardinals changing the way we see and live in the world.    Stanford University is a private research
university located in Palo Alto, California. 
Stanford was established in 1870. 



LISA C. GOMER



10610
Great Arbor Drive, Potomac, Maryland 20854 - LC.GOMER@GMAIL.COM


 


 


SUMMARY
OF PROFESSIONAL SKILLS

 


Accomplished and experienced manager with legal
and project management expertise in international development and humanitarian
assistance. Demonstrated ability to manage large multi-cultural teams; strong
analytical, organizational and drafting skills. Credentials: Harvard Law degree
and Masters degree in international relations from Johns Hopkins SAIS.


 


WORK EXPERIENCE

 


GENERAL COUNSEL, U.S. AGENCY FOR INTERNATIONAL
DEVELOPMENT,

, Washington, D.C


March 2010 to February 2013. Special Projects
Detail August 2012 to February 2013



 


Legal Responsibilities:


 


·        
Managed
and supervised 90 attorneys in Washington and overseas who provide legal advice
and guidance to USAID and its 90 Missions overseas. Served as a member of
USAID’s senior management team advising the Administrator, Deputy Administrator
and other senior management on all matters of law. Represented USAID on
development and international legal issues within the US government and in public
forums. More specifically the GC’s office:


Ø 
Advised
on contracts, grants and private/public partnerships; developed model
agreements with multi-lateral institutions and bilateral donors;


Ø 
Developed
new legal instruments for implementation of USAID programs;


Ø 
Interpreted
and providing guidance on the application of appropriations law;


Ø 
Contributed
to the formulation of and compliance with USAID and the Office of Management
and Budget’s regulations and policies;


Ø 
Handled
bid protests and other types of litigation and enforcement; and


Ø 
Provided
ethics training to Agency staff.


 


Implementation and Procurement Reform (IPR) Coordinator Responsibilities:


 


·        
Coordinated
major Agency reform which changes the business model of the organization and
the way foreign assistance is delivered. 
The main focus of the reform is to invest in sustainability by building
more institutions, systems and capacities in developing countries –
governments, civil society and private sector – capable of confronting
long-term development challenges effectively.  Highlights of IPR achievements:


Ø 
Revised
regulations and procedures to facilitate direct relationships with host governments
and local organizations and to simplify and streamline compliance requirements;


Ø 
Developed
a Public Financial Management Assessment Framework to determine capabilities of
host governments to properly manage donor funds; Carried out over 30 country
assessments;


Ø 
Formulated
and issued new procedures to facilitate working with multilateral institutions
and bilateral donors; and


Ø 
Carried
out staff trainings and created Local Capacity Development Teams in USAID
Missions worldwide in order to expand outreach and capacity-building initiatives
to local organizations.


 


INTERNATIONAL CONSULTANT,  Bangkok, Thailand, and Potomac, Maryland, June 2006 to March 2010


 


Evaluations: Successfully led and participated in
evaluations of the UNDP Mine Action
Programme in Cambodia
(Team Leader), the UN Mine Action Service Programme in Sudan, and the UN’s Rapid Response Programme in South
Lebanon and Guinea Bissau. Identified strengths and weaknesses in the
relationships, structures and processes of the programs and made
recommendations for improving their efficiency and effectiveness.



 


Capacity
Building: UN
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