Zach Andersson

Project Director; M&E Advisor

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Zach Andersson is Acting Project Director for the Livelihood and Food Security Technical Assistance (LIFT II) project within FHI 360’s Global Education, Employment and Engagement (G3E) Business Unit. He is also the Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) Advisor supporting multiple active G3E projects from a variety of sectors including, workforce development, mobile solutions, education and economic strengthening.

Andersson has more than a decade of experience in humanitarian and global development program management, research and M&E with successful field assignments in Afghanistan, Ghana, Haiti, India, Lesotho, Liberia, Malawi, Nigeria, Tanzania and Uganda. He recently helped win a $10 million project funded by USAID in Afghanistan. Andersson is proficient in quality improvement techniques (not only for health programs), research ethics, producing and administering surveys, creating assessment tools and training materials, facilitating trainings and workshops, and building and maintaining relationships with donors and partner institutions.

He holds Master of Public Administration and Master of International Relations degrees from Syracuse University’s Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs. There he also received Certificates of Advanced Study in Conflict Resolution and Post-Conflict Reconstruction. Andersson is a Returned Peace Corps Volunteer (Uganda, 2007-2009), has lived in Ghana while working for the International Organization for Migration to counter child-trafficking, and spent a year in Malawi managing LIFT II work. He has successfully completed two fellowship programs: Foreign Language and Area Studies Fellowship (Hindi/South Asia), and the Mickey Leland International Hunger Fellowship.