Anthropologist

 

Juan Albarracin-Jordan (Ph.D.)

 

18844 Park Grove Ln      Dallas, Texas 75287     (972) 215-8892      albarracinjordan@yahoo.com

 

SUMMARY
STATEMENT:

 

Resourceful and highly motivated anthropologist with over 15 + years of
experience in social impact assessment, community consultation, and corporate
social responsibility in the extractive sector. Substantial skills for
analyzing complex stakeholders’ economic, political, and social frameworks, enhancing
consultation processes, and proposing workable plans of action. Managed effectively
various projects for public, private, multilateral, and international
cooperation organizations, leading multidisciplinary teams with budgets up to $
2M. Eager to embark on new social development challenges and to contribute to leading-edge
approaches.

SKILLS:

  • Good
         analytical and critical thinking abilities

  • Detailed
         oriented

  • Excellent
         organization skills

  • Outstanding
         writing and editing skills

  • Strong
         intercultural relationship management

  • Ability
         to create a positive work environment

TECHNICAL SKILLS:

 

        -Microsoft Office

        -GIS

     

     

     WORK EXPERIENCE:

    Coordinator - Canadian International
    Development Agency (CIDA), Sep 2011-Dec 2012 

     

    -Managed CIDA’s Local Fund of the Andean
    Regional Initiative in Social Responsibility in Bolivia

     

    -Elaborated a participatory situation analysis of CSR in the extractive
    sector (mining, oil and gas)

     

    -Formulated the Initiative’s strategy and plan for sustainable community
    development

     

    -Organized workshops with stakeholders to promote public-private
    partnerships (PPP)

    -Prepared the Terms of Reference (ToR) for expressions of interest and for
    full proposals

     

    -Organized and led the Local Advisory Committee for the evaluation of
    proposals by PPP

     

     

    Social Scientist/Consultant - Adam Smith International, Feb-Jun 2011

     

    -Collected data,
    in communities affected by mining operations, local and central government
    authorities in Sierra Leone for the Extractives Industries Technical Assistance
    Project (EITAP)

     

    -Developed an
    overview of the current challenges related to best practice social management
    of the mining sector in Sierra Leone to inform the project’s inception report

     

    -Compiled and coordinated
    inputs for Manual of Procedures, guidelines for public consultation and disclosure of information,
    and pro-forma ToR for social impact assessment (SIA)

     

    -Collected and coordinated
    inputs for Environmental and Social Management Source Book

    -Prepared Social
    Impact Assessment regulations for the Mining Law

    Evaluator / National
    Expert in Indigenous Peoples  
    Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA) and
    C.A.C. International, Oct-Dec, 2010

     

    -Reviewed ToR and reports of 12 projects funded by L’Oeuvre
    Léger’s Foundation in Bolivia

     

    -Organized field
    visits and meetings with key stakeholders, including indigenous communities

     

    -Verified the rational, effectiveness, and efficiency
    of the results

     

    -Determined to what extent the outputs and outcomes were
    attained by the program

     

    -Assessed the sustainability potential of the outcomes
    at the end of the program

     

    -Extracted the lessons learned

     

    Consultant - The World Bank, Feb-Apr 2009

     

    -Prepared a
    guidance note on strategic environmental and social assessment (SESA), to
    provide guidance to policy makers, World Bank task managers, and mining
    environmental and social specialists for undertaking SESA, to support sector
    reform

     

    -Note published: Environment Note Nr. 4.  Mining Sector Strategic Environmental and
    Social Assessment
    ; co-authored with Fernando Loayza, Senior Environmental
    Economist (World Bank)

     

    Consultant / International
    Evaluator - The World Bank, Mar-Jun
    2010

     

    -Reviewed relevant documents related to the strategic
    environmental and social assessment (SESA) pilot project in Sierra Leone,
    including legal documents related to the mineral sector

    -Interviewed key SESA stakeholders

     

    -Evaluated
    methodological framework of SESA

     

    -Assessed SESA’s influence on the underlying
    institutional framework and political economy context of mining activities in
    Sierra Leone.

     

    -Provide recommendations to refine the framework for
    evaluating SESA pilots

     

    Consultant/Evaluator – Ministry of Economy, El Salvador, Aug-Dec 2008

     

    -Reviewed
    ToR for strategic environmental and social assessment study for the mining
    sector

     

    -Evaluated
    proposals, following OECD DAC-Strategic Assessment on Cooperation Development

     

    -Presented
    conclusions and recommendations to government authorities

     

    Consultant - The World Bank, Dec 2007

     

    -Reviewed relevant documents on the tourism sector of
    El Salvador, including policy, legal, administrative, infrastructure, and
    economic reports.

     

    -Prepared
    the general SESA ToR, as well as the
    individual ToR for each specialist

     

    -Identified existing knowledge gaps and drafted a SEA
    training plan to strengthen El Salvador’s institutional capacity to formulate and
    implement policy-SEA

     

    Team Leader – Secretariat of the Presidency, El Salvador /
    Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC), Sep-Dec 2007

     

    -Coordinated a team of 13 specialists to conduct the
    strategic environmental assessment (SEA) of the Sustainable Development Program
    of the Northern Zone of El Salvador. 

     

    -Organized
    the consultation and participation component

     

    -Drafted
    main reports

    Coordinator – Center
    for International Studies and Cooperation (CECI) / Ministry of Natural
    Resources of Canada (Québec), Jan 2005-May 2006

     

    -Supervised the
    allocation of resources for the project in Bolivia

     

    -Prepared
    modules’ content for course in Conflict Treatment and Negotiation in the mining
    sector

     

    -Organized
    workshops with private and public stakeholders in the mining sector

     

    -Coordinated
    briefings with government authorities

     

     

    Consultant
    Illampu S.A./Empresa Minera Inti Raymi/Newmont, Jun-Dec 2004

     

    -Directed a census of economically displaced
    indigenous communities in the area of influence of the mining project, in the
    Department of Oruro, Bolivia

     

    -Assessed the project’s potential sociocultural
    impacts in local indigenous communities and designed the community development
    plan (CDP)

     

    -Organized
    the public consultation plan with stakeholders

     

    Consultant - Abt
    Associates, Feb-Jun 2004

     

    -Reviewed relevant documents on current legislation
    concerning contingency plans of the oil and gas sector in Bolivia

     

    -Organized
    visits to communities affected by oil spills and gas-pipe explosions

     

    -Conducted
    stakeholder analysis

     

    -Elaborated
    the Contingency Action Plan of the Hydrocarbon Sector (social component)

    Consultant -
    Illampu S.A./ Empresa Minera Manquiri S.A./Coeur d´Alene Mines Corporation,
    Jun-Oct 2003

    -Directed the social impact assessment of the San
    Bartolomé Mining Project, in Potosí, Bolivia, including the public consultation
    plan

     

    Consultant / Evaluator - Ecology & Environment,
    Apr-Jun 2002

     

    -Carried out interviews, focus group meetings, and
    oral histories with stakeholders, including indigenous women, for a social
    due-dilligence of the Gas Expansion Project (YABOG) and Liquid Expansion
    Project of Transredes S.A.

     

    -Assessed
    the social responsibility program of Transredes S.A. with local indigenous
    communities

     

    Consultant - Knight Piésold LLC, Apr-Nov 2001

     

    -Elaborated an analysis of the relationship between local indigenous
    communities and Apex Silver Mines Ltd, in the Department of Potosí, Bolivia

     

    -Assessed the socioeconomic and cultural impacts (post facto) of the resettlement
    of the old town of San Cristobal carried out by the mining company

    PROFESSIONAL AND ACADEMIC SERVICE:

     

    Member - Grant
    Proposal Review Panel, Fondo Nacional de Desarrollo Científico y Tecnológico
    (FONDECYT), Chile, 2011-present   

     

    Member - Grant Proposal Review Panel, National Geographic
    Society, 2010-present   

     

    Member - Editorial
    Committee of Chungará.  Revista Chilena de Antropología, 2003-present   

     

    Member - Thesis Advisory Committee, Master’s Program in Development Projects,
    Universidad Andina Simón Bolívar, La Paz, Bolivia, 2003-2012   

     

    Advisor - Ministry
    of Cultures of Bolivia (Ministerio de Culturas), 2010 

    Member - Academic
    Committee, 53rd International Congress of Americanists.  Mexico D.F., 2010

     

    Member - Intercultural
    Observatory of Bolivia, a multidisciplinary Commission on Conflict Analysis, 2010        

     

    Advisor - Constituent Assembly of
    Bolivia, 2007

     

    International
    Observer
    -Venezuela’s Presidential
    Recall Referendum for President Hugo Chávez, The Carter Center, Aug 11-18, 2004

    International
    Observer
    , Venezuela’s Signature
    Verification Process for Recall Referendum for National Assembly
    representatives, The Carter Center, May 28-30, 2004.

     

    Advisor - Viceministry
    of Culture of Bolivia (Viceministerio de Cultura), 2003

    TEACHING EXPERIENCE:

     

    Universidad Andina, Program in Community Economic Development, 2010

     

    -  Institutional and Organizational Cartography (Social and Cultural Capitals)

     

    Universidad Andina, Master’s Program in Development Projects, 2000-2012

     

    -  Environmental Assessment

     

    -  Institutional and Organizational Analysis 

     

    -  Research Methodology

     

    -  Sociocultural Foundations of Development Projects

     

    -  Science and Environmental Philosophy

     

    Universidad Mayor de San
    Andrés; Master’s Program in Andean and Amazonian Histories, 2002

     

    -  Origins of the State in the Andes 

    -  Aymara Confederations

     

    MAIN PUBLICATIONS:

     

    Books:

     

    -Eighteenth-Century
    North American Politics and Ethnology: Ephraim George Squier in Central America,
    Peru and Bolivia
    (in Spanish). La Paz: Plural Editores, 2011

     

    -The Formation
    of the Pre-Hispanic State in the Andes
    (in Spanish). La Paz: Bartolomé de
    Las Casas Foundation /Editorial Jimenez S.R.L., 2007

     

    -Pre-Hispanic
    Settlement Patterns in the Tiwanaku Valley
    (in Spanish; co-authored with
    James E. Mathews). La Paz: Producciones CIMA, 1990

    Recent articles and book chapters:

     

    -“The
    earliest human occupation in Bolivia. A review of the evidence”. Quaternary International (co-authored
    with José M. Capriles), in press

     

    -Child Laborers
    in the Mining Sector of Bolivia: Their Perspectives (co-authored with Therese
    Bouchard).  In Children’s Rights and International Development, edited by Myriam
    Denov and Richard Maclure.  New York:
    Palgrave-MacMillan, 2011.

     

    -“Tecnología y estrategias de subsistencia entre el
    Periodo Arcaico y el Periodo Formativo en el altiplano central de
    Bolivia”.  Chungará Vol 43, Número Especial 1:455-468. Arica, Chile (coauthored with José Capriles and Sergio
    Calla), 2011.

     

    -Tiwanaku:  A Pre-Inka Segmentary State in the
    Andes.  In Tiwanaku and Its Hinterland: 
    Archaeology and Paleoecology of an Andean civilization
    , Volume
    2:  Urban and Rural Archaeology, edited
    by Alan L. Kolata.  Washington D.C.:  Smithsonian Institution Press, 2003

     

    EDUCATION:

     

    -Specialization in Environmental and
    Natural Resources Management

     

    Universidad Andina Simón Bolívar;
    La Paz, Bolivia, 1999.

     

    -Ph.D., Department of Anthropology,
    Southern Methodist University, 1992.

     

    Dissertation title: Pre-Hispanic and Early Colonial Settlement Patterns
    in the Lower Tiwanaku Valley, Bolivia.

     

    -M.A., Department of Anthropology,
    Southern Methodist University, 1988.

     

    -B.A. (Cum Laude), Department of Sociology
    and Anthropology, University of North Texas, 1985.

     

    Certifications

     

    -Peacekeeping and International Conflict Resolution. United Nations UNITAR-COTIPSO, 2007

     

    -Conflict Treatment and Negotiation. Center for
    International Studies and Cooperation, 2006

     

    -Environmental Assessment. Inter-American Development
    Bank, 2001

     

    -Institutional and Organizational Analysis. Inter-American
    Development Bank, 2001

     

    LANGUAGES:

    • Spanish:  Native
    • English:  Fluent (oral and written)
    • German:  Proficient (oral and
      written)







     



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