Director, UNDP Istanbul International Center for Private Sector in Development (IICPSD)
Prior to joining UNDP, Marcos was Global Technical Advisor for Emergency Preparedness and Disaster Risk Reduction at ChildFund International, where he also served as Regional Development Officer for the Northeast US. Before working with ChildFund International, Marcos spent 17 years at CARE International; his last post was as CARE’s Director of Partnerships and Special Initiatives and Climate Change and Sustainable Livelihoods.
In this role, he led CARE’s efforts to build climate change partnerships, especially with environmental organizations. During his tenure at CARE International, Marcos’ assignments ranged from six years as Regional Manager for Asia and Latin America at CARE UK, where he focused on resource mobilization, program design, monitoring and evaluation and supporting country offices with strategic plan development, to leading CARE USA’s process of establishing CARE’s presence in Brazil.
In 2001, Marcos became CARE Brazil’s first National Director, working to build the organization’s first Board of Directors, articulating its strategic vision, and building its first programs and its first marketing, fundraising and communications strategy, managing a staff of 10 people. From 2006 to 2008, Marcos was CARE’s Program Director in Central America, overseeing a portfolio of $25 million and 250 people. His past experience with CARE also includes three years as Deputy Regional Director for Latin America, focusing on resource mobilization, knowledge management and constituency building.