Ms. Gingras, Edith


Manager, Governance, Municipal and International Development Programs/Projects

  • Montreal, Canada

Language skills

French
Native or bilingual proficiency (I have a speaking proficiency equivalent to that of an educated native speaker)
English
Native or bilingual proficiency (I have a speaking proficiency equivalent to that of an educated native speaker)

Last updated: 2018/02/12

Personal

Ms. Gingras, is a local government program manager and municipal planner specialized in local governance, economic development and decentralization issues. She has over 25 years of experience working in local government. Her experience includes working in both Canadian, African and Asian municipalities on management issues (council and service management), in community involvement through participatory decision-making processes, in development planning /urban management strategies, lobbying and advocacy central government towards increasing decentralization of municipal competencies, in the implementation of urban and rural development policies, as well as, in local and regional economic development.

Abilities include: 

  • Working in fast-paced environments, providing strategic leadership/planning and policy advise
  • Lead and manage program/project design, budget management, M&E and implementation of diversified portfolios of multi-country/millions$
  • Team player, passionate and dynamic
  • Strong networking development abilities with national and international partners 

Her latest positions have enabled her to further acquire new knowledge, skills and create innovating projects for local/regional governments in Africa/Asia and to develop municipal capacity building training modules to enhance service delivery/economic development. Currently responsible for project planning, design, management implementation and evaluation/monitoring of capacity building programs. Responsibilities include identifying new program opportunities, future directions and potential funding sources, facilitating the development of strategic alliances, partnership management, negotiations, network development and representation.

Fluent in English and French.