Ms. Mooney oversees Partners' programs in Latin America and the Caribbean, and works on the development of new initiatives. She has over twenty years of experience designing, managing and evaluating complex governance, rule of law, gender and social inclusion, conflict management and transformation, extractive governance, multi-stakeholder engagement and local capacity development projects in Latin America, as well as in Africa and Asia. She has successfully led multi-disciplinary and multi-cultural teams in development, conflict and post-conflict contexts and facilitated local capacity development projects with government institutions, civil society organizations, academic institutions and the private sector that achieved sustainability.
Prior to joining Partners, Ms. Mooney was the co-founder and Senior Director of the USAID funded Inter-American Democracy Network, with Asociacion Conciencia Argentina, served as the Chief of Mission of the International Foundation for Election Systems (IFES) Governance project in Paraguay and was a Legal, Gender and Capacity Building Specialist of the USAID funded Women’s Legal Rights Initiative, with Partners of the Americas. She has been a consultant to the World Bank, the United States Institute of Peace Rule of Law Center (USIP), a number of USAID funded projects, and other private initiatives.
Ms. Mooney is a trained attorney from Argentina. She holds an LL.M. in Law in Development Studies from the University of Warwick Law School from the United Kingdom and an LL.M. from the Georgetown University Law Center in the US. She is a former International Research Fellow at the Kettering Foundation and a Fellow of the Salzburg Seminar. She speaks native Spanish, fluent English with an intermediate command of Portuguese and French. She served as the Rule of Law Officer of the American Bar Association Section of International Law, is an active member of several academic and professional associations and writes extensively on the subjects of her expertise.
Areas of interest
gold, diamonds, oil and natural gas, csr, governance and anti-corruption, environment, social accountability, human rights, contract and licensing, monitoring revenue collection, redistribution and sustainable development