Originally from Spain, Carlos has worked with NGOs in the international development sector in Europe, Africa, Latin America and the Middle East.
As Partnership Manager at the Plan International EU Liaison Office, Carlos is in charge of the organisation’s EU resource mobilisation and engagement strategy on DEVCO funded projects. Before joining Plan International in September 2019 he held the position of Regional EU Partnership Coordinator at CARE Brussels Office where he was responsible for the coordination of the EU funding and held the Trust Funds portfolio. He settled in Brussels six years ago to better develop his role on EU partnership. Previously he has worked in Spain as MENA Desk Officer overseeing the project cycle and donors relations at Solidaridad International and has experience abroad as Head of Mission, based in Jerusalem.
Besides, Carlos has experience in civil society and records numerous activities on aid effectiveness, EU-regional relations and CSO enabling environment. He was elected Board Member of CONCORD, the European development NGO platform, and was also Board member at the Spanish development NGO Platform.
Carlos is particularly passionate about equality, diversity and social change in different cultural contexts. He holds Bachelors of Arts in Political Science and International Relations as well as in Arab Studies and Masters of Arts in International Development Studies as well as in Evaluation Methodologies. Spanish is his mother tongue, he speaks English and French and he can also communicate in Arabic.
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