Senior Program Officer, Building Institutions and Networks (BUILD)
Victoria Dunning is a senior program officer on the BUILD team. She has more than 20 years of philanthropy and international development experience with nonprofit organizational development, assessment, and evaluation, particularly in the Global South.
Prior to joining Ford, Victoria was executive vice president of The Global Fund for Children, where she provided grants and capacity-building support to small grassroots organizations around the world. She previously served as senior program officer for women and population at the United Nations Foundation, where she oversaw a program portfolio on strengthening youth health and development and maximizing access and quality of reproductive health services with the UN and international NGO partners. Before that, Victoria was at the Pacific Institute for Women’s Health where she oversaw research and evaluation activities on youth development and women’s health in East and West Africa. Her previous positions include NGO sector adviser at USAID Tanzania, clinic manager for the Young Men’s Clinic in New York City, project design and development trainer with developing-country professionals, and Peace Corps volunteer in West Africa.
Victoria is a frequent speaker and writer on philanthropy practice, capacity building, and learning and evaluation at universities, conferences, and in philanthropy and social sector publications. She has a master’s degree in public health from Columbia University and a bachelor’s degree in politics and international affairs from Mount Holyoke College.