Kevin McLaughlin brings extensive international development experience, both in terms of field-based implementation and technical expertise in the areas of youth engagement, democracy promotion, community engagement, and civil society strengthening. He has 20 years of international development experience in program implementation, management, oversight, and operations for long-term projects for the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), nongovernmental organizations (NGOs), inter-governmental organizations, and volunteer organizations in Africa, Latin America/Caribbean, Eastern Europe, Eurasia, and North America.
McLaughlin currently works for Tetra Tech ARD, a for-profit consulting firm based in Burlington, Vermont. He is an Associate in the Democracy and Governance Sector where he provides technical oversight of field-based projects and supports all aspects of new business development with USAID, including proposal strategy development and activity development. He currently serves as Senior Technical Advisor/Manager for the USAID Albania Planning and Local Governance Project (PLGP) which is working both at the national policy level and at the local level to promote acceptance of the principles of decentralized governance, and to disseminate and institutionalize practical and effective methods and techniques for municipal management.
McLaughlin has worked as a Chief of Party, Deputy Chief of Party, Project Officer/Community Organizer, Project Manager, and is a former Peace Corps Volunteer who served in Lezha, Albania. He holds an M.A. in Sustainable Development (focus on Development Management) from the School for International Training in Brattleboro, Vermont. His international geographic experience includes work in Afghanistan, Albania, Azerbaijan, Burkina Faso, Democratic Republic of Congo, Dominican Republic, East Timor, Guinea, Guyana, Haiti, Jordan, Kenya, Kosovo, Kyrgyzstan, Liberia, Macedonia, Namibia, Nepal, Montenegro, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Uganda, and Zambia.