Eva Rahman

Technical Adviser, Strategic Communications, Evidence and Learning

With over 17 years’ experience in communications, knowledge management and resource mobilisation in the UK and internationally, Eva specialises in strategic communications and knowledge management to facilitate learning for change and improve development outcomes of donor-funded programmes.

She has provided technical assistance to health systems programmes since 2013, across technical areas such as human resources for health, reproductive, maternal, newborn, child and adolescent health, immunization, malaria, nutrition and neglected tropical diseases in Nigeria, South Sudan, Uganda and Zambia.

She is currently Senior Technical Adviser for Knowledge Management on the Women for Health programme in Nigeria, providing short-term, advisory support to the development of communications and knowledge management for programmes, including leading the development of micro-documentaries, technical documentation, promotional materials, and blogs and social media content.

Currently also Head of Strategic Communications for HPI, she oversees the implementation of an integrated, multi-channel communications strategy for corporate, brand, marketing, internal and programme-specific communications.

As Head of Strategic Communications her portfolio includes: curating and researching emerging and policy trends to inform business development and communications strategy; coordinating a diverse, dispersed team to identify, generate and produce messaging and content for corporate communications and programme-related communications channels; organisation of events; the development of learning and knowledge exchange platforms such as the online publications archive (which includes over 300 documents) and the transfer of a bespoke consultant database to an online system and oversight of the development and maintenance of the HPI websites; and the coordination of HPI’s events in the UK and internationally.

Eva has 17 years of extensive business development experience. Between 2011 to 2014, she led the HPI Business Development team as Business Development Manager, coordinating the project design and proposal development of multi-million pound technical and financial tenders for multi-lateral and bilateral agency-funded health programmes (DFID, World Bank, USAID, EU, Danida, MCC). Prior to this she supported business development, project design and fund-raising across a range of initiatives both at HPI and with small non-governmental not-for profit and consultancy organisations in the environmental sector. She was a social entrepreneur for four years prior to working with HPI.  Eva has a MA Environment, Development and Policy and a BA in Economics and Development Studies.