Patrick Sommerville, Managing Director and Chief of Party to the USAID/Ethiopia Resilience Learning Activity, is an experienced project manager, leader, and technical innovator in local systems strengthening.
Working with hundreds of local organizations in more than fifteen countries for nearly two decades, Mr. Sommerville has developed an intimate understanding of their ideas and ambitions, and led numerous program design, evaluation and advisory activities to bring them into fruition. Prior to joining LINC, Mr. Sommerville was a consultant to some of the most well-known donors and firms in the industry, designing and executing strategy, developing technical approaches, and leading assessment and impact evaluations. He has served as Country Director/Chief of Party for major USAID and host country government funded projects in both the Republic of Georgia and Jordan.
Mr. Sommerville has an MPA from New York University and is an advanced speaker of Russian.