Tim Melvin has worked with countries undergoing civil and political transitions for over 9 years. He has extensive experience working with community leaders and government partners to develop strategies aimed at reducing sources of instability, rebuilding fractured economies, and managing diverse teams during times of crisis. He has worked with USAID, UNDP, DAI, as well as other NGOs in Europe, Afghanistan, Central Asia and in West Africa. Most recently, Mr. Melvin worked for three years as the Country Director of Building Markets in Liberia, where he managed several programs funded by USAID, World Bank, Australian Government and other donors. Since October, Mr. Melvin has been the Director of Conflict Management Programming, with Mercy Corps Nigeria. He graduated from the Korbel School of International Studies, University of Denver with an MA in International Studies and the Ohio State University with a BA in History.