Tanya Andrade is a principal project specialist. She is the task order director for the USAID Latin America and Caribbean-Youth Violence Prevention project. She has over 12 years of professional experience in project design and implementation. Since 2005, Andrade has worked with INCORES, a social enterprise, as their chief executive officer in Brazil, reporting directly to the Board of Directors. She is a co-founder of the institute and is responsible for the overall management of the workforce development strategy to place at-risk youth living in violent communities. Andrade also served as the director of the Mais Futuro program, the Bahia State Government apprenticeship program, providing secondary prevention services and securing jobs for over 700 youths from the poorest communities.
From 2004 and 2010, Andrade worked for AIR as the Enter Jovem Chief of Party (COP) in Brazil. In this position she was responsible for the overall management of the at-risk youth employability program funded by USAID. Andrade developed and executed technical plans and procedures necessary to achieve project tasks, objectives, and planned results.
Prior to joining AIR, Andrade was the program manager for the Leadership Development Unit of Winrock International – Brazil, where she was responsible for the development of a program focusing on gender, leadership training and skills building, poverty alleviation, child labor prevention, education, and environmental conservation. With Winrock, she served as the regional manager for a child labor eradication program in Latin American countries. She has experience working with U.S. government projects and various government ministries. She has also managed over 500 staff and interns in 73 poor municipalities in Bahia as part of a Brazilian Government Program.