M.Sc. International Studies, Université de Montréal, 2017
Certificate in International Cooperation, Université de Montréal, 2015
Bachelor in History, Université Paris-Sorbonne Paris IV, 2013
Sophie Pénicaud is a junior consultant in Universalia’s Peacebuilding & Humanitarian Operations Practice. She contributes analysis, writing and research to assignments for development and humanitarian organizations and governmental agencies such as Global Affairs Canada, the Caribbean Development Bank, the International Labour Organization, the World Bank, UNICEF, the Centre for International Governance Innovation etc. Since joining Universalia, she completed her studies doing a six-month internship with Doctors of the World France. Through this experience, Ms. Pénicaud acquired many organizational skills, improving her knowledge of monitoring and evaluation and health issues in the humanitarian field. She has developed good understanding of quantitative and qualitative data management, results-based management (RBM) and Sphere standards. Ms. Pénicaud has experience in public relations and communication with various associations and organizations and has strong writing and communication skills.
Through her studies and internships, she has had international experience in France, Switzerland, the UK, Canada, Jordan, Ivory Coast and Myanmar. A native French speaker, Ms. Pénicaud is fluent in English and has strong oral and written understanding in Spanish.