Dr Jan Edwards has experience in designing and implementing gender mainstreaming strategies in a number of cultural contexts including Indonesia, Cambodia, Nepal, Fiji, Papua New Guinea, Solomon Islands, Laos, Vanuatu, Kiribati, Samoa, Timor Leste and the Philippines with a focus on access and equity in education. She has experienced a high degree of success in her specialist areas, gender and inclusion. She has worked with donors including Australian Aid, International Labour Organisation, USAID, World Bank and Asian Development Bank. She has worked with NGO's PLAN International and Vision 2020. Jan works on issues of inclusion and her work addresses intersections of disadvantage (poverty, gender, disability, rurality, ethnicity etc).
Jan has just completed a second Masters degree, in Program Monitoring and Evaluation. Jan is interested in working in new locations, recently completing courses in Essentials of Humanitarian Practice and Personal Security and Communication offered by Red R Australia. She has expertise in conducting gender analyses and audits; gender and inclusion indicators; capacity needs assessments; data analysis (qualitative and quantitative); literature reviews; policy analysis and development and application of a number of M & E tools. Jan prefers mixed methods approaches to M & E design and implementation.
Specialties: Monitoring and evaluation for gender and inclusion, policy analysis, education program design and evaluation, field-based needs assessment, impact evaluation, baseline studies, education policy/project/ best practice research and data analysis, economic empowerment of women, violence against women programming, child protection, disability inclusive development, women's leadership, gender-responsive training and curriculum and materials development, gender and inclusion audit, design of gender-sensitive programs, strategies and indicators, evaluating gender outcomes, design and implementation of gender and inclusion strategies,