I have worked for 20 years in management and technical leadership of monitoring and evaluation projects, having served as chief of party, team leader, and technical specialist. Technically, I have experience with in research design, quantitative and qualitative analysis, report writing and editing, and project leadership combined with on-the-ground capacity building skills. My experience is cross-sectoral including climate change, education, infrastructure, agriculture, disaster risk reduction, energy, health, SMEs and workforce development, water, knowledge management, ICT, and more. Excellent writing, communication, organization, training, and management skills.
I have technical experience serving as team leader for and overseeing many evaluations and other assignments. As examples, I led a six-person team conducting a final evaluation of the diverse, $300 million USAID/Pakistan’s Energy Policy Program, led a team of seven for an evaluation of a $24 million World Bank-funded primary to secondary educational sector reform program in the Republic of Georgia, led an evaluation of a Feed-the-Future-funded agricultural land reform and restructuring project supporting poor farmers in Tajikistan, led evaluations for both the Global Development Network and the Development Gateway Foundation, and designed and managed a sectoral evaluation of USAID’s secondary education projects in Macedonia. I have led an evaluation for the World Bank Institute Evaluation Group and for the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs. I also oversaw and participated in evaluations of the global SilvaCarbon Program and the Climate Technology Initiative – Private Finance Advisory Network. I served as survey/statistical consultant for CAMFED International' first baseline surveys of a complicated, multifaceted program to improve girls' education and young women's empowerment in rural sub-Saharan Africa and as a survey consultant for the Internews Network’s HIV/AIDS Radio Programming Intervention in Africa and Asia. I have served since 1998 as chair or other board leadership of a development NGO focused on education, health/HIV, and other issues in communities across Latin America, Asia, and Africa.
Examples of my experience in combined management and technical positions include serving as chief of party for the $11.5 million Nepal Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning Project; the $24 million Services to Improve Performance Management, Enhance Learning and Evaluation (SIMPLE) Egypt; and leading the implementation of the $12 million Global Climate Change Monitoring and Evaluation Project for USAID. For SIMPLE, I provided both management and technical leadership over 12 tasks and 10 staff plus subcontracts. For the latter, I provided overall technical leadership and direction for all tasks, work planning, technical delivery, and reporting across four tasks including 11 impact and performance evaluations and studies and supervising a team of 15. I also served as a director of monitoring, evaluation, and economics for the Millennium Challenge Corporation covering about $1.5 billion in projects in Africa, Eurasia, and Asia overseeing implementation of rigorous impact evaluations to understand effects on income and intermediate results using a variety of designs including randomized, propensity score matching, regression models. I was deeply involved in the design and implementation of 11 cross-sectoral impact evaluations to understand effects on income and intermediate results using a variety of designs including randomized, quasi-experimental, and propensity score matching models including complicated, nested/clustered designs. At all three organizations, I was involved as well in improving monitoring systems and indicators to ensure timely and relevant monitoring data on program performance across hundreds of indicators across sectors.