Paula R.

Canada

Summary

Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning Specialist with a passion for using data to make a difference. 15+ years managing complex projects and spearheading cutting-edge monitoring, evaluation and learning systems, tools and technology for programs in Africa, Asia and the Caribbean (ranging from $2–$20 Million in budget). Go-to person for mobile data collection/cloud-based storage and analysis, with core expertise in Food Security, Sustainable Economic Development/Market Development, Gender and Organizational Development. Specialize in making monitoring and evaluation user-friendly, user-driven and gender-sensitive. Committed to using MEL to listen deeply and advancing methods that elevate local voices and perspectives. Seasoned trainer and facilitator (50+workshops conducted) with expertise in Logic Models and Performance Measurement Frameworks, designing quantitative and qualitative data collection tools, data management and storage systems, data analysis and interpretation of results and institutionalizing monitoring, evaluation and learning systems within organizations. Award-winning research and writing skills with proven ability in Results-Based Management and reporting. Worked and consulted for high-impact organizations including USC Canada (past MEL Manager), the Canadian Hunger Foundation (past MEL Manager), Canadian Feed the Children, Vets Without Boarders, World University Services of Canada (WUSC), Save the Children, Well Grounded, Aga Khan Foundation Canada, Plan International, Humber College and Well Grounded. Current Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning (MEL) Program Lead for Salanga, coaching organizations to identify key metrics, craft useful and gender-sensitive data collection tools and implement software for better data storage, analysis and learning. Work experience in Ethiopia, Ghana, Kenya, Zimbabwe, Mozambique, Vietnam, Bangladesh, India, Cambodia, Sri Lanka, Barbados, Grenada, Jamaica and Guyana.

Experience

  • monitoring / evaluation
  • performance measurement
  • data management
  • research & development
  • systems
  • canada
  • ghana
  • india
  • kenya
  • guyana
  • Sectors
  • Funders
  • Countries
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