Assignments

CURRENT ASSIGNMENTS

Ex-post Evaluation of the project “Supporting Labour Mobility in the East African Community: Operationalizing the Common Market Protocol Provisions on the Free Movement of Persons and Labour” (IOM Development Fund)

This project aimed to contribute to the operationalization of the East African Community Common Market Protocol (EAC CMP), particularly provisions concerning the free movement of people and labour. The actions proposed by this project focused on the enhancement and greater harmonization of national and regional policy, legislative, and institutional frameworks on the one hand and a cross-border capacity building initiative on the other hand.

The evaluation used a mixed methods approach and answered questions related to each of the DAC criteria as well as coordination and cross-cutting themes. Carried out in collaboration with Owl RE, Geneva.

Evaluation of the promotion of gender equality within the partner organisations and projects of Bread for the World

The focus of this evaluation is on the Investigation of the anchoring of gender equality and gender mainstreaming in the partner organisations and their projects (n=131). The evaluation provides  an assessment of the status of gender work, within the partner organisations and their projects and the identification of good practice examples. The evaluation applies a mixed methods approach (survey, focus group discussions, document review, case studies).

In December 2020 with my team we finished the deskphase which included a survey to partner organisations and Bread for the World staff members (in 5 languages), in-depth analysis of project documentation for 30 projects in Africa, Asia&Pacific, Latin America&Carribean, Europe/Middle Eeast, focus group discussions. We have developed specific actionable recommendations for the client which will be refined during the field phase in 2021. During the field phase I collected data remotely in Lesotho and Tanzania together with a local consultant.

PAST ASSIGNMENTS

Ex-post Evaluation of the project “Strengthening the knowledge base to better protect and assist migrants in a situation of vulnerability in Mali (IOM Development Fund)

The overall objective of the project was to strengthen the capacity of the government and civil society actors to protect migrants and potential migrants on their migration routes. The evaluation used a mixed methods approach and answered questions related to each of the DAC criteria as well as coordination and cross-cutting themes. Carried out in collaboration with Owl RE, Geneva.

Final evaluation of the IOM Migration Governance Indicator (MGI) project

In 2015 IOM developed a Migration Governance Framework (MiGOF) to help define what well-managed migration policy” might look like at the national level. 90 Migration Governance Indicators were developed to assess national frameworks and help to operationalize the MiGOF. The MGI aim to help countries in their assessment of the comprehensiveness of their migration policies as well as to identify gaps and areas that could be strengthened. I was responsible for the case studies in Portugal, Brazil, Timor-Leste, Cabo Verde, and Sri Lanka. This formative and summative evaluation tried to answer questions related to all DAC criteria as well as coordination and cross-cutting themes. Team member of Owl RE, Geneva.

M&E Consultancy for Caritas Austria, 3-year multicountry advocacy project for Migration&Development MIND

Support of the project manager and 11 European partner organisations in setting up a project M&E system, support learning and capacity building, preparing quarterly monitoring reports, annual effectiveness reports, evaluating the effectiveness of the actions and measuring impact.

Final evaluation of the project: Intellectual Property (IP) Management and Transfer of Technology. Promoting the Effective Use of IP in Developing Countries, Least Developed Countries, and Countries with Economies in Transition (WIPO, World Intellectual Property Organisation)

The evaluation assesses the extent to which the project has been successful in a) establishing a framework for more effectively targeting capacity building activities in the field of technology transfer, and b) creating capacity in IP management and transfer of technologies among the key role players (funders, developers, managers and users of IP). The evaluation answers questions related to project design and management, effectiveness, sustainability, and the implementation of Development Agenda Recommendations.

Participatory final evaluation of the multi-country WWF awareness raising project “Responsible seafood consumption for the benefit of people, oceans and climate ”

Due to the COVID-19 restriction I developed workshop tools to be carried out by each partner country (12 in Europe) remotely. Exercises included: River of Life, Carousel, Brainstorming, etc. In addition, I carried out semi-structured interviews, group discussions with project partners in 5 developing or transition countries (Philippines, India, South Africa, Tunisia, Turkey), and analyse relevant project documentation. The evaluation focused on the DAC-criteria Effectiveness, Impact and Sustainability.

M&E Consultancy for EC-DG NEAR/EU TF (2016-2020)

In a first phase (re-)construction of the intervention logic, creation of a strategic M&E framework with a set of sector-specific indicators (focus: migration&development, institutional capacity building), drafting M&E guidelines, in a second phase advisory service to match existing project proposals/logframes (including agencies such as Agence Francaise de Développement, GIZ, Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, ENABEL, PLAN International, AECID, FIIAPP etc.) with the newly created strategic Monitoring and Learning framework, ongoing M&E support to improve logframes and develop SMART indicators, quality assurance, trainings/workshops in the area of the EUTF NOA strategic framework, monitoring, evaluation and learning.

As part of this assignment I have been the lead reviewer and focal point for 22 projects from more than 15 international organisations in Egypt, Libya, Tunisia, Algeria, Morocco. (cooperation with ICMPD)

Monitoring Report 1
Monitoring Report 2

Evaluation of the effects of the international volunteer deployment programme of Caritas Austria on host organisations and host communities

This evaluation assessed the effects of young volunteers on host communities and host organisations. In this programme young people remain on average between 3 and 12 months in a country of the Global South. Used methods: Case studies in Mozambique, Mexico, Thailand; online survey in 3 languages: Spanish, Portuguese, English, extensive literature review.

Evaluation report

Participatory mid-term evaluation of the multi-country WWF awareness raising project “Responsible seafood consumption for the benefit of people, oceans and climate ”

The focus of the evaluation was on relevance and effectiveness of the project (implemented in 17 countries in Europe and overseas) and its internal management. For the evaluation I applied a range of qualitative and quantitative research methods (online survey, interviews, group discussions, document analysis).

Presentation of MEAL STRATEGIES AND LEARNING FROM PROJECTS at the Knowledge Management for Development Group Vienna

I presented and discussed Monitoring Evaluaton Accountability and Learning strategies with a focus on learning from projects with representatives from CARE Austria, HORIZONT3000, Diakonie, Caritas, and a colleague from the Vienna Evaluation Network. I share the presentation with you and I am happy to receive any feedback.

Evaluation of the Effectiveness and Relevance of UNHCR advocacy
approaches with the EU and in EU countries

Together with Glenn O’Neil (Owl RE) I participated in data collection and analysis in Austria and Germany applying a contribution analysis approach.

Evaluation of the small grants instrument of Brot für die Welt

Evaluation of the small grants instrument “Churches help Churches” of Brot für die Welt, Germany (field studies for interviews in Argentina, Uruguay, Ukraine, Romania) as team leader. Cooperation with Mainlevel.

Summary of the evaluation report 

Evaluation of Caritas Austria Foreign Department’s Strategic Plan

Participatory mid-term evaluation of the implementation of Caritas Austria’s strategic plan (two online surveys, focus group discussions, key informant interviews, etc.)

(Meta-)Evaluation of a Multi-country Food Security Programme, Caritas Austria

Final evaluation of a food security programme in four Sub-Saharan countries (Burkina Faso, Senegal, Ethiopia, Congo) with a strong focus on capacity development and knowledge management. One part analysis synthesis of country evaluation report, one part primary data collection through interviews. Report (pdf)

Grant writing for Volkshilfe Solidarität, Austria 

Proposal for a humanitarian aid project in Westsahara for submission to European charity foundations

Programme management and strategic advisory for BRAVEAURORA, Ghana and Austria 

1-day Training on impact-oriented project planning for staff of Catholic Diocese of Linz

Research on employment effects of financial sector interventions in
the MENA region for GIZ, Germany 

I was part of the research team of Reinhard Paulesich from the Vienna University of Economics. Comparison with best practice examples from different countries in the world. Research carried out in English, Portuguese, Spanish, French.

Project management, strategic advisory for Aktion Regen, Austria

Grant writing for a project in India on behalf of Hinzen Privatkontor, Germany

Proposal writing for submission to German Foundations, context: India, St. Augustine’s Social Service Society, education and training for disabled children/youth

Grant writing for a school project in Israel

Proposal writing for submission to German Foundations, context: Israel, Salesian Sisters, education. Commissioner: Don Bosco Sisters Germany.

Grant writing – projects in various sectors

Proposal writing for submission to a Swiss Foundation, context: Philippines, Ethiopia, Benin, Mali (education, psycho-social counselling, rural development). Commissioner: Jugend Eine Welt, Austria.

Assessment of the impact of Fair Trade to improve Turkana women’s livelihoods – in cooperation with EZA Fairer Handel, Austria

Research report based on literature review and field study in the seminomad Turkana Region of Kenya (pdf). For the assessment I applied a quasi-experimental approach.

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