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This category includes all consultancy contracts that had a component of evaluation, review or systems assessment

Use of CTP in Gaza

2015-2016Sole consultant – for Oxfam and the food sector
Main tasks: undertake two research components and multi-agency technical support into cash-based emergency responses for INGOs working in Gaza.
Innovation: new participatory approach for exploring beneficiary preferences in detail

Categories: Evaluation Guidance Innovation Research

Evaluation of ECHO funded unconditional cash transfers, Gaza

2014Sole Consultant – for Oxfam GB, Gaza
Key evaluation themes: exploring the concept of a human over-ride to the PMTF used to target safety net beneficiaries; issues of inclusion and exclusion; lessons in credit and debt; challenges with the monitoring tools – and a specific focus on the coping strategy tools.

Categories: Evaluation

Evaluation of UNHCR relationship with UNV (and UNOPS)

2014Sole Consultant – for UNHCR
Key Questions: what value can UNV add in emergency operations; what is the appropriate balance of UNV and UNOPS within the workforce?

Categories: Evaluation Research
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Pakistan Simulation Exercise: country-wide flooding

2013 Team Leader – for IFRC and the Pakistan RC
Tasks: Design of simulation materials; management of facilitation team; facilitation of 3 day event; lead lesson learning workshop and document.

Categories: Evaluation Facilitation Guidance Training
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Evaluation of cash transfer projects

2013Team Leader – for IFRC and Bangladesh Red Crescent
Task: Lead the team to undertake a detailed review of three linked cash transfer programme components for floods / landslide response. Facilitate a lesson learned worship for key stakeholders.

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Monsoon Floods Evaluation

2012Sole consultant (coordinating and drawing on multiple linked sectoral reviews) for IFRC and Pakistan Red Crescent.
Key task: Undertake a substantial summative evaluation of relief and integrated recovery programmes after the 2010 floods

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Evaluation: voucher programme for food insecurity

2012Sole consultant – for Oxfam GB Gaza
Key areas of study: food security, economic and social impacts; and cost and effectiveness comparisons with food distributions

Categories: Evaluation
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Cash Transfer Programming

2012Sole consultant for IFRC
Tasks: revision of online CTP training; training delivery; development of internal advocacy materials on CTP

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Evaluation of unconditional cash grants project, Gaza

2012Sole consultant – for Oxfam GB Gaza
Key tasks: review the transfer modality, quantify impact, and comment on gender relations and sustainability

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Regional Disaster Response Teams Skills Development Review

2012Sole consultant – for IFRC South Asia
Key question: how can the training and development of RDRT members be made most effective?

Categories: Evaluation Training
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Evaluation of Mekong floods emergency and early recovery operation

2011Team Leader – for IFRC and Viet Nam Red Cross
Key questions: impact and lessons learned across emergency relief, cash grants and permanent shelter.

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Review of CTP training materials and monitoring tools

2011Sole consultant – for CaLP
Key tasks: consult trainers and participants, review monitoring tools, recommend changes to approach, content and monitoring

Categories: Evaluation Facilitation Training
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Review of the Economic Security training programme

2011Team Leader – for ICRC
Tasks: review the training programme, consider alignment with revised strategy, and recommend improvements

Categories: Evaluation Training
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Evaluation: Tsunami Recovery Programme

2010Team Leader – for Spanish Red Cross
Main focus: Learning lessons from four livelihoods projects on the west coast of Sri Lanka.
Innovation: Creation of an analytical framework for classifying livelihoods recovery projects by a range of influencing factors.

Categories: Evaluation Innovation
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Evaluation of the MOFA funded ‘delegates programme’

2010 Sole Consultant – for Netherlands Red Cross
Key question: what was the impact on disaster response capacity of recipient organisations?

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The Palestine Red Crescent response to operation Cast Lead in Gaza

2009Team member – for IFRC and Palestinian Red Crescent
Key question: Identify lessons learned during PRCS’ activities responding to operation Cast Lead in Gaza, during January 2009.

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Evaluation: ACT response to Cyclone Nargis

2009 Team Member – for the ACT Alliance
Evaluation of multi-sector relief efforts in the Ayeyarwaddy Delta
I was leading on lessons learned; accountability; application of Sphere Standards and the Code of Conduct.

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Evaluation of UN supported GoI community-based DRM programme

2008Team member – for ADPC / UNDP
Large evaluation of huge UNDP / Government of India programme
Team member for Maharashtra State field work

Categories: Evaluation
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