Alison joined INTRAC as a principal consultant in February 2013. She has over 20 years’ experience of working with international and local NGOs and civil society organisations mainly in Africa (Ethiopia, Sierra Leone, Zimbabwe, Malawi) and also in Cambodia and Laos. She has worked for Concern Worldwide, Save the Children, CARE and Tufts University (Ethiopia), and has a successful consultancy track record with numerous organisations. She has a Bachelor of Land Economy from Aberdeen University and a master’s degree in Rural Resources Management from the University of Bangor, North Wales.
Alison leads on INTRAC’s Monitoring and Evaluation work, including co-training on INTRAC’s Advanced Monitoring and Evaluation Open Training course. Her consultancies have included: developing an organisational indicator guide for an international NGO; providing capacity building support in monitoring and evaluation for a Yemen-based NGO; training in participatory evaluation approaches for a Syrian network; supporting development of an M&E system for a voice and accountability programme; and providing tailored training in areas including organisational development, theory of change, and rights-based approaches to development. She is currently managing a 12-country programme providing capacity support for organisational development and sustainability strengthening of civil society organisations working in early childhood development.
Her focus areas include:
- Planning, monitoring, evaluation, impact assessment and learning
- Training and facilitation
- Civil society capacity support
- Community development programming
- Participatory and rights-based approaches to development
- Programme and project design, Theory of Change
- Organisational development
Building sustainability of the Step by Step Network
Monitoring, evaluation and learning support consultancy for the World Wildlife Fund in Kenya
Consultants for Change programme
Mixed methods evaluation of Syrian Active Citizens Programme, British Council – Syria
Report back on the UK Evaluation Society Conference 2017