Elanor Jackson is an independent consultant specializing in gender equality, women’s rights and child protection issues and participatory approaches to learning. She has strong experience working on discriminatory social norms, violence against women and girls, women’s leadership and political participation, girls’ education, child rights, child participation. She has facilitated gender equality reviews, feminist evaluations, gender assessments of programmes and organisations, organisational learning assessments and theories of change and designed and facilitated participatory research projects. Recent projects include supporting Oxfam Myanmar to develop a Gender Strategy; working with INTRAC as a Gender Advisor on MEL for the Media for All Project in the Western Balkans; undertaking a review of ActionAid’s ‘right to education’ programming and institutional fundraising strategy; developing programme guidance for Plan International on Gender Transformative Programming and Influencing for Plan’s 6 thematic focus areas. Elanor is also an Associate Gender Advisor for the British Council.

Elanor has 32 years track record working with international NGOs in the UK and overseas and with NGOs and women’s rights organisations in Africa, Asia and Latin America. She has expertise in supporting programme quality, participatory monitoring, learning and reflective practice, developing monitoring and learning systems, supporting organisations’ safeguarding policies and procedures, advising on NGO partnership, designing and undertaking research, developing and delivering training courses on gender equality and women’s rights and safeguarding. She has strong skills in programme cycle management, staff management and mentoring. Elanor is a Trustee for Action Village India, has a Masters in Human Nutrition from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, is fluent in Spanish and has a good standard of Portuguese.

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