Fiona has more than 25 years’ experience as a practitioner and as a consultant working in civil society development, governance, and monitoring, evaluation and learning (MEL) in Africa, Asia, Europe and North America, providing management and technical support to a diverse range of government and non-governmental organisations in both local and international contexts. Her main areas of expertise are in:
- Developing civil society organisations’ capacity and good governance – including policy and organisational development, advocacy and influencing;
- Promoting good civil society-government relations – including through enabling environments and processes for participatory democracy;
- Building civil society networks, collaboration and co-ordination;
- Supporting volunteerism, active citizenship and informal citizen action.
- Research and MEL using qualitative and quantitative including participatory approaches, performance frameworks, theory of change, logframes, evaluability assessment, contribution analysis, surveys and questionnaires, impact grids, and case studies;
- Fund management – including policy, process, and performance framework development; assessing applications; budgeting; and facilitating lesson sharing.
Fiona has an undergraduate degree in ‘Management in the Developing World’ from George Mason University, Virginia, USA and a Master’s degree in the Anthropology of Development from the University of London’s School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS).