Rod MacLeodRod joined INTRAC in March 2007 as programmes director and became a principal consultant in 2011.

Previously he worked with Concern Worldwide in Cambodia, India, Sudan and Haiti, in a range of management positions including three at Country Director level. He has also worked at Save the Children Norway as an adviser covering East Africa and the Horn of Africa, and at Y Care International as Director of Programmes, based in London. In addition, he has worked as a freelance consultant based in Uganda. Immediately before INTRAC, he was International Programmes Director for Progressio (formerly the Catholic Institute for International Relations) based in London.

He has a bachelor’s degree in politics from Bristol University and an master of arts in rural development administration from the University of East Anglia. His consultancies have included:

  • Programme Director for the Consultants For Change Programme, developing groups of consultants across five countries
  • Supporting the British Council’s Women Participating in Public Life Programme in seven countries in the Middle East to use an action research approach to promote women’s political participation
  • Carrying out a review of the Canadian Red Cross’s Disaster Risk Reduction Initiative
  • Training local organisations in Saudi Arabia in project design, and in planning, monitoring and evaluation, on behalf of the King Khaled Foundation
  • Helping Amnesty International to monitor the impact of its human rights work more clearly
  • Carrying out an impact assessment of Christian Aid’s Tsunami Response Programme in Indonesia
  • Conducting evaluations of the International Transport Workers’ Federation Seafarers’ Trust programmes in South East Asia (7 countries) and South Asia (3 countries)
  • Accompanying the Nile Basin Discourse (a civil society network promoting Nile cooperation in 10 countries), supported by the UK Department for International Development
  • Leading an evaluation of Save the Children Norway’s partnership approach with four focus countries in Africa, Latin America and Asia

Rod’s focus areas include:

  • Monitoring and evaluation
  • Training and facilitation
  • Programme design and management
  • Partnership
  • Disaster management
  • Advocacy
  • Organisational capacity assessment, capacity building and organisational development
  • Strategic planning
  • Governance

Related Projects

Consultants for Change programme

Mid-term review and final evaluation of Tsunami Disaster Risk Reduction Initiative

Action research and advocacy training for Women Participating in Public Life programme

Support for Concern Worldwide’s Strategic Planning Process

Evaluation of the Global Network for Disaster Risk Reduction’s Frontline programme

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