Sarah is Evaluation Advisor at Prince’s Trust International, providing monitoring, evaluation and learning advice and support to country teams and partners for youth employability programmes, with a focus on Asia.
From 2013-2020, Sarah worked at INTRAC. As a Consultant she worked on evaluations of programmes in sectors including health and human rights, civil society sustainability, and sports for development. She was also Technical Consultant for INTRAC’s role as MEL lead in The Development Alternative, a youth-led social accountability programme, where she managed research studies, undertook a context assessment on youth civil society with implementing partners, and contributed to the design of a Developmental Evaluation.
Sarah also coordinated multi-country programmes. These included the Building Sustainability of the Step by Step Network programme, which provided capacity building support to 19 NGOs to increase their organisational and financial sustainability (funded by the Open Societies Foundations), and the monitoring and review component of a DFID-funded programme piloting beneficiary feedback mechanisms with organisations implementing maternal and child health projects in sub-Saharan Africa and Asia.
While working at INTRAC, Sarah conducted in-house research and played a central role in its work on civil society sustainability, partnership and exit. This involved providing capacity building support to organisations, facilitating learning events and webinars, and writing reports and publications.
Prior to joining INTRAC Sarah worked at Plan International UK as Report Assistant for the State of the World’s Girls Report ‘In Double Jeopardy: Adolescent Girls and Disasters’ and as Research Consultant for the Zed Books publication ‘Feminism and Men’ by Nikki van der Gaag. She has a Masters in Public Health (MPH) and International Development with Distinction and a BA in Human Geography with First Class Honours from the University of Sheffield.
The Development Alternative
Using beneficiary feedback to improve development programmes
Action learning set on exit strategies
Longitudinal Evaluation of EveryChild’s Responsible Exit Process
The Development Alternative – shifting the power to youth civil society
What can international NGOs do to increase the sustainability of interventions?