Andy Wheatley – Head of Office, Nairobi
Andy is Integrity’s Head of Office in Nairobi and is the Team Leader for the Somalia Learning and Monitoring Programme (LAMPS). LAMPS provides third party monitoring, capacity development and learning support to the UK Department for International Development (DFID) and DFID partners working in the fields of economic development, governance, security and justice, health and humanitarian programming.
Prior to working with Integrity, Andy worked for over six years as a Humanitarian Adviser with DFID as part of the Operations Team in the Humanitarian and Conflict Department, focusing on a mix of support to both rapid onset and protracted crises, and where he pioneered new approaches to learning and quality assurance. Andy specialised in MEAL activities and in particular Accountability to Affected Populations (AAP) programming and while with DFID developed and strengthened DFIDs monitoring tools and systems. He developed the DFID Performance Effectiveness Tracker monitoring tool for assessing qualitative delivery based around Grand Bargain and Core Humanitarian Standards indicators, the first time DFID has been able to effectively capture and analyse delivery based on timeliness quality and cost. In addition, he has championed AAP at a whole of response level, overseeing the introduction of system level approaches in Nepal following the earthquake in 2015 and in Bangladesh in 2017. Effective communication with, and regular feedback from, affected populations is essential for ensuring the quality and relevance of humanitarian and development assistance.
Andy has spent much of his career working in fragile and conflict affected countries in both humanitarian and post conflict rehabilitation work. Before joining DFID, Andy worked with the ICRC in the Americas, with a range of UN and NGO demining organisations in Africa and Asia (qualified to EOD Level 2) and began his career working with Save the Children in Sudan, Mozambique, Rwanda and Sri Lanka.
Andy has a BA in Economics, an M.Ed in Primary Health Care and Community Development both from Manchester University and an MBA from Bradford School of Management with a dissertation in the relevance and value of different evaluation approaches.