Helen Stevenson – Senior Manager, Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning
Helen is a Senior Manager within our Services Team, based in London, with a focus on Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning (MEL) and Programme Management. Helen focuses primarily on projects in East Africa and DRC. These currently include the UK Department for International Development (DFID)-funded MEL and Knowledge Management for the Deepening Democracy Programme in Kenya and the Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) Support to the International Security and Stabilisation Support Strategy in DRC.
Over the past four years, Helen has provided programme management and technical MEL inputs to a range of independent evaluations and M&E support programmes in a number of countries across East Africa, MENA and Central Asia, mainly funded by DFID and with a focus on fragile or conflict-affected states. Helen was the Programme Manager of the Evidence and Learning Facility in South Sudan for DFID’s Humanitarian Assistance and Resilience Programme, as well as the M&E Services for the Building Resilience through Asset Creation and Enhancement Programme, also in South Sudan. Helen was the Evaluation Manager for a government accountability and citizen engagement programme working across 12 countries – Making all Voices Count. She managed the independent verification and evaluation of DFID’s End Child Marriage Programme in Ethiopia and was also Programme Manager for the Formative Evaluation of the “Tamkeen” Programme in Syria. Prior to working in consultancy, Helen spent a year in Uzbekistan with the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime as a regional Programme Associate, working across Central Asia and the Southern Caucasus.
Helen holds an MSc. In Violence, Conflict and Development from the School of Oriental and African Studies in London and a BA from the University of Geneva in International Relations. Originally American, she grew up in Switzerland and is currently based in the United Kingdom.