Kathryn Rzeszut – Senior Expert MEL
Kathryn is one of Integrity’s Senior Experts in Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning (MEL). She is currently based in MENA and plays a vital role in Integrity’s project management and delivery in the region.
As a conflict and stabilisation specialist, she focuses primarily on MEL in fragile and conflict-affected states (FCAS). Since 2014, she has led Integrity’s Third-Party Monitoring of a multi-donor security & justice stabilisation programme in Syria. In 2017-18, she led ICAI’s Review of DFID’s Humanitarian Support in Syria. Her Integrity portfolio also includes:
· A learning and evaluation partnership with a British Council justice programme in Myanmar.
· Internal evaluation partnership on a programme to strengthen civil society in Syria.
· A process evaluation of DFID’s remote management practices and third-party monitoring approaches in Somalia and north-eastern Kenya.
· A process evaluation of DFID’s management of its regional humanitarian response to the Syrian crisis.
· An end-of programme evaluation of a women’s livelihoods programme in Lebanon working with refugees and their host communities.
Prior to joining Integrity, she spent nearly four years as a Research Fellow at the University of York’s Post-war Reconstruction & Development Unit (PRDU) where she was responsible for the management and expert delivery of applied research projects and evaluations. This position provided her with broad cross-sectoral experience in thematic areas as varied as aid financing and effectiveness, disaster risk reduction, education in emergencies, gender, governance, and resilience.
Kathryn has lived in Afghanistan, Lebanon and Turkey amongst other countries in Central Asia, the Middle East, and Eastern Africa. She holds a BA in Political Science from Pennsylvania State University and an MA in Post-war Recovery Studies from the University of York.