Kelly SkeithHead of Programs

Kelly Skeith – Head of Programs

Kelly is Head of Programs, based in our DC office. Kelly is developing the business strategy for our US monitoring, evaluation, and learning (MEL) services and leading the technical design for new MEL projects for clients including USAID and the Department of State. She will also play a leadership role on contracted projects, including on technical delivery, project management, and oversight.

Kelly has more than ten years of experience designing, managing, and implementing MEL projects for U.S. Government agencies and other international donors and organizations. Most recently, she was the Senior Design, Monitoring and Evaluation Specialist for Freedom House, in which she led the project design and MEL practice for the organization’s democracy, governance and human rights projects around the world. Prior to Freedom House, Kelly was the Deputy Director of Performance Evaluation at Social Impact where she designed and led research and evaluations focused on program learning and improving the effectiveness of international development, specifically in fragile or conflict affected contexts.

Kelly has a Master’s degree from Columbia University in Economics and Political Development with concentrations in Conflict and Humanitarian Emergencies and Methods for Development. She has a Bachelor’s degree from James Madison University in International Business.

Expertise

MEL Frameworks/Systems, Field Research, Mixed Method Evaluation Design, Qualitative Analysis, Project Management, Civil Society and Governance, Human Rights, Capacity Building/Adult Learning

Languages

English, Spanish (functional)

Country Experience

Lebanon, South Sudan, Kenya, Uganda, Costa Rica

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