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Leonora Evans Gutierrez

Leonora joined Itad in 2016 as a Consultant in the Fragile and Conflict Affected States theme. She has a background in international development with experience across a number of thematic areas, and a personal interest in gender issues within FCAS contexts.

Prior to joining Itad, Leonora worked in South Sudan for a year where she managed a range of research projects and evaluations. She has experience of designing and conducting qualitative analysis and of participatory methods.

Leonora has a Masters (Distinction) in Anthropology of Development and Social Transformation from the University of Sussex. She has in-country experience in Central America, West Africa and Eastern Africa.

Nationality: British
Languages: English (mother tongue), Spanish (fluent), French (working proficiency)
Country Experience:

Gambia, Nicaragua, South Sudan

Qualifications:

2011 - 2013
MA Anthropology of Development and Social Transformation (Distinction)
University of Sussex
2004 - 2008
BA French and Geography
University of Liverpool

Employment:

2015 - 2016
Project Officer
Forcier Consulting, South Sudan

2014
Team Leader (WASH)
ICS Raleigh International, Nicaragua

2013 - 2014
Marketing, Appeals, and Programmes Assistant
Renewable World

2011 - 2013
Communications, Advocacy, and Research Intern
Orchid Project

2009 - 2011
Contracts Coordinator
Alternative Travel Group

Project Experience:

2015 - 2016
Provision of Monitoring & Evaluation Services for the Conflict, Stability & Security Fund in East Africa
(FCO) - Consultant
Itad has been contracted by the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) to deliver monitoring and evaluation (M&E) services across UK Conflict, Stability & Security Fund (CSSF) programmes in Eastern Africa. The CSSF is a funding mechanism which supports the UK Government’s work in addressing conflict and fragility globally, under the direction of the National Security Council (NSC).

Activities: Leonora is a core team member in the M&E Unit’s provision of monitoring, evaluation and learning support to CSSF programmes working in Somalia, Somaliland, Kenya, Ethiopia, Uganda and Tanzania. Work to date has focused on supporting programme teams to develop agile results frameworks to generate information about the impact of programmes on high-level objectives; running in-country M&E workshops for key implementing partners, and supporting with day-to-day coordination of the M&E Unit.

2016 - Ongoing
Evaluation of UNHCR’s role as Cluster Lead Agency for the Global Protection Cluster
(UNHCR) - Core Team Member
Itad has been contracted to conduct an evaluation of UNHCR’s role in leading the Global Protection Cluster (GPC), focussing on UNHCR’s performance as Cluster Lead Agency (CLA), at both global and country levels. The evaluation will focus on learning how the protection clusters at country level are supported by the GPC, and what lessons have been learned by UNHCR in field CLA situations. The evaluation will examine the achievements and challenges of the cluster at global and field level with regard to coordination, capacity building, and support to the field and mainstreaming protection, and will look at achievements against the 2012-15 GPC strategy as well as provide recommendations of relevance to the current 2016-19 strategy.

Activities: Leonora is an evaluation team member supporting with developing the Evidence Assessment Framework; conducting a document review and will participate in one of the 6 country studies.

2016 - Ongoing
External Assessment of value for money, sustainability and coordination of DFID’s funding to the UNFPA-UNICEF Joint Programme to end FGM/C
(DFID) - Core Team Member