MCI has been involved in monitoring and evaluating projects for the past 15 years. MCI is able to apply consistent approaches and methodologies to develop individual and innovative approaches to evaluation.
MCI is experienced in the design and development of M&E Frameworks and Plans through the utilisation and application of logic, theory of change and participatory methods with a range of clients. MCI is also able to lead and participate as a member of broader teams in conducting evaluability assessments, mid-term reviews and final and end of project/program evaluations.
If too busy or work is outside a traditional scope, MCI is in a position draw upon a broad professional network of consultants globally to tailor solutions to Client evaluation needs and prioirities.
MCI has assembled a small but talented team of professionals who share assignments and work on relevant projects in a coordinated manner. These consultants are available to support Client requests at any time.
January 2019 – October 2019, M&E Specialist, Road Network Planning and Prioritisation Program (RNPP), Indonesia AECOM and KIAT/DFAT. The project seeks to strengthen DGH’s overall planning and prioritisation of work for the national road network in Indonesia. The project will promote change and engagement through the provision of technical notes and guidance notes. MCI’s role is to develop an approach and methodology to assess overall performance and to assess the institutional changes that have resulted as a result of technical advice and guidance.
June 2019-September 2019, Monitoring Specialist, Australia Awards Myanmar, DFAT and Scope Global. Contracted to conduct a remote monitoring study of a sample of successful and unsuccessful candidates who applied to study for post-graduate courses in Australia through the Australia Wards program. Specific work involved the design of a sampling frame, data collection tools (online survey) and a qualitative case study semi-structured interview process. The monitoring report also provided recommendations and guidance for further research going forward.
September 2017 – Present, M&E Adviser, Vanuatu Infrastructure Reconstruction and Improvement Project (VIRIP), Government of Vanuatu and World Bank.
Contracted by the World Bank for an initial 3-year period to provide M&E services to design, develop and implement a practical and reliable M&E system for this US$50 million initiative to support the Government of Vanuatu recover and also strengthen resilience to address future natural disasters Provide on-going technical advice and support to the GoV and implementing team around M&E approaches.
April 2016-Present, M&E Adviser, Vanuatu Education Support Programme (VESP) Coffey International/ TetraTech and DFAT.
Contracted by Coffey to provide on-going support to this existing DFAT initiative in Vanuatu. The program provides technical curriculum support to schools throughout Vanuatu and provides capacity development support to members of the Ministry of Education. MCI's role is to continue implementation of the existing M&E Plan and to offer support and guidance in the completion of proposed impact and evaluation studies related to access and learning. The engagement builds upon the packages of support provided through Phase 1.
February-April 2019, Design and M&E Specialist, Civil Society and Engagement in Infrastrcuute, Indonesia, KIAT/DFAT. Contracted as a team member to support the development of a detailed investment design document for funding under a broader infrastructure program. The program seeks to identify strategies to better engage with women and community groups to strengthen involvement in infrastructure planning and implementation. Work involved the development of a program-wide theory of change, a suggested results framework and some guidance on proposed monitoring studies and broader evaluative studies.
April 2018- September 2018, Lead Researcher, Education Sector Analysis; Sector Strategy and Corporate Plan, Ministry of Education and Training (MoET), UNICEF, Vanuatu. Supported MoET to develop a sector wide analysis of all available information and data related to the education sector. The approach and methodology is guided by the Global Partnership for Education (GPE) and seeks to provide a uniform approach to sector analysis which in turn supports sector strategies and corporate plans. The assignment also involves the completion of a separate barriers to education research assignment including a literature review.
December 2018-January 2019 – Project Director, Mid-Term Review of the Skills for Economic Growth Program (S4EG), Solomon Islands, DFAT. Contracted to provide a small team to complete an in-depth mid-term review of the S4EG program. Liaised with team leader to design and develop an appropriate approach for the evaluation and provided technical backstopping and support for all facets of the review. Liaised with DFAT to finalise and quality assure the final product.
M&E Specialist, Aus4Transport Vietnam, AECOM and DFATT The A4T program aims to increase investment in Vietnam's transport infrastructure, leading to an enhanced transport network that supports economic growth and poverty reduction. MCI has been engaged to support M&E functions including: development of the A4T M&E Plan and to oversee implementation over the next 2 years.
M&E Adviser, Vanuatu Education Support Programme (VESP) Coffey International and DFAT Contracted by Coffey to provide on-going support to this exisiting DFAT initiative in Vanuatu. The porgramme provides technical curriculum support to schools throughout Vanuatu and provides capacity development support to members of the Ministry of Education. MCI's role is to continue implementation of the existing M&E Plan and to offer support and guidance in the completion of proposed impact and evaluation studies related to access and learning. This work complements MCI's exisiting work on another DFAT funded initiative in Vanuatu - Roads for Development (R4D) thus saving both Clients and DFAT time and resources.
Evaluator - Rapid Review of Supportive Interventions - BRACE II MCI been contracted to undertake a review of the Supportive Interventions implemented under BRACE II. The program is funded by the UK Government (DFID) and aims to improve food security and resilience through reducing vulnerability to climate variability and extremes. The progam seeks also to curate, improve and protect "community assets". The program involves the World Food Program (WFP) and the Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO). MCI has engaged Mr Geoff Peterson to lead the review.
Team Leader, UK-Caribbean Infrastructure Funds (UKCIF), DFID, Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) and IMC. Contracted to act as a team leader in the design of a regional-wide M&E framework and strategy for DFID and CDB for this large scale regional infrastructure program. Assignment was broken into two phases – an evaluability assessment and the development of a revised theory of change. A final ME Strategy was finalised in July 2017
M&E Specialist, Indonesia Infrastructure Initiative (IndII), Indonesia, DFAT/SMEC International. Contracted to revise the initial draft M&E Framework for DFAT and to develop a series of outcome and activity indicators and result areas to guide program management for the remaining three years of the program. Selected by DFAT to fulfil the role of M&E Specialist and to administer and supervise the M&E process for the program. Specific work involves overseeing the implementation of M&E to 50 project activities, training of advisers in M&E and implementation of evaluation methodologies (i.e. case and impact studies).
Evaluation Specialist - Tropical Cyclone Winston Education Response Evaluation, DFAT Contracted by DFAT to provide evaluation skills along with another nominated consultant (Team Leader) to assess whether Australia’s humanitarian investments in the education sector following Tropical Cyclone (TC) Winston were timely, effective and appropriate. The assignment involves desk and field based work and engages with important stakeholders including the Ministry of Education, Save the Children and UNICEF.
M&E Adviser, Basic Education Assistance for Muslim Mindanao (BEAM) Program, Autonomous Region of Muslim Mindanao (ARMM), Philippines, Cardno, DFAT. Contracted to provide periodic inputs to implement a Unified Results Based Monitoring and Evaluation System. Responsible for baseline data collection, evaluation capacity building of Department of Education staff, and presentation of results derived from the MIS for use by key stakeholders.
Evaluation Consultant, Roads for Development (R4D) Program, Timor-Leste, ILO
MCI has been awarded a contract to complete a final review of the Roads for Development (R4D) program funded by DFAT and managed by the ILO. The review will comprise a desk review and field visit to a sample selection of sites to verify progress and key achievements. The review builds upon MCI's previous work in conducting on-going monitoring reviews.
M&E Specialist, Australia-Mongolia Extractives Program (AMEP), Mongolia, DFAT/Adam Smith International
MCI is part of a successful bid lead by Adam Smith International (ASI) to develop the extractives industry in Mongolia. The program will utilise Australian expertise to assist the sustainable development of Mongolia's extractives sector. The program has a focus on private-sector led growth and economic reform. The program will assist Mongolian government agencies to strengthen governance in the mining sector and help create a more transparent and stable investment environment for Australian and other foreign investors. Contract negotiations are on-going and work is likely to commence in April 2015.
Interim Team Leader and M&E Specialist, Roads for Development (R4D) Program, SMEC International and DFAT. Contracted to develop a full M&E plan for the implementation of this three-year intervention aimed at improving the rural road network and strengthening the capacity of the Public Works Department (PWD) to deliver services. Completed a Theory of Change assessment and workshop, completed an evaluability assessment and developed the plan including developing evaluation methodologies for future impact/outcome studies. The M&E Plan also includes an evaluation capacity component to help support PWD with their own future evaluation activities and plans. This is coordinated with the Prime Minister's Office M&E Unit.
Participatory Mapping and Planning (PMaP2) Activity, Green Prosperity Programme, Land Equity /MCA / World Bank Contracted by Land Equity International to develop a M&E plan and results framework for the Participatory Mapping and Planning (PMAP2) project as part of Indonesia's Millennium Challenge Account (MCA) The project is part of the broader US$300million Green Prosperity Project. PMAP2 aims to improve spatial planning through better data collection, analysis and use. The project involves technical support and systems development and on-going capacity development of selected districts. MCI's involvement is spread over the course of a 12-month period.
Organisational Review of the ILO's Bureau for Worker's Activities (ACTRV), Switzerland and France MCI has been contracted as part of a two person team to undertake and organisational review of ACTRAV. The review is part of ACTRAV's commitment to on-going improvement and organisational learning. The review will consider how efficient and effective ACTRAV is in its planning, cooperation, coordination and overall partnership structure. The review commenced in October 2015
Sustainable Management of Agricultural Research and Technology Dissemination Project (SMARTD), Indonesia As part of a broader technical team, provided guidance and recommendations on the current M&E system and approach and suggested improvements and refinements including the development of key outcome evaluation studies. The assignment involves an on-going role to support the PMU with implementation of revised M&E activities.
Decent Work Country Review, Pakistan MCI completed an in-depth review of the ILO's Pakistan country program. The review will assess the relevance and effectiveness of the strategic outcomes of the country program as well as an assessment of work programs operating under the broad strategic framework. The review will also consider best practice and key lessons learned.
ASEAN Triangle M&E Development, Thailand, Indonesia, Philippines MCI is in the final stages of negotiation to support this Canadian Government funded initiative in partnership with the ILO. The program aims to reduce labour exploitation by strengthening regional policies and capacities related to the recruitment and labour protection of women and men migrants. The outcomes of the program are aligned to the strategic priorities of the ASEAN Labour Ministers' Work Program (2010-2015). MCI is currently being contracted to conduct an initial evaluability assessment and then assist in the strengthening and enhancement of the exisiting M&E Framework to better align to strategic prioirities and information needs.
Evaluability Assessment Expert, Bangladesh Skills for Employment and Productivity B-SEP & Improving Working Conditions in Ready-Made Garment Sector RMG, ILO. Contracted to conduct a detailed evaluability assessment of two US$20million programs. Assessed current M&E frameworks and provided guidance on development of theory of change, revised results framework and the design of evaluation study approaches and methodologies. Currently assisting the development of an on-going M&E Plan and design of appropriate evaluation methodologies.
Evaluation Specialist, Home-Based Malaria Management Program (HMM), Papua New Guinea, Save the Children Australia and Global Fund MCI recently completed this evaluation looking into the technical aspects of this successful home-based malaria project which seeks to strengthen a cadre of village health volunteers (VHV) to provide home based diagnosis and referral services for malaria cases. The evaluation provided recommendations and guidance on the next stage of implementation and also reviewed current management systems and processes.
Evaluability Assessment Expert, Bangladesh Skills for Employment and Productivity B-SEP & Improving Working Conditions in Ready-Made Garment Sector RMG, ILO. Contracted to conduct a detailed evaluability assessment of two US$20million programs. Assessed current M&E frameworks and provided guidance on development of theory of change, revised results framework and the design of evaluation study approaches and methodologies.
Team Leader, Mid-Term Review Team, Roads for Development Program, Timor-Leste, DFAT/ILO. Contracted to lead a team of four international consultants to conduct a mid-term review of the R4D program. The focus of the evaluation was on progress with physical works, capacity development and assessment of the strategic and operational engagement of the Government of Timor-Leste and the impact of the countries decentralisation program upon program delivery and management. Recommendations were used to guide the remaining 18-month implementation period.
Team Leader, Review of TransJakarta Improvement Program, Indonesia IndII/DFAT Commissioned to lead an independent review of IndII's support to TrasJakarta in its effort to move to a semi-autonomous entity under DKI. The reviewed considered the range of program products prepared to support the transition (legal, operational and institutional) as well as the management arrangements and structures to drive the reform process. The review assessed the quality, relevance and effectiveness of the program to date.
Evaluation Specialist, Australia Awards Program Africa, Various Countries, GRM International and DFAT. Working as a team of two to conduct an in-depth qualitative review of cohorts who have completed studies in Australia through the Australia Awards (AA) program and have returned to individual government ministries throughout Africa. Intention is to measure and assess contribution towards broader country development goals and application of knowledge and experience derived through respective University study. Results intend to provide a body of evidence to demonstrate effectiveness and to feed into an on-going program design for the continued support of the program. The study covered cohorts in South Africa, Botswana, Zambia, Madagascar, Kenya and Ghana.
Baseline and Impact Study Specialist, Emergency Management Division (EMD), Department of Education and Early Childhood Development (DEECD), Government of Victoria, Australia. Prepared a baseline study to assess current levels of understanding and application of emergency preparedness plans and procedures among schools across Victoria. Also facilitated evaluation capacity workshops on theory of change and impact study design to complement the baseline development process. The survey is to be completed by a sample of 300 schools stratified across geographical region, rural/urban and school size. Further disucssions are occurring to provide more capacity support to the Unit in the coming twelve-months.
M&E Specialist, Swaziland Agriculture Development Program (SADP), Swaziland, Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO). Supporting the redevelopment of the current M&E framework and developing an appropriate impact evaluation methodology, plan and framework to assess the performance of the program and to consider results to target communities derived from the support provided under the three-year intervention. Provision of ongoing support and advice to the local M&E team.
Diploma Independent Non-Executive Director (NED), Financial Times, Hong Kong 2017
Master of Evaluation, University of Melbourne 2014
Master of Business Administration (MBA), University of Canberra 2004
Bachelor of Arts (Development Studies)
Australian National University 1996
Australasian Evaluation Society
American Evaluation Association