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Lauren Atherton

Consultant, Monitoring, Evaluation & Learning

A hard-working and skilled project and bid manager with three years’ postgraduate experience working in the public and private sectors, writing bids and supporting the technical delivery of a variety of international development projects.

Lauren works as part of the IMC Worldwide Frameworks team where she monitors and responds to framework call-down requests and produces assignment and project proposals.

Prior to joining IMC, Lauren worked for Konung International, where she prepared project proposals for DFID, FCO, EU and USAID submission, as well as supporting the delivery of projects through primary research, report writing and business development.

She was Project Manager on the Mid-Term Review of DFID’s Legal Assistance for Economic Reform Programme, where she managed a team of experts travelling to East Africa to conduct interviews, including interview arrangements, initial write up and quality control of the review. 

Additionally, Lauren worked at Faith Matters, a non-profit which works on cohesion, interfaith, hate crime and countering extremism projects in the UK, Pakistan and the MENA region.

She prepared bids and grant proposals for DCLG, EU, MoD, and FCO submission. In addition to this, she organised the first National Anti-Hate Crime Awards and contributed to the set-up of an All-Party Parliamentary Group on Hate Crime.

As well as her keen interest in Monitoring and Evaluation, Lauren is also passionate about peacebuilding, reconciliation, countering extremism and conflict resolution. In her spare time, she supports Rwandan Genocide survivor, Hyppolite Ntigurirwa, with his ongoing peace initiatives and fundraises for blood cancer charity and stem cell register, Anthony Nolan, for which she has run the 2017 London Marathon. 

Qualifications

  • BSc First Class (Hons) in Politics and Sociology, University of Bristol, UK.

Projects

  • Project Manager and Researcher – Understanding Contemporary Basic Education (CBE) in Ghana, 2018 (DFID)
  • Project Manager and Researcher – Independent Review of the East African Geothermal Risk Mitigation Facility, 2018 (DFID)