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Sandy Picken

Senior Consultant, Monitoring, Evaluation & Learning

Ten years of Research, Monitoring, Evaluation & Learning (RMEL) experience in international development.

Ten years of Research, Monitoring, Evaluation & Learning (RMEL) experience in international development. She is highly proficient in designing and operationalising, RMEL systems and conducting evaluations for continual improvement and effectiveness of international development programmes and the stakeholders they serve. Sandy has substantial global experience most notably in Sub-Saharan Africa, including three years based in Mozambique.

Her expertise includes, accountability and citizen monitoring, inclusion and social development, sustainable energy and climate change. She also has a wealth of experience in participatory and community led approaches to Research, Evaluation, Monitoring and Learning.  She has held responsibility for organisational MEL strengthening, including technical support and capacity building with staff and partners and played Team Lead roles.

In the area of learning, she has coordinated multi-country learning strategies and organisational strategic thinking on thematic learning. Sandy has led evaluation quality tracking and improvement processes.

Sandy has worked on DfiD, Irish Aid, European Commission, Non-governmental organisation and Academic funded programmes both as an independent consultant and as part of international development organisations.

Qualifications

  • MSc in Social Development Policy and Practice, University College London
  • IPA in Research Methods, SOAS