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Summary

Mid-career professional with established record in Program Design and Development of Results-Based Monitoring and Evaluation Systems in the field of Rule of Law, Criminal Justice, Advocacy, Good Governance and Human Rights. Over 6 (six) years experience acquired working in intergovernmental sector at the HQ and field levels (Balkans, the Caucasus, Ukraine).Familiar with quantitative and qualitative methods of evaluation and data management.Fluent English, Polish and Russian skills, and intermediate level of Slovak and French. Absolved extensive training in Monitoring and Evaluation of Development Programs organized by the Carleton University and the World Bank (IPDET).Active member of American Evaluation Association and International Development Evaluation Association.

Work History

May 2015Present

Ukraine Program Coordinator, Criminal Justice and Anti-Corruption Reforms in Ukraine

International Development Law Organization (IDLO), Rome, Italy
  • Advised on the Program design in the area of Criminal Justice and Anti-Corruption Reforms in Ukraine, developed Theory of Change of the Program;
  • Developed M&E framework for the two Sub-Grant Components of the Program;
  • Carried regular performance monitoring of the Program;
  • Established Program performance indicators, based on the OECD and USAID guidelines;
  • Managed Program implementation on the daily basis;
  • Coordinated and reported on the Program performance internally and to the donor (INL, U.S. State Department);
  • Regularly monitored developments in Ukraine of potential implications to the Program, advised on the required program adjustments;
Sep 2014May 2015

Planning and Evaluation Officer

EU Advisory Mission on Security Sector Reform in Ukraine (EUAM)
  • Served as a key adviser on EUAM program design during the Mission's start-up phase;
  • Developed M&E framework of the Mission's Program; 
  • Identified appropriate progress indicators of the Program;
  • Reported on the Program’s progress, including to the EU Member States and relevant EU institutions;
  • Adjusted and applied Microsoft Project software for program's planning and monitoring purposes.
Apr 2014Sep 2014

Program Planning and Implementation Consultant

UN Food and Agricultural Organization (FAO)
  • Advised on the Program design of the Unit;
  • Established Monitoring framework for the Program implementation;
  • Coordinated and reported on the work of 5 external consultants;
  • Advised on Program’s budget, regularly monitored Program’s expenditures and advised on the cost effective utilization of Program’s resources;
  • Liaised with donor agencies, drafted grant proposals and contributed to reporting to donors;
  • Coordinated and revised publications emanating from the Unit;
Sep 2010Sep 2013

Executive Assistant to Head of Mission

EU Monitoring Mission in Georgia (EUMM)
  • Supported EUMM Head of Mission (HoM) in management of the Mission;
  • Compiled and edited reports on performance of the Mission addressed to the EU Member States;
  • Advised on policy issues of relation to the Mission's mandate;
  • Planned and coordinated the work of HoM's Office;
  • Served as a principal point of contact for HoM, coordinated and followed up with EUMM senior staff, EU institutions and other international organizations and diplomatic missions on HoM's activities;

Certifications

Nov 2015Nov 2015

Basics Survey Sampling for Evaluators and Program Managers, Professional Development Workshop

American Evaluation Association
Jun 2015Jul 2015

International Program for Development Evaluation Training, Certificate

The World Bank and Carleton University, Ottawa, Canada

Core course and modules completed:

  • Designing and Building Results-Based Monitoring and Evaluation Systems;
  • Qualitative Methods and Analysis for Development Evaluation;
  • Innovations in Evaluation Methods;
  • Case Study Methods for Development Evaluation;
Feb 2015Mar 2015

Advanced Training on Microsoft Project 2013

Setevye Technologi, Training Centre, Kyiv, Ukraine
  • Practical application of Microsoft Project Software for Program Planning and Monitoring purpose;
Oct 2014Oct 2014

Core Course on Security Sector Reform (SSR) in Ukraine, Kyiv

European Security and Defence College
  • Program design focused on SSR in Ukraine;
  • Development of M&E systems for SSR-related programs;

Education

Oct 2006Jun 2007

Master of Arts in International Relations and European Studies

Central European University

Faculty Grant for research visit to London School of Economics;

Sep 2000Jun 2004

Bachelor of Arts in Business Management and Administration

Vilnius University, Faculty of Economics

Languages

English - Fluent;
Russian - Fluent;
Polish - Fluent;
French - Intermediate;
Slovak - Intermediate;

Professional Memberships

  • American Evaluation Association, Member since 2015;
  • International Development Evaluation Association (IDEAS), Member since 2015.