Lindsay Harris is a monitoring, evaluation and learning (MEL) specialist with a background in human rights and has worked predominantly within the development sector. She is based in the South African office in Johannesburg.
She has experience in designing and implementing MEL frameworks, training implementing partners, facilitating strategic planning sessions, building reporting structures to meet donor/investor compliance as well as collecting, analysing and presenting qualitative and quantitative data in compelling ways to support evidence-based decision-making. In addition to her technical expertise, Lindsay has project-management experience coordinating logistics, compliance, budget and overseeing teams both remotely and in the field. Her passion lies in projects that address climate change and community resilience, education and learning, public health challenges – including HIV-AIDs, and WASH.
She takes a collaborative approach to ensuring that the solutions designed are aligned to the organisation’s needs and capacity. She seeks to ensure sustainable solutions through continuous training resulting in user-friendly tools and/or systems that provide accurate, quality information to support strategic decision-making.
She has worked with clients, among whom are the Department of Planning, Monitoring and Evaluation in the South African Presidency, the World Bank Group, USAID, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and various non-governmental organisations.
She holds an master's in Monitoring and Evaluation from Stellenbosch University (South Africa) and in Human Rights from the London School of Economics and Political Science (UK). In addition to her formal academic qualifications, Lindsay has completed a number of short courses in evaluation methods and techniques.