ActionAid Ireland Appoints Programme Learning Co-ordinator

  • Date: 15/08/2017
  • Author: Jo-Ann Ward

ActionAid Ireland is pleased to welcome Erick Onduru as Programme Learning Co-ordinator for the Women’s Rights programme funded by Irish Aid.

The Women’s Rights programme is implemented in Ethiopia, Kenya and Nepal. It aims to bring about behaviour change to enable women’s rights, end Gender Based Violence and empower women economically. Also, the programme has a public engagement component, implemented in Ireland.

The Importance of Learnings and Evaluation

This is a key role as programme learnings form a fundamental part of the Women’s Rights Programme. Its existence and framing are a model for other programmes across ActionAid. Learnings from the programme will inform and help improve the impact of the Women’s Rights programme over the next five years. And learnings and successes from the programme will be useful in the design of other women’s rights programmes across the ActionAid federation.

The Behavioural Change Model applied within the programme, developed by Professor Susan Michie, Director of the Centre for Behaviour Change and of the Health Psychology Research Group at University College London, has worked effectively in the health sector. Yet, this is the first adaption for a development context. Therefore, ActionAid Ireland aims to share learnings from the programme with the Centre for Behaviour Change. And so, we hopes that the learnings and successes of the programmes will be useful to other organisations promoting women’s rights and equality.

Previous Experience

Erick brings practical experience in programme monitoring and implementation. He has been fulfilling the role of M&E officer for the Women’s Rights Programme in ActionAid Kenya for the last number of months. His previous experience includes programme design, management and monitoring. He has worked with ActionAid Kenya and  a number of other organisations in Kenya over the past six years.

Erick has a B.A. in Environmental Studies, Environment and Community Development from Kenyatta University. And he is currently studying for an MA at the University of Nairobi.

Erick will work from Nairobi, Kenya. But will oversee programme quality and monitoring across all the programme countries.

We are very happy to welcome Erick to the Women’s Rights programme team. He takes up his role on 31st August 2017.

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