Naomi Blight //
I joined IOD PARC in June 2012 and am an experienced international development professional with experience of working with NGOs, multilateral and bilateral institutions. Throughout my career, I have developed a proven ability to work across a wide range of thematic areas and have a particular interest and expertise in gender equality and women’s empowerment, as well as experience in other social development issues, including: WASH, HIV, livelihoods and development education.
My skills have been acquired both from my professional experience in the field, as well as by the solid academic grounding and theoretical knowledge my Masters in African Development Studies gave me. I have excellent analytical and writing skills, extensive project management skills and speak fluent French.
I am experienced in using a variety of research and evaluation methodologies, with knowledge and understanding of their design, and have worked on a number of evaluations for WFP, DFID, AusAID, DANIDA, CAFOD, the Scottish Government and the Islamic Development Bank, as well as a number of research projects for Gender Links, a gender equality organisation working across the Southern African region.
Recent experience includes working on a global evaluation of the WFP’s Gender Policy and its implementation: as a team member for the DRC case study, conducting institutional and business process analysis, and a desk review. I have also recently worked with DFID Zimbabwe on an evaluation of its Protracted Relief Programme where I focused on gender, WASH, and HIV.