Mentor: Dione Hills
Zaira is a consultant evaluator and advisor with more than 20 years’ experience in the human rights and development sectors. She was Head of Impact and Learning at Amnesty International where she established new techniques for monitoring strategic progress across more than 70 country members. She was also Head of Monitoring and Evaluation for ActionAid International, where she introduced a global monitoring system across 45 country members. Currently, she is evaluating the strategy of the United Nations Trust Fund to End Violence against Women, and is supporting the Oak Foundation to develop an evaluation and learning system for advocacy to prevent child abuse. Zaira is a specialist in organizational change and learning and has experience in participatory evaluation and qualitative methods such as outcome harvesting and contribution analysis. She has performed evaluations in fifteen countries in Latin America, Eastern Europe, the Middle East, and Africa. She has a master’s degree in international politics and human rights, and is fluent in English, Spanish, and Italian.