Thursday, April 17, 4 - 6 p.m., Bentley University, Morison Hall, Morison Boardroom #300, 175 Forest Street, Waltham, MA 02451. Campus Map.
SPEAKER: Silva Sedrakian, Advisor for Planning, Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning, Oxfam America
TOPIC: Major coordinating and learning initiatives in a non-governmental organization require deep knowledge and understanding of stakeholder requirements. From Silva Sedrakian we look forward learning more about how she approaches evaluating humanitarian intervention needs, and works to establish monitoring processes. Silva’s work with Oxfam and UNESCO will give our members an opportunity to interact with a professional working in the field and gain understanding of the role of a knowledge worker. Join us for this interview with Silva Sedrakian.
BIOGRAPHY: Silva Sedrakian is the Planning, Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning Adviser for Oxfam America’s Humanitarian Response Department. In this capacity, she is oversees the development and implementation of humanitarian Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning activities, including the development of monitoring tools, guidelines and processes for field staff. She has also conducted real time evaluations, meta-reviews and impact assessments for Oxfam humanitarian interventions.
Silva leads Oxfam America’s initiative to develop policies and procedures to ensure humanitarian accountability standards are met throughout the organization. Silva has also designed and facilitated joint planning workshops as well as other multi-stakeholder planning and learning events bringing various stakeholders together to build common goals and visions; and has contributed to various other organizational learning and program frameworks.
Prior to Oxfam, she had worked for UNESCO and in the private sector where she performed educational and market research.
Silva has earned her Master’s in Business Administration and a master’s degree in International Commerce specializing in developing countries, with a focus on the Middle East.
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