Naomi Blight

Principal Consultant

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I am an experienced team leader with 13 years’ experience in the international development sector and strong expertise in health (HSS, strategy, HIV/AIDS, GBV, SRHR), gender and partnerships.  I am currently the Regional Team Leader for a series of 27 country reviews of HIV, TB and Malaria grants for the Global Fund.  I recently worked with the WHO on an evaluation of its Covid Solidarity Response Fund and with UNRWA on an evaluation of MADAD III and its Family Health Team Reform.  My geographic expertise spans Sub-Saharan Africa, the Middle East and Southeast Asia. Having worked in multiple development and humanitarian contexts, I am able to work in multicultural and complex contexts, and am experienced in engaging diverse stakeholders, including vulnerable groups. Through my academic background, I have a strong understanding of the interconnection between development and humanitarian work, having specialised in gender and conflict in my Masters in Development Studies.

My work at IOD PARC sees me working with a broad range of clients, including bilateral (e.g. FCDO, SDC, DANIDA, DFAT), multilateral (e.g. The Global Fund, Gavi, WHO, UNRWA, ILO, WFP, UNICEF, and UN WOMEN) and non-governmental organisations (e.g. VSO, Oxfam, DRC, Save the Children, CAFOD). I have experience leading and managing multi-country and global evaluations and am passionate about supporting organisations to learn and supporting them to deliver better development results. As well as leading and conducting evaluations, I have significant experience in providing quality assurance of evaluation products and of working with organisations to strengthen M&E functions. I have excellent analytical and writing skills and I employ a variety of research and evaluation methodologies and tools, with in-depth knowledge and understanding of their design. I am a fluent French speaker and intermediate in Spanish.