Project management

Program & project management

Year: 2019

Project: Develop KPI monitoring and evaluation system

Job title: Consultant M&E 

Client: Dutch Committee for Afghanistan/Brooke

Location: Kabul, Afghanistan

Thematic areas: Animal health, animal production, poverty reduction, value chain development, animal welfare

The overall objectives of this consultancy are a) to initiate, develop and guide the development of a program level M&E system, b) in line with Brooke mission and vision, giving animal welfare more prominence within DCA work. 


  • Define program level key performance indicators (KPIs), which reflect DCA’s mission and vision
  • Assess requirements in terms of: staff, training  software and hardware, and budget for setting up such a program level M&E system
  • Define one or more KPIs that reflect Animal Welfare
  • Assess how equine welfare related messages can be disseminated through other DCA projects

Year: 2017

Project: Green Initiative for Afghanistan’s Agriculture (GIAA)

Job title: Gender and Natural Resource Management expert

Client: GFA Consulting group GmbH

Location: Kabul, Parwan & Bamyan, Afghanistan

Skills: Capacity building, project management

Thematic areas: Gender & Natural Resource Management

Brief description of responsibilities:

  • Gender and NRM expert for the ‘Green Initiative for Afghanistan’s Agriculture (GIAA)’ project in Afghanistan funded by the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC) and implemented by GFA
  • Stakeholder mapping of organisations involved in gender and NRM
  • Explore opportunities for collaboration
  • Train project staff on gender and NRM issues 
  • Developing a gender-sensitive project strategy and work plan

Year: 2013

Project: Baghlan Agriculture Project (BAP)

Job title: Gender and livestock expert

Client: GFA Consulting group GmbH

Location: Baghlan & Badakshan, Afghanistan

Thematic areas: Gender, sheep production, poultry production, animal health, gender

Brief description of responsibilities:

  • Development of a concise gender approach within all BAP activities, but especially in the animal husbandry component,
  • Development of monitoring and evaluation methods and tools for BAP livestock activities,
  • Assessment of possibilities for improving animal health within the project area,
  • Liaising with Government extension services and identify training needs in the area of livestock production and health

Year: 2012

Project: Baghlan Agriculture Project (BAP)

Job title: Livestock expert

Client: GFA Consulting group GmbH

Location: Baghlan & Badakshan, Afghanistan

Thematic areas: Gender, sheep production, poultry production, animal health, livestock value chains, gender

Brief description of responsibilities:

  • Review of sheep and poultry value chains in the BAP project area,
  • Critical analyses of BAP livestock project activities and their relevance for improving household income,
  • Building the BAP-livestock’s team capacity in conducting situational and problem analyses through PRA training sessions,
  • Assisting the BAP livestock team in managing monitoring data,
  • Identification of bottlenecks and issues within the poultry and sheep husbandry system and value chains through secondary data analysis and on-site research,
  • Give recommendations for realistic improvements/adaptations

Year: 2007 & 2008

Project: Animal Health, Breeds and Livelihoods (AHBL) project

Job title: Consultant project coordination and supervision

Client: Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations

Location: Phnom Penh, Cambodia

Thematic areas: farm animal genetic resources, livelihoods, animal health, animal production

Brief description of responsibilities:

  • Coordinating and supervising ‘Animal Health, Breeds and Livelihoods (AHBL)’ project activities in Cambodia. The objective of the project is to define HPAI control strategies that have neutral or positive impact on the livelihoods of small-scale poultry keepers and also help in maintaining poultry breed biodiversity. 
  • Identification of suitable local partners and national consultants.
  • Determine training needs of local partners and national consultants and organize and contribute to training programs accordingly.
  • Provision of technical and administrative support.

Year: 2006 & 2007

Project: HPAI impact assessment

Job title: Consultant project coordination and supervision

Client: Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations

Location: Cairo, Egypt

Thematic areas: avian influenza, livelihoods, poultry, animal health, animal production, gender

Brief description of responsibilities:

The underlying objective of this consultancy is to support the national government of Egypt in the development of effective and enforceable livestock policies and strategies, in mitigating the effects of the Avian Influenza emergency and control measures on food security and livelihoods.

  • Preparation and implementation of a national research skills training program. Specifically, organise, co-ordinate and carry out training of 15 national researchers, including classroom theory and exercises, and field practice.
  • Formulation of data collection methodologies and supervise data collection teams in Egypt.
  • Tailor and adapt socio-economic impact assessment checklist and toolkit (developed in previous assignment) within the national poultry production systems, genetic resources, and policy constraints.
  • Developing analysis procedures for the data collected and assistance in the initial data analysis.
  • Analyses and evaluation of results and findings of mission work with the aim of assisting national government policy development.


Ellen Geerlings Research & International Development (EGRID)

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Welcome to EGRID!

EGRID builds upon 20 years of experience in international development. The timeline below provides a quick overview of the qualifications and  international work experience of the founder of EGRID.

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Main skills provided by EGRID include monitoring & evaluation, (mixed-method) research, project management and capacity building. Among others EGRID has experience in leading (designing, coordinating and undertaking) large-scale, mixed-method evaluations.

EGRID offers expertise in the thematic areas of rural development,  agriculture, animal husbandry, public health, gender, food security and natural resource management. 

EGRID has provided services to a wide range of clients including United Nations Organisations, INGOs, NGOs, funding agencies, Universities, consultancy firms and the Government of Afghanistan.

At EGRID we love working in the field and engaging with people from all walks of life. We perform well under time-pressure and are not afraid to work under challenging conditions.

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