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Noelina Nabwile
Regional Communication, Learning and Knowledge Management Advisor , Nairobi
Nairobi, Kenya
Communication & MEL Specialist leading design of MEL frameworks and utilize date to inform program design and adaptation. Coordinate capturing of real-time information and evidence on the impact of programs to inform program design and scale-up; create learning spaces to share, connecting program and policy practitioners to influence.
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Area of Expertise:
  • Capacity Building, Training, Advocacy, Political
  • Communications, IT, Media, Knowledge Management, Editor
  • Disaster, Aid, Emergencies, Relief
  • Human Rights, Law, Migration, Conflicts, Justice
  • Monitoring, Evaluation, Policy, Research, Analysis
Professional Experience:
I lead and generate evidence on the impact of programmes: Coordinate the design of the monitoring, evaluation, research and learning (MERL) framework support teams. Steering utilization of information from, baselines and evaluations, I update and inform program design: Including development of terms of reference (ToR) for assessments, studies and evaluations; and manage the regional and country strategy review processes. I steer MERL; collaboration, learning and adaptive (CLA) programing with strong systems in research practices and knowledge management. I plan and organize for strategic collaboration; opportunities for periodic reflection on progress, to inform adaptation. Learning from monitoring and evaluation data, document and share what has been done differently using the data; I track how teams act on evaluation recommendations; and how portfolio review decisions improve programs.
I develop systems to capture learning from results frameworks and guide learning through communities of practice and knowledge networks; maintain innovative dissemination to active knowledge networks, think tanks and policy influencers, connecting program and policy practitioners to influence. I implement MERL and CLA in large grants of over 40 million US dollars in complex contexts in Africa and Asia. Working with government; donors; consortium and implementing partners; communities; beneficiaries and the private sector: I work with a wide range of actors to design and implement a responsive MERL, CLA, and learning agenda with strategic learning questions. Capturing key successes and lessons learned; I lead in executing learning for adapting functions and documenting processes to incorporate CLA strategies and action-based learning and other prospective, complexity-aware monitoring tools such as network analysis and most-significant-change case stories. I create learning program partnerships; conduct analyses and studies to inform opportunities for CLA; providing baseline to track learning and change; innovative learning practice including internal change management for CLA, evaluative thinking, and adaptive management has been sharpened over the years. I transfer knowledge to diverse audiences; develop theories of change, results frameworks, MERL system tools and accompaniment. I have strong quantitative skills (managing, analysing and interpreting data), with extensive familiarity with Statistical Packages (e.g. STATA or SPSS); and a demonstrated expertise in qualitative analysis methods, with familiarity with common qualitative analysis software package (e.g. NVivo).
Achievements include leading large scale quantitative and qualitative baselines, mid and end term evaluations; organization of large-scale learning events; use learning to influence donors, policy makers and think tanks to support at scale models that work; pilot innovations and support scale-up; manage large scale baselines, researches, surveys and context updates and translate findings int
Education:
I hold a Master of Arts Degree in Communication Studies; a Post-graduate Diploma in Mass Communication and a Bachelor of Sciences Degree in Information Sciences. I am familiar and have vast knowledge of and the Humanitarian Accountability Principles (HAP), SPHERE, and the principles of code of conduct for the International Red Cross and Red Crescent movement and NGOs in disaster response programs. I have certificate training in International Humanitarian Law and Human Rights by the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) and the Canadian Human Rights Foundation (now known as Equitas) respectively.
Affiliations and Achievements:
1. Production of learning and knowledge products; including project profiles, programme methodology technical briefs, infographics, and critical messaging to inform evidence based policy, advocacy and communication at national, regional and international levels.
2. Key speaker and panellist at the 2017, 2018, and 2019 Annual Conference of the Knowledge Platform on Security and Rule of Law in The Hague, Netherlands.
3. Key speaker in the 32nd annual meeting on the Active Learning Network for Accountability and Performance in Humanitarian Action (ALNAP) in 2019: A breakout session on power and marginalisation in affected communities
4. Lead organizer of a12-country learning event in 2018 with a focus on community engagement and using the information to influence in July 2019
5. In July 2019, organized a successful learning event on how to communicate impact while working in securitized environments in the Horn of Africa
6. In August 2019, I am organizing a seven-country learning event in Uganda focussing on learning for change: How to communicate peace building work in East and central Africa
7. Management of online community of practice that functions as a lab/think tank where members share and learn from the best available research and evidence, and practitioner experience.

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    Years of Experience:
    10-15 years
    Highest Qualification:
    Masters
    Languages:
    English, Swahili
    Nationality:
    Kenya
    LinkedIn Profile: https://www.linkedin.com/in/noelina-nabwile-opiyo-1a583812a/
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