M&E Coaching and mentorship

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At IERD, we work with organizations on practical assignments that ensure that coaches transfer their skills to the organization’s employees enhancing their potential to perform better and be more productive.  The ultimate goal is to ensure that the employees are able to perform the tasks by themselves or with minimum support.

This approach has great potential in increasing job satisfaction, enhancement of employee’s skill level and professional development, enhancement of skill in problem analysis and strategic thinking as well as developing self-esteem

For the Organization, it will ensure higher employee retention, more skilled and well-performing employees and full utilization of human resources.

Our Coaching and Mentorship approach has three approaches

  • We recognize that supervisors and managers are best placed to coach the employees under them so we encourage organizations to invest in the supervisors and managers through our Coach the mentor (CTM) programme (provide a hyperlink to details). Through this programme, we transfer coaching and mentorship skills to ensure maximum skills transfer
  • We understand that the workplace is the best place where coaching and mentorship takes place so we work with M&E practitioners at their workplace and within their projects through our Smart Monitoring and Evaluation (SmartM&E) programme
  • We appreciate the value of internship programmes in building young professionals. We work with fresh graduates to inspire them on the best practices in monitoring and evaluation by placing them in projects through our

Learning by Doing Impact Evaluation Research

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This programme targets young impact evaluation researchers who aspire to inform decision making with research and evidence.

Impact evaluation is an approach that seeks to assess the changes that can be attributed to a particular intervention which may include projects, programs or policy.

Impact evaluation research therefore seeks to answer the question of what could have been the outcome without the intervention. The changes attributed to any intervention maybe intended or unintended but they are all important in evaluating the impact of the programme. Impact evaluation promotes evidence-based policy making by providing information on what works and what doesn’t.

At IERD we believe that a Learning by doing approach is the best in equipping young researchers in practical research skills for evidence based research. We expose our research mentees in our ongoing projects as well as proposal writing for new research projects. The broad goal is to support skills transfer that will influence public policy.

At IERD, we believe that research promotes evidence based decision making and we encourage all our mentees to invest time in the Learning by doing Impact Evaluation (LearnIE) research programme