About me

My name is Karin Weber. I am committed to supporting development organisations to maximise their results and impact and to ensure continuous learning and improvement. I do this by conducting evaluations (is your organisation doing what you set out to do? Are you doing the right things? And are you making a difference in the lives of people?). By conducting social research (what are the needs and problems? Which best practices and lessons learned can your organisation build on?) and by strengthening capacity within the area of monitoring and evaluation and result based management.

Core values of Karin Weber Consultancy

  • Integrity
  • Impartiality
  • Respect for dignity and diversity
  • Participation
  • Confidentiality
  • Transparency
  • Accountability

Within the last decade I have worked as a human right activist, executive NGO director, Ministry of Foreign Affairs policy advisor, United Nations programme analyst and as an independent consultant.

My journey within the development and human rights sector started in my teenage years when I became passionate about traveling, meeting other people and cultures and fighting against injustice. I obtained a Master Degree in Development Studies in 2005 (first year ‘propaedeutic’ diploma in combination with Cultural Anthropology) from the Centre for International Development Issues Nijmegen (CIDIN), Radboud University of Nijmegen in The Netherlands.

Years of volunteering alongside my University studies resulted in my first professional job as executive director for the Tibet Support Group Netherlands, an independent Non-Governmental Organisation (NGO) that campaigns for the Tibetans' fundamental human rights and democratic freedom to be respected. In 2007 I was selected to enrol in the prestigious dual master programme (i.e. a training and work experience programme) and obtained an Advanced Master Degree in International Development (AMID) from the Radboud University Nijmegen.

In my position as policy advisor for the Netherlands Ministry of Foreign Affairs Gender, Health and Civil Society Department, I was responsible for the coordination of the monitoring system designed for the NGO Co-Financing System [Dutch: Medefinancieringsstelsel/ MFS]. In addition I was responsible for participatory midterm evaluations, the development of guidelines for monitoring, evaluation and accountability and conducting trainings to policy officers. Finally, I contributed to the development of international development cooperation policies. During my position as research officer for the Radboud University Nijmegen I contributed to research on international NGOs and aid effectiveness, which was part of the partnership between the Ministry and the Radboud University (IS-Academy).

End 2008 I was offered the opportunity to work abroad for the United Nations Population Fund as part of the ONE UN in Rwanda. Because of the valuable experience I obtained working in one of the eight worldwide One UN pilot countries I was reassigned after two years to share my experience and expertise with the ONE UN in Viet Nam. In both countries I worked as a programme analyst Monitoring & Evaluation, responsible for country programme development, monitoring and evaluation of the reproductive health, gender and population & development programmes. In addition I was responsible for the management and execution of evaluations and baseline studies. Finally, I conducted M&E trainings, provided quality assurance, data analysis and contributed to knowledge sharing on good practices and lessons learned.

After working in Asia I returned to East Africa beginning 2012 to work as an independent consultant for the United Nations, Governments and (International) NGOs. In addition I worked as a senior consultant for Delta Partnership (part of the WYG group of companies).

I am currently working as an independent consultant based in Kigali, Rwanda.

I have delivered numerous international consultancy assignments for clients including: UNICEF, UNFPA, GIZ, BTC, DFID, EKNSNV, ICCO, CARE InternationalTradeMark East Africa, the Ugandan Ministry of Gender, Labour and Social Development, the Rwandan Ministry of Local Governments and the Westminster Foundation for Democracy.

Country experience: Rwanda, Uganda, Kenya, Tanzania, Zambia, Ethiopia, Zimbabwe, South-Sudan, Mozambique, Morocco, Lebanon, Viet Nam, The Netherlands.

In my work experience I’ve obtained valuable competencies, such as working in diverse political, economical and socio-cultural settings with multiple stakeholders, thinking strategically, responding effectively to stressful situations and working in multicultural teams. In addition I have strong analytical, report writing, facilitation and presentation skills. I am a result-oriented team worker with a flexible and proactive attitude.

Next to my academic studies I participated in numerous training courses, including advanced participatory M&E (by INTRAC), Training of Trainers (by MDF), Impact Measurement, Monitoring and Evaluation of Reproductive Health and HIV&AIDS (by CAFs), International Management and Leadership Programme (by the Management Centre), Evaluation in the UN Context (by UNEDAP) Gender Mainstreaming (by ONE UN Viet Nam) and RBM and Human Rights Based Approach (by ONE UN Rwanda).