Mission of DaleHill-Eval.com:
--To help improve development and relief programs for vulnerable people worldwide through quality monitoring and evaluation and wide sharing of findings.
--To provide gainful employment and experience to qualified interns interested in international development and humanitarian work.
Credentials of Principal:
The Founder and Lead Consultant of DaleHill-Eval.com is (Ms) Dale Miller Hill.
Ms. Hill obtained a Masters in Public and International Affairs (economic policy major) from Princeton University's Woodrow Wilson School in 1976, after completing her Bachelor's degree with highest honors (economics major) at the University of Virginia. She received the Miller Prize for her thesis, which used regression analysis to estimate consumer surplus benefits from public housing programs in Richmond, Virginia.
Adult learning programs have included: about eleven weeks cumulative leadership training sponsored by the World Bank and Harvard, Stanford, and INSEAD; 7 weeks evaluation training at the International Program for Development Evaluation Training (IPDET) at Carleton University in Canada; and additional workshops sponsored by the American Evaluation Association, the Australasian Evaluation Society, and The Evaluator's Institute (TEI). Ms. Hill also recently completed a one-week "Training of Trainers" course sponsored by the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) focused on project planning and monitoring & evaluation, and received her certificate in Project Management after completing the "Inside NGO" course PMD-Pro1.
Ms. Hill has also been instructor for:
a) IPDET workshop on World Bank evaluation methods (co-instructor);
b) "Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E): Making it Work for YOU" at American Red Cross (planner and instructor);
c) "Planning and Commissioning Evaluations for Quality and Influence" at European Evaluation Society (1 of 22 workshops accepted out of over 450 proposals-forthcoming October, 2012.)
Ms. Hill's previous consulting businesses, GlobaLens, LLC and SpringForward, LLC focused not only on assignments in monitoring and evaluation, but also on strategic planning and change management for development organization departments, foundations, and non-profit organizations. During that time, she employed several interns, and applied for evaluation proposals in cooperation with other M&E professionals. (2007 - 2009)
During her employment as Senior Monitoring and Evaluation Advisor at the American Red Cross, International Services (2009-2012), Ms. Hill managed a headquarters team which grew from two professionals to five, including technical links to M&E professionals in other countries. The unit's accomplishments, in addition to regular technical assistance to program officers, included guidance on logical frameworks, sampling and planning surveys, and recruiting evaluation consultants. Ms. Hill's personal advisory work took her to Haiti, Trinidad, Russia, and Ukraine.
At the World Bank, Ms. Hill's long career included, in the early years (1976 - 1993): operational task management, economic analysis, poverty assessments, environmental issues papers, recruitment and human resources management, and research, when she worked in transport, agriculture, health, nutrition, and microfinance sectors in Africa, South and East Asia, and Europe. Management responsibilities increased when she accepted a resident mission assignment in Ankara, Turkey as Senior Economist/Deputy Resident Representative (1993 - 1996). On return to headquarters, she took up a post as Head of the Trust Funds Management Oversight Unit, where she was responsible for developing and enforcing an increasing array of policies, training, M&E and reporting functions for the grants portfolio which increased to almost $8 billion during her tenure. After an invited assignment as management advisor to the global partnership program "Information for Development (infoDev)", she retired from the World Bank in 2007.
From its founding in September, 2012, DaleHill-Eval.com plans to continue to build a network of M&E and management advisory professionals to support a range of consultancies and diversification of experience beyond that of Ms. Hill's alone. This website will report on that progress over the coming months.
As Administrator of the prestigious Young Professionals Program at the World Bank, Ms. Hill innovated in recruitment, visiting a wider range of universities, making more use of professor referrals, and yielding as results a high proportion of women and new nationalities represented from Africa, China,and Eastern Europe. Many of her former recruits are managers and directors at the World Bank now.
Ms. Hill established a relationship with the Columbia Masters in Public Policy program, and recruited 4 - 5 interns from that program during 2005 - 9, both before and after retirement at the World Bank. They hailed from Africa, China, the Caribbean, and Pakistan.
Ms. Hill continued to recruit interns as an independent consultant.The first intern employed at GlobaLens went on to obtain a position in development stationed in Ethiopia.
The second intern obtained a subsequent consultancy at the World Bank.
At the Red Cross, Ms Hill also recruited one intern from the Columbia program from the Gambia, and later worked with 3 other interns on M&E assignments.
After mentoring the latest intern, Ms. Hill's recommendation led to her being recruited into a permanent position at American Red Cross as M&E analyst.