EnCompass News

March 27, 2017

Two of EnCompass’ ground-breaking evaluations were featured at the 8th annual African Evaluation Association (AfrEA) International Conference.  The conference was held March 27th- 31st in Kampala, Uganda, with the theme “Evaluation of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs): Opportunities and Challenges for Africa”.

EnCompass Evaluation Specialist Kelsey Simmons presented abstracts from these evaluations at the AfrEA conference. The first details the MacArthur Foundation’s M&E strategy for their Maternal Health Accountability Portfolio which includes seven civil society organizations working across Nigeria. The M&E strategy included developing a separate external support contract to simultaneously build grantee...

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March 20, 2017

Don’t miss your chance to meet with EnCompass at the ninth annual DevEx Global Development Career Forum this Friday, March 24th. Come chat with our team about opportunities in global development and our history of work in areas such as health, education, gender, democracy, and human rights. This will be EnCompass’ second year exhibiting at the forum.

The DevEx career forum is a recruiting and networking event in Washington, D.C. for professionals with 7+ years of global development experience. Over 70 organizations will be on exhibit. Make sure to check out the special workshops and “FlashTalks” on the forum’s agenda in the afternoon.

At the EnCompass booth you can learn about our open positions, such as this...

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March 08, 2017

2186. 

That’s the year the World Economic Forum estimates the gender gap will be fully closed. This is a stark reminder on International Women’s Day that we all have work to do to achieve a more gender-inclusive world.

International Women’s Day has been celebrated since the early 1900s. Throughout its history, the day has meant many different things to many different people. Today, the organization behind International Women’s Day celebrates 10 core values: justice, dignity, hope, equality, collaboration, tenacity, appreciation, respect, empathy, and forgiveness.

Why is International Women’s Day still important? Because in only 40% of countries worldwide do equal numbers of boys and girls attend secondary school. Because the wage gap...

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February 27, 2017

The Evaluators' Institute (TEI) is coming to Washington, D.C., with two weeks of programming intended for monitoring and evaluation professionals, beginning on March 6th.

EnCompass’ own Tessie Catsambas will be joining the faculty of TEI, offering a course called Management and Oversight for Evaluators on March 8th, at the College Park Marriott Hotel & Conference Center in Maryland. This course was previously taught by Mr. James Bell.

The purpose of this course is to provide evaluation professionals and funders with strategies, tools, and skills to: 

•    Develop realistic evaluation plans
•    Negotiate adjustments when issues arise
•    Organize and manage evaluation teams
•    ...

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January 12, 2017

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EnCompass congratulates its partner UN Cares for winning the “Innovation in Talent Management” award at the Career Development Roundtable in International Organizations Meeting in Helsinki. UN Cares received the award based on the UN for All initiative, which focuses on dignity and inclusion in the UN workplace, specifically for LGBTI, persons with disabilities, and persons who use substances.

EnCompass worked with UN Cares to design these face-to-face learning modules, piloted them, and then designed and delivered a Training of Trainers to prepare UN Cares facilitators to deliver the modules. Since then, facilitators have guided over 2,000 participants in 37 countries through these important discussions, and the modules have...

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November 29, 2016

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EnCompass is pleased to announce an exciting new role! In affiliation with Claremont Graduate University (CGU), EnCompass has assumed responsibility for managing, coordinating and delivering The Evaluators’ Institute (TEI), an internationally recognized and respected provider of high quality evaluation instruction, which is delivered through a curriculum that emphasizes practical relevance for practicing evaluators.

EnCompass brings over 15 years of experience in developing and delivering evaluation capacity building programs to the US government, NGO and private sector organizations around the world. The EnCompass TEI team is led by Beeta Tahmassebi, Director of Operations. Working with her are TEI Development Manager Paul Thomas, who oversees...

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November 07, 2016

We are pleased to announce the release of a new white paper, Evaluating Our Way to Smarter Organizations, authored by EnCompass CEO Tessie Catsambas and Vice President, Dr. Lynne Miller Franco. The paper was presented at the USAID Africa Bureau Evaluation Summit and the 2016 American Evaluation Association annual conference in Atlanta. 

Evaluating Our Way to Smarter Organizations targets nonprofit organizations and advocates the value of creating evaluation plans for social programs. “A robust evaluation system that prioritizes learning and reflection supports more strategic thinking within organizations, and helps nonprofits tell their stories of success more effectively through clear presentation of the evidence base,” said Ms. Catsambas. 

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