International NGOs


Capacity building for mental health services

Facilitation of change within complex healthcare systems

External facilitation and "trouble shooting"


Teaching and workshops











“Evaluations must be useful and used. If they are not, they are a waste of time, money and resources” (Evaluation of Humanitarian Aid by and for NGOs, p 23, 2007)



Evaluation of any mental health or psychosocial project is particularly complex.  Results are often not objectively measurable and some donors have to be persuaded that investment in such projects is essential for both recovery and the maintenance of psychological well being.


Jane is particularly skilled at integrating formal and experiential methods and has undertaken a number of complex evaluations:


DFID: Jane was a member of a three person mid term evaluation team for DFID’s first major research project in mental health – a complex 5 year project within four countries: South Africa, Ghana, Uganda and Zambia.  This evaluation required both the design of semi-structured interviews for many different stakeholders and the assimilation and analysis of complex information from many sources. In addition to contributing to the design, interviewing and analysis, Jane made a major contribution to the writing up of this work.


CARE International Jordan: Jane was Team Leader for the Final Evaluation of a 14 month ECHO funded project – “Psychosocial Support and Material Assistance to Vulnerable Iraqi Families Coping with Displacement in Jordan”This evaluation utilised new participatory methodology for CARE as the team consisted of three Iraqi refugees and three members of CARE’s Quality Team. Jane’s role involved not only leadership and overseeing all aspects of data collection and analysis, but also building the capacity of the team to be able to carry out the required tasks. Jane was also responsible for the collation of all findings and the structure and writing up of the final report.

Informal seminars for team members on interviewing, focus group facilitation and questionnaire design were great fun and it was a delight to work with such enthusiastic and dedicated colleagues.


Rehabilitation and Research Centre for Torture Victims (RCT), Denmark. Jane was part of a two person team for in depth evaluation of capacity building and impact of external training within a local NGO in Amman, Jordan – “Providing Specialised Trauma Treatment Services to Iraqi Victims of Torture and Organised Violence (TOV)”.   This involved a review of all programme and training material, in depth interviews with staff, concise summaries of all findings and the provision of recommendations for Phase 2 of the project.




Jane and the CARE Evaluation team, Jordan (2008)