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Carolyne Njihia


Carolyne, Chief of Party for the USAID/Local Evaluation and Evidence Support (LEES) Activity, is an accomplished international development professional with 15 years of experience designing, implementing, and managing both small and large-scale research and evaluation projects across Africa for donor-funded programs and for-profit organizations.

Carolyne served as LINC’s Nairobi-based Technical Director. While on this position, she  provided management, technical assistance, and business development support to LINC’s portfolio of projects in the region. She also served as as the CLA Technical Lead for the USAID Global Labor Program – Inclusive Futures activity, and provided technical support to design, implement, and manage task orders under the USAID/KEA Evaluations, Assessments, and Analyses (EAA) IDIQ.

Previously, as a MEL Specialist on the USAID/Kenya and East Africa Support project (KEASP), Carolyne successfully planned, managed, and supported performance evaluations of key activities in the Mission portfolio. She has extensive field-based experience in Africa (Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia, Mozambique, Malawi, Ethiopia, Rwanda, Nigeria and Senegal), and is fluent in English and Kiswahili.

Prior to joining LINC, Carolyne served at Management Systems International (MSI), as a Monitoring and Evaluation Specialist; at Kantar, as a Research Manager; and at Ipsos Kenya, where she worked for clients such as the WHO, GlaxoSmithKline, and GE Healthcare. Carolyne holds a Master of Social Health in Medical Anthropology from the University of Melbourne (Australia) and a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology/Anthropology and Biology from Denison University (Ohio, USA).