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Strategic advisory services Kate Sawyer


key skills:

  • Monitoring and evaluation
  • Data analysis
  • Data cleaning
  • Sanitation
  • Facilitation and training


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Kate Sawyer M&E and Sanitation Officer

Kate is an engineer with seven years of experience in the water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH) sector with a focus on monitoring and evaluation (M&E) and sanitation. Kate has supported international projects in design, research, planning, and implementation for a variety of organizations including the "Reinvent the Toilet" Challenge funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Engineers without Borders, and CARE USA.

Kate joined Water For People in 2016 and is currently the M&E and Sanitation Officer. In this role she supports the global sanitation programming and strategy in addition to supporting the global monitoring process for Water For People’s nine country programs (Bolivia, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, Peru, Rwanda, Uganda, Malawi, and India). Kate supports all country program teams with data cleaning, data analysis, and led the development of a Sanitation Monitoring Framework to assess progress toward sanitation objectives. Her experience facilitating workshops and leading trainings for country programs has increased the capacity of country program teams, improving sustainability and efficiency of the monitoring process and sanitation programs. Kate also provides technical assistance to market-based sanitation and community-based sanitation programs for rural and urban areas in all country programs. She spearheaded the development of a new Management Information System (MIS) to support knowledge management and project management of Water For People’s sanitation initiatives.

She has a Master’s degree in Civil Engineering and Bachelor’s degree in Environmental Engineering from the University of Colorado at Boulder.

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