Katharine May

Principal Consultant

Based in London

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Katharine is an experienced monitoring evaluation and learning specialist, with expertise in grant fund management and capacity building with civil society organisations. She provides thematic expertise and manages projects across the MEL portfolio.

Katharine has over 10 years’ experience in MEL, programme coordination and grant fund management and capacity building with civil society organisations. She has worked for a range of clients, including former FCDO, former DFID, USAID, Sida, Comic Relief, Grand Challenges Canada, GSMA and Porticus. She has thematic expertise in innovation, adaptive programming, governance, education and sexual and reproductive health. Katharine is experienced in evaluation, design of MEL systems and frameworks and challenge fund management.

Katharine is an experienced evaluator of large global funds and programmes – she was a Senior Evaluator on a Meta-Evaluation of USAID’s Grand Challenges, and was a core team member on the multi-donor funded ‘Creating Hope in Conflict’ humanitarian innovation fund. She also advises on design of MEL systems, theories of change and results frameworks and facilitating participatory group learning. Katharine currently provides MEL support to Porticus’ education in displacement programme in Kenya, which provides education for displaced children in Kakuma refugee camp, and is the Deputy Team Leader on the MEL Partnership with the GSMA’s Mobile for Humanitarian programme. Previously, she provided MEL support to Standard Chartered Futuremakers Foundation. Prior to this, Katharine focused on grant management for DFID’s Civil Society Challenge Fund and Global Poverty Action Fund, providing MEL capacity building support to a diverse range of civil society organisations. 

Before joining Triple Line, Katharine worked with a range of international NGOs in operational research and programme management roles in sexual and reproductive health.  She has lived and worked in sub-Saharan Africa and South East Asia and has a Masters in Health, Population and Society from the London School of Economics.

Country Experience

Kenya, Uganda, Rwanda, Mozambique, Nigeria, Sierra Leone, Tanzania, Zambia
Cambodia, Myanmar