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Katharine May Katharine May
Principal Consultant

Katharine joined IPE Triple Line in early 2013 and is a Managing Consultant in IPE Triple Line's Governance team. She has over 10 years' experience in international development with strong expertise in grant and programme management, monitoring, evaluation and learning, and operational research. Katharine has worked with a wide range of civil society organisations and brings a strong understanding of the demand side of governance - on issues of empowerment, accountability and voice, especially around service delivery. 

Katharine is currently the team leader for an M&E, Learning and Collaboration programme for Comic Relief in four African cities, and the M&E Advisor on DFID's Human Rights Protection project in Tanzania (UHAKIKI). Until the end of 2015, Katharine focused on grant management with IPE Triple Line for DFID's Civil Society Challenge Fund (CSCF) and the Global Poverty Action Fund (GPAF). Her work included orientation and capacity building support to grant holders on M&E frameworks, as well as grant screening, assessment and ongoing performance management of projects. She was also responsible for coordinating IPE Triple Line's technical team of in-house and external consultants working on the fund.

Prior to joining IPE Triple Line Katharine worked with a range of civil society organisations, primarily in the fields of sexual and reproductive health, in both research and programmatic roles, including Marie Stopes International, Health Poverty Action and FHI 360. She has solid field experience in Sub-Saharan Africa and Cambodia. Her international development career began as an intern at the World Health Organisation in Geneva.

Katharine holds an MSc in Health, Population and Society from the London School of Economics (LSE), and a BSc in Psychology from the University of Warwick. Katharine speaks French.

Katharine has country experience in:

  • Africa – Nigeria, Mozambique, Rwanda, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia, Sierra Leone
  • Asia/Pacific – Cambodia
  • Europe - Switzerland

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