Yesterday, I received a message from a LinkedIn contact who shared his CV with ECDG for possible employment. It was from a young evaluator who is working with an NGO in Africa. I suggested he connect with the evaluation association in his country and included the link. It is a reminder of the importance of networking for every evaluator in any country – both experienced and newcomers to the field. These associations can provide professional development opportunities, may have a mechanism by which to post job openings, and create an important space for sharing and learning from each others experiences. You are not alone.
This is a great example of ECD in action. When evaluators network, mentor and participate in formal training, they develop their professional evaluation capabilities. An active membership enriches the overall capacity of the association. And these same members’ improved evaluation skills enhance the level of evaluation within their respective organizations. Here’s where you can find out more about the evaluation organization nearest to you – whether a small network, an established association or society or a regional conclave. http://www.ioce.net/en/members.php.