Brilliant Bhebe is a monitoring and evaluation practitioner who is dedicated to creating positive change through providing implementers of socio-economic development projects with performance-related evidence. She holds an MPhil. In Programme Evaluation from the University of Cape Town, a BA (Hons) Degree in Development Studies from the Midlands State University (Zimbabwe), a Special Honours Degree in Monitoring and Evaluation from Lupane State University (Zimbabwe) amongst other professional qualifications. She is currently working as a Researcher/Evaluator at Southern Hemisphere and has in-depth knowledge of evaluation research including qualitative and quantitative methodologies. She also has experience in using participatory evidence-gathering techniques such as outcome harvesting and most significant change (MSC). Prior to joining Southern Hemisphere, Brilliant worked in the social accountability and human rights advocacy sector in Zimbabwe. Her work involved community mobilisation on pressing human rights issues and creating platforms of engagement between local communities and duty bearers in Bulawayo and the Matebeland region at large.
Her current role as Researcher Evaluator at Southern Hemisphere includes designing, coordinating and conducting different types of evaluations including design, implementation, outcome and impact evaluations. Below is a list of some of her most recent projects:
- Project Coordinator for the Frontline AIDS-EJAF Uganda Deep Engagement Grant Final Evaluation. The programme seeks to improve the lives of LGBT people living with HIV and AIDS and is implemented by 14 sub-grantees including community based organisations and private and public health institutions in Uganda (Current)
- Coordination support for the facilitation of learning processes for the Comic Relief Girls in Gangs project, for 9 projects, with 18 partners in three countries (South Africa, Colombia and the United Kingdom) (2019- Current).
- Project Coordinator for Midline study of the GIZ intervention to capacitate Life Orientation lecturers in teaching HIV, Sexual Health and Reproductive Rights, Gender Diversity and Disability awareness TVET Colleges in five districts in the Eastern Cape Province, South Africa (2019)
- Project Coordinator for the Impact Study of the Khaya Lam Land Reform Programme implemented by Free Market Foundation in South Africa (2019)
- Report writer for the Diagnostic Evaluation of the Implementation of the Community Based Worker (CBW) systems across Government in South Africa (2018-2019).The study paid particular attention to Community Health Workers (CHWs), Community Child and Youth Care Workers (CYWC), and Community Care Givers (CCGs).