Tracey Phillips

Tracey is a graduate of the Cape Peninsula University of Technology, the University of South Africa (UNISA) and the University of Cape Town (UCT). Her background includes a National Diploma, as well as a BTech Degree in Post-School Education (CPUT); a BA Degree (UNISA), majoring in Communication and English; an Honours Degree in Gender and Development (African Gender Institute: UCT) and an MPhil in Development Studies (Sociology Department: UCT).

Tracey joined Southern Hemisphere in 2010, after working in the tertiary education sector for thirteen years. A senior consultant, her skills include project coordination and project management; applied research; programme design, planning, monitoring and evaluation; data analysis (quantitative and qualitative data); report writing; training and facilitation. Her areas of interest include gender; the development of quality assurance mechanisms for naturalistic outcome evaluations; and monitoring, evaluation and learning for those working in the policy influence sector.

Tracey is a member of the South African Monitoring and Evaluation Association (SAMEA). Some examples of her experience in the social development sector are noted below:

Applied research and evaluation:

  • Evaluation of the 10, 000 Happy Birthdays Project for the International Confederation of Midwives (The Hague)
  • Implementation evaluation of the Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) College Expansion and Capacity Development Programme for the Department of Higher Education and Training (DHET) and the Department of Planning, Monitoring and Evaluation, The Presidency (DPME)
  • UNFPA Adolescent and Youth Programme: Baseline Study in Eastern Cape and KwaZulu-Natal (iloveLife Innovation Fund Programme) for the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA)
  • Evaluation of the United Nations Joint Project ‘Protecting Migrant Children from Trafficking and Exploitation’ for UNICEF Zambia
  • Harnessing Migration for Inclusive Growth and Development in Southern Africa for the International Migration Research Centre (IMRC) and the Department for International Development (DfID)
  • Systems Mapping for Unaccompanied and Separated Migrant Children for Save the Children, South Africa
  • USAID Botswana Tsela Kgopo Programme Performance Evaluation for  the United States Agency for International Development (USAID)
  • Mapping of Early Childhood Development Services in Rwanda for UNICEF Rwanda

Programme design, and monitoring and evaluation systems

  • Design of a monitoring, evaluation and learning system for the Institute for Justice and Reconciliation (IJR
  • Facilitation of the development of a Theory of Change for NACOSA (sub-recipients: SWEAT, Lifeline Northern Cape and Lifeline Zululand
  • Facilitation of the development of a Theory of Change, M&E Plan and M&E tools     for One School at a Time
  • Facilitation of the development of an M&E Plan for Fairtrade Label South Africa
  • Development of a Monitoring and Evaluation System for Zip Zap Social Circus
  • Facilitation of the Development of a European Union Concept Note and Project Logframe: Community-based Cooperatives: Education, Training and Employment Creation Programme for the Institute for International Cooperation of the German Adult Education Association (dvv International)

Capacity Building

  • Trainer for Southern Hemisphere public and in-house courses, including Theory of Change, Planning, Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning for Development Interventions and Implementing A Results-Based Monitoring & Evaluation System
  • Course design for CLEAR, University of the Witwatersrand and the Department of Planning, Monitoring and Evaluation (DPME) on Designing Implementation Programmes for Government in South Africa
  • Mentor for grantees of Tshikululu Social Investments in the Arts Sector on the development of an M&E framework, formulation of a baseline study plan and conducting of a baseline study

Organisational strategy

  • Strategic review and development of a strategic plan for the Open Society Initiative for Southern Africa     (OSISA)
  • acilitation of a programme review and operational planning workshop     for Worker’s World Media Productions (WWMP)