CARE International alumni

Nicola Giordano

Nicola Giordano

Team: CARE International alumni

Profile:

Nicola was formerly the Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability and Learning (MEAL) Specialist within the Programme Management Team at CARE International UK. His main background is in the analysis of large-scale research and impact assessment studies. In his role at CARE International UK, he was responsible for providing technical and strategic support across CARE's portfolio to ensure that changes led by development interventions are logically framed, well-captured, triangulated and shared at different levels.

Nicola's main areas of interests are: data analytics applied to the third sector; digital means to generate evidence; and inclusive project design that can assure feedback loops between implementing partners and targeted communities. Before joining CARE, Nicola worked for a number of governmental, non-governmental and private organisations in the development sector at the international and national level.

Blog posts

Cash transfers have gained significant momentum over the past few years. Various studies demonstrate that cash-based responses have the potential to support longer-term gains beyond consumption. For that reason, stakeholders in the humanitarian

CARE and other INGOs are increasingly exploring cash transfer modalities both for emergency response and other multi-component interventions. Yet public and political pressures to demonstrate results are also increasing – and are leading

One of the biggest challenges in achieving programme quality is to link Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability, and Learning (MEAL) systems to project management practices. Here are some proven ways to achieve this at project design, baseline,

Launched by DFID, Value for Money (VfM) is now a widely accepted standard in the sector. For CARE, quality assurance is determined by evidence of how monetary resources translate into long-lasting changes. It is understood as a key approach

Payment upon demonstrating a set of agreed results is an emerging contractual modality that many donors are choosing to pursue. DFID together with USAID are leading this discourse and

One of the trendiest buzzwords in the development and humanitarian sector at the moment is “adaptive management”, which carries heavy weight in focusing on MEAL practices while remaining neutral to political forces and the increased

A baseline study is more than an assessment of reference values against future progress and an expected impact. It represents the narrative about the context of the project, the stakeholders and the key challenges in delivery. It should be seen


CARE International alumni

Many CARE staff who have written Insights blogs have since moved on to other roles. Your blogs are still part of the CARE story – and we welcome any future contributions you may make to Insights and to our shared learning on what works in humanitarian response and international development.

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Ama Bartimeus was formerly the Monitoring and Evaluation Advisor for CARE International UK, providing M&E technical support  to country offices,…

Ashika was formerly an Emergency Programmes Coordinator and Regional Programme Manager for CARE International UK. Ashika has a Masters in…

Barbara Jackson was formerly CARE International’s Humanitarian Director.

Catherine was formerly CARE’s Senior Advisor on Adaptation and Resilience, leading CARE International UK’s work on resilience building and community…

Chloe was Programme Manager for CARE’s Refugee Response in Turkey from 2014 to 2017, managing the Refugee Team and overseesing…

Christine Svarer was formerly Head of Women’s Economic Empowerment and Private Sector Engagement at CARE International (until April 2016). Christine…

Christophe was formerly an Emergency Shelter Advisor with CARE International’s Emergency Shelter Team, based in London. His educational background is…

Colin was formerly CARE International UK's Head of the Emergencies, responsible for the management of the Humanitarian and Emergency Team.…

Cristian was formerly Programme Management Coordinator at CARE International UK, working within the Programme Management Team and leading CIUK's development portfolio…

Dan Vexler was formerly Head of Programme Quality and Impact for CARE International UK, overseeing CARE International UK's work in…

Danielle Spencer was formerly the Senior Humanitarian Advisor: Gender and Protection at CARE International UK, working primarily within CARE’s country…

David was CARE’s Ebola Crisis Policy and Information Management Coordinator based with CARE International UK. He previously worked in Malawi…

Elizabeth White was formerly Advocacy and Communications Officer with CARE Somalia. Follow her on Twitter @Miss_E_White

Eloïse Di Gianni was a Policy and Advocacy Intern at CARE International UK, working on the Gender in Emergencies programme,…

Gabriel was formerly Emergency Shelter and Reconstruction Advisor, supporting CARE offices worldwide with effective technical assistance for both emergency preparedness…

Helene Gayle was formerly President and CEO of CARE USA. A medical doctor, she was previously Director of the HIV,…

John was formerly head of CARE International UK's monitoring and evaluation team. He led on the design of institutional level…

John was, until 2016, Programme Director for CARE International UK. John joined CARE International UK in 2006. Throughout his career…

Katherine was formerly the Financial Inclusion Advisor for Asia at CARE International UK, providing technical advice, project management support, and…

Larissa was formerly CARE’s Food Security Advisor responsible for providing technical advice on any aspect of CARE’s work that involves…

Lucy Beck was formerly an Emergency Communications Coordinator for CARE International.

Maja was formerly an intern with the CARE International UK policy and advocacy team. Maja is completing an MSc in…

Maria was formerly Asia Governance Advisor for CARE International UK. She has more than a decade's experience in the development…

Michelle Spearing was formerly a Conflict Advisor with CARE International UK, based in Nairobi. She supported CARE's work in Africa…

Miski Abdi was formerly a Policy and Advocacy intern at CARE International UK. She worked on CARE’s Financial Inclusion and…

Muhamed joined CARE International UK in 2008 and until 2017 was working as West and Central Africa Governance Advisor based…

Nathan Randall was formerly a Financial Inclusion and Linkages Analyst for CARE Access Africa based in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania.…

Nicola was formerly the Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability and Learning (MEAL) Specialist within the Programme Management Team at CARE International UK.…

Paul-André was formerly Senior Policy Advisor (Conflict and Humanitarian) for CARE International UK. He led CARE International UK’s policy analysis…

Penda was formerly a Senior Resilience Advisor, providing technical support and project development assistance on resilience building projects in various…

Philip was formerly Emergency Shelter and Reconstruction Advisor with CARE International UK, providing deployable shelter capacity to CARE for both…

Rebecca was formerly a Policy & Advocacy Intern at CARE International UK, supporting the Policy and Advocacy team in research…

Dr Robert Glasser was formerly the Secretary General of CARE International responsible for coordinating the work of the CARE confederation.…

Sherine Ibrahim was formerly Deputy Regional Director for CARE International in the Middle East, responsible for ensuring the quality of…

Svetlana Ancker was formerly a Senior Account Manager (Health), managing CARE's corporate partnership with GlaxoSmithKline which works to improve maternal…