Zazie works collaboratively with clients to support teams and organisations to become more effective.
Zazie works on designing government investments, and developing fit for purpose monitoring and evaluation frameworks and conducting useful evaluations. Zazie was the M&E specialist on the design of the Investing in Women Australian Government initiative (2015), and the program logic specialist on the-re-design of the Empowering Women for Poverty Reduction program (MAMPU) (2015). Zazie has lead over 25 evaluations including the evaluation of the effectiveness of the Future Farming Strategy a $208 million Victorian cross governmental strategy delivered between 2008 and 2012 (2012) and a review of the impacts of the feminist partnership between the International Women’s development Agency and the Fiji Women’s Rights Group (2014). She regularly develops M&E frameworks and plans with clients such as the M&E plan for the Recognition and Settlement Agreement between the Dja Dja Wurrung Clans Aboriginal Corporation and the State of Victoria, Department of Justice (2014).
Zazie, unexpectedly fell into evaluation. She first worked as a researcher for a Fair Trade company in Japan (2006-8), People Tree. Her role included assessing the social, environmental and economic changes experienced by Fair Trade partners in Africa, Latin America and Asia as a result of People Tree’s activities. It wasn’t until she moved to Melbourne and started working for an evaluation company, Roberts Evaluation, that she realised that she was actually an evaluator.
Working with groups of passionate people to support their design, testing and refining of their projects is challenging and rewarding.