Member Details -Julia del Carmen Engelhardt

Julia del Carmen Engelhardt

Senior Evaluator Evaluation Section
World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO)

Duty Station Geneva

UNEG Member Since 2008

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As a Senior Evaluation Officer at the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO), a specialized agency of the United Nations, I established the WIPO Evaluation Function. I supported the organization in building an evaluation culture. Since then, I have been focusing on strategic evaluations, advising decision-makers, and building commitment and stakeholder engagement throughout the evaluation process. I am the author of the ENABLE approach, which connects social sciences with behavioral sciences throughout the evaluation process, as well as WIPO's validations approach.

I have acquired my knowledge and skills from some of the most prestigious universities in the world. These include Harvard Business School, London School of Economics, University of Warwick, University of Applied Science in Giessen, Germany, and University of Saarland in Germany. Through these institutions, I have gained valuable expertise in various subjects, which has enabled me to make significant contributions in my professional endeavors.

Before joining WIPO, I was a Monitoring and Evaluation Expert in the Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa Evaluation Function in Lusaka, Zambia. I established the COMESA Evaluation Function and its results-based monitoring and evaluation system. The goal of this system was to monitor adherence to COMESA's treaties and international agreements among its 20 member states.

As a former staff member of the Performance Assessment Resource Centre (PARC) of the Department for International Development (DFID) of the United Kingdom, I contributed to developing the monitoring and evaluation capacity of DFID's partners and potential ones. Most of my work included providing advice and training to build a theory of changes, log frames, monitoring frameworks with indicators, and evaluation to NGOs such as Oxfam, Save the Children, Islamic Relief, research centers such as CGIAR, and United Nations Organizations receiving support from DFID. With PARC, I participated in the facilitation process of the Paris Agenda Discussions and the OECD efforts to harmonize evaluation practices.
During my early years of experience, I worked for the private sector as a marketing and finance expert for Siemens, the Ecuadorian Chamber of Commerce, Conecell, the first mobile company in Ecuador, and Bristol Myers Squibb, among others. However, even during this time, I kept pursuing my passion for working in the international development field. I did not stop until I built my skills and experience in that area.

I have over 20 years of experience in international development, including monitoring and evaluation, behavioral science, and a strong focus on gender and diversity. I have managed and led development evaluations across various policy and program areas, such as crisis management, business development, policy implementation, women entrepreneurship, and country, regional, strategic, thematic, and policy evaluations. I focus on developing commitment and engagement among stakeholders and providing opportunities for learning and active participation in evaluation processes.

As a professional monitoring and evaluation expert, I strive to value integrity and lead by example. As a motivated team player, I make my priority to listen to those I collaborate with and bring good energy and care to my colleagues. I demonstrate gender sensitivity and non-discriminatory attitudes. Coming from an ethnic minority, I hold a profound respect for diversity and excel in working within multicultural environments.

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