Who is this?
The evaluation manager is a member of the service in charge of the evaluation. He/she manages the entire evaluation process, from A to Z on behalf of the commissioning body.
Why appoint an evaluation manager?
What does he / she do?
- To ensure consistency throughout the evaluation process, from the terms of reference to the dissemination of the report and the follow-up of recommendations.
- To be the contact person for administrative issues and to coordinate the activity of the different actors (reference group and evaluation team).
- To organise, supervise and assess the quality of the different phases of the work.
- To ensure the smooth running of the evaluation.
- He / she forms the reference group after consulting the heads of the services concerned.
- He / she drafts the terms of reference after consulting the reference group members.
- He / she engages the external evaluation team after consulting the reference group.
- He / she helps the evaluation team to get access to information and informants.
- He / she organises the discussion and approval of conclusions and recommendations in interaction with the reference group and the evaluation team.
- He / she performs a methodological quality assessment of the reports, double checked by a second person.
- He / she disseminates the evaluation to the different actors concerned.
- He / she monitors whether the recommendations are taken into account in interaction with the authorities concerned.
- Appoint a deputy to help the evaluation manager on a daily basis and to stand in when he/she is absent.
- Appoint an evaluation manager who knows both his/her institution and the evaluation methods.
- Ensure that the evaluation manager is not too close to the managers of the evaluated intervention.