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Kylie Harrington

Executive | Questioner | Collaborator

Kylie is a monitoring, evaluation, accountability and learning (MEAL) specialist with fifteen years’ experience leading related activities for humanitarian and development programs with NGOs and the UN. Her work has spanned a range of thematic areas including humanitarian protection, climate and disaster resilience, gender equality and social inclusion, and sexual and reproductive health rights. She has resided and undertaken professional assignments in East and Southern Africa, the Middle East, Southeast Asia and the Pacific.

Kylie has successfully established and managed strategic partnerships with NGO, UN, government, university and private sector partners. As Manager of Strategy and Impact with RedR Australia, she led the design and implementation of the MEAL system for the seven-year, AUD$80 million DFAT-funded Australia Assists program. She also managed the implementation of the program’s Gender Equality Strategy and Action Plan and Disability Inclusion Strategy and Action Plan and conducted a Rapid Review at the onset of the Rohingya refugee crisis in 2018. In 2019, she co-led a tri-country UN Standby Partnership After Action Review and in 2020 designed and managed external program reviews for RedR Australia, such as a Rohingya Crisis Review and a Covid-19 Action Review.

With UN Women Jordan in 2021, Kylie developed a gender-responsive, national-level MEAL Framework for Localisation. This was subsequently endorsed by the Humanitarian Partners Forum, the first time such a process had been jointly agreed by local and international humanitarian actors in Jordan. Her research also directly informed maternal and neonatal health policy at the sub-national level in Ethiopia in 2015.

Kylie holds an Honours degree in Arts and Communications. She will complete her Master of Human Rights Law at Monash University in 2022. Kylie is a RedR Australia Roster Member and has completed in-situ professional training with UNOCHA, the Norwegian Refugee Council and the International Rescue Committee, among others.

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