Kirby Richardson (’19) has joined Heifer International as a Monitoring, Evaluation, Learning, and Systems (MELS) Consultant for the Program Effectiveness team. Richardson will work at the Heifer headquarters in Little Rock.
Heifer International is a global nonprofit working to eradicate poverty and hunger through sustainable, values-based holistic community development. Heifer distributes animals, along with agricultural and values-based training, to families in need around the world as a means of providing self-sufficiency.
“I will be directly supporting local field monitoring and evaluation teams around the world as they develop their MELS deliverables,” Richardson said. “When a MELS team in one of Heifer's 20 partner nations needs support on a MELS-related project, it will be my job to step in and provide the necessary support.”
Richardson will primarily be working on MELS tool, resource, and procedure development, training, and troubleshooting in order to help streamline the MELS process from baseline to final evaluation.
In addition to his Master of Public Service, Richardson is a graduate of the University of Central Arkansas as a double major in history and religious studies.
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