Senior Program Development and Effectiveness Expert Advisor
Bringing over 24 years of deep experience in development cooperation, Ms. Dzihic delivers strategic leadership for the advancement of various international development programs. She manages and supports a broad range of international donor-funded evaluations, including strategic, thematic, midterm, final, outcome, and impact assessments.
In her role, she designs robust program and evaluation strategies, formulates cutting-edge research methodologies, and ensures the highest quality in data collection and analysis. Her collaborative approach facilitates seamless cooperation with I4DI teams and implementing partners. Alongside these core duties, Ms. Dzihic bolsters organizational capacity, fosters stakeholder engagement, curates learning agendas, and serves as an ambassador of I4DI in sector-wide Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability, and Learning (MEAL) initiatives.
Over the past eight years, Ms. Dzihic has made substantial contributions to strategic evaluations of UN agencies (UNDP, UNICEF, UN RCOs, ILO, UNODC, etc.), bilateral donors (USAID, Sida, SDC, etc.) and the European Union for country programs spanning Europe, the Caucasus, Central Asia, and the Middle East. These extensive engagements in strategic evaluations have allowed her to influence the direction and effectiveness of international aid projects.
Consistently adhering to results-based management (RBM) methodologies, she champions effective planning, monitoring, evaluation, and learning in all program operations. Her work continues to drive sustainability and enhance development effectiveness, reinforcing her commitment to transformative change in the international aid landscape.