Sonia Pérez

Senior Consultant

I am an evaluator and researcher with 10 years of professional and academic experience in International Development. My background is in Public Health and development and thus I am familiar with health policies, programmes and the health-related Sustainable Development Goals, particularly related to my thematic areas of interest including WASH, infectious/non-communicable disease and migrant health. My work with IOD PARC since 2015 has given me consultancy experience in a diverse range of countries throughout sub-Saharan Africa and South East Asia for clients such as UNICEF, UNFPA, WFP, WHO, AFDB and DFID.

My consultancy work includes conducting research and evaluations for both multilateral organisations and NGOs, working in multi-cultural teams. I am highly organised with a strong track record managing projects throughout their lifecycle from initial planning to implementation, and ongoing monitoring and evaluation.

I am experienced using mixed research methods, particularly qualitative and participatory approaches such as focus group discussions and semi-structured interviews. I combine knowledge from my Masters of Public Health and International Development with prior practical experience as a Project Director for a UK-based NGO managing WASH projects with partner organisations in sub-Saharan Africa. I am also a recurrent guest lecturer at The University of Northampton on topics including ‘Health and development’, ‘South-East Asia as a Developing Region’ and ‘Water Supply and Sanitation’ and a Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society.