Ms. Amanda Stek is a Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) professional with eight years of experience in international development, specializing in the Asia region. Her expertise is in project management, performance monitoring, performance and impact evaluation, and research in multiple sectors including Democracy and Governance, Human Security, Health, Education, and Environment.
As a staff member of Social Impact, based in Jakarta, she works on multiple projects where she has served as both the Team Leader, Senior Program Manager, and Evaluation Specialist. As a Team Leader, Ms. Stek led M&E for USAID/Indonesia’s Kinerja governance program, which included oversight of multi-district monitoring systems and ensuring high data quality. She contributed to impact and performance evaluations; facilitated presentations, meetings and workshops; and managed logistics. In addition, she managed teams of local staff and sub-contractors, and built capacity of local staff and sub-contractors in project management, data cleaning, and data analysis. In her current role, she manages personnel, coordinates fieldwork and data collection, and contributes to key deliverables for various types of evaluations and assessments. She also serves as a technical specialist for multiple evaluations and field offices, providing guidance on qualitative coding plans/schemes, data collection protocol development, and Collaborating, Learning and Adapting (CLA) work. All evaluations Ms. Stek has managed have been utilization-focused evaluations, and have incorporated SI’s proprietary Evaluation Quality, Use, and Impact (EQUI) framework to promote evaluation excellence.
Prior to joining SI, Ms. Stek worked with non-profits, private companies, and universities in the United States and Asia on data monitoring, policy research, and program evaluation, primarily focused on Indonesia. She holds a M.A. in International Relations from the Johns Hopkins University, School of Advanced International Studies, with a focus in International Economics and Southeast Asia.