Monitoring and Evaluation Expert
Patty Marcus knows the imperative of fostering effective and inclusive alliances for collaborative participation at a multitude of levels. She takes the lead in developing strategies, designing and presenting innovative training seminars and educational materials, conducting monitoring and evaluations, providing technical guidance and in formulating and implementing external communications. Patty is an excellent trainer, public speaker, writer and editor: a critical thinker with high energy who maintains a positive outlook in the most challenging of environments. She is a leader in the international relations arena who has traveled to 49 countries and spent years working closely with civil societies and transitional governments and amongst those struggling to have their voices heard.
Patty Marcus has been managing projects, designing and implementing monitoring and evaluation systems and conducting project evaluations as an international development expert for over 25 years. An attorney with experience working for international organizations and government, Ms. Marcus now consults worldwide in the areas of M&E, capacity development, rule of law and gender equality and she is a trainer and training curriculum developer. She previously worked in Iraq and Kurdistan as the Senior Legal, Civil Society and Gender Specialist for the Iraq Gender Assessment Team for the USAID-QED Group. Prior to that Ms. Marcus was Director of Women’s Advocacy and Civil Society for USAID’s Iraq Civil Society and Media Support Program (USAID/ICSP) at America’s Development Foundation (ADF). She has conducted country-wide evaluations, developed and drafted country strategies for USAID, developed and facilitated trainings and retreats for USAID, US Department of State, US Department of Defense and the Office of US Foreign Disaster Assistance (OFDA) in Iraq, Kurdistan, Indonesia, Nigeria and the US.
Patty brings years of experience in strategy and program development, monitoring and evaluation, assessment, communications and media outreach, IQC and proposal management, budget creation and special events planning. She has the unique experience of living and working in post-conflict and crisis-laden environments, operating within diverse cultures and disparate groups working toward building a path forward. As Country Program Manager for USAID’s Office of Transition Initiatives (USAID/OTI) at the U.S. Embassy in Jakarta, Indonesia, Patty developed and managed the implementation of political transition grants to Indonesian and East Timorese civil society groups and NGOs advocating good governance, transparency and reconciliation. She provided technical assistance to the national government, along with fledgling provincial, regional and village legislators and provided strategic guidance for the development of an independent media; legal, legislative, and judicial reform; parliamentary reform on the national and local levels; decentralization; inter-ethnic and inter-faith issues; anti-corruption; building civil-military relations; and human rights awareness within Indonesia and East Timor.
Patty is an attorney, a member of the State Bars of New York and Connecticut, and has garnered extensive political and campaign experience through years of work on national and local campaigns and serving on political transition teams and inaugural planning committees, and as a fundraiser, host, trainer, and strategist for international and foreign policy initiatives.
She holds a Juris Doctor from the Columbus School of Law at Catholic University and a BA in Psychology from American University, both in Washington, DC, and a graduate Certificate in International Law and Strategic Analysis from the Jaffee Institute of Strategic Studies at Tel Aviv University. She was a CORO Public Policy/Women in Leadership Fellow and is proficient in Indonesian, French, and Spanish.