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Professional Profile

Dariusz holds a doctorate degree in development studies and has over a decade of experience in international development and humanitarian work, specialising in research and monitoring, evaluation, and learning. Over the years, he has successfully implemented a wide range of methodologies, from representative national studies to ethnographies and participatory action research. Dariusz has experience in diverse issues: youth violence, violence against women and girls, armed conflict, peacebuilding, access to justice, security system reform, mine action, education, child protection, and public health. He has also worked in diverse settings: Central and South America, South Asia, North America, Europe, and Southern, East, and West Africa for governments, non-governmental organisations, donors, think tanks, and a variety of United Nations agencies.

Recent Work Experience

United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF)

  • Led a baseline assessment to help guide its implementation for project aimed at creating at strengthening social cohesion and building an enabling environment for peaceful elections and

  • Produce set indicators and targets and produced recommendations to refine project results framework based on possible data collection modalities and available data sources

  • Recommendations from baseline also focused for refining the project model an assessment of on-the-ground conflict dynamics in select districts.

World Food Programme (WFP)

  • Led an evaluation of a three-country pilot in Ethiopia, Sudan, and Uganda of WFP’s global LRFPP, which is aimed at boosting its local, regional, and pro-smallholder procurement.

  • Coordinated a team of evaluators consisting of a senior evaluator and three national consultants, leading the preparation of the evaluation design, methodology, and workplan, while also managing data collection, analysis, and report writing.

  • Developed learnings from the elevation that were used to inform the scaling up of the LRFPP – not just in east Africa, but also around the world.

Action contre la Faim (ACF)

  • Led the analysis of gender and protection risks across different sectors: health and nutrition, water, food security and livelihoods, mental health, and water, sanitation, and hygiene.

  • Assessment included analysis of: protection risks affecting women and girls, types of violence and their root causes, gendered power dynamics and gender roles, strategies adopted by females to reduce protection risks, etc.

  • Findings informed the design of programming activities undertaken by ACF to develop a multi-sectoral package of integrated services and activities to help women and girls in vulnerable communities.

For a detailed summary of my previous work experience, please see my complete CV.


University of Cape Town

(2022-Present) Honorary Research Affiliate and Guest Lecturer, Centre of Criminology

SOAS University of London

(2011-2018) PhD: Development Studies

Carleton University

(2004-2006) MA: International Affairs

University of Victoria

(1997-2002) BCom: International Business

Research Skills

  • Extensive experience with representative large-scale surveys.

  • Experienced in wide range of qualitative methods, including: key informant interviews, focus group discussions, observation, case studies of change, and participatory action research.

  • Knowledgeable in data analysis techniques and software – including: SPSS and advanced Excel techniques.

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