Liz O’Neill

Liz re-joined us in 2015, as our Malawi Country Coordinator, based in Lilongwe. She holds a BSc in Economics with Spanish and an MSc in Poverty Reduction with Development Management. Liz specialises in health, education, and public financial management, and has worked across East and Southern Africa.

Liz first worked with us in 2013, designing the cash transfers component of the Girls’ Education South Sudan programme. This followed over 2 years in South Sudan working on health systems strengthening, particularly public financial management and planning, at both national and sub-national levels of government. She occasionally returns to South Sudan to support our projects there, but now focuses the majority of her time on our work in Malawi.

Recently, Liz worked on a Health Learning Assessment for USAID-South Sudan, an evaluation for a Malawi-based NGO working on community governance and health, and a supply-side and regulatory analysis of Malawi’s financial sector, with particular emphasis on expanding financial inclusion.

She is currently Overseeing CGA’s development of a tablet-based app designed to monitor girls’ daily school attendance for DFID’s Leave No Girl Behind Malawi project in addition to supporting the Ministry of Education, Science and Technology in the rollout of Malawi’s Global Partnership for Education (GPE) programme, for which she is overseeing the development of another tablet-based app facilitating real-time monitoring of pupil and teacher enrolment, attendance and use of time for zonal EMIS officers as well as the development of a two-way, multi-lingual, voice and SMS platform to enable the Ministry to communicate with and receive messages from community members on issues affecting education delivery in their area.