Elanor has worked in the field of international development for the past 24 years, on child protection issues for the past 16 years and more recently also on gender equality and violence against women and girls. She has worked closely on monitoring, evaluation and learning. In 2012 to 2013, she provided maternity cover in Plan UK as the Learning and Impact Assessment Manager. In this role she was responsible for: managing the Learning and Impact Assessment Team; providing guidance and technical support to programme staff on programme design, monitoring, evaluation and learning approaches; the design of external baselines and evaluations; supporting the monitoring, evaluation and learning processes for Plan UK’s DFID-funded 9-country programme on overcoming the barriers to adolescent girls accessing and remaining in secondary education. She also undertook a learning review and developed a learning strategy for the Programmes Department.
As a consultant she has undertaken a range of participatory research, programme assessments and evaluations and has facilitated programme development and training in Africa, Asia and Latin America. In 2009, Elanor was based in Ethiopia, working as a consultant for both international and local NGOs. This work involved: strengthening programme quality; facilitating programme design and development; supporting programmes staff to manage a range of programmes; and developing M&E frameworks, learning documents and technical guidelines. She focused on issues including food security, child rights, child protection, child migration, rural livelihoods, disaster risk reduction, women's rights and HIV and AIDS.
Prior to this, Elanor worked for ChildHope for 10 years, first as Programmes Manager and then as Head of the Programmes team before becoming a full-time consultant for CREATE. She has developed projects and programmes with over 20 organisations in Africa, Asia and Latin America. She has submitted successful funding applications to a range of institutional donors including DFID, the EU, the Big Lottery Fund, Comic Relief, the World Bank, and large trusts and foundations. She has designed and facilitated several M&E visits to local NGOs, has delivered training and built capacity in a number of areas including project cycle management, logframes, budget development, influencing policy and advocacy, child participation and child protection. She has overseen the development of a number of training materials for ChildHope and been involved in piloting them. She co-wrote ChildHope’s Child Protection Toolkit with Marie and has conducted training and mentoring on child protection with a number of organisations.