A Strategic Hire with a World of USAID Expertise

WASHINGTON, Oct. 2, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The QED Group, LLC, a leading international development firm specializing in Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E), Knowledge Management and Professional Services, recently hired Jeff Malick, to lead their M&E Practice. Mr. Malick is a seasoned professional with more than 30 years of development experience, most notably as an M&E practitioner. Mr. Malick has spent more than 20 of those years working in increasingly responsible roles for the United States Agency for International Development (USAID).

"Ever since I learned about the company's strong reputation I have always wanted to work for QED. After my first week as the Monitoring and Evaluation Director, I now have a deeper understanding of why. I have met remarkably talented professionals committed to international development, and I look forward to collaborating with them as we partner with USAID, host countries and other organizations to measure the effects of our knowledge and assistance. I am just delighted to be here," says Mr. Malick.

Mr. Malick most recently served as Senior Program Officer with USAID's Africa Bureau. He helped lead the overall design and roll-out of an innovative interagency trade initiative and spent time preparing senior Agency officials to participate in the successful 2012 Africa Growth and Opportunity Act forum. Prior to that, he worked as General Development Officer for USAID/Pakistan, helping draft the Mission's stabilization strategy for the country's Federally Administered Tribal Areas. Other career highlights include sharing in the leadership and design of the knowledge management strategy for USAID in 2005 while at the Academy for Educational Development, structuring a country development strategy for USAID/Egypt in the early 1990s and being awarded the Superior Honor and Meritorious Honor awards by USAID.

Mr. Malick has an M.A. in international public policy from the Johns Hopkins School for Advanced International Studies and received his B.A. from Queens College in New York. He is proficient in Nepali, Hindi, Urdu and speaks basic Arabic.

QED is a full service monitoring and evaluation firm that helps our clients rigorously assess their performance, identify lessons learned and good practices within projects, and disseminate that knowledge to improve future programming. QED has delivered M&E services in 85 countries to a range of clients, including USAID, the U.S. Department of State, the U.S. Department of Agriculture, the U.S. Trade and Development Agency, and multi-lateral and bi-lateral international donors. QED tracks, evaluates, and reports on program performance, with the objective of moving results measurement from outputs to outcomes to, ultimately, impacts. QED's in-house research, monitoring and evaluation specialists specialize in data collection, data analysis, data cleaning, research, synthesis, and portrayal and reporting of data. QED staff has expertise in experimental and quasi-experimental methodologies. To learn more about QED, please visit www.qedgroupllc.com.


Liz Eddy