Rebecca Pursell Gotz

Rebecca is an evaluation specialist, with specific expertise in the monitoring & evaluation of social programmes. She has over 15 years’ experience in the social development field across a range of countries within the African continent. Rebecca has specific interests in youth inclusion, basic education and public health. Some of her assignments have included evaluating the Harambee Youth Employment Accelerator, evaluating the JOBS Programme implemented by the National Youth Development Agency, undertaking the social impact and partner performance assessment of CSI projects funded by The Coca-Cola Africa Foundation across seven African countries, and an evaluation of Kuza, a market-based youth employment programme funded by DfID and implemented in Kenya. Rebecca is currently part of the team serving as M&E and Learning Partner to Rockefeller Foundation’s Digital Jobs Africa (DJA) initiative, a programme focussed on the adoption of impact sourcing as a means of assisting young people to access and maintain employment in digital jobs. Rebecca is involved in the design and implementation of the evaluation of DJA in Kenya and South Africa. Rebecca’s specific experience in monitoring and results measurement has included developing the monitoring system for the Green Fund, a catalytic climate fund managed by DBSA, a portfolio review of Growthpoint Properties CSI Programme and developing the Performance Monitoring Plan for the USAID Beyond Advocacy Fund, aimed at catalyzing big business to support innovative ways of addressing the socio-economic challenges facing businesses operating in South Africa. Rebecca holds a Master of Arts in Forced Migration; a Masters in Public Health as well as a BA (Hons) in Social Work, all from the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg.