Jerome Helfft is a senior associate in Design, Monitoring and Evaluation (DM&E) at ICTJ. He has a research background in business economics, and 10 years of professional experience including several years in DM&E in Washington, D.C. for Search for Common Ground and in Southeast Asia working with the American Red Cross and World Vision. Previously, he worked in the DRC in a health program, Afghanistan for a media development NGO and in Peru for the French Embassy. Helfft is experienced in project design, conducting evaluations, leading the development of M&E plans in a participatory approach, and has trained more than 150 project staff. At ICTJ, he helps develop organization-wide policies, tools and processes, and provides technical assistance in DM&E to country and thematic programs.