Mr. Dershem is a Senior Consultant in Monitoring and Evaluation field at PMCG. He is a research and program evaluation professional with over 27 years of working experience. His areas of expertise include quantitative & qualitative research, personal exchange and interorganizational networks, household and community studies, program evaluation designs, international community development.
Mr. Dershem is experienced in the design of social and behavioral surveys, research for program development, design and oversight of program evaluations as well as in capacity-building of local staff in design, monitoring, evaluation and research methods and techniques.
Currently he holds a position of Senior Design, Monitoring & Evaluation Advisor at Save the Children. From 2006 to 2012 he held the same position at Save the Children. He was responsible for 11 Country Offices in Middle East and Eurasia Region.
Mr. Dershem is a member of professional organizations, including the American Evaluation Association and is an author of a number of books, papers and publications.
He holds Ph.D. in Rural Sociology and MS in Community Development from the University of Missouri-Columbia and BA in Biblical Literature from Ozark Christian College, Joplin.
Mr. Dershem is fluently speaking English and Bilsama (of the Solomon Islands) languages and has basic knowledge of Russian and Georgian languages.