Martine Holston

Design // Learn // Lead

With extensive experience in the design, implementation, and evaluation of community-based maternal health programs in developing countries, I am skilled at working with local teams to create, implement and evaluate innovative programs, both in-person and from across the globe. I have designed programs for new interventions and developed systems for monitoring and evaluating these programs, both within programs and across countries. I am adept at communicating results to all levels of stakeholders, a systems thinker with a fine eye for detail, a self-starter and an effective collaborator, and a team player with strong management skills.

Design

Systems thinking // human centered // public health approach

Learn

Evaluation focused on improvement and capacity building // Mission-driven analysis // Toolkits to share learning

Lead

Collaborative management focused on learning // Organizational and professional development // Strategic planning // Coaching and mentoring

Experienced in

OPERATIONS RESEARCH

Designed some of the first operations research to distribute misoprostol for community-level postpartum hemorrhage (PPH) management.

PROGRAM MANAGEMENT

Directed implementation of nine programs in Africa and Asia, including oversight of local teams, managing timelines, and liaising with local collaborators.

STRATEGIC PLANNING

Combine systems thinking, dedication to mission, and practical business acumen to create meaningful and feasible plans and methods for measuring results.

MONITORING AND EVALUATION

Created monitoring and evaluation frameworks and data collection tools and directed technical oversight of their implementation abroad. Trained local teams to conduct project monitoring, evaluation, and field research. Developed internal monitoring systems to measure process, outcome, and impact metrics.

DISSEMINATION of RESULTS

Conducted quantitative and qualitative data analysis and authored manuscripts for project reports, peer-reviewed publications, and a compendium of research. Assisted in dissemination meetings to convey results to stakeholders. Presented at international conferences.

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