Responsibilities of the Evaluation Leads
Once you decide how to proceed with finding an evaluation expert—either internally or externally—the lead can take on a number of responsibilities. Here is a list of possible responsibilities to consider for your evaluation lead:
- Develop an evaluation plan with the program lead and staff that identifies
- intermediate outcomes and indicators,
- tools used to measure those outcomes and indicators,
- activities involved in collecting data,
- staff who will be responsible, and
- frequency and timeframes for collecting data and assessing outcomes.
- Train project staff. Training topics could include using evaluation instruments, data collection activities, participant or case selection for sampling purposes, and other activities.
- Design data collection instruments or select standardized instruments or inventories.
- Implement procedures for data collection activities, such as
- interviewing project staff,
- interviewing program participants,
- conducting focus groups,
- observing service-delivery activities, and
- reviewing participant case records.
- Develop a database or determine how to adapt current data systems.
- Code, enter, and clean data.
- Analyze data.
- Establish and oversee procedures ensuring confidentiality during all phases of the evaluation.
- Prepare, revise, and present evaluation report (paper, PowerPoints, and so forth).
 FRIENDS National Center for Community-Based Child Abuse Prevention. (n.d.). FRIENDS evaluation toolkit. Retrieved from http://friendsnrc.org/evaluation-toolkit.