Jay has more than 18 years of experience in research and MEL in the democracy, human rights, governance and rule of law sector. She leads evaluations in ROLI and has authored many of ROLI's internal evaluations for the past 8 years spanning more than 30 countries globally. Jay provides technical guidance and support to ROLI's many programs across the globe in designing MEL plans, setting up MEL systems, designing and implementing special studies and research, and overseeing external evaluations. Jay also leads learning efforts internal and external to ROLI and is co-lead of the Justice Measurement communiy of practice supported by ABA ROLI with USG support, where she recently co-authored two practice guidance that aid in measuring results of justice sector reforms and in assessing the performance of courts.
Prior to her work in ROLI, Jay was an independent evaluator and an institutional capacity assessment and development specialist for various donors for Southeast Asian programs. She has expertise in applying mixed research methods and applying innovative designs for evaluations in complex settings, as well as in assessing and developing government sector performance monitoring systems.
Jay is a member of the American Evaluation Association where she currently is the Democracy, Rights and Governance Topical Interest Group Program Co-Chair.