Karel has been working on monitoring and evaluation for Hivos since 2015, specifically in Hivos’ Open Society Department as the DMEL officer. The aspects of design, monitoring, evaluation and learning contribute to program quality, i.e. the likelihood that a program can be successful in achieving its desired results. Karel works one day per week for the Women@Work Campaign. Prior to this, Karel served as Head of the Hivos Africa desk in The Hague (1993-2005) and Project Officer for Latin America and the Caribbean (1987-1993).