Robert Stryk works at UNICEF as Regional Evaluation Adviser in the MENA region since 2018. In this capacity he is promoting the evaluation of national and UNICEF as well as partner programmes in the region.
Prior to this he was leading evaluation in the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) for over 10 years. He was vice chair for use of evaluation in the United Nations Evaluation Group 2013 2015 as well as involved in the development of the first UNEG strategy and the revision of the UNEG Norms and Standards.
Throughout his 21 year career in development he spent most of his time in either planning or evaluation with intervals of implementing projects. His work spanned high level planning exercises such as supporting governments in the development of their PRSP / MDG papers to evaluating grass roots initiatives dealing with community development of indigenous groups. Within the UN System he worked for UNDP, ILO and UNRWA, but also worked for bilateral donors, INGOs, development banks, consulting companies, the private sector and EU institutions.
Robert Stryk is an economist by training and graduated from the Rheinische Friedrich Willhelms University in Bonn.