Vice President, Technical Services

Robert Grossman-Vermaas

I am a conflict, conflict assessment, operations, and monitoring & evaluation specialist with over 15 years of experience working in conflict, post-conflict, fragile, and transitioning environments for clients including USAID, DoS, DoD, DfID, SIDA, and the US intelligence community. I have led large-scale conflict assessment, resilience, CVE, and stabilization/transition assessment programs, including acting as Chief of Party or Team Leader on USAID programs; leading a large USG 1207-funded evaluation of a stabilization program in Haiti; serving as Technical Director for the Measuring Progress in Conflict Environments (MPICE) program, an innovative interagency program sponsored by DoS, USAID and DoD (and operating in Iraq, Afghanistan, Sudan); leading program evaluations for experimental USG counter-terrorism programs; leading conflict assessments, evaluations and verification activities in Syria, Afghanistan, Colombia, Somalia, Iraq, Sudan, Ethiopia, Yemen; and, acting as Senior Technical Advisor for monitoring programs in Syria, Somalia, Yemen. I have extensive experience designing strategies and accompanying metrics, indicators, results frameworks, logframes and M&E/outcomes/results-based plans for DoD, DoS, USAID, DfID, and in operationalizing these frameworks to identify outcome, impact and actionable program recommendations. I have published over two dozen articles on stability operations, resilience in East Africa, M&E, conflict assessment, inter-agency planning, civil-military relations, and post-conflict stabilization and reconstruction. I have worked long- and short-term in several conflict-affected environments.
I do not play golf very well at all. 

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