Terrence Jantzi

Senior Evaluation Specialist

Dr. Terrence Jantzi serves as the Senior Evaluation Specialist with The KonTerra Group’s Evaluation and Organizational Learning Unit, a leading provider of evaluation services to the international humanitarian and development community. Terrence specializes in leading evaluation exercises for United Nations agencies and holds thematic specializations in livelihoods and resilience, and disaster risk reduction and climate change adaptation with expertise in social science research methods (qualitative and quantitative).

Terrence’s interests in evaluations emerged from over 30 years of field experience as a project officer, manager, academic, and consultant in international development throughout Latin America, Central Asia, and Eastern Europe. His engagement in international development and humanitarian assistance began in 1989 with humanitarian response posting with the Mennonite Central Committee in Nicaragua and Somalia. Terrence has lived in nine countries with his most recent previous postings as Monitoring and Evaluation Manager for World Vision in Albania (2010-2012), Country Representative for the Mennonite Central Committee in Colombia (2012-2017), and Eastern Europe Regional Advisor on Monitoring and Evaluation for Terre des Hommes (2017-2019).

Terrence holds a PhD in International Development and a Master of Science in Conservation and Sustainable Development from Cornell University after which he served for 10 years as an associate professor of peacebuilding and development at Eastern Mennonite University in the United States. He currently lives in Albania with his wife and two teen-aged children to whom he loses in basketball, soccer, and computer video games but does defeat in skiing, hiking, and long distance running.