Research design master. Data-driven decision-making devotee. Art lover and carpet enthusiast. Avid dog petter.
Marie Huber is an Analyst at Third Plateau. She comes to the firm after seven years of international experience working in research, program planning, monitoring and evaluation in the humanitarian and development sector. Marie is passionate about all things data and the generation and use of rigorous evidence to drive social impact initiatives and innovation. Prior to joining Third Plateau, she worked for the United Nations, training and mentoring 39 Afghan women professionals and providing technical assistance to the Government of Afghanistan to promote the use of public resources and delivery of policies and services that is responsive to the needs of all genders and promotes more gender equal outcomes.
Marie moved to Afghanistan upon completion of her M.Phil in International Peace Studies from Trinity College in Dublin, Ireland. She worked for various organizations in research and program monitoring and evaluation with the opportunity to carry out data collection while meeting amazing people throughout Afghanistan. She supported the Australian government in evaluating and redesigning their Afghanistan Ending Violence Against Women program before co-founding a consulting firm delivering research, monitoring, and evaluation services to national and international non-government organizations, international organizations, and government partners across Afghanistan.
Marie also worked in Iraq for Norwegian Refugee Council supporting the team to monitor their program implementation and evaluate impact providing programs and services to refugees and returnees residing in South Central Iraq. She worked in Ireland as the international Program Planning, Monitoring and Evaluation Advisor for Concern Worldwide, providing technical and capacity development support to teams in 28 countries and working in a team to develop and roll out standard metrics and indicators in a global digital data collection and analysis system across their work in livelihoods, health, nutrition, education, emergencies, gender equality, water and sanitation, and community development.
After several years living and working abroad and traveling to over 40 countries, Marie is thrilled to be living stateside again closer to her family (and their dog Ishy) and discovering all that the Bay Area has to offer with the ocean, mountains, and amazing skiing and hiking right in her backyard. She loves art and is currently reviving her former life as a painter, with an aspirational interest in textile and fiber arts. This is inspired partly by a nasty carpet habit she picked up living and traveling in South Central Asia and the Middle East manifesting in her somewhat excessive collection of carpets.