Caitlyn Mitchell brings nearly fifteen years of experience working in international development with an emphasis on grassroots and advocacy campaigning. Her areas of expertise include strategy development and planning, messaging, and tactics; working with issue experts on policy documents and outcomes; collaborating with country and global teams to create compelling actions for members in support of policy action; supporting the creation of campaign materials to effectively engage and communicate to target audiences; overseeing the creation and implementation of influencer strategies; and managing the process for engaging CSOs and partners.
Previously at the ONE Campaign, Caitlyn led ONE’s measurement, evaluation and learning (MEL) portfolio and along with her team, developed a MEL framework focused on influencing policy and the political process, mobilizing the public, influencing popular culture, and CSO engagement. She managed global policy and advocacy campaigns in addition to leading the annual planning process for the organization. Caitlyn helped launch the Girls and Women program at ONE which was dedicated to creating awareness to ensure that the issues girls and women face around the world were visible on the development agendas of policymakers and leaders. She has worked with various organizations—including the Food Research and Action Center (FRAC) and Harvard’s Global Health Institute (HGHI) —to lead vision and mission casting, develop Theories of Change and strategic plans, and create action plans and monitoring and accountability mechanisms to support the work. Caitlyn is passionate about helping organizations clarify their vision and turning big, audacious goals into action and ultimately, help them operate more efficiently and equitably.
Caitlyn holds a Bachelor of Arts in Languages and holds certifications in project management and measurement, evaluation, and learning.