As a Project Manager at ECODIT LLC, Cassie Ann Hoffman serves as an NRM Specialist providing technical expertise and project backstopping, leading new business efforts, and delivering project management and contracts support to ECODIT’s water and environment projects. Her technical areas of expertise include payments of ecosystem services, environmental economics and policies, strategic communication and behavior change, and monitoring and evaluation. During her tenure at ECODIT, she has provided technical backstopping support to more than five USAID Biodiversity Assessments (Azerbaijan, Bangladesh, Georgia, Nepal, and Ukraine) and managed and/or contributed to four evaluations of USAID environmental programs, including an Evaluation of USAID Investments in Nyungwe National Park in Rwanda, an Evaluation of USAID Biodiversity Conservation Strategies in Ecuador with Lowland Indigenous groups, an external Evaluation of the Central African Regional Program for the Environment (CARPE), and an Assessment of USAID-managed Environmental Program in Central America to support compliance with CAFTA-DR.
As of January 2013, she is also the Home Office Project Manager for the Public Action for Water, Energy, and Environment Project (PAP), a 5-year USD 25 Million communication and behavior change project funded by USAID/Jordan. In support of PAP, she has edited, co-authored, and assisted with the production of a National Communication Strategy for Behavioral and Policy Changes in the Water, Energy, and Environment Sectors, a Guide to Best Management Practices in Strategic Communication for Water and Energy Utilities, and the Public Action Project Monitoring and Evaluation Plan. She has a Master degree in Environmental Management and speaks English, Spanish, and Portuguese.