Start date with DI: January 2014
Where I am based: Bristol, UK
What I do: I lead DI’s policy analysis and engagement on both humanitarian assistance and conflict, peace and security.
Previous experience: I worked at Saferworld, an international peacebuilding NGO, as a Policy and Advocacy Advisor on conflict prevention, security, justice, conflict-sensitive development and gender issues, engaging both in the international arena and at the national level in a range of fragile and conflict-affected states in Africa, Asia and Eastern Europe. For two years I was based in Nepal, and led the development of Saferworld’s country and wider regional (South Asia) programmes.
I also worked at International Alert as a Programme Design Officer on peace and security issues in Asia and Eurasia; at Oxfam on campaigning and parliamentary engagement and advocacy; and as an independent consultant on conflict and security, during which time I worked as a Team Leader with theIDLGroup for an evaluation of Conciliation Resources’ DFID-funded PPA.
As part of the UK Government’s Serious and Organised Crime Agency (SOCA) I worked on policy and strategy to address organised crime (e.g. human trafficking and child exploitation) as a source of insecurity and instability at the national and international levels, linking closely to, and developing a joint strategy with DFID.