Senior Policy & Engagement Advisor
Start date: February 2022
Where I am based: Bristol, UK
What I do: As a Senior Policy & Engagement Advisor, I contribute to DI’s mission to improve crisis-related financing, supporting the humanitarian sector to follow the money so that more goes directly to those who need it. I work on research and outreach for the Global Humanitarian Assistance programme, focusing on humanitarian financing and ongoing reform processes (such as the Grand Bargain, climate financing and the humanitarian–development–peace nexus).
Previous experience: Prior to joining DI, I worked at the Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) in Panama, as regional Advocacy Coordinator for Central America and Mexico. I was responsible for implementing NRC’s regional advocacy and communications strategy, managing a research project on protection needs across four countries, and representing the organisation in the relevant humanitarian coordination platforms. I previously worked in humanitarian policy in NRC Geneva, focusing on protection, principles and disaster displacement. I hold a MA in Refugee Protection and Forced Migration from the Refugee Law Initiative at the University of London, and a BA in International Relations from the University of Geneva.