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Working for Development and Humanitarian Organisations

Monday 28th March 2022
Online via Zoom

Join us for an interactive discussion on what it is like to work for a development or humanitarian organisation in the UK and internationally.

Representing a wide variety of organisations and job roles, our panellists will discuss a typical day at work, aspects of their jobs that they find rewarding as well as those that they find challenging. Panellists will also offer advice to anyone who is interested in following a similar career path.

Confirmed speakers

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Eyram Dzitrie
Humanitarian Affairs Officer, OCHA (UN)

Eyram Dzitrie is currently working as a Humanitarian Affairs Officer with the Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) in Lebanon. He has also served with OCHA in Myanmar and UNICEF in Ghana. Eyram holds Masters degrees in International Development from the University of East Anglia and the University of Antwerp, Belgium.

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Anna Riggall
Global Head of Consultancy and Research, Education Development Trust

Dr Anna Riggall leads Education Development Trust's global programme of educational research and consultancy. She has over 20 years’ experience and holds a Masters degree in Education and Development Studies and a PhD in Education. Anna specialises in the areas of education for marginalised groups and educational reforms including children with disabilities, girls, refugees and education in emergencies.

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George Harris
Civil Servant (Modern Slavery Human Trafficking), UK Government

George is an alumnus of St Mary’s University, Twickenham. During his studies, he explored education through humanitarian social policy and practice. George has interests in Unaccompanied Asylum Seeking Children, identity development and marginalised children. He is currently a civil servant working with Modern Slavery Human Trafficking victims for the UK Government.

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Ben Hill
Senior Humanitarian Education Advisor, Save the Children

Ben has more than a decade’s experience of working in the humanitarian sector. He currently works for Save the Children as a Senior Humanitarian Education Adviser. Ben has previously worked for a range of INGOs and a United Nations agency in a number of countries including the Occupied Palestinian Territories, Kyrgyzstan, Jordan, Lebanon, Turkey, Syria (remotely from Turkey) and Cameroon. He has also worked shorter-term in Ethiopia, South Sudan and Uganda. Ben holds several Masters degrees in Conflict Security and Development and in Educational Leadership.

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Oula Abu-Amsha
Community of Practice Coordinator, INEE

Oula coordinates the recent INEE Community of Practice, designed to enhance engagement of Education In Emergencies (EiE) stakeholders around the world. She also interacts with teachers in diverse displacement contexts by consulting for the Center for Learning in Practice. Oula is a former Syrian professor. Since her exile in 2012, she started her activities in EiE. Before joining INEE, Oula served students and facilitators from Guyana to Myanmar as the Chief Academic Officer of Jesuit Worldwide Learning.

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Johan Eldebo
Regional Security Director, World Vision

Johan Eldebo is Regional Security Director at World Vision. With over a decade of experience, he has worked in fragile contexts across Africa and the Middle East, gaining specialism in participatory context analysis, security management and humanitarian assistance and decision-making. Johan is also a visiting scholar at the New York University Center for International Cooperation and holds a Masters degree from King’s College London.

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Monday 28th March 2022
Online via Zoom

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For more information about this event please contact Amy Smail (Postdoctoral Researcher - Education):

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