Communication offcer

Hivos – The Hague, Netherlands
November 2018 – present
The Women@Work Campaign aims to improve the labor conditions for women working in the horticulture supply chains in East and Southern Africa.

  • Dutch public (advocacy) campaign Small Change, Big Deal
  • CSR Africa: social performance tool for floriculture business to measure their social performance and improve corporate social responsibility.
  • The Only Way is Up!: a conference about living wage and living income in the agri-food sector. 
  • Living Wage Lab: brings together different stakeholders (government, business and civil society) to discuss possibilities to achieve living wage in the agri-food sector.
  • General communication tasks, including the management of websites and writing articles for the corporate website.

Civic Engagement Protection Officer

Nonviolent Peaceforce – Juba, South Sudan
February 2017 – February 2018
The aim of the civic engagement project is to increase space for South Sudanese human rights defenders and journalists. My accomplishments:

  • Supported human rights defenders and journalists under threat.
  • Organized training on digital and physical security for civil society organizations, human rights defenders and journalists.
  • Built the capacity of the South Sudan Human Rights Defenders Network.
  • Project management: wrote (donor) reports; oversaw the implementation of the work plan; managed the budget; other administration.

Public Information Officer

United Nations Mission in South Sudan – Rumbek, South Sudan
November 2013 – February 2017
As the Team Leader of the Communications and Public Information Section in the regional office in Rumbek for the United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS), I achieved the following:

Web Content Manager

PAX – Utrecht, Netherlands
May 2011 – December 2012
As Web Content Manager for the Dutch peacebuilding NGO PAX I managed the organization’s websites and I was part of the campaign team. My accomplishments:

  • Wrote content for the websites.
  • Developed the new corporate website.
  • Participated in the design and implementation of campaigns such as ‘Adopt a Revolution’ and ‘Vredesweek’ (Peace Week).
  • Set up the social media channels.

And further:

External Relations (intern), UNHCR – The Hauge, Netherlands
September 2011 – December 2011

Customer adviser, Zilveren Kruis Achmea – Noordwijk, Netherlands
October 2010 – May 2011

Editor (intern), Historisch Nieuwsblad – Diemen, Netherlands
JanuarY 2009 – March 2009

Web redacteur (stagiaire), Sanoma Media – Hoofddorp, Nederland
juni 2008 – oktober 2008