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Welcome to new staff!

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Six new members of staff joining in between October 2017 and January 2018.

The GNDR Secretariat team is expanding! Four new faces have started to work for the Secretariat during October-November and two more are expected to start in January. The new recruits will work to support the full implementation of GNDR’s strategy “Stronger Together”. Click on their names to learn more about them

Jonathan Potter | Executive Director (Interim) [will start January 2017]

Jonathan, the interim director, has a long track record of work in the humanitarian and development sectors, together with considerable expertise in the leadership and management of civil society organisations and networks. Between 2001 and 2014 Jonathan was the Executive Director of the non-governmental network People In Aid, where he oversaw considerable growth of the network, including supporting the establishment of the Core Humanitarian Standard (CHS) Alliance. You can read Read his full profile here.

Emma Kerr | Network Development Manager [started November 2017]

Emma is responsible for strategic decisions concerning membership, including building the capacity of the network and network members, membership growth, membership categories and data management, fostering alliances and partnerships and strengthening GNDR's governance structures (including the relationship with Board members, Trustees and Regional Advisory Groups). Read her full profile here.

Valeria Drigo | Advocacy & Learning Coordinator [will start January 2017]

Valeria is GNDR’s new Advocacy and Learning Coordinator. She will be directly involved in lobbying activities to raise GNDR members’ voices with decision-makers and support members’ capacities in advocating at national and regional level. She is responsible for capturing knowledge and best practices across the membership and disseminating them, to increase knowledge exchange among members. Read her full profile here.

Lorna Victoria | VFL Coordinator [started November 2017]

Lorna is GNDR’s new Views from the Frontline Coordinator. Lorna has been a member of GNDR’s Global Board until now, but will now be coordinating the implementation of GNDR’s pilot “Views from the Frontline” in Tonga and the Philippines. Read her full profile here.

Rohit Badhwar | Fundraising Coordinator [started October 2017]

Rohit will work to diversify and secure GNDR’s funding to support the GNDR strategy “Stronger Together”. As such, he will represent GNDR with donor organisations and partners. Rohit will be instrumental in drafting a fundraising strategy in consultation with the Secretariat, the BOard and Members. Read his full profile here.

Nisma Le Boul | Communications Officer [started November 2017]

Nisma will be working alongside Jesús Cordero, GNDR's Communications Coordinator. Nisma will support the implementation of GNDR’s communications strategy through creating engaging content and editing communications materials. She will also support GNDR’s campaigns and events, as well as the development GNDR’s social media platforms, thus raising GNDR’s profile among our members and the DRR international scene. Read her full profile here.

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