The coordination team guarantees down- and upward accountability, support to country teams, oversight and provides a framework and guidelines for coherence and strategic direction. It ensures local to global, global to local and local to local linking and learning, and builds and protects branding and positioning of Voice. The team establishes partnerships and provides grants to regional and global actors.
Linking and Learning Coordinator
Inez brings almost 30 years of experience as development practitioner, the majority of which in Africa. After her studies in Cultural Anthropology, Inez joined Medicins Sans Frontieres, devoting 10 years to emergency logistics and coordination. To broaden her scope, Inez switched to programme management and capacity development and specialised in gender, organisational capacity strengthening and participatory facilitation. Partly as a consultant as well as employee, Inez worked with Hivos, Oxfam Novib, CARE, Cordaid, SOS Kinderdorpen amongst others. The work exposed her to a large variety of civil society organisations, including informal groups. Often related to people discriminated by gender, age, HIV and/or sexual orientation. She managed a grant facility for community based organisations in Northern Mozambique and is founding member of two local non-governmental organisations. Inez loves facilitating multi stakeholder processes, self-assessments and learning trajectories all with the aim to connect people.
Clemens has a longstanding experience in development co-operation both in the Netherlands and abroad and has been working for over 18 years with Oxfam Novib as a (senior) financial officer. He has extensive knowledge of donor stipulations, contract management and compliance monitoring including internal and external audits. This includes major multilateral donors: EU and UN agencies, bilateral donors (Dutch MoFa, Sida, Norad, GIZ, Danida, Finnida) and major foundations (Ford, Hewlett, Comic Relief, Ikea). He has worked in many of the target countries for Voice including Kenya, Niger, Mali, Nigeria, Uganda, Philippines and more remote support with the Oxfam country offices in Laos, Indonesia and Cambodia. As finance officer in Oxfam Novib’s Global Programmes team he worked with some of the major global actors in the thematic areas of Voice. Clemens is an internal auditor for Oxfam Novib and key user of accounting programmes and other MIS programmes / ERP-systems (SAP).
Roving Grant Officer Africa
Ruth Njambi Kimani wants to live in a world filled with lovers of human and social change makers. As a social and health communication practitioner, she has worked in the NGO world for over ten years’, building expertise in strategic behaviour communication, programme development and management on social development, women empowerment, youth and health, sexual rights and diversity. Nobody can silence Ruth when it comes to discussions around topics that are commonly referred to as sensitive. She holds a Master Degree in Project Planning and Management (MA-PPM) and currently works for as the Roving Grant Coordinator for Voice in Africa.
Before Eva started at Voice, she had worked for 5 years in marketing and communications. She last worked as a campaigner for Oxfam Novib specialised on events, volunteers and online fundraising. Before that, she worked as marketing and communications manager at the Dutch social enterprise Dopper. In both roles she converted campaigns into fun and engaging experiences and concepts for festivals and thematic events. Eva was an editor and photographer for daily newspapers, travel magazines and sustainable brands and events coordinator for festivals and company events on a freelance base. Eva gained most of her knowledge through experience and home study, since she started her career with a bachelor in Management, Economics and Law specialised in Real Estate. After working in that sector for 5 years she took a gap year to travel and decided to follow her heart and work on the things that she is most passionate about. Voice is exactly that!
Marinke van Riet
Marinke is a passionate activist who has over 18 years experience in advocating for social justice in the areas of inclusive economic growth, natural resource governance and sexual health rights mainly in Africa. An anthropologist by training she worked in microfinance for a New York-based organisation in amongst others Mali and Niger, in accessibility and mobility for a global transport network and as a Country Director for Marie Stopes in Madagascar and Ghana working on sexual and reproductive health rights and provision. Between 2011 and 2016 Marinke led Publish What You Pay (PWYP), hosted by Open Society Foundation in London and led the coalition to register as an independent entity. PWYP is a global civil society movement that campaigns for transparency and accountability in the gas, oil and mining industry. Marinke is a geek for creative strategies, inclusive governance and accountability as in her opinion the latter two are amongst the key root causes of poverty, inequality and injustice. For Marinke Voice offers a unique opportunity to combine all her passions in one job as well as return to her country of birth, a country where she grew up but immediately left upon finishing her education (18 years ago!).
Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability & Learning Officer
Lina comes to Voice with knowledge in the fields of qualitative and quantitative data collection and analysis, social and market research. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in International Economics, a Master’s degree in International Political Economy of Development and her experience ranges from survey construction to project management. She has worked in the Oxfam International confederation for 5 years and decided to focus more on monitoring and evaluation to support the organization and its partners increase their program effectiveness and amplify their impact. Her most recent work was around building a monitoring and evaluation framework for Oxfam’s humanitarian programme in Greece, with a specific focus on developing a direct accountability mechanism for refugee and migrant communities. A political economist by training and a theatre enthusiast by passion, Lina is particularly interested in exploring and testing new and innovative participatory methods to evaluate how transformational change actually happens.
Janine comes to Voice with almost 19 years of Oxfam Novib experience. The 2 years before, she has worked as support officer for the Youth Team at the Thematic Units and before that as a team administrator at the East Europe and East Africa teams at the former Projects Department and at the Global Link team of the Campaigns Department. Besides using her administrative skills, having knowledge of SAP/Adobe and filing systems, Janine also enjoyed using her communication and IT skills as a webmaster for the E-Motive program and as SAP trainer and E-learner. Next to being a support officer, she´s also part time secretary of the Works Council in The Hague. Janine is very happy to be joining the Voice team!