Love has worked in international development and peacebuilding for over 8 years, specialising in research, monitoring and evaluation, and evidence-based policy and practice. Prior to joining Hand in Hand, he was leading the work on monitoring, evaluation, research and learning at the International Network for Advancing Science and Policy (INASP). He spent several years living and working in Jordan, Lebanon and Tunisia with donors such as the EU, USAID and UNICEF on issues related to social cohesion and refugee integration.
He has also worked for the Swedish government agency for peace, security and development, Folke Bernadotte Academy, specialising in Sweden’s bilateral support to Palestine and Iraq, research grants, as well as the incorporation of research findings into policy. He holds a Masters in Global Governance and Diplomacy from the University of Oxford and a Bachelor’s degree in international Relations from the University of Essex.
Chiara has been working in the international development sector for the past five years. Prior to joining Hand in Hand, Chiara worked at Promoting Equality in African Schools (PEAS), where she spent the last three and a half years supporting education projects across Uganda and Zambia.
She holds a BA in International Relations from the University of Amsterdam, and an MSc in Development Planning from University College London.
Before working at Hand in Hand International Caitlin trained in accountancy in the Charity and Not-for-profit audit team of a medium-sized accountancy firm in London. She worked with a range of clients, including several NGOs, and gained broad experience of charity finance. Enthusiastic to work directly within the third sector she then worked as Financial Accountant at The Trussell Trust during a period of rapid growth and structural change.
Jen has worked in the not-for-profit sector for 14 years, creating engaging marketing and PR campaigns for a range of causes including environmental, international development, mental health and disability charities.
Before joining Hand in Hand, Jen was Communications Manager at FareShare, the UK’s largest food charity, leading on external communications, press and public affairs.
Nick Lynch Staunton
Nick first began working in the international development and humanitarian sector in 2008. He has worked in Jordan, Madagascar and London-based headquarters for CAFOD, SEED Madagascar, Jordanian Health Aid Society, and UNHCR. Prior to joining Hand in Hand International in January 2022, he coordinated a multi-country, FCDO-funded malnutrition programme that reached 300,000 people. Nick is passionate about using evidence and adaptive management principles to ensure the delivery of high quality programmes that maximise impact for people and communities.
Nick has Bachelor’s degree in Philosophy (first class) and a Master’s in International Development (merit), both from the University of Manchester.
Stephanie de Ryckman de Betz
Stephanie has more than 7 years’ experience in monitoring and evaluation for accountability and learning in thematic areas including gender equality, livelihoods, and regenerative agriculture in stable as well as post-conflict and post-disaster contexts. She’s a systems-thinker who proactively seeks ways to apply new tools and technologies for improved delivery and outcomes.
Charlie has worked in the not-for-profit sector for nine years, building strategic relationships with individuals and organisations to meet their philanthropic objectives and drive societal change. Before joining Hand in Hand to work towards tackling poverty through job creation, Charlie supported donors to contribute towards housing, criminal justice and social welfare causes.
Eva has worked in international development for more than 20 years, first as the EU contact point for one of Germany’s political foundation, later as a consultant on all aspects of the project cycle management, from project development to fundraising, capacity building and project evaluations.
She has lived and worked in both Asia and Africa before returning to her native Germany from where she is now supporting Hand in Hand to raise its profile in Germany and develop an active presence in the country.
With 10 years’ experience working in gender, poverty, entrepreneurship, financial inclusion and more, Isabel’s career has spanned international donors, academic institutions, government agencies and NGOs. Prior to joining Hand in Hand she work for an organization helping women entrepreneurs from marginalised backgrounds in Mexico launch business and lift their families out of poverty. Isabel holds an MA in International Affairs from Columbia University.
Passionate about the potential of inclusive market systems development and enthralled by the conjunction of economic development and environmental protection, Jack has designed and managed sustainable livelihoods programmes in Madagascar, Tanzania, The Maldives, Nepal, Costa Rica and Nicaragua, working with donors including DFID, The Darwin Initiative, USAID and UNDP-GEF. As Programme Manager at Hand in Hand International, Jack works closely with our network partners to ensure our programmes create the greatest impact possible for the people we serve. He holds a Master’s degree in International Politics from Newcastle University.