Tiziana has contributed to Devex News since mid-2008, focusing mainly on Africa as well as the European donor landscape, especially those in Brussels, Rome and Barcelona. Tiziana has worked as a journalist for Reuters and the Associated Press in Johannesburg and at Reuters in Milan and Paris. She is fluent in Italian, English, French and Spanish.
<p>Almost 80 percent of UNHCR staff are based in the field, where they can better assist refugees in difficult and dangerous conditions. Former chief spokesperson Ron Redmond explains the U.N. Refugee Agency’s hiring and staff rotation.</p>
<p>Experience working in the field is crucial for those seeking work with the United Nations Refugee Agency. That’s why UNHCR likes to hire candidates who have worked with the agency’s nonprofit or corporate partners, says Ron Redmond, a former chief spokesperson.</p>
“Country ownership” is more than an empty phrase for the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria. It is how this leading global health group determines which initiatives to fund. Communications chief Jon Liden explains the Global Fund’s grant-making process.
The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria seeks to deliver aid transparently using public-private partnerships and input from beneficiaries. Call it “development assistance for the 21st century,” says Jon Liden, the global health group’s communications chief.
What qualities does the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria value in its staff? Hint: It’s more than technical expertise and dedication. Jon Liden, the Geneva group’s communications chief, explains.
The International Organization for Migration now operates 400 offices in 137 countries around the world. Its headquarters (and 200 staff), however, remain in Geneva. IOM spokesperson Jemini Pandya explains why.
Red tape is complicating the implementation and evaluation of EuropeAid’s field projects. Quality of Operations Director Francesca Mosca discusses how to make things easier for the agency and its partners.
EuropeAid has been helping EU leaders prepare for the Copenhagen climate change summit. The agency, according to senior officials, is increasing its focus on global warming, but not at the expense of other development concerns.