Helen has over eight years' experience working in humanitarian and post conflict settings, with a focus on strategy and programme development, and operational management. Before joining The Operations Partnership, Helen worked for Save the Children on responses in Syria, Myanmar and Sri Lanka.
Helen led a strategic review and operational strategy development for Save the Children's Syria and Neighbouring Country operations, and was operational lead for the development of Save the Children's response to the refugee and migration crisis in Europe.
In her role as Deputy Humanitarian Director for Save the Children in Myanmar, she led a multi-functional team, responsible for large scale humanitarian responses in Rakhine and Kachin. She acted as Flood Response Team Leader in late 2015, and was also responsible for development and management of the country's Humanitarian Advocacy Strategy.
In Sri Lanka, Helen held a number of programme management positions, responsible for development of complex relief and reconstruction programmes across multiple sectors, including mangement of a DRR Consortium. Helen has a strong interest in conflict management and conflict sensitivity. In both Myanmar and Sri Lanka she managed teams undertaking conflict mapping, and conflict sensitive programming. Helen started her career with Plan UK, where she held a number of officer and coordinator level positions. She was also involved in Plan's girl's rights campaign.
Since joining The Operations Partnership, Helen has wroked on a range of projects in complex emergencies in the Middle East including development of Remote Management Frameworks and systems, and operational strategy development in Iraq and Syria.
Helen holds a Masters Degree in International Relations from The University of Nottingham.