Willemijn joined INTRAC in 2019 as Research and Programme Coordinator. Within the wider realm of development, she takes an interest in public health, gender equality and youth empowerment. She holds a strong portfolio of both quantitative and qualitative research methods with a focus on participatory approaches and action-based learning and is passionate about data visualisation.

Since joining the organisation, she has been INTRAC’s programme coordinator for a longer term strategic multi-country youth-led accountability and youth civil society programme delivered by a consortium called ‘The Development Alternative’ (2019-22), as well as coordinator of the Civil Society Innovation Fund in Ethiopia (2022- present). In addition to longer term strategic programme coordination, she provides research support on various MEL and Organisational Development consultancy assignments. Willemijn also undertakes in-house research on INTRAC’s strategic themes and outreach ideas. She is member of INTRAC’s Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (EDI)- and the Staff Wellbeing working groups (2022/23 Financial Year).

Willemijn holds an MSc degree in Management, Policy Analysis & Entrepreneurship in Health & Life Sciences, specialising in International Public Health with distinction. She wrote her dissertation for UNICEF South Africa, for whom she conducted a study to assess learners’ perspectives on the provision of sexual and reproductive health and rights services in South African public schools. Before joining INTRAC, Willemijn worked as a project coordinator and researcher at the Edgar Diabetes and Obesity Research Centre at the University of Otago in New Zealand. She has also been a hands-on board member of a Dutch NGO aiming to improve maternal health services through the establishment of community groups in Tanzania.

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