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About us Management Unit

Management Unit

Strong Cities is led by a Management Unit, hosted by ISD, which drives the overall network and its activities and provides support for our International Steering Committee. The Management Unit comprises a Central Team who direct and support several field-based Regional Hubs.

The Management Unit oversees the development and delivery of training and other capacity-building tools, and spearheads the development of Strong Cities good practices, ensuring that lessons learned are being shared across regions and with international stakeholders.

The Management Unit also coordinates the Network’s engagement with national governments, regional and multinational organisations, civil society and the private sector, and leads Strong Cities’ resource mobilisation efforts.

Management Unit

Eric Rosand

Executive Director

Allison Curtis

Deputy Executive Director

Charlotte Moeyens

Chief of Staff

Kelsey Bjornsgaard

Director, Practice

Duaa Khalid

Director, Project Operations

Lara Petricevic

Director, Global Engagement

Simeon Dukic

Deputy Director, Global Engagement

Gabriel Camilleri

Responsable de comunicación

Kirsty McNeill

Grants Manager

David Leenstra

Coordinator, Networks & Membership

Samira Benz

Special Advisor


East & Southern Africa Regional Hub

Gertrude Rose Gamwera Buyinga

Dirección

Kudzai Mukaratirwa

Programme Lead

Geofrey Ochieng

Network Officer


Middle East & North Africa Regional Hub

Zouhair Racheha

Head

Maria Sarkaz

Programme Lead

Hicham El Haddad

Responsable del programa


South Asia Regional Hub

Anika Ahmed

Head

Simeon Dukic

Deputy Director, Global Engagement


Western Balkans Regional Hub

Simeon Dukic

Deputy Director, Global Engagement

Besim Dogani

Network Officer


North America

Eric Rosand

Executive Director

Jordan Reimer

Senior Manager

Caroline Wade

Project Coordinator


Young Cities

Kelsey Bjornsgaard

Director, Practice

Sameen Zehra

Youth Civic Action Coordinator

Our careers

Join us

The Strong Cities Network Management Unit is a small and dynamic team of experienced professionals drawn from diverse geographies and backgrounds. We are committed to helping member cities realise their potential and capacity to address hate, extremism and polarisation, and build strong, resilient cities. We are looking for passionate individuals who share this commitment and who are want to make a difference.

As new vacancies become available, they will be posted here. Join us and be part of a global mission with local impact!

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