Teaching staff

Alberto Martos Sauquillo : Director

Alberto Martos Sauquillo


Economist, Expert in NGO Management and Expert in E-Learning.

Alberto is an Economist from the Complutense University of Madrid and has postgraduate qualifications in NGO Management and Programme Design from the National Autonomous University of Nicaragua. He has worked in humanitarian interventions with the Spanish Agency for International Cooperation, the Red Cross, Movimondo, Oxfam and Caritas.

He has focused his career on working with Internally Displaced People (IDPs) and in the field of humanitarian protection. His experience includes programme coordination, mission administration, proposal-writing, design of training materials, security and monitoring.

Sandra Manrique Barón : Responsible for enrollment

Sandra Manrique Barón

Responsible for enrollment

Sandra is an Anthropologist from the National University of Colombia. She has worked for the Mayor of Bogota’s office, the Restrepo Barco Foundation and Oxfam GB.

Sandra has worked with internally displaced people and grass-roots organizations in areas such as community work, institutional strengthening, reconstruction, humanitarian protection and monitoring. She is a tutor and has developed training material for the courses.

She has created training material for the courses.

Carlos Afonso Gallegos : Tutor

Carlos Afonso Gallegos


Carlos has over 20 years of experience working in complex humanitarian situations such Afghanistan, Palestine, the Caucasus, the Horn of Africa or the Syrian refugee crisis. With an academic background on Development, his initial focus was in the area of Food and Economic Security. Yet, through his extensive work in the field with NGOs, the ICRC and ECHO he has developed technical expertise in other fields such Disaster Risk Reduction, Early Rehabilitation and Humanitarian Demining. In addition, as Programme Manager, he is used to deal with all areas of the project cycle.

Karin Michotte : Course developer and tutor

Karin Michotte

Course developer and tutor

Karin is an independent consultant with 16 years’ experience in humanitarian aid.

She has worked in over 11 countries with international NGOs such as Action Against Hunger, Doctors without Borders and the European Commission Humanitarian Office (DG ECHO) in Africa, Asia and South America. As a consultant, Karin focuses on training, project design, and evaluations.


Arturo García Fernández : Tutor

Arturo García Fernández


Arturo is a former Project Manager in a telecommunication company. After many years as a local Red Cross Volunteer in Paris he chose to leave his job to dedicate himself entirely to the humanitarian work.

He has created a business that focuses on giving IT support to NGOs, he has experience mainly in Emergencies and particularly in assessments and distributions of NFIs and Cash.

Amélie Yan-Gouiffes : Tutor

Amélie Yan-Gouiffes


Amelie's passion is to empower people and organisations to share their message and to bring their contribution. She provides consulting in humanitarian & corporate social responsibility (CSR) programming and coaching in public speaking & pitching to corporate, humanitarian and government organisations.

She worked for 17 years in managing humanitarian projects and teams  with Premiere Urgence, the French Red Cross, Oxfam GB, ECHO (EU  Humanitarian Aid and Civil Protection), Handicap International and UNDP in Asia, Africa, Europe, Oceania, Latin America & the Caribbean. In the 4 last years, she has facilitated numerous inter-governmental and governmental strategic reviews on disaster risk reduction, resilience, food security and organisational development and coached hundreds of leaders.

She is especially fond of emergency relief, empowerment of people, accountability (towards communities & donors), gender, project design (group brainstorming, logical framework, proposal development).

She is the happy mother of two children born respectively in Nicaragua and Thailand.

Alberto Jodra Marcos : Tutor

Alberto Jodra Marcos


Alberto is a humanitarian worker with 16 years of field experience with the international organization Médecins Sans Frontieres, first as a logistic manager and then as an operational manager in numerous humanitarian emergency response interventions in 14 countries. In the last 10 years Alberto has served as Head of Mission in the Philippines, Zimbabwe, Chad and Cameroon, being responsible for the operational strategy, implementation of activities in response to emergencies, institutional representation, security management, negotiation of the humanitarian space and advocacy. He has also recently participated in the response to COVID19 as MSF emergency coordinator in Spain.

He’s regularly putting his experience at the service of analysis and training, participating both in evaluations dedicated to guiding contextual and programmatic aspects, as well as in induction and mentoring programs to help in the development of professional skills.

Sandrine Lerenard : Tutor

Sandrine Lerenard


Sandrine is a child protection expert, specialized in migration, advocacy, armed conflicts and humanitarian crisis. She holds a degree in crisis analysis and humanitarian aid, and has completed various courses with CERAH (Humanitarian Aid Training and Research Centre) and ICRC (International Committee of the Red Cross).
She has more than 10 years’ experience working in different contexts, mainly in the Near East, Europe and Western Africa, with local and international organizations. She has worked in different positions for UNICEF and Save The Children, elaborating protection strategies, setting up projects, conducting assessments, managing and training teams. She is currently the unaccompanied minors program´s Coordinator for Save The Children Spain.
Sandra Romero Ruiz : Tutor

Sandra Romero Ruiz


Working in development and humanitarian sector for more than 22 years. Currently working with UNICEF as Cash Programme Advisor, Knowledge Management and Planning, Monitoring and Reporting (PMR) advisor based in Budapest, Hungary.

I have been engaged with the Red Cross Red Crescent Movement since 2010, lately as Regional Head of Partnership Resource Development Unit and Head of Planning Monitoring Evaluation and Response Unit for the IFRC in the Americas.

Working experience in Africa (Burundi and Tanzania), Asia (Cambodia, the Philippines, East Timor, Bangladesh, India, Sri Lanka, Malaysia and Mongolia), Central America (Guatemala, Nicaragua, Honduras, El Salvador, Panama), Caribbean Region (Haiti), Latin America (Paraguay, Brazil), and the Middle East (Israel, Palestine, Jordan), and Europe (Hungary and Ukraine).

I am a member and Trainer of the IFRC Livelihoods Reference Centre and CaLP, and member of the Advisory board of Market in Crisis (MiC), trainer, and facilitator of the UNSCC roster. I am a member of the roster of CashCap of the Norwegian refugee Council. And I am a faculty member Faculty member of the Joint Master’s Programme in International Humanitarian Action at the DEUSTO University

Tatiana Gil : Tutor

Tatiana Gil


Tatiana is a medical doctor, MSc in Public health and Postgraduate in Nutrition and Public health with more than 18 years of experience designing, managing, implementing and advising medical and nutritional humanitarian interventions in developing countries.
She has been working as health and nutritional coordinator and advisor, both at HQ and field level with reputed NGOs, (MSF, IRC, AAH), donors (DG-ECHO) and UN agencies (UNICEF). Currently working as an independent consultant for different consultancy firms and with GIZ as nutritional advisor.
She has deep technical skills in public health and nutrition in different contexts including complex emergencies.
Matthew Parnaby : Tutor

Matthew Parnaby


Matthew holds a bachelor’s in nursing and master’s in public health.

Since the mid-90s, Matthew has focused on delivering primary/public health and nutrition programs across Australia, Africa, Asia, former Soviet Union, Middle East, and Oceana. Matthew has worked with NGOs such as MSF, ACF and MDM, health research institutes and centres for disease control. Since 2004, Matthew has conducted and coordinated nutritional surveys in numerous countries as part of emergency responses and therapeutic/supplementary feeding programs.

Matthew is passionate about working with teams to provide the necessary tools, including training to get the work done to improve the health and nutrition of vulnerable populations.

Richard Muyinda : Tutor

Richard Muyinda


I hold a Master’s Degree of Human Nutrition from Gent University and a Bachelor of Food Processing Technology from Kyambogo University. I also trained in nutrition in emergency, malnutrition measurement, assessment and classification by UNICEF.

I have over 10 years of experience, working in emergencies and development context (Uganda, South Sudan and DR Congo), where I have successfully implemented a number of nutrition specific and sensitive projects. I have gained broad knowledge in emergency nutrition project implementation, measurement and classification of malnutrition, management of malnutrition, training and reviewing nutrition content and forum participation.

I worked with many International Organization, such as Relief International (RI) on two nutrition projects as a Nutrition Consultant and as an Emergency Nutrition Technical Advisor in Upper Nile State - South Sudan; Organization for Nutrition in Africa (ONA) as the Emergency Nutrition Manager, where I led a nutrition team to implement the emergency nutrition program of managing malnutrition in Karamoja region in Uganda; Doctors with Africa in Bukavu in the DR Congo as a Nutrition Coordinator, where I coordinated the implementation of the UNICEF emergency nutrition project among the internally displace people (IDPs); among others.

Alexandra Rutishauser-Perera : Tutor

Alexandra Rutishauser-Perera


A registered nurse and nutritionist, Alexandra has been working in the humanitarian field for the past 16 years with a focus on the field of public health nutrition in diverse settings (Emergency and Development) in more than 25 countries across Africa,Asia and the Pacific. She has a diploma in Tropical Medicine and a Masters in Nutrition for Global Health.

She has worked with various NGOs, such as Médecins Sans Frontières, International Medical Corps and Save the Children before she re-joined Action Against Hunger-UK in 2017.

She manages a team of nutrition assessment specialists and is, amongst others, a member of the strategic advisory groups of the Global Nutrition Cluster and Infant Feeding in Emergency core group and co-chairs the Global technical Assistance Mechanism on Nutrition Information Systems. She also coordinates a group of researchers working on the topic of Kwashiorkor. She is a guest lecturer in 6 different universities: American University of Beirut, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine, Westminster University, Kings College and Metropolitan University. As a LPI Certified Trainer, She has organised and co-organised several Nutrition in Emergencies trainings in different countries: Uganda, Turkey (for Syria), Myanmar, Indonesia, Lebanon, Nepal, UK for UK-MED, Fiji, Kiribati, Laos, Malaysia, Tonga, Salomon Islands, and Vanuatu.

Jules Maneraguha Rugishi : Tutor

Jules Maneraguha Rugishi


Jules Maneraguha Rugishi is professional in Health and nutrition programmes implementation’s skills and experience (over than 20 years) with an intensive background in community management of acute malnutrition (CMAM) / integrated management of acute malnutrition (IMAM) and Maternal Infant and Young Child Nutrition (MIYCN)/ IYCF-E to build relationships with key stakeholders including within government institutions, the donor community, NGOs, and the private sector.

I worked in health and nutrition emergencies and post emergencies programs for internally displaced people and their host communities in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Mauritania, and South Sudan with different ONGs (World Vision International, Solidarités International, ACF Spain, IMC, Caritas Congo, Mercy Corps, AVSI Foundation and COOPERAZIONE INTERNATIONALE).

I have an excellent knowledge in the Nutrition programming in emergencies and community health programs and the management of the SBCC activities in the Ebola, COVID 19 outbreak.
I am also équiped with a good background in the needs assessments and nutritional surveys (SMART, SQUEAC) and decent command of anthropometric software such as ENA or WHO Anthropometric.

Experience with projects focused on combating chronic malnutrition (First 1000 days approach) Nutrition MYAP related to integrated Food Security for the Community Resilience. Additional experience in the Multi-sectorial Assessment in RRMP (Rapid Response for the Population Movements) and food and non-Food distribution in RRM (Rapid Response Mechanism) for internally and displaced people and their host communities.

Franck Gressard : Tutor

Franck Gressard


Franck is an independent consultant with over 15 years of experience in humanitarian and development contexts in Africa, Central Asia and South East Asia, such as Afghanistan, Indonesia, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Mozambique and Ethiopia.

He holds a Master’s in Public Health, is a registered nurse and has a degree in Tropical medicine and International Health. He also has a Master’s in Business and Administration. He worked with Action Contre la Faim, Médecins du Monde and the World Food Programme. He has extensive experience as a Logistics Coordinator, Nutrition Programme Manager, Nutrition Emergency Coordinator and Nutrition Monitoring, Learning and Evaluation Officer. As consultant, Franck focuses on nutrition project reviews and technical assistance through consulting companies.

Zandra Lucia Muñoz Barrera : Tutor

Zandra Lucia Muñoz Barrera


Zandra is an expert in International Relations who has worked for governmental institutions and international and national NGOs. She has 14 years’ experience in project delivery, monitoring, evaluation and proposal-writing.

Zandra has worked closely with internally displaced persons (IDPs), returnees, indigenous populations and farmers, among other population groups. She has coordinated projects to improve nutrition, water and sanitation, income generating activities, psychological support, peace policies, civic culture and protection of rights.

Ana Urgoiti Aristegui : Course developer and tutor

Ana Urgoiti Aristegui

Course developer and tutor

Ana is passionate about learning; she loves meeting new people and capacity development and change management are among her main competences. This is why tutoring online is so fun for her.

She holds a degree in Law and postgraduate qualifications in International Law and in Gender and Development.

She has over 25 years’ experience in development assistance and humanitarian action. She is currently based in Panama, before that and as independent consultant she was dedicated to the design and delivery of training activities and material for NGOs, universities, governments, international humanitarian networks and United Nations agencies, as well as conducting evaluations and organizational learning events.

Marilise Turnbull :  Tutor and  translator

Marilise Turnbull

Tutor and translator

Marilise holds a Master’s degree in Development Management and a Bachelor’s degree in Modern Languages.

Marilise is a highly experienced consultant in the international aid sector. Over the course of her 25 year career, she has managed and evaluated programmes in the fields of human mobility; protection; food security and livelihoods; cash-based interventions; disaster risk reduction and climate change adaptation; WASH; environment and natural resource management; education; shelter and housing; gender equality; child and youth development. She has worked in complex, volatile contexts related to conflict, and post-disaster settings.

Marilise has extensive experience in Disaster Risk Reduction. Over her career, she has guided the integration of DRR and climate change adaptation into the policies, strategies and programmes of NGOs, donors, the Red Cross/Crescent, governmental and inter-governmental entities. Highlights include founding Oxfam’s Risk Reduction and Adaptation unit and leading its first DRR and Adaptation strategy; publishing Toward Resilience: A Practitioner’s Guide to DRR and CCA (2013) for a consortium of six leading development agencies, developing the IFRC’s guidance and training pack for national societies working to strengthen community resilience, Road Map to Resilience (2016, updated 2021), and many other practitioner-oriented resources.

As an independent consultant, Marilise currently supports NGOs, donors, multi-agency consortia, and UN agencies in the areas of strategic planning, capacity-building, evaluation and learning, policy and tool development, and research.

Jose Jodar Vidal : Tutor

Jose Jodar Vidal


PhD in Development and International Cooperation, Master in African Studies (School of Oriental and African Studies of University of London) and postgraduate in Applied Economy and Social Politics. José is currently working as Senior Technical Officer at CaLP Learning Partnership. José has more than 12 years of experience in International Cooperation and Humanitarian Aid combining academic and professional activity. He has worked as a technical coordinator, project manager and as an international consultant in food security/livelihoods, humanitarian assistance and Cash and Voucher Assistance for different organizations (Action Against Hunger, Spanish Red Cross/International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement, Spanish Agency for International Development Cooperation AECID, and Farmacéuticos Mundi). He has field experience in Latin America, Middle East and Sub-saharan Africa. Besides, he is an expert in methodologies of social research applied to the international cooperation and humanitarian aid. He has participated in several researches and publications about migration and development. He has been as well professional trainer and lecturer in some university forums and guest lecturer in the Master Degree about International Cooperation of the University of Murcia (Spain).

Stéphane Senia : Tutor

Stéphane Senia


Stephane has been engineer and team leader for almost ten years in the aerospace industry before dedicating to humanitarian and development work. He has been managing humanitarian and development projects and operations for 11 years within International NGOs’ at various roles from program manager to country director. He worked in over 10 countries such as Haiti, Iraq, Syria and Myanmar with Action Against Hunger, Solidarités International, Save the Children, Handicap International and CARE International.

Stephane holds an Engineering Master’s degree and a Graduate Certificate of Humanitarian Leadership delivered by Deakin University.

Stephane ended his last role of country director in Madagascar few months ago and is now based in Colombia accompanying his wife that started a new role and takes care of their young daughter.

Pablo Cabrero Diego : Tutor

Pablo Cabrero Diego


Bachelor Degree in Environmental Science and Expert Postgraduate Degree in Inequality, Cooperation and Development. Several specialization trainings and courses in Humanitarian Response and WASH projects management.
8 years’ experience as project coordinator in development and emergency contexts in several organizations such as Medicus Mundi, Red Cross or UNESCO. At present, member of different professional rosters for emergency immediate response in public health and WASH sectors. Independent WASH consultant.

Gregory Bulit : Tutor

Gregory Bulit


Gregory holds a MSc in Environmental-Health issues (Paris-Saclay University), a Post-Graduate Certificate in Water, sanitation and hygiene (WEDC, Loughborough University) and in Environmental management (University College Dublin).

He started to work as humanitarian officer in 2001 in Albania with Solidarites International. He then worked with various organizations such as Action Against Hunger, the French Red Cross, Solidarités International again and Unicef in multiple countries across Africa, Central America and Asia. Gregory coordinated the national response to the cholera outbreak in Haiti from 2014 to 2018 as UNICEF Emergency Chief, before joining UNICEF HQ as WASH Emergency Response Team member until February 2021. He is now with UNDP as Malaria Program Manager in Haiti.

Cristina de Nicolás : Tutor

Cristina de Nicolás


Cristina holds a degree in Political Sciences and postgraduate qualifications in Humanitarian Action and Conflictology.
She has over fiveteen years experience in humanitarian action and development; experience working internationally in strengthening health systems, organizational development, institutional strengthening and capacity building. She has worked for a cross section of development agencies and donors, including ECHO, USAID and the Global Fund. Her experiences include strategic design, evaluation, monitoring, identification and training development tools in Project Cycle Management, mainly with Action Against Hunger International and Médecins Sans Frontières and development of governance tools such as Manuals of Monitoring and Evaluation. She has worked in various contexts and regions, including former Soviet Republics (Caucasus, Central Asia and Russian Federation), South East Asia, Middle East, sub-Saharan Africa, Central America and Caribbean, Oceania, etc.

Marie-Jeanne Perrelet : Tutor and  translator

Marie-Jeanne Perrelet

Tutor and translator

Marie-Jeanne is a sociologist, specialised in international cooperation and development project management; she holds a Master’s Degree in international cooperation and humanitarian aid. She also completed a course in Humanitarian Action at the CERAH (Humanitarian Aid Training and Research Centre in Switzerland).

Her humanitarian experience includes 7 years of working within the Red Cross Movement in a variety of projects in Colombia. She has been trained and active with the International Federation of the Red Cross and Red Crescent emergency response network in Central and South America (PADRU). She has directly worked in different phases of humanitarian and development programmes in a large spectre of sectors. She is particularly interested in participative approaches, the link between humanitarian relief and development aspects and the specifics needs and problems of children.

Oscar Zuluaga : Tutor

Oscar Zuluaga


Oscar has been a member of the Red Cross Red Crescent Movement in the Americas, Europe, Asia/Pacific and Middle East for many years. He has worked in different posisitons for National Societies, the International Federation and the ICRC. Among other publications, he participated in 1994 in the elaboration of the most important First Aid manual and Tropical Diseases in Spanish.

Currently he dedicates his time to train humanitarian workers, to develop online courses and to create different educational tools in order to improve the volunteering work worldwide and the capacity building activities at local level.


Beatriz Gonzalez de Suso : Tutor

Beatriz Gonzalez de Suso


Beatriz was born in Burgos, Spain. She is Agronomist with an extensive experience in international contexts. During 14 years she has been working in different countries such as Armenia, Angola, Peru, Ethiopia, Somalia, Liberia, Soudan, Palestine and Bosnia.

Since 2012 she lives permanently in Spain. In the field, she worked with Action Against Hunger, ICRC and during 7 years she has been the representative of ECHO in Palestine, Soudan and The Balkans. In Spain, she was Program Director of Plan International and Deputy Director of Action Aid. Now she is Senior Consultant in Environmental and Humanitarian aid.

Her career was mainly focused in Humanitarian Operations in particular in Food Security, Cash and Protection. She has experience as well in Rural Development, Environment and Climate Change interventions.

Ines Dalmau : Course developer and tutor

Ines Dalmau

Course developer and tutor

Ines holds a degree in Political Science and Sociology, postgraduate qualifications in Social Research, Humanitarian Aid and Development and a Master Degree in Business and Administration (MBA)

She is a humanitarian aid professional with over 17 years of experience in assessment, program design, implementation and evaluation that has worked in relief, recovery and long-term development programs covering post-conflict, slow-onset and sudden disasters. She has particular expertise in the livelihoods sector, Cash Transfer Programming/markets analysis and a robust experience in capacity building and as a facilitator.

As an independent consultant, she currently works mostly on the design and delivery of training and conducting needs assessments and evaluations. She has developed and delivered several trainings for UNHCR, the Red Cross and the Red Crescent Movement, and AECID.

Victoria Fontan : Tutor

Victoria Fontan


PhD in Peace and Development Studies from the University of Limerick, Ireland, and Doctorate of Education from the Universidad La Salle, Costa Rica. I am Vice President of Academic Affairs and Professor of Peace and Conflict Studies at the American University of Afghanistan. I am also a visiting in Mexico, Iraq and the Democratic Republic of Congo. In addition to my experience in academia, I have more than 15 years' experience in peace-building and development. I have worked for the UN and the OSCE, and have researched on a variety of topics such as safeguarding, ethics in peace-building, and the humanitarian-peace-development nexus.

Marta Oliviero : Course developer

Marta Oliviero

Course developer

Marta has a degree in Political Science with a focus on International Relations, as well as post-graduate qualifications in International Cooperation and Development and Gender Studies.

Marta has 6 years’ experience working in the fields of human rights, development and humanitarian aid in Colombia and Central America, firstly with Peace Brigades International and latterly with Movimondo.

Aitor Joseba Landa : Course developer

Aitor Joseba Landa

Course developer

Aitor holds a Degree in Law and a postgraduate qualification in International Cooperation and Governability. He has 14 years’ experience in Africa, Europe, South America and the Caribbean.

Aitor has worked for UNDP, CARE International, SNV, Grupo Cívico Etica y Transparencia (a member of Transparency International), the municipal government of Salvatierra (Mexico), and as an independent consultant. His areas of expertise are urban management, local development and decentralization, project coordination for cooperation and development and disaster management. He has also undertaken conflict-resolution studies and projects.

Alberto Gómez Susaeta : Course developer

Alberto Gómez Susaeta

Course developer

A graduate of the Complutense University of Madrid, Alberto is a sociologist, teacher and expert in NGO management.

He has 14 years’ experience in Central America for the Spanish Agency for International Cooperation, with Fe y Alegria, and as an independent consultant. Alberto has expertise in the design and implementation of projects, and in conducting assessments and evaluations.

Jafeth Gomez : Illustrator

Jafeth Gomez


Jafeth is an artist of farming origins from Cauca, Colombia. He now lives in the Ecological Reserve ‘El Sendero Mágico’ on the outskirts of Popayan where - together with his family and friends - he works in environmental education through art.

Previously a literacy tutor and school teacher, organiser of Christian communities and youth leader at regional and national level, he has developed an in-depth understanding of social reality in Colombia. He designs and produces graphic materials such as posters, drawings and illustrations, to promote social identity and community development.


Marie-Laure Magnier : Translator

Marie-Laure Magnier


Marie-Laure is an expert in communication and cultural studies from Swinburne University in Australia, and a freelance translator fluent in French, Spanish and English.

She has collaborated with the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM) and she is currently finishing her postgraduate studies in International Cooperation and Humanitarian Aid at the Humanitarian Aid Studies Centre – Proyecto Kalú.

She has lived in several different countries, exposed first-hand to the challenges of developing contexts in Latin America, Africa and the South Pacific.


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