Update on Staff Changes in the Rapid Response Team

Categories: News / RRT News / No CommentsPosted on: August 22, 2016

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Annelies Ollieuz, Senior RRT Education Cluster Coordinator with NORCAP, has left the team early August. After a well-deserved break, she will join the Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) as Global Education Advisor.

During her four years with the Rapid Response Team, Annelies has provided extended support to country, including Nigeria, Jordan, Syria, South Sudan, Liberia, Nepal, Ethiopia and Iraq, through deployment and remote support. At global level, she extensively contributed to the developments of key tools such as the Core Skills training and the Toolkit. As senior RRT member, she managed the RRTs’ deployments and individually followed up with country clusters/working groups which requested support. Annelies also took on a lot of management tasks during the transition until the new Global Coordinators were appointed.

With her expertise and positive attitude, Annelies has been a joy to work with. She will be dearly missed. We wish her all the best of luck in her new position with NRC and hope she will remain in the Cluster family.

We are pleased to announce that Sarah Bellotti (NORCAP) has joined the Rapid Response Team as Education Cluster Coordinator last week. Prior to joining the team, she worked for UNHCR as Information management Officer (IMO) in the Mali office, and before that as the Mali Education Cluster IM/Co-Lead with the Save the Children International. She has also worked with INEE in communication and knowledge management, for Save the Children US in psychosocial programs for domestic emergencies, and as a teacher in Thailand.

Sarah attended the first Global Education Cluster/Child Protection Working Group IM training in 2014 and helped facilitate two regional IM trainings for West and Central Africa in 2015. She attended the Global Education Cluster needs assessment training in 2015 and completed the core skills course in 2016. Sarah holds a Master of Science in Disaster Resilience Leadership Studies and Bachelors of Arts in both International Studies and French.

Sarah is based at UNICEF in Geneva.

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