As a Grants Manager at Stichting Vluchteling (SV) I am the focal point of various projects that we support in the Horn and East Africa. The projects have the aim of providing qualitative support to refugees, displaced people, host communities, returnees; focusing on the most vulnerable people amongst these groups. We respond to the world’s worst humanitarian crises, providing emergency aid, shelter, medical care, food, clean drinking water and sanitary facilities to those in need. I am the linking pin between various stakeholders that we work with: our implementing partner organization International Rescue Committee (IRC), back donors such as the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Samenwerkende Hulp Organisaties (SHO) and major donors. I am involved in: planning, monitoring and evaluation of the various projects in the Horn and East Africa; review and development of concept notes and proposals, logframes and budgets; and making sure SV and IRC adhere to reporting requirements. Also, I develop Grant Agreements with back donors and partners. Besides these activities, I focus on overarching issues, such as policy development, annual plan development, monitoring and evaluation of the activities and providing up to date information for our communication and fundraising department. I have always been interested in ways to support vulnerable people, with a focus on Africa. My motivation is ensuring equal opportunities for all; by strengthening and empowering those in need.