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Development & Donor Relations


Sarah Le Mesurier – Director, Programmes and Donor Engagement

Sarah has over 20 years of international development experience in the Middle East, Africa and Asia with expertise in business and programme development, strategic planning, donor engagement, revenue and resource mobilisation, learning capture, and programme management, particularly in complex and fragile settings. She has secured funding from both public and private sectors and has experience with institutional donors including the EU (Instrument contributing to Stability and Peace), UNDP, US Department of State (BCT, NEA, MEPI), the Global Coalition against Daesh, and the Kofi Annan Foundation, as well as with the governments of the UK, Netherlands, Germany and Japan. Over the past ten years, she has led or co-led the mobilisation of 47 programmes from 18 donors for a portfolio totalling around $80 million, including providing initial support to set up Syria Civil Defence (the White Helmets). She has technical expertise in conflict prevention and reduction with focus areas that include early recovery, counter recruitment, reintegration and rehabilitation of former combatants, and sustainable youth livelihood development, working with private sector partners.

Mathilde Careau – Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning Officer

Mathilde joined the ICJ in 2019. She is part of the DOT team, and she provides global support to all ICJ programs with their Monitoring & Evaluation activities. Mathilde is based in Paris, France and comes with several years of experience working with humanitarian NGOs on monitoring and evaluation both at HQ and in the field. Her field experience include work in Syria, Jordan, Iraq, Lebanon, Morocco and Burkina Faso. Mathilde also has a master’s degree in international trade as well as a master degree in humanitarian action and governance project management.

Jane Johnson – Fundraising Officer

Jane has over 20 years’ experience working in the development sector, the last 6 of which have been as a freelance consultant. She worked for many years with Christian Aid and has since worked with many of the larger NGOs. She has extensive experience in designing and delivering multi-partner community, health, rights and emergency projects and a proven track record in successful fundraising. She is used to working to tight deadlines and thrives in a busy environment.

Janie Crocco – Grants Management and Compliance Officer

Janie joined the ICJ in 2021. She has several years of experience working with grantee organizations as well as institutional funders. She has worked for the U.S. Department of State, the Compton Foundation, Bocconi University and the University of Connecticut School of Law Asylum and Human Rights Clinic.