The Handshake With: Justin Colvard (Mercy Corps)

Navigating your career in the world of peace & justice can be tough: with so many potential options, causes, and routes into the sector. Sometimes it can even be difficult to think where to begin – do I need to several internships? Does everyone need to get into ‘programme management’? And why does every UN job require a 24-page application form?

That’s why The Hague Peace & Justice Talent Hub is lainchijg ‘The Handshake’: an event series where we invite senior figures from the world fo peace & justice to join in conversation and reveal how they’ve ended up where they are! You’ll have the chance to ask questions, get insights, and be inspired. This second edition features Justin Colvard, Global Strategic Response Manager with Mercy Corps, on September 13 (17:00 – 19:00) at The Hague Humanity Hub!

Attendance is free, but space is limited, so make sure to grab your spot quickly!

About Justin:

Justin Colvard, Mercy Corps' Strategic Response Manager, has worked in international development, humanitarian response, and public health and nutrition for over 12 years. Before joining Mercy Corps’ Strategic Leadership Team in the Netherlands, Justin worked in Cameroon, DR Congo, Mali, Haiti, and Bangladesh.

He specializes in program design and planning, analytics and quality control for food security and cash-based programming, and youth engagement and leadership. Prior to Mercy Corps, Justin worked with Helen Keller International and Tulane University. He holds an MPH in International Health and Development from Tulane School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine, as well as two BAs from Texas Christian University, and speaks English and French

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