CILC // A growing team

2017 brings exciting new opportunities to CILC, and with those we are happy to welcome four new colleagues to our team: Anne Spanheim, Manon Tiessink, Nika Sharif and Yana Ballod (left to right in photo).

With 13 years of experience as project manager in the Rule of Law area, Anne Spanheim joins the ranks of CILC Project Managers and is now very much looking forward to support deepening and extending CILC activities in the French speaking area. “I am also excited to get to work with donors that are new to me.” Anne’s first task at CILC has been to prepare and conduct a fact finding mission for an anti-corruption project in Tunisia.

Manon Tiessink has a background in research and migration studies and joins the CILC team as an Adviser and Researcher after supporting the Knowledge Platform Security & Rule of Law for four years. “I got to know CILC a couple of years ago and I have always been impressed by the combination of high quality work, the interesting focus areas, and the great staff. So when I got the opportunity to become part of CILC, I did not had to hesitate at all. I am looking forward to contribute to CILC’s activities in the area of migration and asylum, and working together with great colleagues and partners.” Manon is part of the CILC team working with the Ministry of Security and Justice Department for Repatriations and Returns on the EURINT project.

Finishing her Master degree in European Union Studies at Leiden Universities and after an exciting internship at the Department of European and International Affairs of the Ministry of Security and Justice, Nika Sharif is CILC’s newest Junior Project Manager. Right from the start she has been providing valuable support with the preparation of new project proposals and with the implementation of ongoing CILC projects in Indonesia.

Yana Ballod is taking on the position of a Project Officer to provide administrative support of CILC projects in Moldova, Ukraine and the Western Balkans. “During my LL.M. studies in Brussels I’ve made a decision about the direction in which I want to move in my career – using international and European law as tools, to improve the rule of law in the most problematic countries. This has led me to publish a book ‘Background to the crisis in Syria and perspectives on human rights & humanitarian law violations’. With CILC I am looking forward to an opportunity of organizing a project that would make a difference in the lives of people that are suffering from human rights violations.


Welcome to CILC Anne, Manon, Nika and Yana!

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