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In the business of… charity and development

28 November 2021 12.00 - 13.00
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Master's Lodge, Jesus College CB5 8BL

Kemal Shaheen (1995)  and Claire Leigh (2000) will be in conversation with the Master about their route into a career in the charity sector. Current students can register for free via Eventbrite.

Join us at this fascinating FREE event hosted by the Master to find out more about what life is like working in the Charity and Development Sector. If you are considering a career in this sector, this event is a must.

Our speakers for this event are Claire Leigh (2000) and Kemal Shaheen (1995)

Claire Leigh is the Director of Global Policy, Advocacy and Research at Save the Children. In this role she leads Save’s knowledge and influencing agenda for children living in developing countries and conflict zones. Previously Claire has worked for a variety of internationally-focused organisations including UNDP and UNICEF in New York, the Overseas Development Institute in London, and as an advisor to the Presidents of Rwanda and Liberia as part of the Africa Governance Initiative. Claire has also spent time working for the British Government, first as a senior policy advisor in the Prime Minister’s Strategy Unit and subsequently in the Policy Planning Staff of the Foreign Office. Claire holds a first class degree in History from Cambridge (Jesus, 2000) and an MPhil in International Relations from Oxford.

Kemal Shaheen has 21 years’ experience in the international development and voluntary sector. Since 1999 he has worked for a number of non-profits and development organisations from the very large (Christian Aid) to the very small (Village Aid and Paper Boat). This has included 10 years’ experience in programme management (across Africa, Latin America and Asia) and five years at Director level. Kemal has a deep interest in, and has pursued a career that has enabled him to challenge, exclusion and inequality in multiple forms. He has a broad set of skills that have enabled him to facilitate growth and change in diverse cultural contexts with experience in strategy development for organisational transformation, project research and design, programme management and partnership development. He has helped to secure over £1,000,000 funding for, and led on, transformative programmes in education, conflict mediation, sustainable natural resource usage and disability rights. Kemal holds a degree in Social and Political Sciences from Cambridge University and a PhD exploring educational exclusion and caste discrimination from Canterbury Christ Church University.

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