Business Development Officer
Flora joined Social Development Direct in September 2016, to provide assistance to the Business Development Team. She has been helping to source candidates for ongoing programmes and bids, as well as liaising with network consultants for upcoming work.
Prior to this, she was interning and volunteering at various humanitarian organisations, after graduating from the University of Sussex in International Development and Sociology. This included three months working for the Syria and Regional Communications department, at the United Nations Relief and Works Agency in Amman, Jordan. During this time she worked on producing material for the external website, covering the relief and developmental work the Agency does in the country, as well as providing administrative assistance to her colleagues in the office.
She is very interested in gender equality and opted to take her final undergraduate module to explore a variety of perspectives to understand the politics of the body, looking at how debates around issues such as HIV/AIDS and sexual violence are created. Before being in Amman, she assisted at the New York offices of the non-profit Nepal Fertility Care Centre, working on grant applications and communications for a campaign to increase girl’s attendance rates at school, through providing them with sanitary materials.
In 2012 she spent three months volunteering in Jinja, Uganda as a teaching assistant at a secondary school. Whilst also taking time to explore the surrounding countries of Kenya, Tanzania and Zanzibar.
In her spare time, Flora likes running, cycling and is an avid reader.