Jackie Van Der Kroft

In the past 15 years Jackie van der Kroft (Dutch) has gained experience in (post) conflict and emergency settings. She has worked with international and national humanitarian organisations like Amnesty International, the Dutch Red Cross, Doctors Without Borders, Safe the Children, SNV, Refugee Council, Handicap International, HealthNetTPO. In locations such as: Sri Lanka, Sudan, Central African Republic, Ethiopia, Democratic Republic of Congo, Somalia, Kenya, Somaliland, Philippines, Ecuador. 

She develops and facilitates trainings and also coach humanitarians on line working (or going to work) in humanitarian contexts. She also delivers modules for students at different universities back home and abroad. Next to that she conducts qualitative research and evaluations for different institutions, organisations and agencies. 

Jackie’s drive when conducting trainings is to stimulate personal change and development by using participatory methods to connect theory and practice and by designing trainings tailor made. She is able to engage participants in a dynamic way to support them in acquiring new, or modify and reinforce their existing knowledge, behaviours, skills and values. 

Through Jackie’s work experiences, training & coaching degree and her master degree in Anthropology, she has gained knowledge and skills on: humanitarian practice, project management, developing (intercultural) communication skills, people management and leadership, security management, monitoring and evaluation, qualitative research, coaching etc. 

Courses: Essentials of Humanitarian Practice, People Managment and Leadership, Personal Security Management for Humanitarians and the Training of Trainers.