Yoma is Oxfam GB's global adviser for partnerships and accountability. This involves working, primarily with programme-focused staff to improve Oxfam's practices when working in partnership with others; improve Oxfam's accountability to the people and communities with whom and for whom Oxfam works, and ensure that Oxfam's thinking and practice on partnership and accountability helps Oxfam to be the organisation we want to be by 2020.
Her role encompasses helping set the internal environment for good partnership and accountability to flourish, providing practical tools and resources, be a source of expertise, an active accompaniment to a small number of countries, generate and share learning, and interact with other practitioners to ensure Oxfam is at the forefront of thinking and learning on working in partnership and on accountability.
Contributing to Oxfam's global performance framework, Yoma manages four accountability reviews (ARs) on randomly selected projects. These reviews examine the degree to which Oxfam is accountable to its partners and the degree to which, with its partners, Oxfam is accountable to the communities with and for whom it works.
She has previously worked in both development and humanitarian programmes in Southern, Central, and West Africa. During her Oxfam and UN OCHA posts, she has managed or supported responses in Rwanda, Burundi, Tanzania, Liberia, Guinea, and throughout DRC. As the humanitarian coordinator for South and East Asia, she coordinated Oxfam's responses to post 9/11 relief work in Afghanistan and Pakistan, and to major drought, flood, and cyclone response programmes in India, Indonesia, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Nepal, the Philippines, and Viet Nam, and advised on Oxfam's response to the 2004