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Helen Jeans

Agriculture and Natural Resources Unit Manager


Office Location: Oxford, UK

Helen Jeans is the Head of the Agriculture and Natural Resources Unit of the Economic Justice Team of Oxfam GB. She is also co-lead of the OI Resilience Knowledge Hub with Sebastien Thomas of Oxfam Intermon.

Helen's responsibilities include providing strategic direction to the Agriculture and Natural Resources Unit and its global programmes, supporting country programmes on climate change adaptation and resilience programming, supporting programme policy development on resilience and working in partnership with the key countries team of the humanitarian division to jointly build capacity for resilience programming.

Helen has worked for development and environmental organisations, for NGOs and for donors and has been a country director for 5 years in the Pacific Islands. She has degrees in Law and Human Ecology and worked as a lawyer before joining VSO - this started a new career in international development and she has never looked back.