Jenny is a Water and Sanitation Engineering (WASH) Advisor within Oxfam's Global Humanitarian Team, where she has a geographical focus of Asia, and the Middle East both for preparedness, and response support. Her Advisor role also includes Global proactive work streams which includes sanitation in emergencies, cash and market based programming in WASH, and innovation (focus for research and development strategy with her colleagues). With a background in environmental engineering she has worked for Oxfam since 2005, firstly as one of their engineers as part of Oxfam's emergency
response team, and she has been deployed to many different countries including Haiti (earthquake), Sri Lanka (tsunami), Indonesia (tsunami), Chad (refugees), Ethiopia (drought), Zimbabwe (cholera), Jordan (refugees), Iraq (IDPs), Syria (IDPs) and Lebanon (refugees).
Before stepping up to her humanitarian career, Jenny worked for an engineering consultancy both in the UK and New Zealand, tasked with upgrading and/or building new water and waste-water treatment systems in North West England, and the Far North of New Zealand, the latter with the Maori communities.