Originally from the Ivory Coast and France, Amonach joined Oxfam GB in 2011 and works on developing a succinct urban strategy, as well as advising on urban programmes to improve their quality and reach.
Prior to working for Oxfam GB, Amonach worked in Bolivia for a national NGO, as well as with Bolivian research institutions to support and understand how the urban poor, particularly women, organise collective actions to access water, land, housing and their rights to the city. She then worked in the Ivory Coast for an urban land management agency, as well as for Save the Children and Danish Refugee Council, where she coordinated research linked to advocacy work, particularly on child labour and women's economic activities. She also has experience with micro-credit.
Amonach has studied political science, holds two masters degrees, one in Investigation in Anthropology of Development, and the other in Humanitarian Assistance, and has started a doctorate in Urban Geography. She has also published a book and authored several articles.