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Anna Chernova

Conflict Sensitivity Advisor

Email: achernova@oxfam.org.uk

Office Location: Oxford & the Hague

Anna is a Conflict Sensitivity Advisor with the Conflict and Fragility Team. She provides strategic steer, guidance and support on operating in conflict settings. Anna is working to establish a Community of Practice on these thematic issues within Oxfam, and to support programs in ensuring that our work (and that of our partners) is conflict sensitive. In her previous role at Oxfam, she coordinated regional policy with the MENA/Eurasia regional centre, where she advised on policy and advocacy in key campaigns, influencing and advocacy initiatives, as well as country strategies, with a particular focus on governance, development, rights-based advocacy, active citizenship, conflict-sensitive programming and lead on regional inequality campaigning.

Prior to joining Oxfam, Anna worked for the Parliamentary Assembly of the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE), where she directed parliamentary policy in the areas of human rights, humanitarian issues, democracy and rule of law.  She has also held senior management positions in large-scale NGO emergency operations in protection, relief and recovery in Russia's North Caucasus.

She is a US Fulbright and IREX fellow, and has studied conflict resolution in the CIS region at St. Petersburg State University in Russia, as well as minority and refugee rights in Bulgaria. She is bilingual in English and Russian, and is learning Farsi.