Heidi van Hoof is a development practitioner for 17 years, in which she has worked within different institutional environments, from local Non-Governmental Development Organisations, grassroots organisations and communities, to consultancy companies, International Non-Governmental Development Organisations, the European Union and the United Nations. She is a Latin America specialist, with a Master Degree in both Development Studies and Latin America Studies. She has worked and lived for almost ten years in Latin America.
Heidi has a track record in programme management, Planning Monitoring Evaluation & Learning processes, policy development, and lobby and advocacy. She has extensive hands-on experience with working in complex organisations and alliances, such as UN Women, joint UN programmes and UN coordinated humanitarian action, Oxfam Novib, Oxfam International, and a Dutch platform of humanitarian organisations (SHO).
Heidi has worked for gender justice during her entire career. She has developed strategies and methodologies for integrating a gender justice perspective at an organisational level, and in programmes on agro-ecological development, socio-economic enterprising, peace building processes, political participation and humanitarian action. While doing this, she has always been sensitive to the concept of ethnicity.
Heidi has worked at Context immediately after completing her first degree and supports the team at Context, international cooperation currently with assignments which have a strong gender component and/or which require the involvement of a consultant with Spanish language proficiency.