Helen Hekel

Project manager (law, economies and justice programme), Natural Resources

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Telephone: +44 (0)20 3463 7399
Languages: English, French, Spanish (advanced), Portuguese (basic)

Helen has a background in supporting humanitarian and international development projects, working with and strengthening the capacity of local partners.


Project management; capacity-building with local partners; data analysis; planning.

Before IIED

  • Digital project manager, Tearfund (2018-19)
  • ICS quality assurance programme manager (2016-18)
  • Sexual and gender-based violence programme coordinator, Tearfund (2015-16)
  • Learning and development coordinator, Redr, Sudan (2012-13)
  • Training team leader, Redr, Sudan (2011-12)
  • Project support office, Darfur (2010-11)


  • MA Education, gender and international development, Institute of Education, London (2014)
  • MA Hons in social anthropology, St Andrews (2007)

Current work

Coordinating a range of tasks for projects in IIED's law, economies and justice programme, including financial administration and management, production of communication materials and organising events.