Senior Cash Officer
Annika is the Senior Cash Officer with UNHCR, managing a team of seven. As the main developer of the UNHCR CBI Policy, she is focusing on institutionalizing cash by 2020 with a particular focus on strengthening the strategic and meaningful use of cash in light of social protection and financial inclusion of displaced persons, as well as overseeing cash and protection and the technical sectors, capacity-building and partnerships. She started her career in the private sector, notably in banks, followed by human rights work with Amnesty International and the International Commission of Jurists. She has held several head of project positions in conflict affected areas with Médecin Sans Frontières and UNHCR, including the management of cash assistance. Recruited by UNHCR in 2006, Annika has worked in various roles related to emergency response, protection, programme and policy, before joining the global cash operations at Headquarters.