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Jeske Verhoeven began working at IRC in October 2008. Her work focuses mainly on capacity development on WASH system strengthening and managing the WASH Systems Academy.

Areas of expertise are capacity development, WASH finance, Aid Effectiveness and Process Documentation.

Between 2018 and 2019 Jeske Verhoeven lead the development of the WASH Systems Academy. The WASH Systems Academy is an online collaborative platform developed to assist WASH sector professionals with knowledge and tools to apply a WASH systems strengthening approach.

In the WASHCost project (2008-2013) she was responsible for development, coordination and facilitation of the Life-cycle cost approach training package and the Costing Sustainable Services online course. Within WASHCost, Jeske was also responsible for the development and implementation of life-cycle cost approach database protocol, research on expenditure on direct and indirect support, support to project management and involved in process documentation.

Within the IRC Aid Effectiveness thematic team, Jeske is responsible for development of training package to facilitate training on aid effectiveness, research on aid effectiveness in the water, sanitation and hygiene sector.

As part of the IRC finance theme, she is involved in research on WASH finance, specifically of capital maintenance and urban sanitation.

In the IRC Uganda country programme, Jeske is supports among others the team in documentation of action research and is involved in the facilitation of training on process documentation and facilitation of writeshops, specific research on WASH system strengthening and previously on decentralised learning and Joint Sector Reviews.

Technical assistance: a.o. analysis of External Support Agency surveys for GLAAS report 2012, EUWI research on implementation of code of conduct for division of labour, research on Sector Learning in Sierra Leone.

Jeske has a BA in Journalism from the School of Journalism in Utrecht, The Netherlands and an MA in International Development Studies from the University of Utrecht, The Netherlands.


Dutch (mother tongue), English, German, French