Maggy, as her colleagues call her, is an institutional development consultant who has worked with the government of Indonesia, the private sector as well as international development organizations including USAID, World Bank, International Relief & Development, British Red Cross, and Oxfam GB.
Her involvement with the government of Indonesia started when she was seconded by USAID to BRR Aceh-Nias, an ad-hoc government agency responsible for posttsunami rehabilitation and reconstruction in Aceh and Nias Islands in 2005-2009. As Special Assistant to the Head of BRR, she had first hand experience of the complexity of managing government and donor relations especially when there were more than 800 implementing agencies on the ground. She earned her Master’s degree on international public policy at SAIS Johns Hopkins University in Washington, D.C. in 2010. Upon her return to Jakarta she served as a member of Governance Assistance Team for the Office of Vice President of Indonesia where she was assigned to provide assistance on institution reform to Ministry of Foreign Affairs Secretary General and was involved in finalizing the anticorruption national strategy.
Her future role in an AusAID-funded project will allow her to work with both the government and non governmental actors in the area of policy research.