Project FAIR is run by an international team of academics and professionals sharing a mutual interest in developing fairer models of remuneration within the international aid and development sector.
Senior Consultant, International Development
Curtis leads the Birches Group International Development Practice, including the NGO Local Pay and NGO Global Pay survey initiatives, and the management of strategic partnerships. Prior to joining Birches Group, Curtis had a long career with another consultancy, and prior to that, functional HR roles for the Methodist Church. He has been working with development organizations for over twenty years, and understands the unique challenges development and mission-driven organizations face in managing their human resources. He is based in New York.
Judith F. Greenwood
Executive Director of the CHS Alliance
Judith, an Irish national, joined the Alliance is August 2015 and has over three decades experience in the humanitarian sector. She was previously head of the people management programme at the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) and since 2002 has held senior management positions at the ICRC in Geneva and in the field, including in the Occupied Territories, Sudan, Chad, and the Regional Delegation in the Pacific. She has worked for Concern Worldwide in Sudan, Angola and for the International Rescue Committee in Bosnia and Herzegovina, Albania, East Timor, Indonesia and Afghanistan. Judith is a health professional by training and also holds a Masters degree in Social Policy and Planning in Developing Countries from the London School of Economics. Judith was appointed anÂ InternationalÂ Geneva Gender ChampionÂ in 2016.
People Management and HR Thematic Lead, CHS Alliance
Sam has more than 25 years experience in human resources. She has worked mainly within the international humanitarian and development sector with Oxfam, Save the Children and the Mines Advisory Group and at field, regional and HQ levels. She joined the CHS Alliance in November 2016 and is responsible for leading the successful implementation of the people management related strategic priorities. She is also a member of the CIPD.
Professor Stuart C. Carr
Stuart is professor of psychology at Massey University in Auckland, New Zealand. He is known for applying work and organisational psychology to poverty reduction. His research breaks through into world-class applied journals, the OECD’s Policy Insights and UNESCO’s Higher Education Policy. His books include Psychology of aid, Psychology and the developing world, Globalization and culture at work, Poverty and psychology, The Aid triangle, and The Psychology of Global Mobility. His recent international grant awards include leading Project ADDUP, which researched dual salary systems in aid and was funded by the UK’s Department for International Development (now UK Aid) and the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC). Stuart convenes a Global Task Force on Humanitarian Work Psychology, a White Papers Policy series for his profession globally, and the first Global Special Issue on Psychology and Poverty Reduction, involving twelve major international journals. He also co-edits the Journal of Pacific Rim Psychology, which focuses on development issues, and is Associate Editor for the Journal of Managerial Psychology, which has a focus on social innovation and change.
Dr. Ishbel McWha-Hermann
Ishbel is an Early Career Fellow in International Human Resource Management at the University of Edinburgh Business School. Her research focuses on fairness within the international aid sector, and builds on her previous experience working with NGOs while living in India and Cambodia. Ishbel is a work and organisational psychologist and has published within both international development and psychology academic journals, and recently coedited a book on Humanitarian Work Psychology and the Global Development Agenda. She was a founding member of the Global Task Force for Humanitarian Work Psychology, and inaugural Chair of the Global Organisation for Humanitarian Work Psychology (GOHWP). She served as an NGO Representative to the United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC).
Jakov is in the final year of his PhD in the Organisational studies group at the University of Edinburgh Business School. His research interests are in the realm of organisational behaviour, particularly in the context of the interplay between the organisation and its members. His doctoral thesis follows his research interests, and explores the student experience in the context of commercialisation of management education in the UK.