EISF Secretariat

EISF Executive Director – Lisa Reilly

Lisa Reilly, Executive Director, has worked with the European Interagency Security Forum (EISF) since 2011. She has over 16 years’ experience in the development and humanitarian response sector, working overseas in a variety of programme management roles in both Africa and Asia. Returning to the UK in 2009 Lisa took up a position with RedR as Security Trainer developing and implementing personal security and security management courses, as well as undertaking a number of short-term consultancy projects backstopping and evaluating humanitarian response programmes.

Starting as an engineer, Lisa’s security knowledge comes from implementing programmes in various conflict and post-conflict countries, subsequently enhanced through working with a variety of sector experts and on a number of research projects since her return to the UK.

In her current role, Lisa exercises overall responsibility for the EISF Secretariat, supporting the collaboration and exchange of information and best practice between EISF members and EISF’s wider network of humanitarian security risk specialists, as well as liaising with and acting as a resource for UN agencies, academic institutions, donors, etc, to develop appropriate policies and best practice in humanitarian security risk management.

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EISF Operations Support Coordinator – Mahoo Lyimo

Mahoo Lyimo joined the EISF in January 2018 in the newly created EISF Operations Support Coordinator role. 

Having qualified as a solicitor at a leading city law firm she subsequently moved into the international development sector working with a number of small and medium-sized NGOs. Her latest role was at Transparency International UK where she managed donor relationships, composed funding proposals, coordinated the M&E and managed internal databases.

Mahoo studied Law at the London School of Economics and Political Science and went on to complete a Masters in Development Studies at Birkbeck University. 

In her role, Mahoo is responsible for developing and managing key operational and finance systems. She will help to drive effective systems and processes that help EISF meet its objectives and better support its members.

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EISF Admin Support Officer – Justina Amenu

Justina Amenu joined EISF in September 2014. She has over 10 years’ experience in working with non-profit organisations – managing membership, event organisation, and general administration.

Having completed her first degree, a BA in Economics with Sociology in Ghana, Justina moved to the UK. Her experience with NfPs begun as an administrator with the Petroleum Exploration Society of Great Britain, PESGB. She steadily increased her knowledge and experience by working with The InDus Entrepreneurs UK and Society for Editors and Proofreaders Ltd. In between moving jobs, Justina obtained a Masters in Business Administration.

Justina is currently responsible for the administrative function of EISF – providing essential support to the team and introducing new ways of working to help the organisation run smoothly.

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EISF Communications Officer – Aisling Sweeney

Aisling Sweeney joined the EISF team in January 2019 as Research and Projects Trainee. In July 2019 she became EISF’s first Communications Officer.

After graduating in 2017 with a degree in Sociology from the London School of Economics and Political Science, Aisling volunteered with a small NGO providing basic needs and education for refugees on the Greek island of Leros. In 2018, Aisling moved to Morocco where she taught English. Her most recent role before joining EISF was with UNDP in Georgia, during which she worked as Project Intern supporting the implementation of the Governance Reform Fund project.

Aisling supports the EISF Secretariat by managing communications and social media as well as the EISF website.

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EISF is a humanitarian network committed to improving the safety and security of relief operations and staff, and strengthening humanitarian security risk management to allow greater access to and impact for crisis-affected populations