Elliott Bakker

Elliott Bakker holds a master’s degree in development studies and brings expertise in both quantitative and qualitative research, conflict analysis, stakeholder mapping and programme evaluation in complex environments. He has worked in Jordan, Niger and was part of the team conducting research on the community-based reintegration, community violence reduction and prevention of recruitment into armed groups in DRC. Elliott is based out of Niamey, Niger.

Ibrahim Sinan

Ibrahim Sinan works as a research and programme officer at TI, holding a master’s degree in Development economics. He brings experience in evaluation and analysis of qualitative and quantitative data and statistical analysis, including quantifying qualitative data using methodologies like Grounded Theory. His interest for community-based programming and research led him to use his skills in programme impact evaluations, policy analysis and development project management during his experience with advocacy and international humanitarian NGOs in Morocco and France.

Mirjam Kuschnitzki

Mirjam Kuschnitzki is a programme and research officer at Transition International. She holds a master’s degree in Migration, Mobility and Development Studies and brings experience in quantitative and qualitative research. As a research assistant at TI she has been supportive in the design and analysis of qualitative and mixed methods research projects, among others, supporting a recent UNDP context analysis of conditions for IDP and refugee return and reintegration in Syria and supporting the research and writing of a report on the prospects of DDR in the Ukraine. Furthermore, she conducted literature review on the reintegration of CAFAAG in the DRC and supported a desk review for UN Women on gender and humanitarian action using the case studies of refugee women Colombia, Uganda, Bangladesh and Jordan. Mirjam has lived and worked in Kenya where she conducted research on pastoralist development and has set up her own pastoralist development project.