Bart van Gelderen


Bart van Gelderen is a former Naval Officer, now working as the Operations Manager of Transition International. He has served in both the Royal Netherlands Navy and the Royal Netherlands Marine Corps, including in Iraq. He has experience as a UN Military Observer in Sudan and as the military attaché of the Netherlands. Bart was previously the Head of the Department of Military Diplomacy and Foreign Relations in the Netherlands.

Irma Specht

Managing Director

Irma is an anthropologist with 24 years of experience in the transition processes from conflict to peace. She has an international reputation in the field of socio-economic reintegration, youth employment, gender and conflict transformation. Seven years of field and headquarter experience in the ILO programme on Crisis Response and Reconstruction has provided her with expertise on employment issues and the inclusion of vulnerable or special groups in transition processes. She brings solid expertise in capacity building and training, conflict analyses, strategy and programme design, and applied research. Her record as a researcher and writer might is illustrated in her long publications list. Additionally, Irma has extensive experience in training, facilitation and design of tailor-made training courses and materials.

Julien Daviet

Julien Daviet is a researcher and data analyst at TI, holding a master’s degree in econometrics. He brings solid experience in field research and consequent analyses in conflict affected countries and has extensive knowledge of applied econometrics. Julien did extensive research analyses for TI's assignments in Iraq, Jordan and more recently in Syria. Besides his work at TI, Julien was involved in the cleaning of municipal lists data bases, worked as a research assistant at Paris School of Economics and participated to the setting up of a randomized controlled trial for the World Bank in Dakar.

Tim Peute

Tim Peute is a programme officer at TI. He brings experience in quantitative and qualitative research, holding a master’s degree in international Relations. His expertise includes analysis techniques, including the use of data analysis software. He was part of the TI team which conducted field studies in Jordan for UNICEF and Mercy Corps concerning the key risk factors of radicalisation and association of young people with armed groups and supported the analyses of the radicalization and recruitment of young people in Iraq. He also supported the implementation of UNICEF Iraq strategy for one year, including setting up CBRS and coordinating a field study in Halabja, and supported IOM Iraq.