Management & Secretariat

 The Secretariat’s responsibilities include:
  • Developing Accountable Now’s strategic direction in accordance with the Board and the Annual General Meeting

  • Ensuring the implementation of respective work plans

  • Managing the governance process and the reporting procedure (including pre-screening of Accountability Reports)

  • Conceptualising and communicating Accountable Now’s external appearance; serving as the key point of contact between Members, the Board, the Panel and other stakeholders

  • Developing fundraising concepts; preparing and carrying out Member activities, such as workshops, webinars and peer advice group meetings

  • Liaising with the Project Partners for the Global Standard for CSO Accountability

  • Finally – providing administration and financial backup for the functioning of the organisation

Meet the Team

Nick Roseveare
Nick RoseveareInterim Executive Director
Nick joined Accountable Now in August 2017 as interim Executive Director and will lead the organisation in the transition phase until a new Executive Director is appointed. Before joining Accountable Now, Nick worked for five years as Chief Executive at the Mines Advisory Group (MAG). From 2008 until 2011, he served in the same position at Bond, the UK network of 370 international development CSOs & NGOs. At both institutions, he developed effectiveness and accountability strategies, such as his work in the Open Forum on CSO Effectiveness. Additionally, he served as Global Humanitarian Director at Oxfam, where he worked on the SPHERE management committee and the Humanitarian Accountability Project. He started his career living and working in Sudan, Ethiopia and Mozambique for ten years. He strongly believes in the critical importance of alliance-building and in practical collaborative ways of working to build success in the international development community.

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Ezgi Akarsu
Ezgi AkarsuProgramme Manager
Ezgi joined Accountable Now in March 2017 as Programme Manager. She is in charge of the everyday administration and organisation of the Secretariat, leads fundraising activities, and manages the accountability reporting process. Prior to joining Accountable Now, Ezgi was Project Coordinator at the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance in Berlin, where she oversaw internal projects relating to the Holocaust, antisemitism, genocide, and refugees. She also completed internships at the Australian Embassy in Berlin, Amnesty International Australia, and the U.S. Consulate General in Sydney. Ezgi studied International Relations and a Master of International Law at the University of Sydney in Australia, with a focus on human rights and refugee issues.

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Kameliya Tomova
Kameliya TomovaProgramme Officer
Kameliya joined Accountable Now in January 2014. She maintains Accountable Now’s communications, webinars and peer advice groups, membership administration, complaints handling, event management and bookkeeping. Before joining Accountable Now, Kameliya graduated from her Masters in Contemporary Identities at Bristol University with a focus on multiculturalism and asylum. Her thesis examined burden-sharing, responsibility determination and push-back policies of EU states in regard to accepting asylum seekers, and in particular how the Dublin Regulation affects asylum seekers’ lives and identities. Kameliya has volunteered with local CSOs in Germany, Brazil and the UK.

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Erika Baranda
Erika BarandaStudent Assistant
Erika joined Accountable Now in July 2017 as a Student Assistant. She helps with communications, peer advice groups and event management. Currently Erika is studying Masters of Public Policy at the Hertie School of Governance. Before coming to Germany, she used to work at the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) and in youth and gender projects at the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in Mexico. She has completed internships at Apolitical, a startup for public servants, and Alternativas y Capacidades, a CSO focused on capacity development of civil society.

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