Sonja Nieuwenhuis is Montrose’s Deputy Team Leader for the DFID-funded South Sudan Health Pooled Fund. She is responsible for overseeing the technical aspects of the HPF, ensuring the delivery and quality of HPF technical outputs. Previously she worked for four years in South Sudan as a medical advisor for an international NGO.
Ms Nieuwenhuis has 15 years of experience in health programme planning, implementation, and monitoring and evaluation in South Sudan, Sudan and Egypt. She has expertise in conducting health assessments and health programme performance reviews, supervision of disease outbreak preparedness and response efforts, strategy development, the design and implementation of medical supply chain management systems, and capacity building. Her work includes extensive collaboration with Medair, DFID, CIDA, SIDA, ECHO, EU, USAID, UNICEF, UNFPA, WHO and OFDA.
Ms Nieuwenhuis holds a Master’s degree in International Public Health from the Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine, UK, and a Bachelor’s degree in Nursing from the School for Higher Vocational Training in Ede, Netherlands. She is fluent in English and Dutch and has a basic understanding of Arabic.