Neha Erasmus
Neha Erasmus
Director

Flora McCrone
Flora McCrone
Research Officer

Martin Onjerinwa
Martin Onjerinwa
Resources Coordinator

Neha has more than a decade of experience working on governance issues, with extensive working knowledge of South Sudan and the region. Her work has ranged from high-level mediation to civil society activism. She began her career with the Institute for the Promotion of Civil Society, a notable indigenous South Sudanese NGO, and more recently spent four years working with the African Union High Level Implementation Panel for Sudan and South Sudan lead by former President Thabo Mbeki.

Flora is Justice Africa’s Research Coordinator, and has worked for the organisation since 2013. Flora began her work with Justice Africa in the London office before moving to the Nairobi, and most recently Juba, office. Her research interests are in security and justice related issues, including the protection of civilians in conflict and transitional justice. Flora grew up in East Africa, and has a Master’s degree in Human Rights from the London School of Economics and a BA in Anthropology.

Martin has been a member of the Justice Africa South Sudan office since 2010. Originally from South Sudan, he has worked for a wide variety of Sudanese branches of organisations such as Save the Children, UNHCR and Relief International.

His academic background includes a BA in Business Administration and Management, and a Masters degree in the same field. He is a board member of both JASCO and MASS.

Stephen Pande
Stephen Pande
Programmes Advisor

Benjamin Ochiengh
Benjamin Ochiengh
Project Coordinator

Dacia Douhaibi
Dacia Douhaibi
Documentation Officer

Stephen has worked with Justice Africa as Programme Coordinator since 2009. He has extensive experience working with civil society organisations in Kenya and has worked in Sudan for 9 years with churches and several faith based organisations in peace and reconciliation programmes. He initiated the founding of the South Sudan Action Network on Small Arms and the Sudan Democracy and Election Monitoring Program. He facilitated the dialogue program ascertaining the citizen’s views of the referendum on self-determination for people of South Sudan. Stephen is involved in regional stablization forums including the Regional Network on Peace and Security and he has also been engaged with democracy, governance, and peace and security projects. Stephen holds a Bachelors Degree in Political Science and a Masters of Arts in Religious Studies.

Ben has gained critical experience in natural resource governance and conflict transformation and is working to support the development of Oil and mining sector in South Sudan through civil society and government capacity strengthening. He is part of the team facilitating the discussions on Extractives Industries Transparency Initiative (EITI) and Publish What You Pay (PWYP) in South Sudan and is working with regional actors on advocacy for prudent governance of petroleum and mineral resources in the Albertine Graben and the Great Lakes region. Ben has attended the Summer School on Oil, Gas and Mining Revenues of the Revenue Watch Institute in Ghana 2012 and the Natural Resources and Sustainable Development Course of the Natural Resource Governance Institute in Partnership with Columbia Centre of Sustainable Investment and the World Bank Institute.

Dacia has been an active member of Justice Africa since April 2016. Dacia has been working on research projects in East Africa for the past five years.
She is currently a PhD student in the Department of Geography at York University studying the linkages between conflict, processes of territorialization, large-scale development, land grabs, and forced displacement. Dacia has conducted research in Kenya and South Sudan and her current dissertation work focuses on the displacement effects of territorialisation processes in South Sudan.
Previous to this, Dacia completed a degree in Anthropology at the University of Victoria and a Master’s in International Affairs at the Normal Paterson School of International Affairs in Carleton University.

Jimmy Awany
Jimmy Awany
Project Officer

Woja James Simon
Woja James Simon
Operations Coordinator

Peter Mangezire
Peter Mangezire
Finance Manager

Jimmy started working for Justice Africa firstly as an intern in 2010. After finishing his BA in Social Sciences from Makerere University, he volunteered to work for CEPO, a community based organization in Juba. In 2013, he was later recruited to Justice Africa as a project officer to support a civil society program aimed at strengthening civil society’s role in promoting peace, human rights and good governance in South Sudan. Jimmy’s current role as a civil society coordinator is to provide technical guidance and support to Justice Africa’s “Civil Peace Project.” A key component of his role is to mentor and advise civil society actors in their efforts to promote peace and good governance in South Sudan.

A native of Yei County, Amule has been with Justice Africa since June 2010. He has traveled almost all the ten states of South Sudan, and thus has extensive working knowledge of the country. He spent several years working with ZOA Refugee Care and also with GTZ in partnership with the UNHCR Repatriation Programme and UNICEF in Warehouse Management. He grew up in the Central Equatoria State of South Sudan and has also lived in Uganda.

Peter Mangezire has a Bachelor’s degree in accounting, one diploma in business administration and management and a second diploma in accounting. Peter has eleven years of experience in finance and before joining Justice Africa in February 2011, he gained a great deal of experience working with Winrock International, Deloitte, Acdivoca, the De-mining Authority Commission, Population Service International, Handicap International and Sudan micro finances institution.
Peter is a South Sudanese national, and he is married with five children.