Julie Steiger – Head of MENA
Julie is the Head of MENA, based in the Amman Regional Office. She is responsible and accountable for providing senior regional leadership and management of Integrity Global’s regional presence in MENA. Julie coordinates all MENA-focused projects, develops new and existing client, consultant and partnership relationships; and sustains, identifies and builds new business opportunities for the regional portfolio. Julie leads and manages an Amman-based team comprising technical, business and operations staff to ensure a company-wide and strategically coherent approach.
Julie is an International Development expert with over 20 years of experience delivering and overseeing humanitarian and development programming in the Middle East, east and southern Africa, and Russia. For most of her career, Julie has worked in fragile and conflict contexts with a focus on public heath, protection, civil society and social cohesion. For the past 10 years she has served in senior leadership and technical advisory roles with Population Services International, International Medical Corps, Save the Children, Mercy Corps, and the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR).
While in South Sudan, Julie represented the principle recipient for the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria, working closely with the Ministry of Health to prevent and treat malaria and support community-based child survival across the country. Since 2012, Julie has focused on the Syria response from Jordan, Turkey and north eastern Syria, working on both cross-border and refugee programming. For the Syria response she has advised on conflict and context analysis, conflict sensitivity, civil society and stakeholder engagement and risk management. Additionally, Julie is a Faculty Fellow at Georgetown University where she teaches seminars at the Center for Conflict Resolution. Prior to joining the International Development sector, Julie worked in the private sector in marketing and communications.
She earned her Master’s degree from Georgetown University’s Center for Eurasian, Russian and East European Studies, where she focused on nationalism and social and ethnic conflict in post-Soviet states. Julie received her Bachelor’s degree from the University of Rhode Island with a double major in Russian and English Literature.