Gonzalo Sánchez-Terán has worked for the Jesuit Refugee Service from 2001 to 2015 as Country Director in Guinea Conakry, Liberia, Côte d’Ivoire and the Central African Republic, and as Program Officer in Eastern Chad and the Somali-Ethiopian border. During this time he has organized, managed and implemented emergency projects in refugee and IDP camps with a special focus in education.
He has also done consultancy work on humanitarian assistance, development and advocacy for International NGOs in Zimbabwe, Madagascar, Zambia, Côte d’Ivoire, Kenya, Chad, Uganda, Republic of the Congo and the Democratic Republic of the Congo.
Since 2014 he is the Deputy Humanitarian Training Director at Fordham University (New York) where he also teaches at the International Diploma on Humanitarian Assistance. He is also the Director of the Education in Emergencies Course and the Strategic Issues in Humanitarian Assistance Course for the MIHA (Master on International Humanitarian Assistance).
Gonzalo is also a regular lecturer for the Humanitarian Cooperation Master at Comillas University (Madrid), NOHA Master in International Humanitarian Action at Deusto University (Bilbao), and the Master of International Cooperation in Sustainable Emergency Architecture at the UIC (Barcelona).
In the last years he has conducted training Courses for local NGOs in Sudan, Jordan, South Korea, Kenya, Myanmar, Malaysia, India, the United Arab Emirates and Nicaragua. From 2010 to 2011 he was the director of Intermon-Oxfam’s book collection.