Meet our team

Every person at Arqaam is invested in making it a workplace that stands out for its high level of integrity and strong ethical values. We value people over profit and are committed to fostering an inclusive environment. Remote work and flexible hours have been part of our practice since we were founded in 2017.

You can read more about our values in our Code of Ethics and Our Approach pages.

Dr. Ali Farid

Dr. Ali Farid

Data Scientist

Ali is a Turkey-based. Having knowledge in areas ranging through machine learning, time series analysis, and natural language processing (NLP). This, merged with the love of data and eagerness to help people, makes him a perfect fit at Arqaam.

He speaks Persian, English and Turkish.

Alicia Mietus

Alicia Mietus

M&E/Gender Intern

Alicia is a UK-based lawyer who is passionate about gender equality. She is thrilled to be helping out at Arqaam and learning more about M&E with such an inspiring team.

She speaks English, Polish and French.

Ann-Katrina Bregović

Ann-Katrina Bregović

Director/Founder

Katrina is a digital nomad and leader of our team. She founded Arqaam to make a difference in how businesses are run in an ethical way. She strongly believes in making informed decisions based on evidence.

She speaks German and English.

Atria Mier

Atria Mier

Gender and M&E Expert

Atria is Madrid-based and strongly believes that feminism applied to development and humanitarian action is an urgent priority. She is thrilled to work for Arqaam, where people are passionate, professional and collaborative.

She speaks Spanish and English.

Bernadette Geyer

Bernadette Geyer

Copy Editor

Bernadette is a writer and editor based in Germany. She’s spent most of her career working with nonprofits and small businesses that seek to make the world a better place. Bernadette is excited to be helping NGOs through her work at Arqaam.

She speaks English and German.

Daniel Prynne

Daniel Prynne

Communications Coordinator

Daniel is from England, based in the USA, and specialises in digital marketing for nonprofits and impact organisations. He is excited to be involved in humanitarian-based projects and is determined to make a difference with the team at Arqaam.

He speaks English.

Eric Warui

Eric Warui

M&E Intern

Eric is a Monitoring and Evaluation enthusiast based in Kenya. He is passionate about working with community development projects because they possess the power to bring change. His skill-set includes:- designing digital data collection tools, data analysis & visualization, creating logframes and M&E systems.

He speaks Swahili and English.

Francesca Varrenti

Francesca Varrenti

Graphic Designer

Francesca is Italy-based and loves to be part of projects that want to make the world a better and more ethical place.
She would like to use her graphic skills to make any complex information easy, attractive and interesting to visualise, helping more people to understand the world we live in.

She speaks Italian and English.

Leila Ruiz

Leila Ruiz

Data Scientist

Leila is a Tunisia-based Data Scientist. She strongly believes in the role of good data to create a more accountable humanitarian sector, and is thrilled that her work at Arqaam applies a holistic lens to quantitative analysis and development.

She speaks English, Spanish, Arabic and French.

Osheena Dadoo

Osheena Dadoo

Health and M&E Expert

Osheena is an India based full stack developer focusing on Java and related technology . She firmly believes that technology has the power to change the way people think and live and is thrilled to be a part of team which has the same ideology .

She speaks Hindi and English.

Purity Ngare

Purity Ngare

Health and M&E Expert

Purity is a Kenya-based Sociologist and Psychologist. She has conducted M&E in many African countries – making her a guru in the logframe world. She can accurately discern concepts and situations – either in an under-the-tree-meeting with an African Chief or wading through floods to visit project beneficiaries.

She speaks Kikuyu, Luo, Sesotho, Swahili and English.

Sabina Baltruschat

Sabina Baltruschat

Data Scientist

Sabina is a Spain-based data scientist. She is excited to apply her knowledge in psychological research to help NGOs improve their impact. She strongly believes in evidence-based decisions and is happy Arqaam gives her the chance to support small NGOs.

She speaks German, English, and Spanish.

Sara Alkeilani

Sara Alkeilani

Data Scientist

Sara is a Germany-based analyst who believes in the importance of directing technology to serve this planet. She is aware of the importance of implementing technology to do good and help in eliminating problems which humans, animals and nature face.

She speaks Arabic, English and German.

Silly the cat

Silly the cat

Inspector General

He is a Germany-based inspector who holds us all accountable. He enjoys extended breaks between his thorough rounds of inspection.

He speaks Arabic, German, English and Italian.

Stephen Braimah

Stephen Braimah

Fullstack Developer

Stephen is a Ghanaian-based developer who has experience in building backend-systems. He loves figuring out how things work, all forms of story-telling (video games, series, movies) and everything Batman. He is thrilled to be contributing to the Arqaam team’s goal of helping NGOs improve their impact.

He speaks English, Ghanaian Pidgin English and, Twi.

Friends & Alumni

Dotun Kola-Olaleye

Dotun Kola-Olaleye

Fullstack Developer

Dr. Sara Ghaisari

Dr. Sara Ghaisari

Data Scientist

Vanessa Chan

Vanessa Chan

Fullstack Developer

Niloofar Moghaddam Tabrizi

Niloofar Moghaddam Tabrizi

SCRUM Intern

Ali Kolai

Ali Kolai

Fullstack Developer

Basheera Shaik

Basheera Shaik

M&E Intern

Mariana Santos

Mariana Santos

Fullstack Developer

Matthew Palmisano

Matthew Palmisano

Fullstack Developer

Opportunities

M&E Consultant

We are always looking for expanding our team of consultants we work with. No matter where in the world you are based, as long as you have a strong affinity for Monitoring and Evaluation, paired with a willingness to travel when needed or completely work from home.

Please reach out and send us your latest CV and a short cover letter answering the below questions:

  1. If anyone (dead or alive) could mentor you for one year, who would it be, and why?
  2. Why would you like to work with Arqaam?
  3. What does M&E mean to you?
Intern

No matter in which phase of life you are, still doing your university degree, changing careers, interesting in learning something new (no matter your educational background) we have various options to take interns on board. This can be in the fields of data science, programming and monitoring and evaluation for NGOs.

Please reach out and send us your latest CV and a short cover letter answering the below questions:

  1. If anyone (dead or alive) could mentor you for one year, who would it be, and why?
  2. Why would you like to work with Arqaam?
  3. What does M&E mean to you?
Doing good

In addition to the paid posts we have, we are always looking for like-minded people who are willing to dedicated some of their time to our pro bono work. This can directly helping small or grassroot organisations through our pro bono scheme, or helping us developing new monitoring and evaluation tools for NGOs (to be used free of charge).

Please reach out and send us your latest CV and a short cover letter answering the below questions:

  1. If anyone (dead or alive) could mentor you for one year, who would it be, and why?
  2. Why would you like to work with Arqaam?
  3. What does M&E mean to you?

How we work

Coming soon