Marta Valdés García is the Director of Humanitarian Programs and Deputy Humanitarian Director at Oxfam Global Humanitarian Team. She provides leadership for the confederation on the design of quality standards, on the use of evidence to support organizational learning and performance and she fosters innovation on ways of working and on sectorial areas. In addition, she oversees the surge and advisory support to emergency responses.
Ms. Valdés García has a background in economics and a Masters Degree on Development and Humanitarian assistance. With over 20 years’ experience in relief and development work, she has lead and support an important number of humanitarian programs in Central America, Africa and the South Caucasus. She has worked with different INGO at the field and headquarter level and with FAO. During her career, she has engaged in the quality agenda as Food security advisor, Monitoring and Evaluation practitioner and advisor as well as in different leadership positions, with a focus on producing evidence and innovation to improve humanitarian work. Since April 2019 she co-chairs the IASC Result Group 4 on Humanitarian-Development collaboration.