Nancy Otoom

Nancy Otoom

Fellowship year

2012 - 2013



Placement when a fellow

Advocacy Officer - Jordan Green Building Council

Current employment &/or degree seeking

Political Officer - Embassy of Canada in Amman

Higher education

Master's degree in Law - University of Jordan

Current country of residence



Nancy is a legal researcher and human rights activist. She received her bachelor’s and master’s degrees in law and international law from the University of Jordan. She has worked for over seven years in the humanitarian context, at INGOs and embassies.

She has worked in different sectors such as program coordination, political analysis and reporting, conducting and designing training and capacity building programs, in addition to doing several consultancies and research projects.

She has extensive experience working in embassies. She was a political officer at the British Embassy Amman for two years, and was responsible for human rights and legal analysis, in addition to policy-making sessions and programs for Chevening Fellowship Alumni in Jordan. Nancy is currently working at the Embassy of Canada Jordan in Amman as a political officer with similar responsibilities to those she had at the British Embassy Amman.