Robby Vanrijkel

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Robby Vanrijkel

Manager, Programs


Robby Vanrijkel joined InsideNGO in September 2016 as the programs manager. In this role, he is responsible for building a global community of practitioners in the area of finance, grants, and contracts. Robby has over 10 years of progressive financial management and capacity building experience at both HQ and supporting countries and local partners. Robby has worked on several USAID, DFID, UNICEF, and private foundation projects implemented in South Africa, Zambia, Kenya, Uganda, Malawi, Mozambique, South Africa, Botswana, Namibia, Ivory Coast, Vietnam, Ukraine, Afghanistan, and Haiti. Robby has a strong passion for delivering relevant financial management and grants and compliance training in a manner that is innovative and practical. Robby holds an M.B.A. in finance and an M.S. in community and economic development from Southern New Hampshire University. He completed his undergraduate degree at Wits University in South Africa. Robby is also an adjunct professor at UNH (Carsey Institute) where he teaches a master’s program course called financial management for development organizations.

Q + A

What is your favorite band or music artist?

Interestingly I love NEW country (has to be new country…have not been here long enough for the other older supposedly better country). When I first came to the USA to work for FHI 360 I had to wait 3 months for my work visa and drove cross country. What better music to listen to on a 16-hour car trip?

What is your favorite ice cream flavor? Or dessert in general?

Have to say Bubblegum flavored ice cream – makes you feel like a kid all over again.

What are your favorite hobbies outside of work?

Definitely soccer, hiking, camping, anything outdoors, and of course the South African braai or grilling (even in winter).