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Samanta Morais

Samanta, a Portuguese and Swiss national, joined HQAI in September 2021 as a Quality Assurance Assistant. 

She holds a Bachelor's in Political Sciences from University of Lausanne and a Master’s degree in Standardisation, Social Regulation and Sustainable Development from University of Geneva in partnership with ISO.

In September 2021 Samanta successfully defended her Master’s thesis on the contribution of the HQAI certification scheme to NGOs’ humanitarian accountability. 

Strongly believing in the importance of standards, quality assurance, and their relevance and effectiveness in improving the work and accountability of humanitarian and development organisations, Samanta is proud to be able to contribute to HQAI's mission. 

Organisation, dedication, rigour, communication … and Coffee! 

Many many things… 

  • Its relevance - The history of the humanitarian sector and the increasing request for accountability makes HQAI’s services not only relevant, but necessary! 
  • Its concrete results - The audits and the several testimonies of audited organisations demonstrate the success of HQAI’s services in improving their accountability and thus making aid better.
  • Its people -  HQAI's success is the result of the collaboration among its highly-committed, multi-cultural and skilled team.
  • Its openness - One of HQAI’s values is openness. HQAI is continuously growing, learning, adapting and improving through a collaborative work of its staff, auditors and other stakeholders.