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ACFID National Conference 2023
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Ms Jules Frost

Civil Society Engagement/Humanitarian Advisor - Australian Civil-Military Centre (ACMC)

Professional Bio

Jules is the Civil Society Engagement Adviser of the Australian Civil-Military Centre where she contributes to the advancement of national capabilities to prevent, prepare for and respond more effectively to humanitarian crises through advancements in civil-military-police engagement.  An executive with over 25 years of international experience in humanitarian contexts, Jules is new to Canberra, having recently moved from Switzerland where she was based for nearly 10 years working with organizations including World Vision, Medair, and the CHS Alliance.
During her extensive career with World Vision, she became a leading authority on civil-military-police relations.  By developing strong relations with UN, NATO and other armed forces, Jules pioneered joint-training relationships and developed operational guidelines that have had a major influence across the humanitarian and military sectors. 
She has held key operational roles with portfolios in some of the most difficult and challenging contexts in East & Southern Africa, the Middle East, Eastern Europe and the Asian Tsunami Response while Director for Humanitarian and Emergency Affairs, World Vision USA.  She later served as the Head of Innovative Partnerships in Australia. 
Immediately prior to joining the ACMC, she worked for the CHS (Core Humanitarian Standard) Alliance where she oversaw program development and management, partnership building, and fundraising efforts in support of Accountability to Affected People (AAP), Prevention of Sexual Exploitation, Abuse and Harassment (PSEAH), and People Management.
A motivating, respected leader, Jules inspires and cultivates collaborative teams dedicated to serving others.  Focused on solutions, she has a reputation for delivering results, enabling, and creating a positive learning environment. Proven broker, she has initiated and negotiated impactful partnerships.  An excellent ambassador, she is an effective network builder, advocate and motivating public speaker and media spokesperson. Her global outlook and deep cultural sensitivity stems from work & travel in over 65 countries.  
Jules has a Master of Arts degree from American University in International Communications and Development and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Public Relations from Pepperdine University.