Imelda has extensive experience in finance and administration, particularly working in international disaster relief and development. She has inter alia worked with CARE International, Canadian Red Cross, and UN Department of Peacekeeping Operations. She has supported relief operations related to the Asian tsunami in Banda Aceh (Indonesia), and peacekeeping operations in South Sudan. Her international engagement has included placements in New York, Tirana (Albania), Ottawa, Nairobi, and Jakarta.
Imelda is the focal point for financial and contractual management matters within UNU-INWEH. She serves as the designated approving officer and procurement authority for UNU-INWEH. Imelda prepares project financial reports, biennium budget and annual financial statements. She manages cashflow and liaise with donors on project funding matters.