Caitríona has been working with Front Line Defenders since April 2005. As the Head of the Protection Grants and Evaluations she has primary responsibility for leading and developing Front Line Defenders' security grants program, including liaison with human rights defenders, other donors, and the organisation of emergency grants. She also has responsibility for field based evaluation of Front Line Defenders work. Caitríona represents Front Line Defenders on the Board of the EU Human Rights Defenders Mechanism. Prior to this position Caitríona served as the Protection Coordinator for the Americas.