Jenin Assaf

Evaluation Officer/ Knowldge Sharing Manager

Jenin joined IEA in November 2013 and serves as an Evaluation Officer in managing program and policy evaluations of CGIAR, as well as lead the communication and knowledge sharing efforts of the unit.  Her experiences with CGIAR include working with as Program Manager and Communications Specialist with the Independent Science And Partnership Council (ISPC), the former ICT-KM Program of CGIAR as well as the Global Crop Diversity Trust – all part of the CGIAR family. Prior to joining the CGIAR, she worked as Program Director in prominent international organizations to develop complex intervention programs and projects in the Middle East and Afghanistan, including Search for Common Ground and Vital Voices Global Partnership. She holds both Palestinian and US nationalities, and speaks fluent English, Arabic, and Italian, and has completed her Masters of Arts in International Development from University of Washington, USA.