Alessandra Rossi, Chief of Party, Haiti
Alessandra Rossi serves as the International Foundation for Electoral Systems’ (IFES) chief of party in Haiti and brings more than 13 years of expertise in elections to the table. Rossi has worked in Haiti since 2013 and is a seasoned professional in the fields of electoral management, operational management, civil society strengthening and capacity building. She also possesses knowledge in conflict mitigation, peace-building, and program management and operations.
Prior to her time at IFES, Rossi worked for the United Nations Electoral Assistance Division in Libya as a public outreach and voter education adviser. During this time, she supported the implementation of a voter education initiative targeting women, youth, voters with disabilities and rural communities for the 2012 national congressional elections. Between 2005-2007, Rossi worked as regional electoral coordinator for MINUSTAH in Haiti where she provided legal advice to electoral authorities regarding the electoral process. Additionally, she worked with the Legal Affairs Unit providing expertise in electoral legislation review.
On top of her extensive experience working in Haiti for IFES and the UN, Rossi also has experience working in other Francophone countries including, Côte d’Ivoire and the Central African Republic.
Rossi holds a master’s degree in law from the University of Bari, as well as a master’s degree in international relations from the Italian Society for International Organization. She is fluent in English, French, Haitian, Creole, and Spanish and is a certified Building Resources in Democracy Governance and Elections (BRIDGE) accrediting facilitator.