Alessandra Rossi, Chief of Party, Haiti
Alessandra Rossi serves as IFES’ Chief of Party in Haiti. She is a seasoned professional with over 10 years of experience in electoral assistance projects who most recently served as Public Outreach/Voter Education Adviser and Electoral Officer with the United Nations Electoral Support Team (UNEST) in Libya. Beyond her experience in election administration, she has knowledge of election observation, conflict mitigation/peace building, project management and program operations.
For many years, Rossi worked with the United Nations Electoral Assistance Division. While in Libya, she supported the implementation of a voter education initiative targeting women, youth, voters with disabilities and rural communities for the 2012 National Congress Elections. Additionally, she coordinated civic education training. Prior to this, Rossi served as Field Electoral Coordinator for the United Nations Mission for Stabilization in Haiti (MINUSTAH).
From 2005-2007, she worked as Regional Electoral Coordinator for MINUSTAH, where she provided support to the Provisional Electoral Council. She has also served as Training Expert in the Central African Republic for the United Nations Development Programme and as Deputy Chief of Operations in Côte d'Ivoire for the United Nations Office for Project Services. She also served as Electoral Advisor for the United Nations Operation in in Côte d'Ivoire (UNOCI).
She holds a master’s degree in law from the University of Bari in Italy, as well a master’s degree in international relations from the Italian Society for International Organization. She is a fully-accredited Building Resources in Democracy, Governance and Elections (BRIDGE) trainer, and is fluent in French, English, Spanish, Italian and has a working knowledge of Creole.