Ambar Zobairi, Deputy Regional Director, Middle East and North Africa
Ambar Zobairi currently serves as Deputy Regional Director for IFES’ MENA region. She brings over 10 years of experience in the international nonprofit arena. She has managed numerous IFES projects in the MENA region ranging from election violence, elections technical assistance, civil society, disabilities and the status of women. These projects span the countries of Iraq, Egypt, Jordan, Palestine, Morocco and Lebanon.
Zobairi is also an accredited facilitator in the Building Resources for Democracy, Governance and Elections (BRIDGE) methodology, a comprehensive professional development program focused on electoral processes and effective electoral administration. Prior to joining the MENA team, Zobairi worked within the financial divisions of IFES, the United Nations Foundation and CEDPA.
She holds a Master's in International Relations and International Economics from the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies in Washington DC.