As Research and Humanitarian Manager, Jean is responsible for supporting a coordinated global learning agenda on child marriage. She ensures that the learning needs and evidence of member organisations inform national and global learning priorities.
Jean also leads on identifying evidence-based and advocacy solutions to ending child marriage and supporting married girls in humanitarian contexts. She supports Girls Not Brides’ teams in Africa, Asia and Latin America and the Caribbean in their work with member organisations and National Partnerships.
Jean brings over 15 years’ experience as a senior researcher and advocate specialising in adolescent girls’ and women’s rights in global and regional contexts. She has in-depth experience in leading, operationalising and project managing global and multi-regional research projects in diverse contexts. She is committed to bridging the gap between research and practice, and to fostering effective action to promote the rights of girls and women.
Before joining Girls Not Brides, Jean worked at the global and regional levels at ActionAid UK, International Rescue Committee and Plan International. She also worked at the national level with feminist organisations Central American Women’s Fund and Punto de Encuentro in Nicaragua.
Jean holds an MA in International Development and a BSc in Social Sciences. She speaks English, Spanish and intermediate French.