Elissa Jobson

Elissa Jobson

Chief of Advocacy

Crisis Group Role

As Chief of Advocacy, Elissa Jobson provides strategic direction and oversight for Crisis Group’s advocacy and is responsible for developing strategies to maximise the organisation’s policy impact.

Professional Background

Elissa previously served as Director of Africa Regional Advocacy and was the organisation’s main liaison with the African Union. Prior to joining Crisis Group, she was a media relations specialist with UNICEF in New York, where she helped co-ordinate public advocacy around the Sustainable Development Goals. Between 2012 and 2014, she was a freelance journalist based in Addis Ababa working for The Guardian, Africa Confidential, The Africa Report and Business Day.

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