Jessica Jean-Francois

Research and Project Coordinator, Disaster and Emergencies Preparedness Programme (DEPP) External Evaluation

Jessica Jean-Francois, MUP, M.S.Ed, is the Research and Project Coordinator for the External Evaluation of the Disasters and Emergencies Preparedness Programme (DEPP) at the Harvard Humanitarian Initiative (HHI). She has nine years of experience in project management and has worked in the humanitarian field for over three years. She oversees the data collection activities in the implementing countries of the DEPP and contributes to the analysis and report writing. Before joining HHI, Jessica managed projects in education, healthcare and journalism in Haiti and the United States. In Haiti, she led response and recovery projects to the 2010 earthquake and Hurricane Sandy in 2012, and managed emergency preparedness efforts. Jessica has conducted and led research in Mexico, Ethiopia and Montserrat on healthcare, economy development and post-disaster recovery. Most recently, Jessica completed a Master in Urban Planning where she focused on international planning and research methods.