Jackie Jena

Jackie Jena

Deputy Director, Strategic Communications
Africa, Americas, Civil Society, Gender Equality & Inclusion, Leadership, Youth

Jackie is the deputy director of the Strategic Communications Unit at IREX.  In this role she is responsible for leading and supporting the global team in  communications, partner outreach and retention.

As a human rights lawyer and marketing professional, Jackie is an advocate for social change, gender and youth development. She is coming to IREX with a wealth of experience in resource mobilization and partner development.

Before joining IREX, Jackie was working with African Leadership Foundation, as the External Relations Manager helping to build private funding and support for the African Leadership Academy based in South Africa. Her previous work includes working with the Higher Life Foundation and  Charity Water. She hails from Zimbabwe and brings extensive knowledge about social impact and private sector engagement to the team.

Jackie is a law graduate from Rhodes University in South Africa, and attended graduate school at ESCP Europe Business School in the United Kingdom.