Eric Hodachok, Senior Program Manager, Middle East and North Africa
Eric Hodachok serves as the International Foundation for Electoral Systems’ (IFES) senior program manager for the Middle East and North Africa (MENA). He has more than 15 years of experience in the international development and international exchanges fields, managing programs in MENA, Africa, and Central and Eastern Europe.
While at IFES, Hodachok has worked on several programs supporting electoral and political process stakeholders, including election management bodies, civil society organizations, and other governmental organizations. The majority of his work at IFES has focused on conflict, post-conflict, and transitional environments in the MENA region, including in Iraq, Egypt, Yemen, and Libya. He has contributed to numerous briefing papers, FAQs, and publications including “The Role of Elections in a Post-Conflict Yemen.” Prior to joining IFES, Hodachok worked for PAE where he supported U.S. State Department-funded stability operations programming in Africa, and at Meridian International Center where he supported the U.S. State Department’s International Visitor Leadership Program.
Hodachok holds a bachelor’s degree in international studies from American University in Washington, DC, and a master’s degree in Middle Eastern studies from the University of Texas at Austin. Hodachok is also a fully accredited trainer in the Building Resources in Democracy, Governance and Elections professional development curriculum.