Jenai Cox, Administrative Director, Consortium for Elections and Political Process Strengthening
Jenai Cox is the Consortium for Elections and Political Process Strengthening’s (CEPPS) Elections and Political Transitions (EPT) administrative director for the Global EPT Leader with Associates (LWA) award. Cox has more than 15 years of experience in democracy, human rights and governance (DRG). As administrative director of CEPPS, Cox is responsible for the day-to-day operations of CEPPS and serves as the direct point of contact to United States (U.S) Agency for International Development/Washington and Missions on all administrative and agreement matters under the GEPT LWA. She also supports the CEPPS management team to build consensus among the CEPPS partners on administrative matters.
At Freedom House, Cox was responsible for managing their sub-Saharan Africa programs, where she implemented DRG programs in 12 countries funded by the U.S. Government and foreign donors. Her duties included designing and monitoring innovative human rights and civil society projects, providing strategic leadership and oversight of staff in Washington, D.C., and the field, and representing Freedom House at external engagements to discuss regional trends and U.S. policy initiatives.
Prior to joining Freedom House, she worked for the Council of International Exchange of Scholars, which administers the Traditional Fulbright Program for U.S. professionals and scholars. She was responsible for managing Fulbright programs to sub-Saharan Africa, Central and South America, the Caribbean and Canada.
Cox holds a bachelor’s degree in international studies and economics and a master’s degree in international peace and conflict resolution from American University.