Dr. Stephen Snook, Country Director, Zimbabwe
Dr. Stephen Snook currently serves as the International Foundation for Electoral Systems’ (IFES) country director in Zimbabwe. He is a governance specialist with a doctorate in political science and 31 years of development and research experience, of which 22 years were long-term overseas assignments in multiple countries. His areas of technical expertise include local governance and decentralization; increasing municipal revenue and public finance management; parliamentary advocacy and civil society strengthening; anti-corruption and rule of law; election administration; and property rights and natural resource governance.
Dr. Snook most recently served as Tetra Tech’s chief of party for the “LOKAL+” project in Haiti and as a senior associate in the Tetra Tech Democracy and Governance Sector, where he served as a project manager on a variety of U.S. Agency for International Development- (USAID) funded projects and team leader on USAID democracy and governance assessments. Prior to joining Tetra Tech, he was chief of party in Guinea for RTI International. He served six years as the USAID South Africa Democracy and Governance deputy team leader, and interim team leader. His previous experience with IFES was as chief of party in Ghana. He began his international career as a Peace Corps volunteer in Gabon.
He holds doctorate and master’s degrees in political science from the University of Florida and a bachelor’s degree in English from the University of Minnesota. He is fluent in English and French.