Charles Jakosa

Team Leader, Access to Security and Justice Programme, Sierra Leone |

Charles Jakosa is a security sector reform expert with more than 10 years of experience in project management, assessments, technical assistance, strategic planning, monitoring and evaluation, institutional development, and grants. He is an expert in donor-funded program oversight and implementation. He has implemented six complex development projects for a variety of donors, and has managed large and diverse international teams. Prior to leading the Sierra Leone project, he was the Rule of Law Program Coordinator for the U.S. State Department’s $1.6 billion Merida Initiative in Mexico. Before that he led the effort to establish a monitoring and evaluation system for the UNDP and the 20 countries it focuses on in its Global Rule of Law Program. As Deputy Chief of Party for the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID)-contracted $335 million National Capacity Development project in Iraq, he directed a team of 50 international professionals in assisting ministries of the Iraqi Government bolster their skills and emplace capacity for sustainable training of its civil servants. In Afghanistan, he functioned as Chief of Party of a comprehensive Rule of Law project. With the U.S. Department of Justice, Charles also led efforts to reform law enforcement agencies to ensure adherence to internal policies, adopt best policing practices, and implement anti-corruption safeguards.

  • J.D., University of Minnesota Law School
  • B.A., classics, Dartmouth College