Alexander provides support to ISSAT advisory field support missions. Prior to joining ISSAT, he has worked as a consultant in the field of monitoring and evaluation of external aid programmes for the European Commission. He has also worked as a Governance Advisor at the European Union Delegation to the Kingdom of Lesotho. In this function he was responsible for political reporting, donor coordination and worked as a programme manager for EU funded projects in areas of justice sector reform, anti-corruption, public finance management and economic planning. Additionally, Alexander has worked as an Advisor to the Slovenian Permanent Mission to the United Nations in New York during Slovenia’s EU Presidency term. In this position he covered the agenda of the Peacebuilding Commission and advised the Permanent Representative on issues related to security sector reform, nuclear non-proliferation, and peacebuilding. Lastly, he also has experience working as an intern at both the Slovak Permanent Representation to the UN in New York, during Slovakia’s respective tenure on the UN Security Council, and as intern working at NATO headquarters in Brussels.
Elsa is a Project Officer ISSAT undertaking activities related to Advisory Field Support, training, gender mainstreaming, knowledge management and the development of operational tools in the area of SSR programme design, assessment and monitoring and evaluation.
Elsa comes from a gender mainstreaming, peacebuilding and conflict prevention background. Previously working as Gender Expert with UNDP’s Bureau for Crisis Prevention and Recovery, she was responsible for carrying out operational and strategic gender mainstreaming into the UN system’s crisis prevention programmatic portfolio. This included, strategy design and programme development, as well as, continuous capacity development of UN staff and local stakeholders. Elsa has also worked with UNDP’s Arab Regional Centre as a Research Analyst on issues relating to gender, nation-building, poverty-reduction. She was in charge of capacity development in those areas for UNDP country offices, in addition to backstopping the team leaders in the areas of communication and partnership building.
Previously, Elsa was a Chargée de Mission, with the French Ministry of Finance’s economic mission to Vietnam (ADETEF). Elsa speaks fluent French, Arabic and English. A graduate in Political and Administrative Sciences, Elsa has a Master's degree in Development Studies delivered by the Institut d’Etudes Politiques de Bordeaux.
Antoine Hanin is a Project Officer at ISSAT. He works on the development of the monitoring and evaluation methodology of Security and Justice System Reform (SJSR) activities. More specifically, he assists the senior Monitoring and Evaluation advisor on the drafting of operational guidance notes, the elaboration of a tool kit and templates to be used by the SJSR community in the field.
Prior to joining ISSAT, Antoine worked in the Evaluation and Monitoring department of a consulting company. He was an evaluation expert on strategic level evaluations of development aid policies. He carried out several large scale evaluations for the European Commission (EC), the European Investment Bank, the UN and the World Bank. His last two major assignments were on the EC support to conflict prevention & peace building and the EC support to justice & security sector reform worldwide over the period 2001-2010.
Antoine holds a B.Sc in Economics from the Université Catholique de Louvain and a Masters degree in International Relations and Conflict Management from the Katholieke Universiteit van Leuven in Belgium.
Daniel's primary responsibilities involve providing background information on SSR in support of ISSAT activities.
Initially, he worked for the Belgian UN Delegation in New York as an Advisor covering negotiations and issues under discussion in the General Assembly’s 2nd Committee. Subsequently, he worked with UNEP’s Green Economy Initiative before joining ISSAT.
He holds a Bachelor degree in History from the University of Antwerp in Belgium. He then went on to receive a Master’s Degree in European Studies, followed by a Master’s Degree in European Politics and Policies from the Catholic University of Leuven.
Vanessa is a Logistics Officer with ISSAT. Her main tasks include providing background research on SSR and country specific issues for the ISSAT core activities. She also assists the organisation of conferences and meetings.
Vanessa holds a Master's degree in International Relations from the Graduate Institute of International Studies in Geneva. Prior to joining ISSAT, Vanessa worked for the Operations division at DCAF. She also worked as Programme Assistant for the United Nations Environment Programme and the United Nations Institute for Training and Research. Before this, she held a sales and marketing position in a multinational company.