Jo is Alert's former Programme Officer on Social Accountability. She worked at Alert from April 2014 to October 2016, providing research and implementation support on social accountability, governance and conflict sensitivity. Her areas of expertise included governance and accountability in east and central Africa, technology and peacebuilding, and programme monitoring and evaluation. Jo previously worked as a research assistant at the Overseas Development Institute and the Centre for Armed Violence Reduction. She holds an MA in African Studies (Politics Major) from the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS).