Lizzie Jones is a program manager for U.S. Government and private-sector funded agriculture development programs. As Director of Programs, she leads teams delivering high-quality program implementation to achieve maximum impact for beneficiaries and exceed donor expectations.
Ms. Jones brings experience in a broad range of technical areas to CNFA ranging from food aid programming that targets the poorest of the poor to private-sector driven, high-value agriculture export activities. Her field-based experience includes both long- and short-term assignments in Mozambique, Timor-Leste, Zimbabwe, Egypt, Malawi, Ethiopia, Ukraine, Colombia, Honduras, the Dominican Republic and Liberia. Since joining CNFA in 2015, Ms. Jones has overseen CNFA’s $42 million USAID / Food for Peace Amalima program in Zimbabwe, in addition to multiple other programs in Africa and the Middle East.
Prior to joining CNFA, Ms. Jones spent two years based in Maputo, Mozambique managing a 5-year, $8.8 million peri-urban horticulture value chain project with ACDI/VOCA. Working as a Senior Project Coordinator, she provided technical and administrative support to a portfolio of USAID and USDA funded projects, including a $5 million-dollar USDA-funded Mud Crab and Fish Cultivation project in Timor-Leste and a $61.4 million-dollar USAID-funded ACIP program in Colombia.
Ms. Jones holds a Master’s Degree in International Development from George Washington University with a concentration in rural enterprise development.