Joëlle Jenny is a Senior Civil Servant with 25 years experience at the nexus between diplomacy, development, security and humanitarian issues. She is currently Director of the Joint Funds Unit at the UK Cabinet Office/National Security Secretariat. The JFU manages the Conflict, Stability and Security Fund (CSSF), which provides development and security support to countries at risk of conflict or instability, and the Prosperity Fund, which aims to remove barriers to economic growth to reduce poverty in partner countries. The Funds support programmes in over 80 countries.
2016 - 2018 Joëlle was an Associate at the Weatherhead Centre for International Affairs, Harvard University and a member of the World Economic Forum’s Global Council on the Future of International Security. Her research focused on disruptive technologies, international peace and security, and conflict prevention.
Prior to Joëlle's Associate Research role at Harvard, she was the Director for Security Policy and Conflict Prevention at the European Union’s External Action Service in Brussels, in charge of cyber and outer space security policy; non-proliferation and arms control; counter-terrorism; conflict prevention; and sanctions. Previously she served for the UK Department for International Development (DFID), the Swiss Foreign Ministry, NATO and the International Committee of the Red Cross. She worked extensively in Iraq, Yemen and the Palestinian Territories, and has held postings in New York, Angola, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Cambodia, Rwanda and the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia.
Joëlle Jenny holds an MA in International Security from the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy in Boston, USA and is fluent in French, English & German.