Karijn de Jong is the Head of Programmes & Projects and acting Executive Director at the Netherlands Institute for Multiparty Democracy (NIMD). As part of the consortium of the project Enhanced Support to Democratic Governance in Jordan (ESDG Jordan), she will help to support the political parties along with the rest of the NIMD team. Following her legal training at the Maastricht University in the Netherlands, she is specialised in political analysis, political and electoral reforms, political accountability, democratisation, human rights, the rule of law and local capacity strengthening. Over the past 20 years, she worked as a team leader and adviser for both governmental and non-governmental organisations specialized in international cooperation, including five years as governance adviser for the Department for International Development (DFID) in Kenya and Ghana.