Government of Canada
Jennifer Goosen Director, Maternal and Child Health Division, Multilateral and Global Health Programs Branch of Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development Canada Started term May 2012
Since 2010, working as the Director of Maternal, Newborn and Child Health and Nutrition in Foreign, Affairs, Trade and Development Canada (formerly the Canadian International Development Agency), Jennifer has been leading Departmental efforts on nutrition and partnerships with multilateral and global partners on maternal, newborn and child health. She has been instrumental in shaping implementation of Canada's Muskoka Initiative on Maternal, Newborn and Child Health and defining Canada's forward approach on maternal, newborn and child health beyond 2015. She has worked previously as the Canadian Head of Cooperation in Zimbabwe, managing Canada’s development and humanitarian programming portfolio. Within CIDA, previous posts have included strategic planning, operations and management of Canadian programming in Mozambique and the Southern Africa region, and management of multilateral processes of the G8 and United Nations. Jennifer is also a former Advisor within the Privy Council Office to the Canadian Prime Minister and Cabinet on foreign policy and defence issues, where she provided strategic policy analysis and advise on the Middle East and consular affairs.