Commissioner Profile

Ms Tessa Dooms

Tessa Dooms is the Director of Jasoro Consulting, a newly established Development Consultancy that provides organisations with services on policy, programming and organisational strategies toward the development of Africa. Jasoro provides policy analysis, programme development, facilitation and training, and development communications services across sectors nationally and internationally. Tessa has 15 years experience as a development worker, trainer and researcher with expertise in governance, youth development and innovation. She has worked as a consultant for the African Union in over 10 African countries, the United Nations Fund for Populationa and the National Democractic Institute.

In 2015 Tessa was appointed to the National Planning Commission to advise the President on the implementation of the National Development Plan of South Africa. She has successfully led, a policy think tank called Youth Lab and has lectured at four South African Universities. She is also on the board of the Kagiso Trust. Tessa holds a Masters in Sociology from the University of the Witwatersrand.