As Programme Head for Research and Policy, Jan forms part of the IJR’s core management team, and also serves on the executive committee of Afrobarometer, Africa’s most cited public opinion research project into social-, political, and economic governance issues. A seasoned political analyst, with extensive experience in the coordination of quantitative and qualitative research projects, Hofmeyr’s thematic portfolio covers the fields of democratisation, governance reform, peacebuilding, transitional justice, and political economy. He has led, participated, or served in an advisory capacity, in the execution of multi-country and multi-year projects, in partnership with major international donors and multilateral organisations. Jan forms part of the Bertelsmann Foundation’s International Transformation Thinkers Network, as well as the German International Cooperation Agency’s (GIZ) Global Leadership Academy International Fellows Network.