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Alexandra Rigby

Alexandra is a passionate health specialist who has been working in global health since 2014. She joined the Malawi team in April 2021 as Deputy Country Coordinator and in April 2022, became Malawi Country Coordinator. Alexandra works on the Social Cash Transfers Programme (SCTP), as well as leading country operations, finance, and pastoral support to the wider team. 

Alexandra has extensive experience in sexual and gender-based violence (SGBV), including designing and implementing response services and programmes to be trauma-informed and gender-sensitive to the local context. Prior to joining CGA, Alexandra was Programmes Manager at the Aberdeen Women’s Centre, Freetown, Sierra Leone. Aberdeen Women’s Centre is a primary care hospital serving 35,000+ women and children from slum communities annually. She has also worked for DFID in the UK and for a range of community-based organisations, NGOs and INGOs in Sierra Leone and Tanzania.

In addition, Alexandra has experience in systems strengthening and programme management in sexual and reproductive health, maternal health and adolescent health. She holds an MA in History and Politics from the University of Glasgow and an MSc in Global Health and Development from University College London.