Jakob Kjaertinge Faarbaek holds an MSC in anthropology from the University of Copenhagen. He is specialized in international development with a focus on private sector development, employment and gender issues in Southern Africa. He has extensive experience designing and carrying out a variety of different research projects, with data collection and analysis carried out primarily through qualitative and human centred methods. His thematic focus areas include income/job creation and gender/masculinities.

Jakob Kjærtinge Faarbæk has extensive experience in working in: Mozambique, Namibia, Zambia, and Zimbabwe. Major areas of expertise include: impact evaluations, market studies, partnership analysis and project design, and value chain analysis