Jesse is a Program Officer at the ICTJ Kampala Office. Prior to this, he was a Legal Officer at the Refugee Law Project, School of Law, Makerere University. He has also previously worked as a Documentation Officer with the Justice and Reconciliation Project in Gulu, Uganda. In 2017, Jesse was the pioneer recipient of the Global Diversity Fellowship from the Centre for International Criminal Justice at the Vrije Universitat in Amsterdam, Netherlands. In 2018, Jesse was in the pioneer cohort of the Youth for Policy fellowship organized by the Konrad Adaneur Stiftung (KAS) and the Centre for Development Alternatives (CDA) and authored a policy brief on the need to include violations of economic, social and cultural rights (ESCRs) in the transitional justice policy of Uganda.
He is an advocate of the High Court of Uganda and obtained a Bachelor of Laws degree from Uganda Christian University as well as a Master of Laws with a specialization in Transnational criminal justice from the University of the Western Cape in Cape Town, South Africa in conjunction with the Humboldt Universiteit zu Berlin in Berlin, Germany.