International Rescue Committee (IRC) is a non-sectarian non-profit organization that provides emergency relief, rehabilitation, protection, resettlement services and advocacy to refugees, displaced persons, and victims of oppression and violent conflict. The organization’s activities include sanctuary and lifesaving assistance; water, food, shelter, sanitation, and medical care; rebuilding of devastated communities; restoring lost livelihoods; reuniting families; translation services; English-language instruction; job training; employment; and other counseling services. It has strategic affiliations with FilmAid International, Reproductive Health for Refugees (RHR) Consortium, Spanish Refuge...
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International Rescue Committee Announces Executive Appointments
Jan 28 15
The International Rescue Committee (IRC) announced that it is expanding its Leadership Board, adding three sector leaders as the organization begins to roll out a new global strategy. Ciaran Donnelly, who has served in a series of domestic and international roles since joining the IRC in 2001, will become the organization's Vice President, International Programs. Jodi Nelson, who previously served at the IRC, will rejoin as Senior Vice President, Policy and Practice. Nelson currently is the Director of Strategy, Measurement and Evaluation at the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. And Amanda Seller, who currently serves as Head of Private Fundraising for the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, will become the IRC's Senior Vice President, Revenue. As Vice President, International Programs, Donnelly will oversee IRC's humanitarian field operations in more than 30 countries, as well as the organization's response to new emergencies as they arise. As Senior Vice President, Policy and Practice, Nelson will have overall strategic and operational responsibility for IRC program technical units - including Research and Evaluation, as well as Global Advocacy and Strategic Communications. Nelson joins IRC after six years at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Amanda in her role as Senior Vice President, Revenue, Seller will lead the evolution of the IRC's financial and public engagement efforts with an emphasis on private fundraising.