Research and Policy
Senior Vice President, International Programs
International Rescue Committee
Ciarán Donnelly is the Senior Vice President of International Programs at the International Rescue Committee. He oversees the IRC’s humanitarian programs in 35 countries worldwide, which reached more than 23 million displaced and conflict-affected people last year. Having joined the IRC’s response to the civil war in Burundi in 2001, he went on to lead the agency’s field operations in the Democratic Republic of Congo, Afghanistan, and Uganda, and has also served as Vice President of Program Quality. Previously, Donnelly worked with Concern Worldwide in East Timor and with the International Security Information Service in Brussels. An Irish national residing in New York, he holds degrees from Trinity College Dublin, the College of Europe, and the University of Cambridge.