Jason Phillips is the International Rescue Committee’s (IRC) deputy vice president of international strategic initiatives. Based in Den Haag, Netherlands, Jason is the focal point for global relationships with the UN and other humanitarian organizations and manages the operational merger of IRC with its Dutch partner, Stichting Vluchteling (The Dutch Refugee Foundation). In his current role, Jason oversees strategic planning in 35 countries and is leading the international programs department in its efforts to enhance country level program performance measurement, cost efficiency, and context adaptability. Jason has 17 years of senior management experience in the humanitarian sector, including stints as IRC’s acting vice president for international programs, acting regional director for East Asia, and in field leadership roles throughout Africa. Prior to entering the humanitarian sector, Jason worked as a university lecturer and in the investment banking industry. Jason holds a Ph.D. and an M.A. in political science from The Johns Hopkins University, and is a graduate of Williams College.