Jed—Donor liaison officer, Haiti
Jed was the first ever ACC specialist to be deployed. Jed was mobilised to Haiti for a year to work with the Interim Haiti Recovery Commission (IHRC) in Port-au-Prince.
IHRC was established in the wake of the country’s devastating January 2010 earthquake, which killed more than 230,000 people, displaced another 1.3 million and destroyed infrastructure. The IHRC was tasked to work with donors, NGOs and the business community to coordinate Haiti’s recovery efforts.
"As a donor liaison officer, I helped coordinate the work of donors and aid agencies to encourage them to put their resources into areas the Commission believed were priorities. It was exciting, challenging and rewarding. I had the opportunity to devote my energy and expertise to something big and help people with immediate and complex needs."