Alyoscia D’Onofrio is the Senior Director of the International Rescue Committee’s Governance Technical Unit, where he oversees a team of technical advisors supporting IRC and partner programs in conflict-affected and fragile settings around the world. He has worked with the IRC since 1997, joining the agency in Bosnia as Program Manager for a network of information and legal assistance centers for returning refugees. Between 1998 and 2000, he worked on facilitating the first return movements to hard-line municipalities in south-eastern Bosnia. From 2000 to 2004, he was the Executive Director of IRC-UK, steering the British arm of the IRC from start-up to a fast growing program support office. In 2004, he moved to the Democratic Republic of Congo as Country Director overseeing a major period of growth and programmatic innovation. From 2008 to 2011, he held the post of Regional Director for the Africa Great Lakes programs, and then Program Development Director for Africa, supporting program development across the continent.
Alyoscia writes about governance, aid accountability, client voices, urban crises and a range of development issues, has published in peer reviewed journals and writes for a number of aid blogs. He holds a Masters degree from the University of Sussex in Social and Political Thought and a Bachelor’s degree in International Relations. He has served on the board of EGAP (Evidence in Governance and Politics) since 2013 and as an advisor to the Secure Livelihoods Research Consortium.