Sarah Case
Strategy, cost-effectiveness, and innovative finance

Sarah Case

Vice President, Humanitarian Systems Change

Sarah serves as IRC’s Vice President of Humanitarian System Change. Sarah comes to this role with deep program, policy and strategy experience. She led IRC's largest protection program in Iraq, created a regional policy and advocacy team to respond to the Syria Crisis (at the time the largest global humanitarian crisis), and in 2015, she joined the President’s Office, eventually becoming the Senior Director for Policy and Planning. As the lead for policy from the CEO’s office and Head of the Delivery Unit, Sarah had a large cross functional portfolio. She led the external analysis for IRC’s centenary strategy; co-led the Covid Red Team; was the sherpa for the World Health Organization appointed Independent Panel for Pandemic Preparedness; and worked closely with David Miliband on his book and Ted Talk, Rescue.

After a decade with IRC, Sarah left in 2021 to pursue a Master's in Public Policy (MPP) at Princeton University, where she was awarded the MPP Prize for Academic Excellence and Public Service.

Before joining the humanitarian world, Sarah consulted for government clients like the NHS, and worked for UN and human rights groups like Amnesty International. In addition to an MPP, Sarah holds a MSc in Human Rights from the London School of Economics and a BA (Hons) from McGill University in International Development. Throughout her career Sarah has worked in Ecuador, Malaysia, Jordan, Iraq, Turkey, Lebanon, and the West Bank.