Su’ad Jarbawi

Country Director,
Mercy Corps Iraq

Su’ad Jarbawi is the Iraq country director for Mercy Corps, a leading global organization working to put bold solutions into action – helping people triumph over adversity and build stronger communities from within. In this role, Jarbawi is responsible for managing Mercy Corps’ strategy in Iraq, ensuring that each program operates at the highest quality and standards, leading the response to any new crises and managing a team of 260 staff.
Jarbawi has over 15 years of experience managing humanitarian relief and development programs around the world. Since joining Mercy Corps in 2003, she has served the agency in a number of roles, including as program manager in Sudan , head of office in Haiti and team leader with Mercy Corps’ Global Emergencies Team in Yemen, Mali, Central African Republic and Syria.
From 2007 to 2009, Jarbawi returned to her home country of Palestine where she spent a year working on municipality development projects followed by a year working with the Prime Minister, Dr. Salam Fayyad.
Jarbawi has an MA in International Affairs from Columbia University and a BA in Political Science from Earlham College. She is fluent in English and Arabic and proficient in French.