Jonathan Papoulidis is World Vision’s executive advisor on fragile states. In this role, he provides leadership on World Vision’s policy and programming in fragile states, building close, collaborative relationships with leaders in the United States government, multilateral organizations, foundations, academic institutions, and corporations.
Before joining World Vision U.S., Jonathan served as the senior advisor on peacebuilding and humanitarian affairs for World Vision Canada, with cross-appointments to Haiti and the Democratic Republic of Congo to support World Vision’s peacebuilding and recovery work there.
Jonathan previously served with the United Nations, including working with the UN’s post-conflict and post-tsunami recovery efforts in Indonesia after the 2004 tsunami and earthquake disasters. From 2004 – 2006, he served as advisor to the UN deputy special representative to the secretary-general on peacekeeping and humanitarian affairs in Liberia, and before that, he was the senior UN OCHA representative in Turkey, preparing for the Iraq humanitarian response.
Prior to these postings, Jonathan served at UN headquarters in New York, focusing on several policy issues, including conflict prevention, civilian protection, private sector partnerships, transitional planning and early warning systems. He has the Master’s Degree in International Relations from the University of Cambridge.
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