Janet Ajala is a dynamic leader who is passionate about championing Women’s Rights. She has over 13 years of experience in the non-profit sector. She currently works with the International Rescue Committee in Nigeria, where she currently serves as a Field Coordinator. She is responsible for the day to day running of the activities of her field location, where she ensures the necessary humanitarian assistance is provided to the thousands of vulnerable individuals displaced by the prolonged armed conflict in Northeast Nigeria, ensuring they have access to the much-needed medical care, education, and women protection and empowerment activities. In addition to her current role, she heads the IRC Nigeria Women at Work Group, a group established by the organization to provide a safe space for women in the organization. Under this group, she provides leadership on all fronts for the over 300 women in the Country program pushing for their interests with the Senior Management Team and ensuring there is more female inclusion and representation in the organization. Prior to joining the International Rescue Committee, Janet worked with the TY Danjuma Foundation as State Coordinator, where she coordinated the activities of the various community-based and faith-based organizations funded by the Foundation to implement Youth and Women Empowerment programs and Health. Janet obtained a BA in English from the University of Ibadan and an MA in Peace and Conflict Studies from the same university.