Alex joined the Geneva Centre of Humanitarian Studies in March 2020 as Research Coordinator for the Humanitarian Encyclopedia project. His work experience spans research and analysis, needs assessment, information and knowledge management, and monitoring and evaluation, with humanitarian organisations including ACAPS, the International Organization for Migration, Lessons Learned Simulations and Training, and the Mixed Migration Centre. His research interests include organisational behaviour and decision making in humanitarian crises, coordination in humanitarian information systems, and migration policy and governance. Alex holds a Master of Public Policy from the Hertie School of Governance in Berlin, and Bachelors of Law and International Studies from the University of Adelaide.
She is a former agronomist who spent 12 years in the grain trading environment, where she held different positions from logistic, merchandising, business analytics, marketing and project management.
In 2017 she decided to transfer her competencies to the humanitarian sector, and joined the Geneva Centre of Humanitarian Studies as project manager of the Humanitarian Encyclopedia. Apart from the overall project management, she is taking responsibility for the development of the digital platform and fundraising activities.
Francesca joined the Geneva Centre of Humanitarian Studies in May 2019. Prior to joining the team she covered various communications roles in Italy, the UK and Switzerland in the private and non-profit sectors. She has more than ten years’ experience in communications and holds a MA in Political Science and Sociology. She is from Italy and is fluent in Italian and English, and has conversational French.
Joëlle joined the Geneva Centre of Humanitarian Studies (at the time known as PIAH) in October 2007 . With a degree in Business Administration (HES) she has worked for a number of companies in the Geneva region.
She acquired various skills prior to joining the Centre, among others in implementing customer satisfaction surveys and designing a salary management programme.
Joy joined the Geneva Centre of Humanitarian Studies in November 2018 as the knowledge manager of the Humanitarian Encyclopedia research project. Prior to that, Joy has worked with international organisations at national and international levels in humanitarian and development fields. Joy’s wide-ranging experience includes operation coordination, partnership building and international cooperation, project and knowledge management, advocacy, policy making and implementation. Joy’s academic accomplishment includes a master’s degree in public administration and international development. Joy considers knowledge management and organisational learning essential to enhance the effectiveness of the humanitarian sectors, and through which to create a better future of people in need. A few thoughts can be found from her paper at: http://www.ejkm.com/volume16/issue1/p70
Marianne joined the Geneva Centre of Humanitarian Studies in May 2019. She holds a Master 2 in Analysis of Countries in Crisis and Humanitarian Action and a Master in Trade and Sales. She has expertise in project coordination as well as in administration and marketing. With professional experience both in the private and NGOs/IOs sectors in the Geneva region, she is able to advise and run projects, whether they involve the administrative setting up of projects or the implementation of marketing strategies.
For the previous four years, Marianne was working for an international NGO leader in the non-formal education field, in charge of corporate communications. She worked on the creation and dissemination of printed and digital communications tools, editing and translation of various types of documents, social media moderation, event management, being involved in a multicultural and worldwide spread team.
Romain joined the team in 2014. With a Master in Educational Technologies from the University of Geneva and a Master in Computer Science from EPFL, he has expertise in pedagogy and educational technologies as well as in web technologies, databases and programming. With an experience of several years in each of these areas, he is able to advise and run projects, whether they involve the creation of distance training (e-learning / blended learning) or the implementation of learning platforms and environments.
Before joining the Geneva Centre of Humanitarian Studies, Romain worked for four years for a private company creating e-learning courses for the medical device domain. In this role he had the opportunity to work on the content of the courses, to be involved in the production process, decision making and management. In his last position at that firm, he was in charge of all the activities and processes related to the maintenance and development of the online platform, production of e-learning courses, quality control, and customer support.
Sian has worked in the humanitarian sector for 20 years, managing communications for various organisations including IFRC, MSF and DNDi. She has a post graduate degree in journalism and a Masters in Communications Management. Sian specialises in brand management, student recruitment, internal communications and crisis communications.
Thuy is in charge of the management of course administration. She has joined the Geneve Centre of Humanitarian Studies in December 2016. With her Master of Business Administration degree, she has brought over six years of experience inadministration. Prior to joining team, she worked in the education sector, NGO and the United Nations.