Embodying Change: Cultivating Caring and Compassionate Organisations

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Melissa talks with Melly Preira, the Human Resources Director at the Jesuit Refugee Service, about how she introduced major changes to her humanitarian organisation's approach to staff support.

Show Notes

Melissa talks with Melly Preira, the Human Resources Director at the Jesuit Refugee Service about why she is passionate about employee well-being and how she went about introducing major changes her humanitarian organisation's staff support. 

Melly’s HR Department supports 56 countries in 10 regions and implements HR management practices, tailored to both the field and HQ. She guides senior management on the development and promotion of strategic policies and projects to support the well-being and performance of their employees. Her focus on organisational well-being consists of organisational policies, specific self-care practices, and tailored health and psychosocial support services. 

To learn more, you can hear Melly when she speaks at the 3 November 2020 Humanitarian Human Resources (HHR) conference, organised by the CHS Alliance: https://www.chsalliance.org/hhr2020-online/.  You can also check out her organisation at https://jrs.net/en/home/ and her LinkedIn profile at linkedin.com/in/preiramelly.

What is Embodying Change: Cultivating Caring and Compassionate Organisations?

A podcast for people who’ve dedicated their careers to helping others – but eventually realise they need help, too. Conversations about promoting care and compassion in humanitarian and development settings and sharing what we are learning about promoting and supporting aid worker well-being and organisational culture.