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PAST WEBINARS - ON DEMAND

2017

SAFETY AND SECURITY IN MEDECINS SANS FRONTIERES CONTEXTS (23/10/2017)
Sally Thomas, Field HR Officer, talks to two Experienced Coordinators Adam Childs and David Nash about safety and security in the field. The group will elaborate on and contextualise the four main strategies employed by Médecins Sans Frontières on a daily basis in the field.
 
Field HR Strategy and Development Manager Kathleen Doherty, Women's Health Advisor Margaret Bell, and Clinical Psychologist Doctor Alice Morgan, talk about the impact of sexual violence globally, and discuss how Médecins Sans Frontières approach to treatment in the field. 
 
What is the experience of a first time field worker? Hear Sally Thomas, a member of the Field HR team in the Médecins Sans Frontières' Sydney office, talks to Operations Manager Keith Cavalli, and Emergency Doctor Kezia Mansfield as they discuss the 'first field mission'.
 
Learn more about each of the essential criteria for all fieldworkers from three Médecins Sans Frontières Sydney staff members; HR Officer Sally Thomas, Operational Communications and Media Manager Jean-Christophe Nougaret, and Head of Field HR Robin Sands. Who are we? What do we do? And who are we looking for?

2016

Rachel Creek, from Field HR in Sydney talks to Experienced Logisticians Jezra Goeldi and Susan Bucknell about their experiences as non-medical field workers. The panel will discuss the types of skills we look for in our logisticians, and the role of logistics in the field.
 
Medical Unit Manager Margaret Bell talks with special guests, paediatrician Nikola Morton and RN and Midwife Kelly Drew. The webinar is focused on what Médecins Sans Frontières does in the field; the challenges and realities when providing medical care in the field.
 
Field HR Strategy and Development Manager Kathleen Doherty and HR Recruitment Officer Rachel Creek talk about what is required to become a Médecins Sans Frontières field worker - what do we expect of our field workers, and how does the recruitment process work?
 
Dr Marianne Gale, Dr Kamalini Lokuge, and Dr Jananie Balendran, all experienced fieldworkers, together discuss infectious diseases in MSF contexts. They explore the implications of global public health challenges and how these play out on the ground in our projects.
 

2015

With over 13 missions between them, our diverse panel talks about the intricacies surgery in the field: Médecins Sans Frontières' Advocacy Manager John Edwards, Anaesthetist Arjuna Nagendra, Surgeon Mohana Amirtharajah, and OT Nurse Eileen Goersdorf. 
 
Our very experienced panel: obstetrician/gyneacologist Dr Alan Hughes, paediatrician Dr Marco Olla, and nurse/midwife Margaret Bell, explore the areas of women's and children's health in MSF contexts. In a very medically focused webinar, they delve into the levels of care provided in the various contexts of our interventions.
 

Who runs the payroll and ensures compliance with local labour laws? Who builds the hospital and ensures it has power and water? Hear from HR/Finance Coordinator Mee Moi Edgar and Logisitcian Lou Cormack,  with Jon Edwards (Advocacy & Public Affairs) and Kath Doherty (Field HRO), about the vital roles played by non-medical staff in all of our field projects.

EMERGENCY RESPONSE (14/04/2015)
What is an emergency response actually like? How does MSF respond to crises around the world? Hear from experienced fieldworkers logistician Damien Moloney, nurse Danielle Ballantyne, and nurse/midwife Margaret Bell, as they share their experiences of being first responders in the wake of a disaster or other emergency. 

ESSENTIAL CRITERIA FOR ALL FIELDWORKERS (10/02/2015)
Learn more about each of the essential criteria for all fieldworkers. Hear from our experienced panel, Dr Belen Caminoa, HR Manager Michel Geurts, and MSF Australia's Executive Director Paul McPhun, as they explain the reasoning behind the criteria and why this experience is so essential for the running of successful projects.

 

2014 AND EARLIER

AID WITHOUT AGENDA (15/10/2014)
Australian and New Zealand field workers Louise Johnston and Mike Seawright share their first-hand stories with Jon Edwards (Advocacy & Public Affairs) and Kath Doherty (Field HRO) about what it's like to work for MSF and how our values of independence, neutrality, and impartiality helped them to gain trust and acceptance in treating populations in distress.

LOGISTICIAN: Paul Yarnall (17/06/2014)
With special guest Paul Yarnall, an experienced Logistician with Médecins Sans Frontières Australia. Hosted by Jon Edwards, Advocacy & Public Affairs, and Theodora Fetsi, Field HR Officer.

DOCTOR: Dr Chatu Yapa (16/04/2014)
With special guest Dr Chatu Yapa, an experienced Doctor with Médecins Sans Frontières Australia. Hosted by Jon Edwards, Advocacy & Public Affairs, and Jenny Cross, Field HR Officer.

ANAESTHETIST: Dr Kevin Baker (03/12/2013) 
With special guest Kevin Baker, an experienced Anaesthetist with Médecins Sans Frontières Australia. Hosted by Robin Sands, Head of Field HR, and Jenny Cross, Field HR Officer.

PHARMACIST: Susanne Weress (25/06/2013)
With special guest Susanne Weress, an experienced Pharmacist with Médecins Sans Frontières Australia. Hosted by Robin Sands, Head of Field HR, and Theodora Fetsi, Field HR Officer.

MIDWIFE: Margaret Bell (27/11/2012)
With special guest Margaret Bell, an experienced Midwife with Médecins Sans Frontières Australia. Hosted by Robin Sands, Head of Field HR, and Jenny Cross, Field HR Officer.