The International Organization for Migration (IOM) has been working in Ireland since 2001. We’re working to help ensure the orderly and humane management of migration; to promote international cooperation on migration issues; to assist in the search for practical solutions to migration problems; and to provide humanitarian assistance to migrants in need, including refugees and internally displaced people. The IOM Ireland Dublin office boasts a very diverse group of staff hailing from 18 different countries across the world.
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Originally from Croatia, Melita has been working as Finance, HR and Administrative coordinator in IOM Ireland since 2018. Melita previously worked in IOM Croatia and for over 4 years she worked with UNDP as Accounting assistant in the Finance Department.
Before her NGO work, Melita was an Accountant on several projects at KBR, providing logistical support to US military and NATO forces. During her last role at KBR, Melita worked as Lead of Finance and Administration in a Liquidation of Natural Gas in China.
Melita has a well-established career having worked in Croatia, Kosovo, Iraq and China.
Bríd has been working with IOM in Ireland since 2008 and is the Senior Operations and Programme Assistant. Bríd studied at University College Dublin where she received a Master’s in Sociology having previously studied history and sociology in her undergraduate degree. In her early career, Bríd worked in financial services while also volunteering over the years in a number of NGOs.
Bríd joined the IOM as an Operations intern, working directly with beneficiaries of the Assisted Voluntary Return and Reintegration Programme. Bríd went on to work in key areas within the IOM Mission in Ireland including continued work on the Assisted Voluntary Return Programme as well as the Resettlement and Relocation Programmes, Integration, and Counter-Trafficking. Bríd has extensive experience of working with people from migrant backgrounds as well as experience in issues of human trafficking, gender, migration and human rights.
Charlene is the current Senior Protection and Programme Assistant with IOM Ireland and has been working in the Organization since 2011. Charlene studied at Trinity College Dublin where she received an MPhil in International Peace Studies having previously studied Languages and Cultural Studies in her undergraduate degree from University College Cork. Charlene later studied International Human Rights Law with the Law Society of Ireland and travelled to East Jerusalem where she worked with displaced communities and documenting human rights issues.
Charlene started her career with IOM working as an Operations Intern, working directly with beneficiaries of the Assisted Voluntary Return and Reintegration Programme. She later worked for a year coordinating the IOM regional outreach strategy where she gained invaluable experience working directly with asylum seekers, service providers and support groups. Returning to her Operations position in IOM Dublin she went on to work in key areas within the IOM Mission such as Integration, Protection and Gender related activities and projects.
Charlene has extensive experience of working with people from migrant backgrounds as well as experience in issues of human trafficking, gender, migration and human rights. Between her academic and professional roles Charlene has also studied worked and travelled extensively throughout Europe, the Middle East and Asia.
Egide is the current MHPSS Project Manager at IOM Ireland. Before joining IOM, he co-founded and led the implementation of Wezesha, the African Diaspora-led development Organisation based in Ireland and working mainly in Africa. Egide has been leading community Education in Africa with a particular focus on Women affected by violence and poverty as part of his commitment for social justice and equality.
He has taught several years as occasional lecturer in the Maynooth University Adult Education Department on Trends and Migration Issues while managing the Centre for the Education and Integration of Migrants at SPIRASI in Ireland. He previously taught philosophy and Canon Law in Kimmage Institute of Theology (Dublin) and in the Catholic University in DR Congo.
Angelica has been the Senior Communications Assistant at IOM Ireland since April 2022.
Previously, she worked in strategic planning, research and communication with non-profit organizations and private sector companies in Brazil, where she worked for 6 years. She is passionate about human rights having had an enriching experience of volunteering with vulnerable groups in Guinea Bissau, Senegal, Egypt and Brazil.
Angelica holds a degree in Communications and a postgraduate diploma in Market Intelligence and Social Media planning from the Higher School of Advertising and Marketing in Sao Paulo. She also completed her Master’s in International Development at Trinity College Dublin focusing on migration and gender research with her thesis entitled: Identity, Social Construction of Gender and Migration: A Study of the Experience of Brazilian Immigrant Women in Ireland.
Greta has joined IOM Ireland in July 2022 as IBM Senior Project Coordinator, after 2 months- short term assignment (STA) from IOM Italy, during which she has worked in the framework of the Registration Project of Ukrainian nationals and TCNs entering Ireland.
In IOM Italy she has been working in the Migration Management Department since 2017. She first worked in the implementation of Assisted Voluntary Return & Reintegration (AVRR) Programmes and then in the Immigration and Border Management (IBM) Unit. Her main areas of intervention have been liaison with Embassies and Consulates on AVRR Programmes, International Protection, Cultural Mediation, Technical Cooperation & Capacity Building for Border Management and Identity in support to the law enforcement authorities at Immigration Offices and land/air border crossing points (BCPs).
Pertaining to the areas of International Protection and technical support provision and capacity building to the Italian Government, Greta has also worked as Field Support Officer for the European Union Agency for Asylum (EUAA). Before these professional experiences, Greta has worked with other Organizations on diverse migration issues and refugee crisis in India, Uganda, and Germany.
Tegwyn is the National Programme Officer managing the Protect III project and Officer in Charge, having commenced working for IOM Ireland in May 2022. Prior to taking up this role, Tegwyn spent 15 years working for an Oireachtas Member, the last four of which for the Minister of State for Equality, Immigration and Integration, David Stanton TD. In this role, and attached to the Department of Justice, Tegwyn supported the Minister of State in his work on a range of issues assisting migrants. These included the Community Sponsorship Programme pilots, the Migrant Integration Strategy, the Traveller and Roma Inclusion Strategy and asylum, immigration and employment permit matters Other important areas in which Tegwyn worked were the Irish Refugee Protection Programme and the National Women and Girls Strategy.
Tegwyn holds a BA in European Studies, Spanish and French from Trinity College Dublin, a Bachelor of Laws from Griffith College Cork and a Master of Laws in Human Rights in Criminal Justice from the University of Limerick. Tegwyn combines these academic qualifications with her extensive professional experience to deliver the Protect III programme which aims to assist vulnerable migrants, in particular victims of domestic, sexual and gender-based violence (DSGBV) and trafficking and involves a number of elements including counter-trafficking initiatives, training and research; community policing research to improve DSGBV reporting by migrant communities; a cultural mediation service and the delivery of cultural capacity building training.