Melly Preira joined JRS in March 2016 as International Human Resources Director. Before joining JRS, Melly worked in HR for 15 years in International Organizations. She started in FAO in 2001 and then seconded to the Global Crop Diversity Trust in 2004. In 2012, she joined the Human Resources Department of the International Development Law Organization as Human Resources Officer. Starting from basic HR administration and progressively undertaking professional HR functions, up to working with senior management on complex HR strategies including policy revision, benefits management and payroll administration. Melly has always combined practical day-to-day delivery with institutional long-term vision.
Melly holds a BA in Human Resources and is completing a MSc in Human Resources Management and Development with the University of Manchester.
Melly is a qualified professional coach, with a Master from the International Coach Federation (ICF). She is passionate about assisting organizations to make the most of their resources and helping individuals benefit the most from their professional career.
Melly is a French national with origins from Guinea Bissau and Senegal. In her spare time, she enjoys playing piano and running.