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Emilie Venables

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I’m an anthropologist working with MSF since 2012, but if I’d have known as a student that MSF didn’t just employ doctors and nurses I would have joined a lot sooner! I now work as a qualitative research mobile implementation officer, a role that involves a lot of talking to people, asking questions and travelling. I always have a half-packed suitcase ready and am never quite sure where I’ll be going next. I have mostly worked in sub-Saharan Africa, including Liberia, South Africa, DRC, Mozambique and Kenya but more recently spent time working with refugees in Italy. As an anthropologist, my job is to learn about local communities to make sure that the work we do is culturally appropriate and acceptable to the people we are working with. I do a lot of research on HIV/AIDS and have also worked in Ebola, TB and migration projects. Working with MSF has given me the chance to be part of a passionate, fun and international team of people. My job has given opportunity to travel to lots of different countries and learn from fascinating, dedicated people from around the world.

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Qualitative Research Mobile Implementation Officer
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