Marie-Noëlle Rodrigue

Marie-Noëlle has worked in the humanitarian sector since 1993 and brings extensive experience in context analysis in conflict settings, and negotiating space and access with State and non-State actors. She has expertise in medical and operational response in emergency settings, protracted crisis and stable contexts. She worked with Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) from 1996 to 2015, as Head of Mission or emergency coordinator in several countries, including Angola, DRC, Iraq, Sudan, Liberia, Kosovo, Sierra Leone, Uganda, Somalia. 


In 2004, she joined MSF-France headquarters in Paris as deputy and later on manager of the MSF-France emergency desk, managing and coordinating emergency response in several countries such as Haiti, Iraq/Kurdistan, Iran, Cameroun, Ethiopia, Yemen, Pakistan, Gaza, Sri Lanka, DRC, Chad, Sudan (Darfur), South Sudan, Angola, Nigeria, Mali, Niger, Ivory Coast, Somalia, Congo Brazzaville and performing exploratory missions specially in Gaza, Somalia, Nigeria and Iraq. From 2005 to 2007, she also worked in New York as desk manager. From 2009 to 2015, she was MSF-France deputy and later director of operations. Based on field analysis, she set the scope of intervention in light of the analysis and understanding of medical, security, political, economic, social and cultural contexts. She also positioned the institution regarding main issues and concerns (political, medical), and represented MSF in internal platforms and towards main stakeholders at international and local level (authorities, governments, armed forces, NGOs, international organisations, media).

Marie-Noëlle is a trained nurse and holds a master in political science, security and crisis management.