Mélanie is a water and sanitation engineer working in the WASH sector since 2002. She worked 5 years in the private sector in hydraulic design and construction followed by 7 years in the humanitarian and development sector. Mélanie has an extensive field experience as WASH programme manager and coordinator mainly in emergency contexts, and was based and worked in various countries in Africa, Asia and the Middle East.
She joined IRC in 2012 as a Programme Officer and has been involved in various research and monitoring initiatives, mainly in the field of sanitation, hygiene and MUS (Multiple Use of water Services). Mélanie is the facilitator of the online life-cycle costing training and is working with UNCHR to adapt the life-cycle cost approach to emergency contexts.