Marion is a training professional, having worked in the humanitarian sector for the past 13 years. For the past seven years, she has specialized in the design and delivery of humanitarian training packages and simulation exercises for UN agencies, NGOs and government.
Most recently Marion has supported the Global Health Cluster with the development of three simulation exercises for delivery at field level for health coordinators in protracted, sudden on-set and conflict-based crises and supported the Australian Emergency Medical Team (AUSMAT) to design and run a three day, real-time simulation for medical team deployment.
Over the past decade, Marion has been responsible for the development of competency frameworks for humanitarian surge personnel, development of monitoring frameworks and tools for surge rosters, leadership of an inter-agency team developing new approaches to humanitarian information management training and has worked directly with the Global Health, WASH, Education, Nutrition and Logistics Clusters to strengthen training approaches and deliver quality training at HQ and Field levels.
Before focusing on capacity building, Marion worked in emergency operations and coordination, for inter-cluster and civil-military coordination for OCHA South Sudan and emergency program management for CARE Australia, including undertaking an agency-wide gender equity and diversity study to support staff retention. She continues to work with a variety of humanitarian organisations as a consultant on the design and development of training programs and monitoring and evaluation systems.