Michael Emery is currently the Director of Human Resources at the International Organization for Migration, the UN Migration Agency. He brings a wealth of experience to the role including in areas such as talent management, recruitment, performance management, HR services, administrative law, career development, and change management in geographically diverse contexts including West Africa, the Balkans, East Timor and at Headquarters in both Geneva and New York. Michael has a great track record of HR innovation in the UN system, and is currently the architect of the International Organizations Career Development Roundtable having organised all 17 events.
Prior to joining the IOM, Michael served in various HR leadership roles including most recently the Director of Human Resources at the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), the Director of Human Resources at the International Organization for Migration (IOM), and Chief of Recruitment at the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), and in several roles over 13 years with the Department of Peacekeeping Operations (DPKO), including head of Career Development and field roles in East Timor, ex-Yugoslavia and Liberia. Michael holds a Master’s degree in Organizational Development and Training and a Bachelors of Education.