Mentoring – contacts & tools

For general information about mentoring and mentoring activities, refer to your OC focal point below.

Judith Harleman
Mentoring Programme Manager

Wiet Vandormael
Mentoring & Coaching Programme Manager

Gemma Vilalta or Sandrine Leymarie
Mentoring & Coaching Programme Managers for Field Staff

Barbara Rusch
Peer Learning Referent

Stéphanie Michel Nilles
Mentoring & Coaching Programme Manager

MSF Canada
Maher Najari
Mentoring Programme Manager

Intersectional Field Comms and Mentoring for Board Members
Agnese Pinto
Mentoring Programme Manager

International Fundraising
Letizia Galli
Mentoring Programme Manager

Mentoring for Board members
Miroslav Ilic
Board Strengthening Mentoring Programme Manager

How to become a mentee? Find out how your OC does it.

OCG, Fundraising

Email your Mentoring Programme Manager to signal your interest in becoming a mentee.


The Self-Appraisal is a tool used to clarify your development goals (so please be honest and self-critical). Complete it and share it with the Mentoring & Coaching Program Manager.

Become aware of the strengths and areas of improvement that are yours for the job you’re about to take. These are expressed in prescribed competencies. It lays the basis for a dialogue around the relationship with the Mentoring & Coaching Program Manager & your potential mentor.

This Self-Appraisal is intended only for the mentoring program and has no impact on your professional career with MSF. Download below the Self-Appraisal matching your profile:



Fill in Field Support Request Form OCBA, and send it to your pool manager or the OCBA Mentoring Programme Managers.


To get started, share with Stéphanie Michel Nilles (OCP Mentoring Programme Manager) your Self-Appraisal. Download below the one matching your profile:

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Read about the OCP Mentoring Programme, in French or in English. In English only, you can read here a summary of a 2018 programme evaluation.

Mutual Feedback and Mutual Agreement are examples of tools you will be using in your mentorship.

Intersectional Field Comms

Fill-in the self-appraisal corresponding to the position (FCoFCMRCC) you’re about to take and share it with the mentoring programme manager.

Mentoring Tools

There is an introduction course to mentoring & coaching. It is open to all but was designed with mentees and coachees in mind.

The toolbox/Excel sheet with exercises can be found here.

The relationship tool is the Digital Logbook. Check the introduction video, the one about the Mutual Agreement, and the one about the Dialog Sessions.

Becoming a MSF Mentor?

For a better understanding of the Mentor’s role please refer to this document. It describes the role of the mentor, skills, experience, and commitement that MSF is looking for. You will also find the requirements (experience) and MSF’s mentoring guiding principles. To apply to become a mentor, download, fill in and send this PDF to your OC mentoring focal point. (Above)

Code of practice

This is a resource for both Mentors and Mentees to refer to. It sets out the attitude and behaviours that are conducive to a successful learning relationship. We encourage you to read it and to discuss it with your Mentoring Programme Manager and with your Mentor/Mentee.