Héloïse Ruaudel Profile

Héloïse Ruaudel joined the Labour Migration Branch in January 2019. She has seventeen years of experience on humanitarian assistance and protection activities, including in fragile and post-conflict contexts. She has expertise in refugees, forced displacement, humanitarian and development policies.

She served as policy analyst, evaluator, researcher, and project manager for a wide range of international organisations, government ministries, non-governmental organisations and academic institutions, including the OECD, the World Bank, the ILO, OCHA, the Finnish, Danish and Swiss Ministries of Foreign Affairs, the Start Network, the Norwegian Refugee Council, Geneva Call, and the Refugee Studies Centre (University of Oxford). She has also worked over the years both for and with UNHCR, in the field as well as at headquarters.

In 2016 she has done a substantive research with Roger Zetter, Emeritus Professor at the Refugee Studies Centre, University of Oxford for the World Bank on Refugee’s Rights to Work and Access to the Labour Market and on strengthening ILO’s policy framework on forced displacement. She is the co-author of the background paper for the ILO Tripartite Meeting that led to the adoption of the Guiding principles on the access of refugees and other forcibly displaced person to the labour market. In 2017 she undertook a meta-analysis for the OECD on the Response to Refugee Crises in Developing Countries. Before joining the Labour Migration Branch, she assisted the Government of Finland to review its forced displacement programmes and policy.

Héloïse holds a Master of Economic and Social Studies in International Politics from Aberystwyth University in Wales and a Master (Hons) in Public Law from the Faculty of Law and Political Sciences of Rennes in France.

Focal point: Crisis Migration.

Working languages: French (native); English (fluent); Italian (working knowledge); and Spanish (passive knowledge).