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Professional Goals

  • Focus on rewarding and creative initiatives that deliver tangible improvements to the target audience for the long term but with immediate benefits.
  • Working with people who share my values and want to make a positive impact.
  • Work on projects that give me a sense of achievement and professional fulfilment. Undertaking challenging work that I am proud to be part of, enables me to learn, add value, and where my broad range of skills and expertise is utilised and  recognised.

Work History

Apr 2015Present

Grants Officer, FASS/UNSW Art&Design/Nura Gili/BABS/TARS/School of Aviation

Grants Management Office, UNSW Australia

Strong focus on contract research, as well as competitive grants. Interpreting and understanding of contracts to ensure compliance with contractual obligations. Contributing actively to improvement of processes, especially with emphasis on the relationship with clients/funding bodies and risk management (assuring delivery is as per the contract), by assisting research centres/faculties with project management from commencement of project through to completion and delivery. Experienced in project budget management and risk analysis, ensuring project costs are within the approved budget and the invoicing occurs with the delivery of expected project goals. Assisting in the development and documentation of business processes and systems within the Division of Research, faculties and research centres. Maintaining exceptional stakeholder relationships whilst improving quality and consistency of the support provided by the Grants Management Office.

Jan 2013Apr 2015

Grants Management Officer, Medicine Faculty

Grants Management Office, UNSW Australia

Specialised in grants related to Medical research. Managed a portfolio of approx 350 projects. Gained in depth understanding of National Health and Medical Research Council funding rules and guidelines and other granting bodies (such as Cancer Institute NSW, Department of Health, Heart Foundation, National Institute of Health US). Showed that I am adaptable to change and able to use my diverse range of skills to get things done in a high pressure, high volume environment. Effectively processed and submitted a high number of grant applications, compliance checking grant applications against funding rules and guidelines, providing advice on proposal budgets, managing post-award grant processes including the creation/maintenance of electronic records, setup of contracts, invoicing, and ensuring requirements of the funding body were met. 

Apr 2009Jan 2013

Grants Management Officer, Engineering Faculty

UNSW Australia

Responsible for all Engineering Faculty projects. Assisted with applications for grants and fellowships with particular focus on Australian Research Council projects. Provided beginning to end project management of externally awarded funds. Ensured delivery of project milestones and deliverables. Monitored budgets and assisted in analysis and forecast of  research budgets. Specialised in International funding bodies. Developed training material for team members and temporary staff. Efficiently provided training and mentoring to new team members.

May 2004Dec 2005

Production Assistant

Viasat Broadcasting (London, UK)

Responsible for OAP (On Air Promotions) on two Norwegian channels, TV3 and ZTV, planning the production (editing, graphics and audio) of on air material . Worked under extreme pressure, to very strict on air deadlines and at times very long hours. Also responsible for translation of on air scripts  from English to Norwegian. Liaised closely with stakeholders and producers in countries/territories to ensure optimal quality and delivery of the promotional material. Acquired editing skills in AVID and Final Cut Pro.

Jun 2001May 2004

Customer Consultant

hSo.co.uk (London, UK)

Provided a consistent and professional first point of contact with customers, whilst also performing a variety of other tasks within a complex technical environment.
Organising resources and relevant permissions involved when planning for scheduled maintenance on the network.
As the company was within the first few months of start-up when I joined, I was able to take on a wide variety of tasks and responsibilities. Initially I co-ordinated the recruitment and client billing.
Successfully helped plan for and implement customer databases and Customer Relationship Management systems.

Education

Jan 2006Nov 2008

Bachelor of Media and Communication

UNSW Australia

Academic speciality: Web Design and Animation

Achieved High Distinction in the following subjects: Writing for New Media, Multimedia Production.

Graduated with Distinction average

Skills

Project & Stakeholder Management
  • High-level stakeholder management experience
  • Exceptional written and verbal communication and negotiation skills
  • Experience in managing projects from planning to implementation/delivery
Leadership
  • Effective management and supervision of a staff
  • Effective mentoring of team members
  • Development and delivery of training material
Strategy
  • Business process/systems analysis, development and improvement
  • Experience in the analysis and interpretation of data and reporting
  • Budget analysis, budget forecasting and budget management