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About me

Calm under pressure, I enjoy working in busy, stimulating environments to achieve results. Analytical, independent thinker who puts ideas into action; optimistic yet realistic about change in development and humanitarian contexts.

Skills

Project planning, strategy, and coordination
Managing people & facilitation
Problem solving
Financial, logistics, security and procurement management
Basic HTML, Adobe InDesign, Prezi

Courses

Spanish - B1.1 - February-April 2016 (Intensive)

Hazardous Environment Awareness Training (HEAT) - Danish Refugee Council and Safety & Security Committee Lebanon - April 2014: http://www.ssclebanon.org/our-pillars/10

Arabic - Levantine (basic) - Beirut, Lebanon - 2012 & 2015; Modern Standard (basic) - Cairo, Egypt - 2012 (Intensive)

Lao (intermediate) - Vientiane, Lao PDR - April - Oct 2007

Work History

Apr 2014Sep 2014

Deputy Area Manager - Programmes and Operations

Save the Children International - Akkar, Lebanon

Strategic oversight of all programmes - child protection, food security and livelihoods, shelter and NFIs, education, health

  • Second-in-charge of base management including approximately 100 staff, and logistics, security, HR, finances and administration
  • Daily problem solving - technical issues, staff grievances, community and beneficiary liaison, donor and implementing partner coordination
  • Report writing, proposal coordination, advocacy, public relations, representation duties
Apr 2013Oct 2013

Programme Coordinator - Indonesia Infrastructure Initiative

SMEC International - Jakarta, Indonesia
  • Reponsible for operations of multi-million, multi-year programme for transport (road, rail, port and air), water and sanitation infrastructure projects, and national policy initiatives
  • Coordinated operations across Manila, Kuala Lumpur, Melbourne, Sydney and Canberra offices (finances, HR, procurement and head contract with AusAID)
Oct 2012Mar 2013

International Development Manager

SMEC International - Canberra, Australia
  • Proposal development and management - won Vanuatu infrastructure and Indonesia education projects, assisted successful PNG bid
  • Provided project management support for Indonesia Infrastructure Initiative
Jul 2011Jun 2012

Project Coordinator - Activities

GRM International - Kabul, Afghanistan

Assisted and supported Activity Manager to achieve outputs of 19 projects with Ministries of health, education, rural development, and agriculture

  • Oversight of finances, procurement, human resources, and logistics
  • Assisted supervision of 20 national and 10 international staff
  • Seconded to manage water, education, health and governance projects in Uruzgan and Parwan Provinces
May 2010Jun 2011

Documentation and Publications Officer

AIDS Foundation of South Africa
  • Produced newsletters and policy reports; edited and published research reports, created and maintained website for advocacy purposes
  • Produced training manuals and conducted training on organisational development and administrative management
Feb 2009Jan 2010

Service Delivery Fund Manager

UNDP - Luang Prabang, Lao PDR

Managed a fund to support basic services and infrastructure at Provincial/District level

  • Developed Procurement and Fund Operation Manual, trained staff on processes
  • Implemented, and monitored progress of, projects in 10 Districts - construction of water supply systems, lavatories, dormitories, and classrooms
Jan 2008Jan 2009

Researcher

Mekong Programme on Environment, Water and Resilience

Investigated use patterns in watershed to improve water governance networks

  • Designed research methodologies and tools, conducted surveys, focus groups in villages (both bilingual and for illiterate participants)
  • Managed budget, logistics, and student assistants in field research
  • Presented at conferences, peer reviewed journal manuscripts, wrote report
Nov 2007Jan 2008

Consultant

IUCN - The World Conservation Union
  • Designed and conducted forest resources inventories in Protected Areas in southern Laos to improve sustainable use for domestic and commercial use
  • Wrote final report of results and recommendations
20062007

Assistant Programme Officer

IUCN - The World Conservation Union
  • Assisted National University of Lao PDR staff and students in research activities, funding opportunities, and curriculum development
  • Assisted policy and advocacy work on international conventions e.g. Ramsar

Education

20142016

Masters of Public Policy - Erasmus Mundus programme

Central European University/Institut Barcelona d'Estudis Internacionals

Current scholarship holder funded by the EU

Graduate Diploma International Urban and Environmental Management

Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology

Bachelor of Arts (1st class Hons) - Political Science

The University of Melbourne