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Summary

A Ghanaian male of 26 years of age. Energetic professional with over 3 years of combined experience in Business, ICT and Renewable Energy Development. Experience working with a diverse population of traditional and nontraditional students or co-workers, both in person and in an online environment. Innovative, strong presenter with experience leading research projects and a  proven ability to leverage technology and develop and deliver solutions.

Work-History

Jun 2016Dec 2016

GIZ Project Consultant @ African Union's Peace and Security Building (PSB)

Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH

Project Description

The African Union (AU) Commission implements a strategy to maintain peace and security throughout the African continent. To support its efforts, the German Federal Foreign Office has donated a specialised, state-of-the-art building for the AU's Peace and Security Department. Besides hosting the Peace and Security Council, the building is also home to the Continental Early Warning System, which will enable the Council to monitor critical information on ongoing crises, and help it manage its civil and military operations. Its approximately 13,500 sq m of floor space includes offices for about 360 employees.

The new building meets international design standards for environmental sustainability, incorporating climate-friendly and energy-efficient technologies such as KNX smart lighting technologies as well as HVAC (Heating, Ventillation and Air conditioning) system.

Specific Job Description

 Assisting the project manager to manage a 26.5 million Euro budget project.
 Regularly uploading all project data into a monitoring system.
 Improving the accuracy of budget forecasts and accounting for the African Union (AU).
 Establishing and maintaining good working relationships with contractors and subcontractors.
 Compilation of all data to be included in the closing financial statements.
 Implemented the project’s bank account and cash enhanced monitoring. 
 Facility management and quality standards checks for quality performance and reliability.
 Enhancing  my building energy efficiency skills through KNX Smart Lighting System programming and Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning (HVAC) System operations.

Supervisor

Mr. Manfred Off
Project manager, AU-PSB and AV
GIZ IS, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

Feb 2016Jun 2016

Project Management Volunteer

Ariel Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation, Abidjan, Cote d'Ivoire

Job Description

 Negotiated administrative functions of the various projects for fundraising
 Improve support services and funding levels by 18% and 7% respectively
 Conducted project monitoring and evaluation
 Project management and market research
 Offered plans for service rendering improvement in which the fathers of the victim children are encouraged to be engaged in the learning process of the virus.

Supervisor

Koffi Gilberte, Head of Communications, Foundation ARIEL Glaser Cote d'Ivoire

Apr 2015Aug 2015

Master Student Research Assistant

Institut für angewandtes Stoffstrommanagement (IfaS), Birkenfeld, Germany

I worked as a research student with IfaS on project fundraising. My responsibilities included but not limited to these: 

 Performing administrative functions of the various projects for fundraising
 Conducting project monitoring and evaluation
 Led to develop and implement the SYBAC Solar company new market entry concept with IMAT student team.

Supervisor

Dr. Micheal Knaus, Head of the International Department at IfaS, Umwelt-Campus Birkenfeld

Sep 2012Dec 2014

Team Member / Assisting Communication Director 

AIESEC Ghana, Central University Local

 Organizing assemblies, forums, conferences, meetings, e.t.c., for university students
 Organizing monthly meetings for the evaluation of ongoing projects and improved partner companies’ service satisfaction through these meetings and a detail report initiatives
 Database management for new students recruits

Oct 2010Mar 2012

Computer Technician and Tutor

Speedster ICT Resource Center, Dansoman, Accra-Ghana 

I worked as a computer technician and an IT tutor.  My responsibilities and tasks included:

 Connecting and setting up hardware
 Loading required software
 Developed troubleshooting procedure for three companies with strong attention to detail.
 Maintaining current and accurate inventory of hardware, software and resources
 Utilized modern teaching methods such as e-learning and team learning.

Jun 2010Sep 2010

Marketing Intern

Speedster ICT Resource Center/RiMCS Consult , Dansoman, Accra-Ghana

 Marketing various solutions of the center to various institutions
 Data management and record keeping on clients as well as providing  feedback services
 Expanded business development to include pre-deposits by schools and companies which increased the center’s asset base as well as operations.

Supervisor

Mr. Kwabena-Owusu Mensah, CEO of Speedster ICT Resource Center / RiMCS Consult , Ghana

Jul 2009Dec 2009

Assistant to the Sales Manager

George Joko Supermarket, Tarkwa, Ghana formerly (Joko Stores)

 Submitting orders, price listing and product stocking data management
 Developed and implemented indirect sales lending program, which filled a need for micro-enterprises or petty sellers as identified by customer feedback.               

Apr 2008May 2009

Vice President

Ghana Methodist Students' Union (GHAMSU), St. Augustine's College Local

Education

Sep 2014Present

Master of Science in International Material Flow Management

University Hochschule Trier, Umwelt-Campus Birkenfeld, Germany         

As an IMAT Master student, I am able to contribute to the workforce in relation to industry, research, academic and governmental institution in the following fields:

  • Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Management
  • Waste and Resource Management
  • Water and Waste water Management
  • Carbon Trading, Bio-fuels and Sustainable Mobility
  • Project Development and Management
Jan 2010May 2014

Bachelor of Business Administration with E-Commerce

Regent University College of Science and Technology, Accra - Ghana

As an E-Commerce Bachelor student, I seek the use of an electronic medium to carry out commercial transactions. Most of the time, I administer the sale of products via Internet. 

E-Commerce is not only limited to online sales, but also covers:

  • Provision of an electronic catalog and  Point of Sales (POS) Management
  • Real-time management of product inventory (stock)
  • Online payment, Delivery tracking and After-sales service
Apr 2012Jul 2012

Certificate in Principles of sustainable Business Management

University Hochschule Trier, Umwelt-Campus Birkenfeld, Germany

As one of the projects of the UN-Decade “Education for Sustainable Development”, Study Semester implements the maxims of the global sustainability movement. This means teaching about the ecological and social origins of today’s mega-trends such as climate change, demography, resource management and inter-generational justice.

Skills

Leadership, Communication and Interpersonal skills


Professionalism, Strategic Planning, Project Develop't
Microsoft Office Suite, Computer Hardware and Software, Web Building, and Smartphone Hardware

Umberto, Visual Studio, HTML

Certifications

Jan 2016Jul 2016

Certificate for Information Systems and Computer Applications, Part 1: IT

Universitat Politècnica de València (UPV)

License Number: 7c1e9213684643469de39713ed9e8565

Feb 2015Feb 2015

Resources and Energy Master Plan Project Development

Centro de Investigación y Docencia Económicas (CIDE)Aguascalientes, Mexico
Sep 2013Feb 2014

German Language Studies A2-B2

Internationaler Bund (IB) Birkenfeld, Germany
Jun 2012Jul 2012

European Energy Policy and Energy Security - Stocktaking and Challenges

European Academy, Otzenhausen, Germany

Languages

English (Fluent), Fante (Native), French (Good), German (Fluent), Nzemah (Fluent), Twi (Fluent)

Portfolio

An Energy Master Plan Project for the state of Aguascalientes in Mexico. A project to create Added Value for the region! We were a team of master students from my university institute IfaS and a group of Mexican university lead by Professor Dr. Peter Heck. CEO, Institute for applied Material Flow Management [IfaS]. The following link is the project report. 

https://www.workstory.s3.amazonaws.com/assets/1078914/EMP-AC-Heck-Intro-TU20151.pdf

References

Mr. Manfred Off

Project manager, AU-PSB and AV, GIZ IS , Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

Email: manfred.off@giz.de

Prof. Dr. Thorsten Schaper

Marketing Lecturer and Graduate Coordinator, Umwelt-Campus Birkenfeld, Germany

Email: t.schaper@umwelt-campus.de

Mr. Kwabena-Owusu Mensah

CEO, Speedster ICT Resource Center / RiMCS Consult, Dansoman-Accra, Ghana  

Email: kwabena@rimcsonsult.com

 Mr. Stephen Essel

E-Commerce Lecturer, Regent University College of Science and Technology, Accra-Ghana

Email: stephen.essel@regentghana.net