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Rita Martins

  • Braga - Portugal
  • (+351) 914270272


Counseling psychologist with with over three years of experience in offices / schools, and tw years of experience in a sub developed country ( Kenya).  Versatile, bilingual, professional,   able to provide employers with administrative support and professional communication skills.  Experience with counseling, project coordination and  management experience. Ability to project deadlines  and fundraising. Adept at researching and main interested focus in human rights and human needs.  Winner of the the best Youth Humanitarian Project ( developed in Kibera slum), 2014/2015 ( Portugal).  

Work History

Jul 2015Present


UNODC (United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime) I Nairobi
  •  Department of Health Team: administrative support to the team; excel; booking meetings; TOR´S; well fare team; booking of hotels; events supoort team. 
May 2014May 2015

Project Coordinator (assistent)

KYF ( Kenya Youth Foundation) I Kibera slum, Nairobi
  • responsible for the network and partnership department of the NGO; responsible for the implementation of two  educational programs in two schools in Kibera; responsible for the implementation of  the micro credit program with unemployed women of Kibera; individual counseling in schools ( students and families). 
May 2014May 2015

Magazine Columnist

Correio do Minho ( Portuguese magazine)
  • Was invited to write a weekly  chronicle ( every Saturday),  about my experience at Kibera slum, in the newspaper " Correio do Minho".
Feb 2014Present

CO & Founder

Hodi Kibera Foundation ( registered in Kenya.)
  • sponsorship program:  more then 100 kids; 
  • micro- business and credit programs , with unemployed women  ( promote sustainable livelihood); 
  • child welfare project for the HIV positive and orphan kids ( workshops and events to prevent drug abuse in the youths ,  family planing; HIV/AIDS preventives workshops): 
  • establishment of a  community center with a library, leisure and art  center, to serve all the community around ( workshops, preventions actions); 
  • introduction of feeding programs in two schools ( breakfast and lunch, 170 kids); 
  • community work in the field: ( house visiting, and selection of families to be part of the  the sponsorship program or new house resettlement). 
  • individual and group counseling ( students and families).
Sep 2013Dec 2013

Volunteer DAOS Children Center

Daos Children Center I Mombassa
  • teaching  English and Maths, in DAOS children center ( disable, orphans and vulnerable children);
  • living  and helping in the orphanage ' Child of Mercy' : responsible for the daily extra school activities ( homework, leisure activities). 
  • individual counseling with children and families. 
Jul 2013Oct 2013

Social Worker

ENA & Elisa ( nursing agency) I UK, Aylesbury )
  • Working with  patients with cerebral palsy and epilepsy.   Helping  in all the daily routine activities,  medicines taking, promoting their  integrity,  individual counseling, and assistance in all the epileptic seizures. 

Jul 2012Jul 2013

Promoter in CICD

College for International Co-operation and Development , Hull, UK
  • studies in the program " Fighting with poverty"
  • workshops to  promote the school and enroll new students ( workshops in UK and Portugal)
  • site finding in UK. main goal:  persuade the managers of shops/ supermarkets to sign a contract to give us permission to put  a second hand container of clothes ( that  were going to be sold in our charity shop DAAP UK).
Jul 2011Jun 2012


School Jardim de Infância Bairro Nogueira da Silva I Braga, Portugal
  • responsible for a program concerning the integration of the gypsies in the society
  • individual and group counseling ( students and family) 
Sep 2009Jul 2010

Intern - psychologist

Secondary School Jaime Cortesão, Coimbra, Portugal
  • responsible for the individual counseling with students; vocational and orientation training; guidance; implementation of strategic plans for students with learning disabilities; analyze specific cases with families and teachers 


Oct 2005Sep 2008

Degree in Psychology

University of Coimbra
Sep 2008Jul 2010

Master in Psychology of Education, Counseling and Development 

university of Coimbra 
Jan 2010Jul 2010

Course in Psychology of  Emergency, Crisis and Catastrophes (pos-laboral)

Jul 2012Jul 2013

Bachelar  in " Fighting with Poverty" Program

College for international Co-operation and Development, UK


  • Experience in program development; monitoring and evaluation; reporting; budgeting; 
  • Fluency in written and spoken, Spanish and English, Portuguese (native).
  •  Flexible, willing to perform assigned and additional duties and work 
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and an ability to manage a diverse range of professional relationships
  • Flexibility, adaptable to new cultures, people and environments, adaptable to new learning
  • Good command of computer user's perspective. Good handling of Microsoft word, excel, power point, e-mail, Internet, SPSS.
  • Problem solving skills
  • Written and verbal communication skills
  • Self-motivation and ability to take the initiative
  • Ability to work well under pressure
  • Punctuality and time-keeping
  • Good organization, with attention to detail.
  • Teamwork skills 
  • Quick learner, keen to learn and improve skills