Shizette Parker

Work History

Work History
Jun 2013 - Present

Owner

Trendsetter Media
Trendsetter Media is an international online marketing company which specialises in social media marketing and advertising. As the managing director of Trendsetter Media I am responsible for designing and implementing a tailor-made online marketing strategy. A few examples of my typical work would be: - Setup and management of social media accounts - Design and maintenance of websites - Registration of domain names and email accounts for the client's website - Creative strategy - New media
Dec 2013 - Sep 2014

Knowledge Manager

Futures Group International
Knowledge Manager for Futures Group International. The Sexual HIV Programme (SHIPP), funded by USAID is a $50 million project that seeks to reduce the incidence of new HIV infections in South Africa. Championing organization-wide knowledge sharing, so that the organization's know-how, information and experience is shared inside and (as appropriate) outside the organization with clients, partners, and stakeholders. Developing and executing the application of policies, processes and technologies to ensure that information is systematically produced, organized and made accessible to those who need it. Key Activities: - Knowledge Management - Database design and development (including website design & maintenance) - Communications (including creation of IEC materials) - Capacity Building - Graphic design - Staff Management
Jul 2012 - Oct 2012

Knowledge Management and Communications

Inter-Agency Network for Education in Emergencies-INEE
E- Communications, Social Media, Event Management • Compilation and preparation the Bi-Weekly Bulletin • Compilation and preparation weekly Jobs message. Review and approve new job announcements on the INEE website, and inform and assist members on posting new job opportunities. • Assisting in the drafting, preparation, and scheduling of e-communications, including regular newsletters, as well as ad hoc messages to mark key dates, updates on acute and chronic crises; and other messages as determined by the Secretariat • Collection and preparation of Language Community resource updates, Task Team updates for dissemination through mail manager. • Maintenance of email lists, including continual review of list membership, message reports and errors, and the harmonization of the email lists with the broader member database • Assisting in campaign development, implementation, and follow-up • Management of Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and Blog pages, including: original INEE content related to thematic spotlights and other e-communications, as well as finding, tracking, and re-posting relevant partner content • Managing, tracking and reporting on member interaction on social media platforms • Developing a medium-term social media strategy and user guide. • Providing general support to the Coordinator for Knowledge Management and Partnerships and other members of the Secretariat.
May 2011 - Oct 2011

Administrative Assistant (G4)

WIPO
• Executed correspondence, mail, filing, database maintenance (CRM systems) • Organized events and meetings • Created official reference documents for the Organization • Scheduled workshops and seminars • Booked venues, caterings, and lodgings for delegates • Communication with NGOs, Member States and IGOs • Oversaw official travel planning and execution
Aug 2010 - Apr 2011

Junior Policy Analyst

International Telecommunications Union
• Managed and directed a content management system (CMS) project based on National Broadband Plans • Worked with the programme developers to perfect the online content management system for the research • Identified user needs and set up new computer databases. Occasionally integrated data from old systems into a new system • Carried out the research for the project and also managed and populated the online CMS which encompassed data in a simplified user-friendly display • Tested and coordinated modifications to the system when needed, and troubleshot problems when they occurred. • Ensured the performance of the system, understood and redefined the platform on which the database ran. • Added new users to the system • Planned and implemented communication programs such as publicity campaigns, staff communication, sponsorship and promotions and marketing campaigns. • Created, designed and updated of social and online media such as a Facebook Page and YouTube Account • Commissioned or obtained photographs or other illustrative material. • Selected written material, photographs and illustrations to create favorable publicity. • Organized special exhibitions, seminars, entertainment, competitions and social functions to promote goodwill and favourable publicity. • Represented employers, arranged interviews with the media and attended business functions. • Planned, implemented and evaluated fund-raising campaigns. • Solely designed and screened Power Point Presentations within the organization in order to promote events and other important material • Implemented social media campaigns • Studied products or services to decide the main selling features. • Created ideas for advertising and promotion together with art directors. • Wrote promotional material for catalogues and displays in reports. • Decided which products to buy placed orders and followed up delivery procedures.

Education

Education

The Dwight International School, New York City, USA
Physics, French, International Geography, Mathematics, English, Computer Science
2003 - 2009

Bachelor of Arts (BA)

University of South Africa/Universiteit van Suid-Afrika
Majored in Communication Science and Sociology
1998 - 2001

High School Diploma (Senior Certificate)

New West Secondary School, Durban, South Africa

Skills

Skills

Knowledge Management

Multi-cultural team building

Comfortable working independently

Outcome focused

Logical Thinker

Humor

Adaptability

Conflict Resolution

Individual Counselling

Social Psychology

Petitions

Travel

Posters

YouTube

Twitter

Independent Thinker

Tourism

Social Sciences

Travel Management

Travel Photography

Travel Planning

International Marketing

Software Sales

Videography

Video Editing

Content Creation

Creative Strategy

Software Installation

Sound Editing

Desktop Publishing

Online Communications

Database Administration

Communications Strategy

Telecommunications

Digital Photography

Photoshop

Online Research

Event Planning

Project Management

CRM

Creative Problem Solving

Marketing Communications

Teamwork

Facebook

Social Networking

Corporate Communications

Online Marketing

International Relations

Social Media Marketing

Social Media

Certifications

Certifications

Intensive French for Beginners

ASAT (UN Admin Certificate)