Tiffany Daniels

Work History

Work History
Jun 2012 - Present

Program and Training Specialist - Education

United States Peace Corps Guyana

Within the Programmatic functions of this post, I:

  • Designed, Implement and Monitor the 5-year country-wide program strategy which supports Community Education Development within coastal and indigenous communities across Guyana;
  • Plan and participate in consultative meetings with government officials to discuss areas of need and determine future Volunteer placements;
  • Visit each of these communities to conduct needs assessments and develop comprehensive job descriptions for each educational institution where a Volunteer is needed so that Peace Corps Headquarters can recruit volunteers with requisite skills; and
  • Manage approximately 32 Volunteers annually.

Within the Training component of my portfolio, I:

  • Design 27-month technical training curricula utilizing interactive Adult Learning Principles and Non-Formal Education Techniques for incoming Education Volunteers; and
  • Facilitate training in Education Techniques and Teaching Methodologies and Practices (approximately 200 hours over a 10 week period) as well as the basics of Sustainable Community Development and Project Design and Management.

The Administrative component encompasses:

  • Personal and Professional Coaching
  • Monitoring, Reporting and Evaluation processes related to the Programme through Annual and Quarterly Reporting, Grants Management and Training as well as Resource Development and Management.

Awarded: Embassy of The United States of America Georgetown, Guyana's Honor Award (2013) for outstanding performance in the implementation of the global/agency wide Focus In/Train Up Strategy.

Feb 2011 - Feb 2013

Vice President

Youth Media Guyana (YMG), UNICEF funded

Key achievements as Vice President of Youth Media Guyana included production of weekly public broadcast programming and publications for young people, by young people through:

  • 11 Minute News Inserts during weekend prime time which presented social and political commentary from a youth perspective.
  • creative ICT and multimedia workshops facilitated with inner city at-risk youth to foster healthy expression
  • the creation and publishing of the first bi-annual Youth Newspaper (Youth Access).

Jan 2012 - Apr 2012

Language and Culture Facilitator - Hinterland/Indigenous

United States Peace Corps Guyana

This posting entailed the facilitation and evaluation of Cross-Cultural and Language learning for American volunteers taking part in a rigorous 2-month community-based training in a remote village to help them to acquire the requisite core competencies (knowledge, skills and attitudes) that would enable them to commit to 2 years' service to developing Guyana within their respective sectors.

This training was preceded by several training-of-trainers sessions which included the design of Core Enabling Objectives and Session Plan Design and Facilitation (using Adult Learning Methods and Non-Formal Education Tools); 

Nov 2011 - Jan 2012

Consultant (Internal/External Salary Analysis and Review)

Habitat for Humanity (Guyana)

This consultancy entailed the:

  • Executing a Comparative Salary Analysis and Review of Habitat for Humanity Guyana and 4 NGO comparators
  • Advising HFHG, based on results of the comparative analysis, on strategies for securing increased organizational effective, competitive recruitment and the retain their staff through incorporating recommended non-financial and financial policies.
Nov 2011 - Jan 2012

Field Researcher - The Annandale-Buxton Barricade

Partners for Peace and Development

Conducted community participatory survey research on the Great Wall (barricade) between Annandale and Buxton, two communities in conflict, to understand views on the ‘barricades’ and its impact on inter-community relations. The survey also searched for positive deviance and identified experiences that offer hope for change in the near future.

Aug 2011 - Sep 2011

Programme Intern - National Youth Policy

Commonwealth Youth Programme Caribbean Center

Rendered short term support for the review of consultancy services for the formulation of a modern and relevant National Youth Policy for Guyana. The objective of this assignment was to supplement reporting deficits in the production of a White Paper on Youth. Included focus on: [1] youth Policy and Youth Participation in Development (The Global and Regional Context); [2] Situational Analysis on Guyana's Youth; [3] Policy Framework

Feb 2011 - May 2011

Programme Intern

Commonwealth Youth Programme Caribbean Centre

This short-term internship entailed assisting CYPCC with the coordination, implementation and monitoring of project and programme activities in the three strategic programme areas – [1] Governance, Democracy and Youth Networks; [2] Youth Work, Education and Training; [3] Youth Economic Sustainability. This  was accomplished mainly through:

  • Preparing reports/submissions for the Regional Director and Programme Managers for presentation to various governments, committees/bodies
  • Providing technical assistance and support to CYPCC partners including training, helping build youth networks, organizing information and resource-sharing opportunities, and assisting in the development of youth responses in relation to CYP strategic areas 
  • Coordination of Inaugural Commonwealth Caribbean Youth Leadership Summit, Barbados, activities to commemorate Commonwealth Day (Financial Literacy Training - Guyana); Caribbean Youth Day; Cana-Caribe Peace-building (St Kitts and Nevis);
  • Participate /represent CYPCC at various national forums
  • Present the work of the CYPCC in a youth-friendly way to strengthen a positive image for the organization as a youth-serving agency

 Consolidate and present a Regional Youth Unemployment report inclusive of:

  • Desk-reviews on the Youth Unemployment Situation globally and regionally; 
  • Analysis and summary of varying documents and reports from international and regional organizations (mainly the ILO)
  • Desk analyses of the Employment/Employability provisions made within available regional National Youth Policies to present the areas of investment made by each government
  • Comparative analyses of the common strategies implemented within the region to target enhancement of Youth Employment, Entrepreneurship and Employability (as facilitated by the National Youth Policies)
Nov 2010 - Nov 2010

Conference Rapporteur

Commonwealth Youth Programme Caribbean Centre
  • Rapporteur and Daily Reporting during the Caribbean Student Leaders Round Table, which brought together student leaders from Suriname and the Commonwealth Caribbean in order to promote dialogue on student-related issues and their role in youth advocacy. 
  • Drafting of Communique 
Jul 2008 - Aug 2008

Project Manager

GuyberNet, UNICEF Funded
  • Managed and coordinated a rights-education programme targetting orphans and vulnerable children
  • Developed and Managed project budget
  • Produced child friendly material for the use of participants
  • Trained six young mentors and facilitators
Apr 2008 - Jul 2008

Project Manager

Stanford University in collaboration with UNICEF

Managed programme sponsored by Stanford University, these sessions aimed at involving the children of the Joshua House in a summer long program designed to teach them basic reading, writing, math and leadership skills as well as computer literacy. 

Jan 2007 - Apr 2008

Public Relations Officer

GuyberNet

GuyberNet is a not-for-profit Sustainable Development training centre designed to educate the Guyanese public, particularly young people and children about AGENDA 21 and other important global issues through the use of information technology and other social and educational activities.

Duties included

  • Facilitating communication amongst members (internally) and to donor agencies and partners (externally)
  • Penning and issuing press releases
  • Providing programme assistance in the co-coordination of activities such as those executed for Global Youth Service Day and Inter-Coastal Clean-up (inclusive of Multiculturalism concerts, Green Day drives, clean-up exercises, Feeding and outreach programmes, book drives etc)
  • Organizing training in the areas of environment conservation, human rights, gender equality, peace, conflict resolution

Education

Education
Sep 2006 - Nov 2010

Bachelors of Science - Sociology (Distinction/Hons.)

University of Guyana
  • Key Course Material: 
    • Applied Sociological Theory I and II; Introduction to Computer Studies I and II; Social Statistics; Introduction to Micro-Economics; Introduction to Macro-Economics; Caribbean Social Structure; Modernization and Development; Contemporary Sociological Theory; Social Policy and Administration; Introduction to Counseling; Social Work and the Aging; The Sociology of Punishment and Correction; Marriage and the Family; Poverty Analysis 
  • Research Thesis (2010):
    • Street Children Phenomenon- Street Children as Victims, Witnesses and Perpetrators of Violence and Abuse 
  • Significant Achievements: 
    • Awarded the Council of the University of Guyana prize for best graduating student contributing most to the campus life  and student advocacy (2010) 
    • Advisor – The National Students Movement (2009 to 2012), locally active arm of the interim Commonwealth’s Students Association
    • Founder – The Student Factor (2009), a still-active body advocating for students’ rights and headed the University of Guyana Students Society (2011-2012)
    • Representative of the University of Guyana and the Caribbean at International Student Week in Ilmenau, Germany (2009) 
    • Secretary – University of Guyana Student Society (2008-2009)
    • Social Science Faculty Representative – UGSS Executive Council (2007-2009)
    • Executive member of Students' Rights Movement Executive Council (2007-2008)
    • Member of The University of Guyana’s International Affairs Association (2006 – 2008)
Sep 2009 - Jun 2010

Diploma in Conversational French (up to basic Level 2)

The Language Centre

Skills

Skills

Policy Research and Analysis

Technical Writing

Research

Strategic Documentation

Team Management

Organizational Skills

Interactive Training (using Adult Learning Principles)

Microsoft Office Suite

Organizational Affiliations

  • Guyana National Youth Council (Founding Member of first self-mobilized national network for youth advocacy, Chair of the Board of Trustees)
  • Caribbean Regional Youth Council (Founding Member of second regional network for youth advocacy, Vice Chairperson - Membership and Partnership)

Youth-Related Research Conducted

  • Lead Researcher (2014, ongoing)- "Situational Analysis and Opportunity Mapping of Guyanese Youth" through the Guyana National Youth Council funded by CUSO
  • Junior Researcher (2008) -  "Socio-Demographics of the Girl Child in Guyana" through The Consultancy Group funded by The Ministry of Labour Human Services and Social Security
  • Junior Researcher (2007) - "Exploring Youth Focused Community Based Initiatives (YFCBI) towards Creation of Young Community Leaders" through an Independent Consultant for the United Nations Development Programme 

Training/Sessions Facilitated

2014

  • Opportunities for Youth Participation in Official Decision-Making
    • Audience - 57 Guyana National Youth Council Volunteers
  • Youth Advocacy 
    • Audience - 18 Guyana National Youth Council Volunteers
  • Youth Engagement in Governance through Media Advocacy
    • Audience - 33 Youth Activists across NGOs in Guyana
  • In-Country Orientation to Culture and Protocol 
    • Audience - International Professional Volunteers, CUSO International
  • Project Design and Management
    • Audience - 35 Volunteers across Guyana, 30 Government Officials in Education System
    • 3-day training conducted annually 2012 - 2014

2013

  • Participatory Approaches for Community Action
    • Audience - 36 Volunteers

2012

  • Project Design and Management
    • Audience - 35 Volunteers across Guyana, 30 Government Officials in Education System
  • 5-Year Country Strategy
    • Audience - High Level Government functionaries and the Project Advisory Committee

2008

  • ICT for Development
    • Audience - Youth Trainers
  • Youth Programming and Conducting Outreach
    • Audience - Interning Students from York House School, Vancouver, Canada

2007

  • Teaching Human Sexuality
    • Audience - Marginalized Youth in Impoverished Communities
  • Human Rights awareness/education training through the Office of High Commission on Human Rights
    • Audience - Human Rights Education Trainers working with marginalized youth