Work experience

Work experience
Aug 2014 - Oct 2014

Compliance Intern

Peacebuilding & Conflict Prevention Unit, UNDP, Nairobi, Kenya

Developed the Conflict-Sensitive Business Model for private companies involved in extraction of natural resources in Kenya through analytical review of the best practices in CSR; coordinated and monitored the CSO partners’ work; drafted proposals and ad-hoc briefings

Apr 2014 - Jun 2014

Research Intern

Centre for Conflict Studies, Marburg, Germany

Worked within the Localising Global Institutions Project; conducted research on the human rights and gender norms related to HIV/Aids and reproductive health in Ukraine; categorised and analysed data

Sep 2012 - Oct 2014


Peace Education Society, UKC, Canterbury, UK

Promoted society events and activities; handled internal and external communication; increased the visibility of PES and enhanced its perception as a well-run organisation

Sep 2011 - Jun 2012

Personal Assistant to General Manager

Ingame HK, St. Petersburg, Russia

Ensured fulfillment of all regulatory requirements related to the company's establishment; mailed, faxed and answered calls, dealt with budget-related tasks, arranged travels; scheduled meetings and appointments; communicated with partner companies; translated and interpreted

Feb 2011 - May 2011

Programme Intern

Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, Moscow, Russia

Worked within the investment project on the proposals for oil and gas ventures operating in the Caucasus region; participated in negotiations; monitored implemetation of running projects

Jan 2010 - Apr 2010

Research Intern

North Caucasus Research Centre, Russian Academy of Sciences, Rostov-on-don, Russia

Took part in the research project linking the exploration of natural resources with ethno-political tensions in the Caucasus; successfully performed a comparative analysis of actors' political strategies; conducted event-monitoring and data analysis


Sep 2012 - Nov 2014

Master of Arts in Peace and Conflict Studies, International Double Award

University of Kent (Canterbury, UK) & Philipps University (Marburg, Germany)

Modules included: Project Management in Development Aid, Negotiation and Mediation, Human Rights in the World of States, Social Psychology, Approaches to Inter-group Conflicts

Sep 2007 - Jul 2011

Bachelor in International Relations (Hons.)

Pyatigorsk State Linguistic University (Pyatigorsk, Russia)

Modules included: International Law, Public Relations, International Economics and International Economic Relations, Public Law in Foreign Countries, Regional Aspects of Modern International Relations, International Contracts


Emmanuel Ole-Sayiorry - Programme Officer of the  Peacebuilding & Conflict  Prevention Unit, UNDP Kenya - 30218-00100, Nairobi, Kenya - [email protected]   

Dr. Govinda Clayton - Lecturer in Negotiation and Mediation, Deputy director of the Conflict Analysis Research Centre in Kent - School of Politics & IR University of Kent Canterbury, Kent, CT2 7NX - United Kingdom - [email protected]

Dr. Hans C. von Sponeck - UN Assistant Secretary General, UN Humanitarian Coordinator for Iraq (ret.) - Burgunderstr. 26 D-79379 Mühlheim, Germany [email protected]