Currently research coordinator and assistant at the Yale Global Health Leadership Institute (GHLI), working on several projects in health systems strengthening and building capacity among providers. International experience includes working with People Who Inject Drugs in Mwanza Tanzania (3 months); worked as a research assistant in Singapore (2.5 years); originally from Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. US-based experience: GHLI (1+ year), working on uncovering links between social services and healthcare providers in the United States.
Short term goals: Seeking a technical research role in international development and global health that will better position me to pursue further graduate studies. Long term goals: To be a leader in translating research into action, especially in improving population health in developing nations.
Research interests are health systems strengthening; leveraging determinants of health to better improve population health; sanitation and water
a) More than 9 years overall professional experience and volunteering, within humanitarian and development (I)NGOs and UN agencies, EU bodies, multinational teams and projects, consultancy companies, labor unions etc. // b) More than 12 months professional experience in the humanitarian field within emergency response and resilience projects addressing shelter, WASH, food, cash and NFIs needs, in both refugee camps, host communities and emergency environments, amounting up to $50M projects (proposal writing, reporting, programing, donor and cluster level representation), in Jordan, South Sudan and Nepal. // c) More than 5 years experience with EU structural funding for socio-economic development and green energies: for project proposal development and donor relations for up to €25M EU funded projects, and grant management, project planning, technical coordination, reporting, monitoring and evaluation, financial management, public tendering, communication and visibility, for up to €28M EU funded projects.
Opening new markets and seizing international trade and investment opportunities. Assisting governments, business and professional organizations in various industrial and service sectors, and in various positions: Advisor, Outside Legal Counsel, International Affairs Director, Corporate Strategy Director, Investor Relations Director, General Counsel. Routinely advising several governments in different regions on WTO and international trade matters. Took part in previous TACIS projects as expert. Competent in the following areas: General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade (GATT); Trade Defense Instruments, Trade Barriers Regulation, Development Policy, Regulatory Reform, Multilateral Agreements, Promotion and Facilitation; reviewing draft trade legislation on and establishing an institutional framework for contingent trade remedies; Technical Barriers to Trade; Agriculture and Sanitary and Phitosanitary Measures, Trade-Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights (TRIPS), Trade and Devel
Specialist, Mental Health/Sex-Trafficking, Cook County Public Guardian, Chicago, Illinois
Highly motivated and dedicated professional educated to Ph.D. level with over 15 years of managerial/supervisory, child welfare/protection, and social work experiences.
Possess high caliber analytical skills for complex problem solving and decision-making capabilities in multicultural and diverse environments, demanding results-oriented initiatives and programs with key stakeholders and actors sharing a mutual goal for all forms of human rights protection.
KEY PRACTICE AREAS
• Mental Health: Child psychological trauma stemming from physical/sexual abuse, or neglect, stressor related disorders (e.g. PTSD, Adjustment and Dissociative Disorders, Reactive Attachment Disorders (RAT)); culturally sensitive mental health assessments; evidenced based interventions and programs; residential treatment centers for severely mentally challenged youth.
• Child Welfare: Child maltreatment, psychological traumatization; child protection, early childhood development, federal policies and legislation governing child welfare laws; transitioning youth; federally funded programs.
• Human Trafficking: International and domestic trafficking; child sexual commercial exploitation; foster youth/runaway/throw-away youth; research, and training and development
For 20 years I have been working towards the economic development of developing countries. I am very adept at managing relationships with stakeholders such as government, international donors and private sector companies and driving projects forward. My specialty is access to finance and small business development, including agricultural value chains.
Over fifteen years of private and public sector experience in business development, trade and export development, market entry, investment promotion, consulting, logistics, transportation, proposal development, key account management and international sales; Excellent analysis, writing, and presentation skills; Comfortable in an international environment and highly adaptable to new situations and challenges, with extensive experience in North America, Latin America and Asia.
Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, Nishimura Animal Hospital
11 years research experience, in veterinary public health fields and epidemiology, especially zoonotic diseases.
7 years experience in non-governmental organization, Food for the Hungry International, Japan.
5 year experience in a veterinary clinic.
Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, Nippon Veterinary Medicine and Animal Science University, Tokyo, Japan 1991.
Master’s degree, Master of Preventive Veterinary Medicine, University of California, Davis, 1996
Ph. D degree, Department of Comparative Pathology, University of California, Davis, 2002
I am a highly qualified expert in Food Security, Environmental Management, Social Protection and Disaster Risk Reduction with over 27 years of progressive work experience within Eastern and Southern African Region working with Regional Economic Communities (REC) such as African Union Commission (AUC), IGAD and Indian Ocean Commission (IOC). The multiple positions have given to me the opportunity to know the composition of the regional and national governments as well as NGOs in depth and as such be aware of their tendencies and areas of intervention and identifying the best ways to approach them and make them work effectively together for project implementations.
In terms of geographic coverage, I have been working in East Africa for 23 years, including Somalia, Kenya, Djibouti and Ethiopia in the capacity of a government advisor, country director, project manager, team leader and others.
Since 2013, I have been managing an EU continental environmental monitoring program to be implemented within the African Union Commission (AUC) as a Team Leader specialized in Agriculture, Water Development, Disaster Risk Management, and Climate Change. The project budget is 37 million Euro and it includes as beneficiaries 7 Regional Economic Communities (REC) and 48 countries.
Several years of experience in executive roles in different settings, offers expertise in developing successful growth strategies. Also known for creating dynamic work environment for staff to work as efficient teams to benefit the organizational goals. Effectively manages multimillion-dollar projects and lines of business.
Programme and Project Manager, European Commission
• Senior international programme manager specializing in peacebuilding and regional cooperation projects.
• Gender expert with graduate qualification in Gender and Development.
• Community trainer and adviser on civil society capacity building.
• Qualified Australian lawyer.