Over ten years Project and Program Management experience;
Experience implementing Emergency Response, Technical Vocational Education Training (TVET), Agricultural Development, Income Generation, Monitoring and Evaluation.
Professional experience in Project Cycle Management: conducting needs assessments and program design, concept papers and proposal writing, project planning and implementation, program and team management; program monitoring and evaluation, financial management and reporting.
Developed proposals for new fundraising initiatives; liaised with new and existing donors/supporters; developed promotional and marketing materials and media releases; coordinated various events.
Stakeholder management expertise: experience with international donors such as UNHCR, CIDA, USAID, OFDA, USDA, SDC, World Bank, Soros Foundation as well as private donors and foundations
Expertise: Research Development, Program Design, Project Management, Proposal Writing, Budget & Grant Management, Fundraising, Monitoring & Evaluation
Sectors: Government, International Non-Government, Non-Profit, Vocational Education, Small Businesses, Public Sector, Emergency Response
Countries: Azerbaijan; Georgia; Canada (British Columbia)
I have a PhD in Sociology with a concentration in Education Policy, advanced quantitative methods, monitoring and evaluation frameworks, and federal and corporate grant proposal writing and management. Multiple peer reviewed journal publications addressing education-related issues developing countries using advanced quantitative and qualitative methods and techniques. Research focused on design and implementation of program evaluations with over 500,000 student files.
Executive director with over ten years experience in U.S. and international education management, capacity building through global partnerships, strategic business development, academic operations, and monitoring and evaluation focusing on STEM and reading literacy programs. Lead technical advisor for USAID and World Vision on the All Children Reading Program which involved writing all technical aspects of the RFA, developing the RFP, producing reading literacy indicators for developing countries, creating a monitoring and evaluation framework, and evaluating proposals.
Principal Investigator and technical writer for grants with the Department of Defense, National Science Foundation, United Nations, and USAID to provide funding to establish the Payne Global Initiative (formerly Global Institute for Advancement of Science) in Southeast Asia and Eastern Africa.
A skilled and experienced Senior Finance Manager with extensive knowledge of data analysis, more than ten years of experience in finance and accounting, Possess good management and supervisory skills. Pursue a rewarding and challenging position in a company that will give opportunities for professional growth. My experience covers 13 year of leading Finance departments as Senior Finance Manager/Finance Director with RTI International, Chemonics International and fhi360; implementing projects of over $950 million budget.
Budget preparation and control, Accounting, Cash management, Financial analysis, Bank and cash reconciliation, Petty cash management, Financial reporting, Cash flow, Internal control, Budget reconciliation, Monthly and Year-end close out, Capital budgeting, accounts reconciliation, Cost accounting, Managerial accounting, Financial Management, Financial Auditing, Performance Auditing, Performance measurement, Financial advisory, Activity based costing, Activity based management.
A HR professional with 9+ years of experience in International exposure in Human Resources.
Specialties: Benefits Administration, Payroll Processing , Training, Actively involved in developing, managing, implementing and administering various HR initiatives and guidelines., Manpower planning, investigations / enquires & collecting evidence for resolution of major issues, grievances & initiating team motivational activities,disciplinary norms & standards for minimizing violations of rules & regulations.
I have more than 10+ years of experience in Financial Management and Accounting with different International Organizations like USAID, UNDP, World Bank Project and UNESCO in different capacities such as Accountant, Finance Officer, Financial Analyst, Audit & Administrative Associate, Auditor, and Admin Officer.
Working through USAID and different international organizations’; I have extensive knowledge of the accounting principles and practices of financial administration, good understanding of US Government rules and regulations and ability to extract, manipulate, and analyze data; and, run reports from different databases including applied experience with a computerized accounting system.
In addition to my extensive working experience and educational background, I have strong communication, customer service, and negotiation skills. I have a fairly wide range of job skills and interpersonal skills. My interpersonal skills include patience, conflict management, leadership abilities, and team work.
I look forward to meet new challenges and bringing my expertise to your office. I am a well-organized, initiative, self-starter and having ability to prioritize, meets deadlines, work on multiple tasks and apply a practical matured approach to problem solving with minimum supervision and I have eagerness to learn.
Developed excellent skills in program design, implementation, monitoring and evaluation for both development and emergency programming. For the last 26 plus years, I have been working with Land O'Lakes Inc., CARE International, SAVE the Children (for short-term) and different construction/ consulting firms in different capacities at home and abroad (having funding from donors like USAID, USDA, OFDA, ECHO, UNDP, EC and WFP) focusing emergency, transitional and developmental activities like emergency food and non-food distribution, supplementary feeding activities, cash and food for work activities, nutrition activities, livelihoods activities, commodity management, monetization of food commodities, food and cash for work activities, construction of shelters, rural and urban infrastructure (roads & culverts, urban drainage systems, water points etc) development, agriculture development, commercialization & agriculture value chain activities, watsan activities, income generating activities, providing grants to communities for business development, grants management (NGOs and community organizations), governance, peace building, women empowerment and gender issues; these opportunities have given me the experience to be a seasoned manager. In all assignments, I have performed very well in focusing program quality issues, strategic planning, developing and implementing M&E plans, grants management, financial and human resource management, counterpart and donor relations, budget preparation, decision-making and staff development. For the last 10 years, I also led/participated development of several program/project proposals and most of which were funded by different donors.
15 years experience in media development including advocacy, outreach, strategic planning; national campaigns, proposal writing, monitoring and evaluation and media training. Specializing in human trafficking, gender, minority and youth issues.
I have six year’s experience working in fast-paced, high-profile government departments, delivering to tight deadlines against competing priorities. Experience in the roles of policy development, communications/public affairs, frontline operations and programming. I have excellent diplomacy, advocacy, influencing and negotiation skills.
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I am a professional with solid field experience that spans over a period of 30 years in journalism, communication, project management, external relations and training. Over the years I have demonstrated my skills in international organizations in Africa and Asia. These countries include Malawi, Pakistan, South Sudan, east Timor, Kenya, Liberia and Afghanistan.
My last was Communications Consultant for Sayara Strategies in Afghanistan where among other responsibilities I developed communication strategies including internal communication strategy, external communication strategy and gender communication strategy for the Ministry of Counter Narcotics. I have also held advisory positions for different organization including Communications and Outreach Advisor at the Ministry of Commerce and Industries in Afghanistan under the USAID funded Civilian Technical Assistance Program to promote re-branding through public awareness. I have also worked for UNDP in Pakistan where I raised its profile through success stories and upload them on the website during the 2005 earthquake. I worked for the UN Development Fund for Women (UNIFEM) in East Timor where among other responsibilities I was involved in campaigning and advocating for women’s rights and gender equality.
I have developed outreach materials to raise public awareness such as brochures, newsletters, and organized media events such as press conferences, write press releases. I have also compiled periodic project reports on monthly, quarterly and yearly basis. In addition, I have developed and cultivated relationships with a range of partners including government, civil society organizations media and the donors. I therefore feel am a perfect fit for the position.