For the past 6+ years I have been employed by Monash University as a Research Associate to work in projects on Economics of Education. The projects are set up for developing countries in which external funding agencies such as DFAT, DFID, ESRC, IGC support with funds to ensure improvement in Educational and Developmental Outcomes in developing countries. Some of the major projects focus on early childhood education and development of children in remote areas and the educational improvement of female and disadvantaged primary school students. One of the projects also developed and examined effectiveness of early childhood educational programs in Tanzania and Uganda.
At present, I am supporting three projects simultaneously. My organisational and project management ability,
ensures that all work involved in the projects is carried out in a timely manner and meets the budget
requirements. I assisted with fund applications, budgeting, procurement, auditing, salary payments and third
party payments on several projects. I have successfully negotiated financial management on projects and
i.e. by analysing the cost and benefits of introducing Tablets for data input I saved considerable expenditure
on a project, retained a new resource for other projects and remained within budget.
Negotiating funding to implement new innovative projects for developing countries, with a plan to assist
school students on improved educational development, requires my knowledge in knowing the correct
Government Department protocols and procedures to follow, so that approval is obtained.
I am very passionate about equality and human rights especially when it comes to young children and
women, which is the reason why several projects I have recommended and then successfully managed,
have involved safety, health and educational development for women and children.
research & development
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