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Freelance Senior Manager Leeds, West Yorkshire, UK

Senior Project Manager with 10 years of international experience delivering multiple, complex, multifaceted projects.
Proven expertise in project development and accountability.

Rating:Unrated (New)
Hourly Rate / Cost:£17.65 per hour (ex. VAT)
Daily Rate / Cost:£141.18 per day (ex. VAT)
Available From:Now
Candidate ID:328071
: Offers a discounted hourly rate to registered charities

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CV (Curriculum Vitae) / Résumé

I possess 8 years of international experience within the charity / humanitarian relief sector in progressively challenging project coordination positions that have culminated into my last headquarter position as Regional Program Manager with IRC UK. Prior to my national coordination appointments, I enjoyed the direct benefit of remaining within close proximity to communities and beneficiaries and the challenges that acting as a Project Coordinator at the field level offered.

Employment History

(Jan 2008 to Apr 2009)

Regional Program Manager


Financial responsibility: £8,000,000 / HR management: 1 staff
Responsible for Great Lakes, Central African Republic and Colombia portfolio; programme focus on Governance, Community Driven Reconstruction and Health.
• Responsible for the financial management of sixteen active European grants from major donors, such as DFID and the EU, for multiple projects which were successfully implemented and running to date
• Advised and supervised field based Country Management Teams from the project proposal writing stage to the project closure, ensuring donor compliance and that IRC’s strategic goals and objectives were met

(Jan 2007 to Sep 2007)

Protection Delegate


Financial responsibility: up to £100,000 / HR management: 10 staff
Responsible for program activities across two administrative regions in Eastern Guinée; programme focus on Detention, Family Links and Training.
• Monitoring of detention conditions of six prisons and effective lobbying which resulted in several prison rehabilitation projects and improved access to dietary nutrition for detainees
• Successfully managed a large portfolio of unaccompanied children, including reestablishment of family links for more than twenty cases
• Organised and provided several International Humanitarian Law (IHL) training events for the armed forces and provided regular support and training for the Guinean Red Cross Society

(Jul 2004 to Jan 2007)

Project coordinator

international deployment

Financial responsibility: up to £2,000,000 / HR management: up to 100 staff
Responsible for conducting humanitarian assessments, writing project proposals, supervising projects, implementing project closures/handovers and general financial and HR management; programme focus on Health and Nutrition.
• Preparation and submission of assessment reports and project proposals which resulted in the successful approval and implementation of new projects Sri Lanka and DR Congo
• Effective design and implementation of the project closure of the Pakistan Earthquake Response Project and North Kivu Nutritional Project in DR Congo, including the complete reorientation of programme strategies which were accepted by both the national teams and headquarters in Europe
• Development of food and non-food item distribution guidelines which resulted in the successful organisation of distributions which reached thousands of beneficiaries in various communities throughout Sudan’s Darfur region
• Coordination with UN agencies and other humanitarian organisations for organisation of assessment missions and the joint distribution campaigns in Sudan, DR Congo and Pakistan which resulted in the delivery of aid to beneficiaries who were otherwise isolated

(Dec 2001 to Apr 2004)

Project coordinator

Action against Hunger, International deployments

Financial responsibility: £500,000 / HR management: up to 50 staff
Responsible for overseeing project activities, writing project proposals and general financial management; programme focus on Nutrition and Rehabilitation.
• Successful preparation and submission of grant proposals to ECHO and UN agencies for grants up to €500k, which resulted in the opening of two new project sites including one office and two nutritional centres
• Security management for projects in Pakistan and DR Congo including two security evacuations from the main project location without incident
• Supervision of the rehabilitation of six bridges and several springs in DR Congo
• Hiring and training of all the national support staff of the project in Pakistan


(Sep 2005 to Sep 2006)

Paul Cezanne University of Aix-Marseille III,

Master of Law (LLM): International and European law, focus on International Humanitarian
Law and action, part of the NOHA network
Peace Keeping (60%)
International and european protection of human rights (69%)
International Criminal Law (85%)
History of international relationaship (60%)
International Humanitarian Law (68%)

(Sep 1998 to Sep 1999)

Institute of training and counselling for development initiative,

Project planning (85%)
Logistics and procurement (75%)
Accounting (60%)
Development of project (65%)
Management (75%)
Logistics / Technical studies (70%)
Logistics / Technical essay (70%)

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