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- Bern - Switzerland
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Nationality : Swiss
Birth date : 1984-11-19
Field of expertise : Community Development / Natural Resource Management / Watershed/Catchment/River Basi

Headline



Geographer (MSc) with specialisation in sustainable resource use/community development and over 5 years of experience in project management in the field of human security. Looking for a new professional challenge. Fieldwork/practical work is most welcome- open for positings outside Switzerland.

Work Experience



2014-01
2013-12
Adivsor/project manager - Bay Island Conservation Association (Utila - Honduras)
Advisory role in the development of the mid-term roadmap to the association’s financial independence; Planning of capacity-building and awareness-raising activities in the community and in schools; Monitoring and patrolling the protected areas; Various works in and around the visitor center
0000-00
2013-01
Programme Specialist - Human Security Division, FDFA (Bern - Switzerland)
Programme coordination for the post-2015 Development Agenda, including lead of the working group 'peace and safe societies in the post-2015 Agenda' / Programme coordination 'transnational organized crime' / Project management (PCM) / Writing of guidelines, reports, policy papers, speeches / Event planning
2011-09
2011-07
Research and Adivsor - Koga Irrigation and Watershed Management Project (Merawi - Ethiopia)
Empirical research for the Master thesis (Over 100 qualitative interviews, field surveys, document research and analysis); Conducting workshops with local farmers and experts for research and as capacity-building activities; Support of the project officers in the implementation of the project and especially in community activities
2009-07
2009-02
Intern - Humanrights.ch/MERS (Bern - Switzerland)
Homepage Evaluation / Writing and editing of articles in German and English / Development of a new category "UPR" / Research and Analysis / PR-Activities
2012-12
2008-10
Team Assistant / Programme Assistant - Human Security Division, FDFA (Bern - Switzerland)
Direction of the Secretariat of the Multilateral Peace Policy Section / Assistance of the head of section in HR and Finance / Assistance in programmes Antipersonal Mines and Cluster Munition, Small Arms and Light Weapons, Geneva Declaration on Armed Violence and Development / Project coordination
2008-11
2008-09
Intern - Terre des hommes (Lausanne - Switzerland)
Awareness-raising activities for children's rights, Organisation of the day "street child for one day"
2007-09
2007-07
Evaluation and Advisor - Tribal Health Center Somagiri (Keonjhar - India)
Empirical research for the Bachelor thesis (including interviews und discussions, quantitative surveys, observations, document research and analysis); Participation at the health worker’s activities in the communities; Support and advise the project officer in the establishment of a better WASH approach on the household level
2014-03
2007-07
President of the Association "Thailand Volunteers" - Thailand Volunteers (Bern - Switzerland)
Strategic development of the organisation and its activities; Leading and supervising a team of 2 collaborators in Switzerland and 1 representative in Thailand; Recruiting, advising and supervising 15-20 volunteers a year (including briefings and debriefings); Coordination and negotiations with partners and authorities in Switzerland and Thailand; Final responsibility for questions related to finance and accounting, public relation and administration
2004-05
2003-12
English Teacher - Thailandvolunteering (Nang Rong - Thailand)
Organising, preparing and conducting English, Geography and Sports lessons; Organising, preparing and conducting English lessons for adults
2008-06
1997-06
Various - Various (Various - Switzerland)
Various full and part time jobs throughout my studies and education, including waitress, call center agent, administration assistant


Education



2012
2010
Master - University of Bern (Bern - Switzerland)
Natural Sciences > Earth science
Msc in Geography, with focus on integrated water management. Master Thesis: What Costs? What Benefits? Benefit-Sharing in Water Projects from the Perspective of the Affected Local Population's Wellbeing. A Case Study from the Koga Irrigation and Watershed Management Project, Amhara, Ethiopia
2009
2005
Bachelors - University of Fribourg (Fribourg - Switzerland)
Social Sciences > Social Work
BA in Social Work and Social Policy / Bsc in Geography. Bachelor Thesis: Tribal Health Center Somagiri (Orissa, India) - A qualitative Evaluation


Languages



German - Native
English - Fluent
French - Fluent
Italian - Basic
Spanish - Basic
Thai - Basic


Training



2013-08
2013-08
Project Cycle Management (including context- and conflict analysis, monitoring, evaluation, content- and finance related)


Software & Other Relevant Skills



ArcGis
SPSS
MAXQDA
Data Management System DMS (Fabasoft)
Microsoft Office



 
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