|Objective and Resume Summary|
|Seeking a position in a development non-profit organization or corporation that will enable me to valuable skills in instructing and helping communities to improve their livelihood possibilities and to alleviate poverty as much as possible.|
|My Key Skills:||+ Proficiency in programs used to analyze data such as SPSS and MINITAB|
+ Familiar with Microsoft Word, Excel, MIST and Arc View GIS software, and the use of GPS equipment.
|Education History, Qualifications & other additional information|
|Level of Education:||Masters|
2006-2008 The Norwegian University of Life Sciences (UMB) Ås, Norway
Master’s degree GPA: 3.3
. M Sc in Management of Natural Resources and Sustainable Agriculture.
. Specialization in Drylands sustainable agriculture and rural development.
2003-2006 The Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) Trondheim, Norway
Bachelor’s degree GPA: 2.7
. B.A in Social Sciences
. Majored in social economics and social science
2002-2003 Trondheim Katedralskole Trondheim, Norway
. General high school studies
. High school education supplement
1999-2002 Kristen Videregåendeskole Tiller, Norway
. Vocational High School
. Auxiliary nursing certificate
|Work History & Experience|
|Years of Work Experience:||1 to 2 Years|
April 2010 – April 2012 UNDP Accra, Ghana
Climate Change Programme Officer
This is a United Nation Volunteer (UNV) position with the Environment and Energy Unit of the UNDP Ghana Country Office. I was assigned to handle portfolio in the following areas:
+ Multilateral Environment Agreement: One project related to the effective coordination of activities related to the three Rio Conventions at the national and local levels.
+ Chemical Management: Three projects related to the implementation of the Montreal Protocol and the national reduction of Ozone Depleting Substances (ODS), and Persistent Organic Pollutants (POPs).
My tasks consist of the following:
• To provide substantive backstopping for effective implementation of projects and programmes, including quality control of results in line with UNDP rules and procedures within the framework of the deliverables in the approved project document;
• To monitor activities, expenditures and achievements of Ozone/Chemicals Conventions control targets by the projects, and to solve issues that affect project implementation;
• To prepare, update and monitor work plans in order to ensure the consistency and coherence of objectives as against targets, with activities as against outputs;
• To report on project milestones, including identifying and monitoring potential risks and implementation challenges, and suggesting responses for remedial actions as needed;
• To backstop and follow up procurement processes pertaining to recruitment of national, regional and international consultants and procuring equipment and related services;
• To produce communication and outreach materials to inform external stakeholders and partners of the development and implementation of environment projects.
• To perform other tasks as required by the Deputy Resident Representative (Programmes) and the Head of the Environment and Energy Unit.
As a volunteer this was my first hand on job professional experience. The position is allowing me to work towards continued personal learning, to act on learning plan and to apply newly acquired skills. It has also helped me demonstrate integrity of UN’s values and ethical standards and to promote vision, mission, and strategic goals of UNDP.
Jun 2009 – Jan 2010 Mole National Park Northern- Region, Ghana
This was a self-sponsored volunteer working opportunity in one of the largest wildlife protected areas of the Forestry Commission in Ghana. I was assigned to assist the Park Management with various administrative tasks such as:
• Analysing field data and producing reports generated from the Management Information System (MIST) software.
• Designing and producing communication and outreach materials for the Outreach Unit of the Park.
• Assisting the Law Enforcement Unit of the Park to track and monitor biological resources and illegal activities in the Park, using computer software such as MIST and Arc View GIS.
This voluntary assignment allowed me to spend two weeks with field rangers to conduct foot patrols covering several kilometres tracks in rugged terrain and harsh conditions. It has also enriched my understanding of the Community Resource Management Areas (CREMA) concept of the Forestry Commission, which aims at getting local communities living on the fringes of the Park to manage natural resources sustainably.