Professional experience

Freelance project consultant and mediator since 2016:
Development of qualification and income opportunities for refugees in Turkey, monitoring and reporting. Review of grant applications for German refugee projects in the areas of psycho-social counselling and care, legal advice in asylum procedures, guardianships for unaccompanied minor refugees. Organisational consulting in the fields of grants application and administration. Needs assessment and project design on the subject of conflict management in refugee accommodations and host communities. Workshops on culturally sensitive conflict management in the context of migration and integration.

Previous employments:

UNO-Flüchtlingshilfe (German private sector fundraising partner of UNHCR):
Managed up to 70 funding projects per year and raised major donor funds for UNHCR programmes. Networking and presentation of UNHCR’s work to various audiences.

UNHCR in Ivory Coast:
Needs assessment and planning of income generating activities for internally displaced persons (IDPs), acquisition of funding, drafting terms of references (ToR) for project proposals, selection of implementing partners (IPs. Mediation between IDPs and host communities. Coordination of  a regional protection cluster with UN agencies and NGO partners in the north of the country.

UNMIS:
Advising the South Sudan DDR Commission on the registration of soldiers. Mapping of economic opportunities and social services for ex-combatants. Capacity-building of community-based organisations (CBOs) supporting women formerly associated to the armed forces and groups (WAAFG).

UNDP Aghanistan:
RBM of reintegration projects for ex-mujahideen combatants in Afghanistan. Drafting call for proposals, selection of IPs, monitoring, mentoring and advising. Team leader and supervisor. Cooperation with state and non-state actors. Strategic project planning for the disbandment of illegally armed groups (DIAG) programme.

UNV, secondment to UNHCR in East Timor:
Coordination of UNHCR’s cross border child tracing programme in East Timor, organising the repatriation and reunification of children with their families, mediating between family members and caretakers. Escort and monitoring of return movements, coordination of humanitarian support for vulnerable returnees. Team leader and supervisor. Public relations work.

Volunteer deployments:
OSCE/ODIHR short-term election observer (STO) in Georgia, Kazakhstan and Russia.

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