counsellor team leader resume example with 19+ years of experience

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Professional Summary

Performance-oriented diplomat offering two decades of experience in international relations and partnerships. Tenacious manager with a strategic and analytical approach to solving problems. Multilingual and adept at building and maintaining cross-cultural partnerships. Talented in identifying and capitalizing on emerging trends and partnership opportunities. Track record of building lasting partnerships with regional organisations, local authorities, UN entities, civil society organisations, women and youth groups.

  • Strategic Planning
  • Analytical problem solver
  • Project Management
  • Extensive personal network
  • Negotiation
  • Teamwork
  • Verbal and written communication
  • Planning and Coordination
  • Interpersonal Communication
  • Relationship-Building
Staffordshire University Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire, UK, Expected in 10/2011 Master of Arts : International Policy and Diplomacy - GPA :
University of Asmara Asmara, Eritrea, Expected in 07/2002 Bachelor of Arts : Political Science - GPA :
  • Introduction to International Criminal Law on Courseara
  • UNITAR International Law Training for Government Officials
  • Change Leadership workshop at SMAP Institute of Training, Education, Research and Consultancy
  • Senior Leadership Training, Eritrean Center for Organizational Excellence
  • Strategic Planning and Communication workshop at SMAP Institute of Training, Education, Research and Consultancy
  • UNITAR Law of the Sea Training for Diplomats
  • UNITAR Multilateral Diplomacy Training for Diplomats
Work History
Alamo Complex Management - Counsellor, Team Leader
San Antonio, TX, 10/2016 - Current
  • Develop and implement strategies to strengthen and broaden partnerships with United Nations entities, member states and think tanks.
  • Built and strengthened strategic relationships with United Nations entities, member states and think tanks.
  • Identify opportunities and expand partnership with UN Agencies, Funds and Programs and help in conceptualizing, planning, designing and implementation of programmes.
  • Continually maintained and improved image of Eritrea and its influence in multilateral diplomacy.
  • Enhanced profitability to achieve marketing objectives and drive productivity and growth from concept to implementation.
  • Orchestrated launch for two new partnerships and mobilised USD 12 million.
  • Mentored and guided members of mission team and created empowering work environment foster proper completion of assigned duties.
Mission Of Eritrea To The United Nations - First Secretary, Political Affairs
City, STATE, 09/2011 - 09/2016
  • Represent Eritrea at the United Nations meetings and negotiations mainly on issues related to international development agenda, climate change, and peacekeeping operations.
  • Broadened and scaled up bilateral and multilateral partnership programs.
  • Oversaw social media of the Mission through content development and engagement.
  • Researched and recommended process improvements designed to mitigate operational and financial risk.
Ministry Of Foreign Affairs - Chief of Staff
City, STATE, 05/2007 - 09/2011
  • Supervised staff and participated in hiring, training and performance evaluations of staff of the Office of Foreign Minister.
  • Encouraged coordination and cooperation among geographic departments and continuous review of interdepartmental processes to support joint political analysis and diplomatic outreach.
  • Established efficient workflow processes, monitored daily activities of and implemented modifications to improve overall effectiveness the team of the Office of the Minister.
  • Oversaw appointment scheduling and itinerary coordination for the Minister of Foreign Affairs.
  • Oversaw the preparations of daily situational analysis reports to assist the Minister, departments and embassies abroad make informed decisions.
  • Facilitated strategy development and planned with cross-departmental teams.
  • Thought part-time senior classes at the Department of Political Science and International Relations of the College of Arts and Social Sciences
Ministry Of Foreign Affairs - Desk Officer Africa and Middle East
City, STATE, 10/2001 - 05/2007
  • Prepared daily summaries of relevant developments in Middle East, particularly Sudan and Yemen for Presidency and government agencies. Offered strategic recommendations on political climate and trends.
  • Created comprehensive political strategies for Horn of Africa and Red Sea.
  • Actively participated in mediation team to end a civil war between Government of Sudan and Eastern Sudan Front.
  • Established and updated political profile of Sudan, which was based on desk research.
  • Initiated and successfully organized first Regional Youth Peace Forum for Horn of Africa with participation of youth representatives from Djibouti, Ethiopia, Sudan, South Sudan, and Somalia. Six meetings of Forum have taken place so far. The forum continues to contribute to improved dialogue between youth of the region.

    Presenter in several roundtables including:

  • Understanding Member States and other Interlocutors Implementing Sanctions, Sixth Inter-Panel Coordination Workshop, UN Security Council Affairs Division, New York
  • A Proposed Systematic Review Framework for the Global Compact on Migration Side Event on the Margins of the Migration Week–Marrakech, World Bank (KNOMAD)
  • High-Level Special Events: Preventing, Suppression and Prosecuting Trafficking and Migrant Smuggling, United Nations Office on Crimes and Drug, Vienna
  • Exchange of View on Innovative International Cooperation In the implementation of the Global Compact for Migration, World Bank (KNOMAD)
  • Finalising the Global Compact for Migration: An Informal Dialogue on Last-Minute Priorities & Proposals, Columbia University's Global Policy Initiative (CGPI) and the University of Ottawa's Refugee H

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School Attended

  • Staffordshire University
  • University of Asmara

Job Titles Held:

  • Counsellor, Team Leader
  • First Secretary, Political Affairs
  • Chief of Staff
  • Desk Officer Africa and Middle East


  • Master of Arts
  • Bachelor of Arts

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