Senior Programme Assistant Resume Example

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Jessica Claire
  • Montgomery Street, San Francisco, CA 94105
  • H: (555) 432-1000
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Results-driven community service professional and manager with 21 years in the public and NGO sector. Highly personable, with extraordinary attention to detail and talent for gaining trust.

  • Grants management
  • Proposal writing
  • Report writing
  • Supervisory skills
  • Budget management
  • Capacity building
  • Microsoft Word, Excel, Power point, outlook and lotus notes email, SAP and internet
  • Detail-oriented
  • Deadline-driven
  • Fast learner
  • Excellent interpersonal skills

Commanded a local team of 11 staff members in a large-scale, international NGO.

Senior Programme Assistant, 2011 to 09/2014
The Walsh Group San Juan, ,
  • UNICEF is the driving force that helps build a world where the rights of every child are realized.
  • UNICEF influences decision-makers, and the variety of partners at grassroots level to turn the most innovative ideas into reality.
  • I work in a section which creates protective environments for children.
  • UNICEF relieves suffering during emergencies, and wherever children are threatened, because no child should be exposed to violence, abuse or exploitation.
  • Duties Prepares of status and progress reports by providing information, preparing tables and drafting selected sections.
  • Prepares background material for use in discussions and briefing sessions Formulates development co-operation programmes and projects and participated in the preparation of draft project documents Reviews project inputs, budgets and financial expenditures.
Programme Assistant, UNICEF, 2008 to 2010
Community Health System Portage, ,
  • Formulated development co-operation programmes and projects and prepared draft project documents Participated and contributed in the annual planning, monitoring and evaluation meetings of the Child Protection Programme Prepared annual, donor and financial expenditure reports by providing information, preparing tables and drafting selected sections of the reports Prepared monthly finance and Supply monitoring reports and regularly advised Programme Officers on the programme/project implementation.
  • Carried out supply end-user monitoring and prepared status reports Reviewed Government and NGO requests for funding and advised Programme Officers.
  • Processed transactions and monitored full utilization of funds against requisitions.
Assistant Project Manager, 2006 to 2007
Care International Zambia City, ,
  • CARE is a leading humanitarian organization fighting global poverty.
  • It places special focus on working alongside poor women because, equipped with the proper resources, women have the power to help whole families and entire communities escape poverty.
  • Women are at the heart of CARE's community-based efforts to improve basic education, prevent the spread of disease, and increase access to clean water and sanitation, expand economic opportunity and protect natural resources.
  • CARE also delivers emergency aid to survivors of war and natural disasters, and help people rebuild their lives.
  • Duties Designed implementation of programme activities especially with regard to mobilizing and supporting communities to effectively respond to the needs of orphans and vulnerable children Supervised implementation of activities to support orphans and vulnerable children at district and community level Provided psychosocial support for OVC and their guardians by training of teachers and caregivers/guardians in PSS Provided leadership and supervision to the strengthening of district and community structures, participatory organizational assessment, monitoring and evaluation, documenting lessons learnt Undertook monitoring visits to communities, assessed local conditions and resources, and monitored CARE support Supervised and provided technical support to field staff Planned quarterly and annual reviews, developed work plans and ensured activities were implemented in 11 districts in 5 Provinces related to improvement of enrolment and quality of education in community schools and selected government schools Prepared and submitted proposals and reports to donors.
Vulnerable Groups and Gender Specialist, 2004 to 2005
Zambia Social Investment Fund City, ,
  • ZAMSIF was a World Bank funded Programme, which supported community based development for poverty reduction.
  • The ZAMSIF goal was to contribute to the improved, expanded and sustainable use of services provided in a governance system where local governments and communities are mutually accountable Duties Reviewed proposals and checked for viability and mainstreaming of crosscutting issues of HIV/AIDS, gender and vulnerable groups in all community projects, Provided support in the costing of HIV/AIDS and Vulnerable Groups projects, Supported and monitored implementation of HIV/AIDS, Orphans and vulnerable groups projects in communities and ensured that there was adherence to procedures and guidelines.
  • Provided guidance to communities on implementation of HIV/AIDS.
  • Analysed guidelines and mainstreaming modules recommended any changes to make them more effective and user friendly Supported documentation of lessons learned best practices and captured programme impact.
Social Welfare Officer, 2001 to 2004
Department Of Social Welfare City, ,
  • Designed training manuals for childcare institutions on topics relevant to the welfare of the child.
  • Conducted trainings workshops for government, NGOs and community based organization members of staff in childcare sector in all the provinces of Zambia to upgrade their skills and sensitise them on issues of orphans and vulnerable children care and support.
  • Collected information for the database of child care workers and institutions.
  • Contributed to the formulation of childcare guidelines.
  • Monitored, assessed and provided on spot guidance on the implementation of guidelines to the partner organizations and community based organizations.
  • Facilitated the formation of the association for childcare workers Organised and attended steering committee meetings for the programme.
Social Worker, 2001 to
Zambia Red Cross Society City, ,
  • Provided rehabilitation, family tracing and reintegration into families and communities.
  • Conducted outreach services to children on the streets.
  • Submitted monthly progress reports to management and donors.
Senior Community Development Officer, 1993 to 2001
Ndola City Council City, ,
  • Coordinated the various community development programmes for vulnerable groups in the communities such as income generating activities, youth skills training, early childhood education, adult literacy and recreation activities.
Master of Communication: Communication for Development, Expected in 2005
University of Zambia - Lusaka,
Bachelor of Social Work: Social Work, Expected in 1993
University of Zambia - Lusaka,
Diploma: Social Work, Expected in 1990
University of Zambia - Lusaka,

Social Work

High School Diploma: , Expected in 1986
Linda Secondary School - Livingstone,
Referees Chilobe Kambikambi Director programme Operations Save the Children Postnet 487, Private E891 120 Kudu Road Kabulonga Lusaka, Zambia Cell: 0965844808 2. Aaron Kowa Director Family Health and Development Trust P.O Box 270115 Kitwe, Zambia Cell: 0966907369, 0955807369 and 0979577927 Email: 3 Justin Musonda School Director Masambililo School Lusaka, Zambia Cell: 0979577828 Email:

Budget management, documentation, Grants, leadership, natural, organizational assessment, Proposal writing,Report writing, supervisory skills, supervision, technical support

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  • University of Zambia
  • University of Zambia
  • University of Zambia
  • Linda Secondary School
Job Titles Held:
  • Senior Programme Assistant
  • Programme Assistant, UNICEF
  • Assistant Project Manager
  • Vulnerable Groups and Gender Specialist
  • Social Welfare Officer
  • Social Worker
  • Senior Community Development Officer
  • Master of Communication
  • Bachelor of Social Work
  • Diploma
  • High School Diploma

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