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Sakina S. | Elance
 
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Sakina S.

Experienced communicator with NGO background
   Sweden

Overview

Minimum Hourly Rate $20

Having recently concluded a 5-year postion in Cambodia as the Communications Manager for Plan International (one of the world's largest child rights NGOs), I am now keen to utilize my expertise on an individual, free-lance basis.

My services include both professional and personal communications, ranging from writing articles, providing web content, editing and proof reading, technical writing, and translation services (Swedish-English).

In addition to my writing proficiency, I'm experienced in developing communications strategies...

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Mar 26, 2009|Other - Administrative Support|$1,470|Working
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Skills (8)

Tested
Microsoft PowerPoint
Computer Skills
Management Skills
General Office Skills
Microsoft Word
Organizational Behavior
Technical Writing
English

Service Description

It was meant to be only one year, but time pass quickly and now I've spent the last five years in Cambodia, managing and building the capacity of a local communications team. The work involved the production of web articles, newsletters, annual reports, brochures, posters, videos, educational material, etc, for a varied audience, ranging from illiterate women in a small village on the Cambodia countryside to decision makers in multinational corporations. It also included writing proposals and managing youth media projects, like providing Cambodia children with the opportunity to learn some basic computer skills, important knowledge that could land them a job in the future. The computers were set up in poor and remote schools together with solar power equipment as the villages lacked access to electricity.

Although I remain passionate about the need for good and effective communications in development work, the birth of my son has made me seek more flexible employment and I think freelancing provides the necessary balance I need in my life. With this new work arrangement I also hope to finalize my Masters in Political Science.

I have been writing on and off my whole life and have always dreamt of writing "The Book". While searching for inspiration I started a creative writing group with a couple of friends. I have also explored the journalistic side of writing by attending a course in journalism.

I hold a Bachelor degree in both Political Science and Economic...

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Employment

Plan International Cambodia
Communications Manager
2004 - 2008
This position included the set up of a communications department, coaching and managing a local communications team. I was also a senior member of the Country Management Team which provides overall...
Plan International Cambodia
Building Relations Special Assignment
2003 - 2004
I was sent to Cambodia from Plan Sweden to assist in the start up of the program work as the organisation was recently established in the country. The work included informing back to Swedish...
Plan Sweden
Sponsorship Coordinator for Asia
2000 - 2003
Helped grow and manage the Swedish Sponsorship program. During tenure, Swedish-based sponsors grew from approximately 10,000 in total to nearly 40,000. Handled all aspects of sponsor program...
Stockholmsgruppen (Model Agency)
Professional fashion and commercial model
1992 - 2003
Modeling to fund university studies
Vogt Textil Agency
Office Assistant
1992 - 1994
Performed basic office administrative tasks including filing, invoicing, office management

Education

Stockholm University, Sweden
Economic History and Third World Development, Bachelor Degree
1996 - 1998
Stockholm University, Sweden
Political Science, Bachelor Degree
1993 - 1998
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Articles
Press releases
Web content
Techincal writing
Reports
Creative writing
Human rights
Child rights
Social development
Non-profit
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