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Work Experience

Communications Consultant, World Health Organization (WHO) in Copenhagen, Denmark

08/2016 - present (2 months)
  • Communications expertise and event organization for the Sixth Ministerial Conference on Environment and Health
  • Developing communications strategy and communications products
  • Media relations and response

Communications Consultant, World Health Organization (WHO) Country Office in Angola

06/ 2016- 08/2016

  • Acted as a front line point to produce public information and communication materials for yellow fever outbreak
  • Ensured a proactive liaison between WHO and media and capacity building for journalists
  • Production of audiovisual material and stories from the field
  • Risk communications and social mobilization
  • Support to training and capacity building with Ministry of Health

Communications Consultant, World Health Organization (WHO) Country Office in Ukraine

10/ 2015- 04/2016
  • Supported awareness raising and engagement of various stakeholders to protect children from polio (i.e. media; health care workers; the public) through orientation sessions/capacity building exercises/briefings
  • Ensured photographic and audio-visual material were developed and made available for communications at country, regional and headquarters levels, especially on the supplementary immunization activities
  • Developed/updated/reviewed public health information products (i.e. talking points, press releases, press statements, web stories, social media content; partners’ updates; situation reports) tailored to different audiences as needed, in support of national/local authorities’ response and in collaboration with UNICEF and other partners
  • Risk communications, including production of audiovisual material and developing public health material and supporting national/local response to the polio outbreak

Communications Consultant, World Health Organization (WHO) Headquarters (Geneva, Switzerland)

02/ 2013-10/2015

Web Team, Department of Communications (based remotely)

  • Maintained, built, designed and migrated basic to complex webpages as web producer
  • Updated Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) updates and developed web pages for World Humanitarian Day 2015 campaign

Media Team, Department of Communications

  • Supported the media team at the 2015 World Health Assembly by drafting press releases, liaising with technical experts and journalists, answering media inquiries

Social Media Team, Department of Communications

  • Increased engagement on social media and developed campaigns, including World Blood Donor Day, World Breastfeeding Week, Suicide Prevention Day and World Humanitarian Day
  • Monitored health news and brought reputational issues to the attention of WHO management
  • Produced video interviews to advance WHO reform
  • Trained WHO staff from HQ and regions to use social media with live and virtual presentations

Communications Consultant, Expanded Programme on Immunization (EPI), Department of Vaccines and Biologicals

  • Established the Communications Working Group for the introduction of inactivated polio vaccing (IPV), set the agenda for calls and liaised between WHO departments and partner agencies, including organizing a face-to-face meeting
  • Wrote and edited articles and publications, including training manuals, related to WHO vaccine work
  • Created the HPV and IPV websites and assisted in redesigning WHO’s global vaccine website
 

Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU) (based remotely)

Social Media Consultant

(Part-time) 08-09/2014
  • Defined a social media strategy for the 2014 International Day of Democracy to engage parliaments, organizations working on democracy and young people
  • Created content (text, images) for posting to social media channels, monitored channels and engaged in discussions
  • Evaluated the campaign
 

European Commission (Brussels, Belgium)

Communication Officer

03/2012 - 11/2012
  • IMI (Internal Market Information System):
    • Helped produce the unit’s flagship communication video
    • Designed the first outline of the Annual Governance report
    • Assisted in organizing a training seminars for national coordinators
  • YourEurope: Copy writing, editing and social media strategy for the European citizens web portal
 

Representation of the European Commission (Lisbon, Portugal)

Communications Trainee

10/2011 – 03/2012
  • Wrote and edited news articles, political analysis reports, briefing notes and speeches
  • Prepared events and conferences including liaising with journalists and political actors
  • Social media outreach
 

NewsCore at Sky Headquarters (London, UK)

Writer for News Corporation’s wire service

06/2011 - 07/2011

INTO University Partnerships, City University London, CityZone (London, UK)

Freelance Videographer

(Part-Time) 09/2010 - 08/2011

Government of Qatar (based remotely)

Copywriter for Hukoomi, Qatar’s web portal

(Part-Time) 04/2010 - 05/2011

United Nations Research Institute for Social Development (Geneva, Switzerland)

Press Office Intern

06/2010 - 08/2010

CTV’s Canada AM (Toronto, Canada)

Production Assistant

07/2009 - 08/2009

CKRH FM 98,5 Radio Halifax-Métro (Halifax, Canada)

Journalist, Host and Production Assistant

06/2008 - 08/2008

Education

 

Masters of Arts in International Broadcast Journalism

City University London  

Exchange term, Russia

St. Petersburg State University  

Exchange term, Spain

Universidad de Málaga  

Bachelor of Journalism (Honours)

The University of King’s College

 

Skills

 

Languages

  • English (Native)
  • French (Native)
  • Spanish (Fluent)
  • Portuguese (Fluent)
  • Russian (Basic)
  • Arabic (Elementary)
 

Training/Certification

  • WHO Global Trainers Network: Training of Trainers (2015)
  • WHO Communications Essentials Course (2014)
  • WHO Webit Certification (2013)
  • Canadian Military Journalism Course (Offered by the Canadian Defence & Foreign Affairs Institute and the Centre for Military and Strategic Studies)
  • Harvard World Model United Nations Conference in the Netherlands (2009) and Mexico (2008)
  • Forum for Young Canadians (A program for the study of processes of government in Canada)
 

Computer Skills

  • Microsoft Office
  • Apple FinalCut Pro
  • Adobe InDesign
  • Adobe Illustrator
  • Adobe Audition
  • Adobe Photoshop
  • iNews
  • WebIt
  • WordPress
  • Social Media
  • SEO
 

Activities

  • Gettingcloseto.com –Webmaster, host and video producer for online travel series.
  • Visual Arts/Design: -Centre d’excellence artistique De La Salle -King’s Life Drawing Society.
  • Photography: - King’s Photography Initiative -Darkroom and digital photography training.