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List top 5 skills: communication skills, legal skills, organisational skills, training skills, writing skills
Short Bio:

After graduation, I worked in different capacities as human rights and policy advisor, trainer and legal adviser. I built the capacity of many organisations in the areas of food security, policy analysis and project implementation. I Possess analytical, research and report writing abilities, accepts responsibility and sustains a professional approach when working under pressure.

Current location: 

England, United Kingdom - View on map

Nationality: 

Dutch

Preferred Sector of Employment: 

, Admin and Clerical, education and training

Spoken languages: 

Dutch, english, french

Locations I am interested in working:

Anywhere

List of countries I have a visa to work in:

austria, Belgium, Germany, Luxembourg, malta, Netherlands, Sierra Leone, United Kingdom



Educatioin/Qualifications

LAO Level 2 Certificate in Principles of Business and Administration (QCF)
September 2013- February 2014

NCFE level 2 Certificate in Equality and Diversity, Rotherham College-Rotherham/
April 2013-June 2013

Master of Laws, specialising in international law and criminal law -Utrecht University-Utrecht- The Netherlands
September 2000- February 2008

Post Graduate Associate Certificate in law, University of East London (UEL), London
September 2004 – February-2005.

Other Trainings

OISC Levels 2 and 3 Senior Caseworker Course, OISC Training Centre,
25 and 26 May 2013.

LSC/SRA Probationer Course, OISC Training Centre,
18 May 2013.

OTHER INFORMATION

Language skills: French (Good) and Dutch (Good), German (fair), Krio (fluent), Mende (Fluent)

From 2009-2012, I was the Executive Director of an organisation I founded in 2009.

Hobbies: singing, writing poems and stories, creative cooking and dancing.

I was awarded a Youth Participation Award in Amsterdam for my active role in advocating for youth.

IT Skills: Microsoft office.

Professional Experience

Human Rights and Democracy Alert (HuRiDA), Sierra Leone
April 2014-June 2014
Legal Training Coordinator

Duties:
-Coordinating the overall training of the staff and volunteers of the organisation with a view to strengthening their capacity in the areas of human rights instruments and mechanisms.
-Supervising the development of training materials
-Coordinating other training activities of the organisation.

Coalition for Justice and Accountability, Sierra Leone.
June 2013-September 2013
Volunteer Constitutional Review Advisor

Duties:
-Giving overall legal advice to various organisations on the constitutional review.
-Highlighting and analysing changes that should take place in the constitution.
-Using social media to debate on the ongoing constitutional review.
-Monitoring the media in order to analyse proposals and opinions related to the constitution review.

Sierra United Organisation, The Netherlands
September 2012- February 2013
Volunteer Legal and policy Advisor

Duties:
-Gave advice on how to use human rights instrument in project proposal writing.
-Designed and facilitated trainings on harmful traditional practices and policies.
-Helped prepare all legal documents of the organisation and gave expert advice to members of the organisation and other orgainsations on harmful traditional practices.
-Helped analyse and review Dutch and Sierra Leonean policies relating to the protection of vulnearble children.

International Organisation for Migration (IOM), The Netherlands.
January 2012 – September 2012
Elections Legal Advisor

Duties:
-Developed a compendium of all electoral laws and policies of Sierra Leone, international standards on electoral processes, women and election, gender-mainstreaming and political participation of women.
-Undertook legal and policy research on electoral processes and procedures.
-Monitoring and evaluating the activities of member farmer organisations during their implementation of projects on human rights and agriculture.
-Trained coalition members on voter education and the role voter education can play in democratic processes.
– Answered legal questions from the public during “question time on elections.”

Sierra Leone foundation Amsterdam, Amsterdam
June 2011 – January 2012
Human Rights Program Coordinator

Duties:
-Helped design, plan, implement, evaluate and monitor human rights Programmes.
– Designed training programmes for the executive and coordinated fund-raising activities.
-Established and managed good relations with all funding partners.
-Supervised and hosted a weekly radio program called “Know your rights.”
-Gave training to members on gender laws and advised on the use of rights-based approach to alleviate poverty.
-Provided (legal) advice on unaccompanied minors.

International Organisation for Migration (IOM), The Netherlands
December 2008 – April 2011
Human Rights and Policy advisor

Duties:
-Reviewed and drafted the constitution of the organization and analyzing government agricultural policy.
– Rendered legal advice to victims of gender-based violence by working together with the Gender Desk Officers.
– Built advocacy and lobby skills of the member farmer organisations through research and writing of articles on legal and policy issues.
-Monitoring and evaluating the activities of member farmer organisations during their implementation of projects on human rights and agriculture.
-Built the capacity of the organisations in using advocacy to effect policy change at national and local level.

Petals of Hope Foundation, Amsterdam
March2008 – January 2008
Legal Project Advisor

Duties:
– Drafting documents such as project legal papers and advice letters.
– Initiating and conducting training on “empowering individuals and communities to advocate to secure and protect their rights and to identify, document and report rights violations.”
– Providing legal guidance to the programme officer.

Banuta Business College, Lamin-The Gambia
December 2007 – January 2008
Volunteer Guest lecturer.

Provided lectures in contract law, criminal law and law, good governance and development.

Amuloma Association, Eindhoven The Netherlands
September 2000 – September 2003
(Legal) Secretary

-Managing all correspondences between the Association and stakeholders.
-Providing legal and policy advice to the Association’s Executive.
– Lobbying for and advocating on behalf of refugees and drafting opinions on asylum policies.
-Attending conferences and seminars pertaining to policy change and policy analysis.
-Helped use legal tools to effect policy change in immigration rules and participated in debates pertaining to the relationship between law and policy.