CV, NGO Project Coordinator Seeking Work In Ghana

I am currently available for work
Serial No: 25235

Skills keywords: asylum seekers, project coordinator, project management, refugees
Short Bio:

Experienced project coordinator in the UK working in the Charity sector. Strive for excellence in all of my work whilst contributing to the team. My previous experience has taught me how to be flexible and pragmatic in a variety of situations and as a caring, enthusiastic team player I believe I have the appropriate determination, skills and experience.

Current location: Greater Accra, Ghana - View on map
Nationality: British
Preferred Sector of Employment:  other
Spoken languages: english
Location I am interested in working: Ghana


Adaptable, hardworking and experienced Project Manager. Experienced in a range of contexts, adapting to each environment and working in a culturally appropriate manner. In my most recent role I coordinated a county wide project in the UK serving the needs of refugees and asylum seekers with a small team of volunteers. Extensive voluntary work both in the UK and internationally.


2007 – 2010
B.A. African Studies with Development (2:1)
University of Birmingham, UK

June- July 2009
Certificate in teaching English to speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) Level 5
Trinity College, University of London, UK

1999 – 2006
A (Advanced) Levels: Art (B), Biology (D), Psychology (B)
AS (Advanced Subsidiary) Levels: French (D)
GCSEs: 11 GCSEs including English ( A) Double Science (BB) Math ( C)

Charters School, Berkshire, UK

Career Summary

Family responsibilities

• Looking after my Grandfather Sept 2014-Dec 2014

Project Coordinator & Mentor, Mar 2013- Sept 2014

African Community Council for the Regions ( ACCR) , Birmingham, UK

• I led, developed, managed and evaluated a charitable project supporting over 140 clients on a 1-1 basis whilst managing volunteer support workers

• 80% of the project targets were met as an outcome of my results based management

• Liaising with external national and local organisations to appropriately support clients, required reporting and recording the information on our database in ACCR and completing timely reports

Jan – March 2013
Data Entry clerk
Human Resources, Midcounties Co-operative Group (Head Office) Warwick, UK

• Worked in a small team that required forward planning and coordination so we could meet the tight deadlines of the department

• Inputting data into the companies database

• E filing paper copies of employee data

June- Dec 2012
Tutor, 14-16 years old department , Archway Academy, Birmingham, UK

• Working as a 1-1 tutor, if the special needs child was unresponsive to the lesson delivery I would adapt it so the lesson objectives could still be met

• Planned daily, weekly and monthly lesson schedules

• Wrote daily, weekly and monthly reports regarding academic progress and behaviour

Sept 2010 – Sept 2011
Church Intern ( Frontier Project paid role)  Churchcentral , Birmingham

• Taught ESOL to newly arrived asylum seekers and refugees, both children and adults

• Worked on major church events including Women’s meetings and Young people’s conference

• Worked as a Youth leader for the 11-15 year olds, planning their meetings

July – Sept 2010
Data Entry Clerk
Jury’s Inn Hotel, Birmingham, UK

• Inputted data into the companies database

• Liaised with other departments so the needs of the visitors could be met Student Associate,

July 2009
Student Associate Scheme with Raddlebarn Primary School, Birmingham, UK

• Worked with young children to raise their aspirations of going to University

Saville Gardens Restaurant, Virginia Water, Berkshire, UK

• Took customers’ orders and prepared food

• Cleared tables


• Computer skills: experienced with Microsoft Office Word, Excel, Outlook and PowerPoint applications

• Database skills: experienced with a variety of databases and software packages including Snowdrop

• Touch typing speed : 37 wpm

• Language skills: French (domestic/tourist); Luo (Jaluo West Kenyan) (domestic use only); Swahili (limited)

• UK driving licence


Member of the Committee Birmingham branch of City of Sanctuary, UK May 2013- Sept 2014

Volunteer experience:

Volunteer Youth leader, Emerge , Churchcentral,Birmingham, UK Sept 2010- August 2014

Volunteer Homeless Support worker, Ark Drop-In Centre, Selly Oak, Birmingham, UK August 2011-June 2012

Volunteer ESOL tutor ( young children) Raddlebarn Primary School, Birmingham, UK

Volunteer ESOL tutor ( adults),Contact , Crown church, Handsworth, UK Sept 2010 – Sept 2011

Volunteer Refugee Befriender, Restore ( Birmingham Churches together) , Birmingham, UK  Feb – Sept 2011

Volunteer Homeless Support worker,Reach Out Network, Birmingham, UK Sept 2010- June 2012

Volunteer Support worker, Refugee Destitution Clinic, British Red Cross, Birmingham, UKJan 2011- June 2012

Volunteer Nursery teacher, Kisumu, Kenya July-Sept 2008

Volunteer Nursery teacher, Serving in Mission ( SIM), Kisumu, Kenya Jan-July 2007

Professional Development

Education for all, Article 26, August 2014
Birmingham, UK

Access to Higher Education: refugee, asylum seeking and immigrant young people , Dec 2013
Refugee Support Network, London, UK

Introduction to Asylum Support , June 2012
Asylum support Appeals Project (ASAP),Birmingham, UK