My Experience

 
Skills and Work Experience
EXPERTISE, KEY SKILLS & COMPETENCIES
  • Deep understanding of research techniques with the ability to communicate complex concepts and outputs with clarity.
  • Strong background of working with involuntarily displaced people in various settings, in collaboration with the UNHCR, IOM, local charities and refugee-led initiatives.
  • Knowledgeable in migration-related research, practice and policy development / implementation.
  • Shaping engagement with stakeholders and implementing strategies that aim to change the lives of people for the better.
  • Experience of working within the academic sector with the capability to deliver engaging lessons to students at undergraduate and postgraduate level.
  • Capability to produce accurate work under pressure with meticulous attention to detail.
  • Understanding of security, sensitivity and confidentiality in relation to providing information to different stakeholders.
  • Proficiency in the use of IT / software including the Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, Outlook), NVivo, XMind and GIS.
  • Multilingual capability in English, Tigrinya, Blin, Tigre and Arabic.
Career to Date
Academic Coordinator | CUSP N+
University of Glasgow01/2022 – Present

Key responsibilities & achievements

  • Undertaking research and the synthesis of findings, and divergence of approaches to provide innovative insights in relation to theoretical, methodological and policy-oriented questions.
  • Drawing together expertise from a range of disciplines including theatre studies, arts practice, languages, literature and cultural studies, gender studies, anthropology, sociology and postcolonial studies.
  • Developing and building upon established academic and non-academic collaborations with a range of partners.
SGSSS Intern
Scottish Government11/2021 – 02/2022

Key responsibilities & achievements

  • Integrating ‘New Scots’: Refugee Policy and Practice in Scotland
Doctoral Researcher / Graduate Teaching Assistant
University of Glasgow10/2018 – 12/2021

Key responsibilities & achievements

  • Wrote a PhD thesis on Eritrean refugees’ realities of becoming and the conditions of being refugees in a carceral age.
  • Conducted detailed research activities and supervised the research of postgraduate students.
  • Assisted in organising postgraduate research seminars and workshops in line with requirements.
  • Supported professors in delivering lectures consistent with curriculum to ensure that students met learning targets.
Education and Employment Advisor
Refugee Education, Training and Advice Services (RETAS Leeds)11/2017 – 09/2018

Key responsibilities & achievements

  • Worked closely with asylum seekers who had been granted refugee status to transition successfully from living as asylum seekers in Home Office accommodation to living independently in alternative accommodation.
  • Drove successful integration into local communities across Leeds, Bradford and Wakefield.
Separated Family Organiser
Safe Passage UK06/2017 – 11/2017

Key responsibilities & achievements

  • Identified and engaged with people in the UK who had family members including children or vulnerable adults, who were stranded in conflict zones around the world, or in other countries having been displaced.
  • Worked to implement plans and activities to reunite families successfully.
GRAMNet Refugee Festival Scotland Intern
University of Glasgow03/2019 – 06/2019

Key responsibilities & achievements

  • Coordinated a series of events which form GRAMNet’s programme for Refugee Festival Scotland 2019.
Earlier Career Summary
Support Worker
Priory Hospital, Keighley, UK11/2015 – 08/2016

Key responsibilities & achievements

  • Worked as a support worker for adults with mental health problems.
Senior Psychosocial Caseworker
StARS Egypt, Cairo, Egypt10/2014 – 10/2015

Key responsibilities & achievements

  • Worked as a long-term senior psychosocial casework for unaccompanied refugee children.
Community Facilitator, Caseworker
UNHCR, IOM and USA Embassy in Cairo, Egypt01/2013 – 10/2014

Key responsibilities & achievements

  • Worked as a caseworker and community facilitator and organiser.
Community Facilitator and Interpreter
Africa and Middle East Refugee Assistance (AMERA), Cairo, Egypt01/2013 – 09/2014

Key responsibilities & achievements

  • Worked as a community facilitator and organiser.
Graduate Assistant and Secondary School Teacher
Comboni College; Eritrean Refugee School in Khartoum in Khartoum, Sudan

Key responsibilities & achievements

  • Assisted lecturers in teaching urban geography, statistics, and demography to first-year students.
Interpreter
Shagarab Refugee Camp, Sudan03/2011 – 06/2011

Key responsibilities & achievements

  • Provided interpretation and translation services
Secondary School Teacher
Ministry of Education, Eritrea01/2011 – 03/2011

Key responsibilities & achievements

  • I taught mathematics, physics, biology, and geography to students
Graduate Teaching Assistant
Eritrean Institute of Technology, Asmara, Eritrea09/2010 – 01/2011

Key responsibilities & achievements

  • Assisted lecturers in teaching geography, statistics, and demography to first-year students.
Pro-bono Roles
International Survivors of Trafficking Advisory Board (ISTAC) member
The OSCE Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights (ODIHR)01/2021 – Present
YAS Member
RSE Young Academy of Scotland (YAS)11/2020 – Present
Management Committee Member
Right to Remain UK12/2017 – Present


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