Summary of Experience:
01/06/2010–22/12/2016 Communications Manager at World Vision - Albania and Kosovo
Built and managed a major multi-functional communications department aiming to increase the reputation and visibility of the organization. Developed and coached the team to highly perform towards agreed goals. Built strategies for future areas of communications function. Assessed the complex political and humanitarian situations. Planned and built the business plans to answer the significant intervention of the Child Protection, Youth. Education and other development programmes. Liaised and hosted international, national media, (both national and international), and VIPs and donors (EU, USAID, World Vision UK, US, Hong Kong, South Korea). Build, facilitated and proposed operational changes related to branding, visibility and reputation. Planed and implemented advocacy campaigns for Child Protection, Youth and Education. Served as Spokesperson for the national and international media. Trained children and youth on different Communications tools, digital storytelling and Internet Safety. Gathered and developed communications resources (stories, photos, videos, press releases etc).
Key Achievements: During this period Albanian Communications team was on the top of all 13 offices in World Vision Middle East/Eastern Europe (MEER) and on the top 5th in 100 offices around the partnership for the number of resources, accepted ideas and free media hits. Many times, the Communications office in Albania has been a pioneer for the new visibility initiatives.
01/12/2016 – Present Albanian National Coordinator, United Christian Broadcasters (based in UK). Supervising and coordinating the ministry for all the cities in Albania
01/01/2015 – 31/05/ 2014 Communications Officer, World Vision of Middle East/Eastern Europe (MEER). Social media engagement to increase the visibility and support the Syria Crisis campaigns. Staff support on communications and visibility for 13 national offices in MEER.
01 /10/ 2009 - 31/ 05/2010 Communications Officer World Vision Albania (Tirana). Supported the Communications department to achieve objectives set out in the Communications and National strategies. Developed resources for effective donor and public engagement. Supported local and national media events. Responded with resources to humanitarian emergencies.
EDUCATION AND TRAINING
2003 – 2007 University degree on Albanian Language and Literature, University of Tirana (Albania)
2008 Photography and Writing course, World Vision International (Romania)
2012 Storyteller trainer of trainers course, World Vision United Kingdom (Lezha)
2012 Project Management for Development Professionals, PMD Pro – Lingos
2013 Trainer of Trainers (ToT) on Internal Communication, World Vision of Middle East/Eastern Europe (Bosnia)
2014 Certificate "Personal Security”
2015 Advocacy Training course, World Vision of Middle East/Eastern Europe
2017 InDesign and Photoshop certificate, Regional Directory of Professional Development