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Gianmaria Pinto
PROJECT COORDINATOR EDUCATION , Norwegian Refugee Council - NRC
San Benedetto del Tronto, Italy
Bilingual (French, English), emergency education and forced migration expert, programme management skills with 5 years of experience in East Africa and Balkans with international NGOs. Seek challenging opportunity and available for quick deployment.
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Area of Expertise:
  • Disaster, Aid, Emergencies, Relief
  • Fundraising, Business Development, Grants Writer
  • Human Rights, Law, Migration, Conflicts, Justice
  • Monitoring, Evaluation, Policy, Research, Analysis
  • Social, Education, Gender, Youth, Child
Professional Experience:
- PROJECT COORDINATOR EDUCATION, Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC), South Sudan: Responsible for the start up and overall management of the NRC TVET programme, teacher training, adult literacy and accelerated learning programme for vulnerable children (04/2011-08/2012)

- PROGRAM COORDINATOR AND EDUCATION, PROTECTION AND COMMUNITY SERVICES PROJECT MANAGER INTERSOS - Humanitarian Aid Organisation, Chad: In charge of INTERSOS country strategic plan and program in order to provide primary education and protection to Sudanese refugees, IDPs and returnees through durable solutions (01/2010-03/2011)

- GRANTS OFFICER, IFOM Foundation, Italy: Trace and manage grants (budgeting, log frame and follow up) issued by the European Commission and International Institutions (09/2009-12/2009)

- CO-FOUNDER AND VOLUNTARY ACTIVITIES: Students Against Human Trafficking (SAHT), University of Sussex, Brighton, UK (10/2007-08/2008)

- PROJECT OFFICER - ECONOMIC AND SOCIAL REINTEGRATION OF RETURNEES, Caritas Italiana, Albania: In charge for the identification and implementation of strategies to optimise the economic and social integration of Albanian returnees (08/2007-10/2008)

- LOBBY ADVISOR, Association of European Radios, Brussels, Belgium: Short term assignment for the evaluation of the impact of EU regulations (e.g. Cars 21 process) on European private radios (04/2007-08/2007)

- MARKET EXPERT, The Bank of New York/Mellon, Brussels, Belgium: Responsible for analysis of policy determinants of corporate governance events (01/2007-03/2007)

- MAE-CRUI INTERN, Italian Embassy, Zambia: In charge for the follow up and analysis of Zambian elections (08/2006-12/2006)

- SHORT TERM OBSERVER, EU Commission Election Observation Mission Zambia 2006 (EU EOM Zambia): Electoral observer for the European Union observation mission in the Lusaka District (09/2006-10/2006)
Education:
EDUCATION:

- MASTER OF ARTS IN MIGRATION STUDIES, University of Sussex, United Kingdom (09/2008-09/2009)

- INTERNATIONAL SUMMER SCHOOL IN FORCED MIGRATION, University of Oxford, United Kingdom (06/2008-07/2008)

- MASTER OF ARTS IN INTERNATIONAL AFFAIRS, Istituto per gli Studi di Politica Internazionale - ISPI , Italy (09/2005-07/2006)

- DEGREE IN INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS AND DEVELOPMENT STUDIES, University of Bologna, Italy (09/2000-10/2005)

TRAININGS:

- TRAINING SESSIONS IN MONITORING AND EVALUATION, TVET AND BUSINESS TRAINING, PROJECT CYCLE MANAGEMENT, FINANCE MANAGEMENT/REPORTING AND BUDGETING, Norwegian Refugee Council, Oslo, Norway (2011-2012)

- THE SOCIO-ECONOMIC REINTEGRATION OF CHILD SOLDIERS AND OTHER VULNERABLE CHILDREN THROUGH VOCATIONAL TRAINING AND POST-TRAINING FOLLOW-UP, ILO / UNICEF, Ndjamena, Chad (07/2010)

- PARTICIPATORY APPROACHES TO DEVELOPMENT AT THE LOCAL COMMUNITY LEVEL, Institute of Development Studies, Brighton, UK (11/2008)

- TRAINING SESSIONS IN PROJECT CYCLE MANAGEMENT, ADVOCACY IN INTERNATIONAL CONTEXT, CRISIS AND STRESS MANAGEMENT, TEAM BUILDING, Caritas Italiana, Rome, Italy and Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina (2007-2008)

RESEARCH ACTIVITY: The sustainability of EUROPEAID micro-projects in South Africa - Faculty of Humanities, University of Pretoria, South Africa (04/2005-06/2005)
Affiliations and Achievements:
As you can see from my CV, the key strengths that I posses include but they are not limited to the following:

- Strong academic background:
After a bachelor and a master in International Relations, I decided to pursue a specialisation in forced migration. Thus, I attended the International Summer School at the University of Oxford (Refugee Studies Centre) and I also obtained a master degree in Migration Studies at the University of Sussex.

- Excellent project and programme management skills:
I have excellent project management skills, which I have demonstrated throughout my previous postings. As a grants officer, I was able to build strong grant writing skills and I am able to prepare proposals for different donors using the log-frame approach. I am also experienced in writing qualitative and quantitative reports for various donors. I demonstrated strong leadership skills during my assignment with NRC in South Sudan, where I was responsible for a team of 18 people. Additionally, I have skills in M&E as well as financial management and follow up. In fact, I developed tools to monitor the outputs of projects, assess their impact and follow-up/forecast the use of the budget.

- In depth knowledge and practical experience with emergency education programming in East Africa:
I have extensive experience in developing education programmes in humanitarian/early recovery contexts. In Albania, Chad and South Sudan I was responsible for the planning, implementation and evaluation of various education and child protection projects. In South Sudan, I was responsible for the NRC non-formal education programme and for the capacity building of the Ministry of Education through the training of teachers and officials (methodology and English skills). In Chad I was focusing on early-childhood development, primary education and teacher trainings. I developed a teacher-training scheme and I enhanced the protection of vulnerable children and youths through various project initiatives. Last but not least, in Albania I was responsible for organising vocational, life skills trainings and post-training follow-up to returnees. Due to these postings, I am well familiar of the INEE Minimum Standards, which have always had an overriding priority in the implementation of my programmes.

- Extensive experience in liaising and networking with the education cluster, donors, agencies, institutions and traditional actors:
I have much experience in cooperating with institutional actors (at national and local level), the EU, UN agencies and NGOs. I have direct experience in liaising with the Ministry of Education, education clusters and other relevant actors involved in education programming.

- Strong personal motivation:
I am able to plan and organize work independently but I also enjoy being part of a team. I have the ability to learn new concepts quickly and I enjoy working in a fast paced multi-cultural work environment. I possess strong communication and relationship building skills and I am fluent in English and French.

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    Years of Experience:
    2-5 years
    Highest Qualification:
    Masters
    Languages:
    English, French, Spanish, Italian
    Nationality:
    Italy
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