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Sabina Simmons
Consultant , International NGOs ( MSF, etc)
Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Strategic, Analytical, Ideator, Activator and a keen learner. Strong communication skills, at ease with various audiences always keen to share my positivism. Extensive knowledge of the Asian Context. I have worked on analysing, strategising, evaluating a wide range of projects,I have worked with various stakeholders and int. team. Accredited CEDR Mediator. Based in Hong Kong, ability to travel
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Area of Expertise:
  • Capacity Building, Training, Advocacy, Political
  • Disaster, Aid, Emergencies, Relief
  • Fundraising, Business Development, Grants Writer
  • Health, Doctors, Nurses, HIV/AIDS
  • Monitoring, Evaluation, Policy, Research, Analysis
Professional Experience:
INGOs RESEARCHER, EVALUATOR and ADVISOR (various projects over the years)
Médecins Sans Frontières:
- In-depth thematical analysis evaluation of the impact of MSF fundraising activities across the world where MSF has an operational and institutional presence.
-Conduction and redaction of in-depth assessments aimed at strategically analyse the South East and East Asia Pacific Region (Indonesia, Malaysia, The Philippines and Thailand).
- MSF Regional Dossier- Compilation and redaction of Fund-raising tools and templates designed at supporting all Fundraising entities to geographically diversify their income and strategically position themselves
- Analyse the South East Asia and Pacific region by scrutinising the market context and accessibility, the market performance, the political & financial environment as well as the legal framework.
- Preparation of dossiers for diplomatic strategic purposes
- Human Resources Advisor : Field HR, management of the Medical doctors and paramedical pool of field workers coming from the Asia region, Strategizing field workers’ retention, expertise and knowledge, Collaborating to draw a 3 years plan vision and goals.
- Project Coordinator for IAS AIDS/ HIV Conference
- Field Human Resources Officer /Freelancer Researcher: Management of the pool of field workers coming from the Asia region
- Research and implementation of specific projects.
- Networking and negotiating with formal and informal stakeholders relevant to the field human resources department.
- Representing MSF by giving talks and presentations in different Asian Countries.
- GENEVA CALL:
Conducting in-depth desk research and producing detailed profiles of conflict dynamics and armed non-State actors (Chad and Central African Republic).
Preparing bi-weekly regional press reviews providing updates on the political and security situation in the African continent.
- Private CEDR and HKMAAL MEDIATOR in Hong Kong – (Since 2014, On-going)
- Humanitarian aid worker for local projects in South Africa

Wide range of PRO-BONO analytical projects carried out for small-medium range NGOs that focus on education, human trafficking, sex slavery, justice, etc.

MULTIPLE OTHER EMPLOYMENTS:
- CEO Personal Assistant (Private Philanthropist)
- Translator (English to Italian)
Phyto Swiss - LA BOTTEGA DELLE ERBE – Lugano, Switzerland
(1996/2009, on a part-time basis)
Marketing & Sale Representative
Education:
- MAS HLM: Executive Master of Advanced Studies in Humanitarian Management and Logistic, University of Lugano, Switzerland (2009-10)
- Master in International Relations
Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies, Geneva – Switzerland (2006-07)
- Bachelor in International Relations
Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies,
Geneva, Switzerland (2003 -05)
- Diploma in Christian Ministry ( UK)
CONTINUED EDUCATION:
MOOC- University of Manchester: Managing Responsibly ( on-going)
- Mediation
Affiliations and Achievements:
CEDR Accredited Mediator
HKMAAL Accredited Mediator
MSF Association Member

Publication of articles on Swiss News Papers

Available for:
  • Consulting assignments
  • Job opportunities
  • Internships / Fellowships

    Years of Experience:
    10-15 years
    Highest Qualification:
    Masters
    Languages:
    English, French, Italian
    Nationality:
    Switzerland
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