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Vanessa Garmie
Communication Assistant , United Nations
Monrovia, Liberia
A solution-focused and result oriented communication assistant with over 12 years of experience supporting medium and enterprise computer networks in analyzing and resolving customer’s technical problems. In-dept Knowledge of the UN work environment; ability to write, edit proofread confidential and none confidential work materials; highly skilled at organizing large volume of portfolio of work;
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Area of Expertise:
  • Administration, Management, Accounting/Finance, Procurement
Professional Experience:
Professional Experience:

Communication Assistant – Office of the Mission chief of staff July 2014-Present
United Nations Mission in the DR Congo (MONUSCO)

• Manage the processing of high volume of correspondences received and processed in English and French
• Provide administrative coordination within the office of the Chief of Staff and the office of the Special Representative of the Secretary General of the United Nations in the DR Congo and other mission sections
• Processing code cables and confidential communications on a priority basis and compile relevant background documents and references
• Manage the SRSG Tracking database, letters tracking and maintaining related folders on SharePoint for official communications.
• Oversee technical responsibility for the COS SharePoint database that provides a centralize storage for information and communication with substantive mission components reporting to the Office of the Chief of Staff
• Ensure the in-flow of information and communication is adequately filed at all times and perform organizational and technical improvements as required
• Manage confidential correspondences from COS office and senior management and also provide responsibility and daily management of the COS generic email box
• Serve as primary focal point with responsibility for the COS principal’s Diary under the supervision of the special assistants
• Arrange, organize and provide technical support for chief of staff meetings and video conferencing
• Video Conference setup
• Communication Operation Center Assistance with CITS for some months, UNV assignment(primary assignment for MONUSCO

COE Assistant
United Nations Mission in the DR Congo (MONUSCO) September 2013 – July 2014
• Serve as liaison between contingents and chief COE regarding contingent owned equipment with regards to physical inspections, reporting and database maintenance
• Assist Chief COE in planning MOU verification and inspections for contingents in their areas of responsibility
• Prepare MOU and verification reports and submit to the Chief of Unit; Acted as a point for contact for queries concerning MOU for contingents
• Maintained COE database for contingents and ensured onward distribution of signed copies of MOU and verification reports to the contingents
• Brief formed Military Units on the scope and execution of the MOU mandates; conduct spot checks on the serviceability of COE and the standards of self-sustainment of Military Units at regular intervals.
• Periodically undertake operational readiness inspections as necessary; conducted arrival and repatriation inspections, Identified shortfalls and recommend actions to meet MOU specifications
• Act as a focal point to formed Unit
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  • Job opportunities

    Years of Experience:
    10-15 years
    Highest Qualification:
    English, French
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