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Sonia Vohito
Project Coordinator , International non-profit
New York, United States
Bilingual (French, English) project management and advocacy work in human/women/chid rights for the past 20 years in international NGOs based in the UK, Ethiopia and South Africa. Looking for challenging managerial opportunity in New York.
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Area of Expertise:
  • Human Rights, Law, Migration, Conflicts, Justice
Professional Experience:
Africa Project Coordinator July09/curr
The Global Initiative to end Corporal Punishment/, UK/Ethiopia/South Africa
• Support national civil society building in several African countries for the campaign to abolish corporal punishment of children
• Analysis law reform processes in Africa
• Support civil society engagement with national law reform processes
• Lobby the African Union Treaty Bodies

Freelance Consultant/Researcher, Child Rights Sept/Nov 2014
Department of Social Affairs, African Union Commission, Ethiopia
• Writing of the State of Africa’s Children 2014: Overview of the status of food and nutrition security for children in Africa, related existing legal and policy measures and challenges towards their implementation

Freelance Consultant/Researcher, Child Rights Jan/April 2010
Department of Social Affairs, African Union Commission, Ethiopia
• Lead researcher on the African Union Mid Term Report/Review of the Plan of Action on the Family (Issues related to women, children, elderly)

Freelance Consultant/Researcher, Child Rights Sept - Dec 2008
The African Child Policy Forum, Ethiopia
• Lead researcher on the Harmonisation of National laws with International Child Rights Protocols for Central Africa Republic report

Project Manager November 2005 to Oct 2008
Hestia /Women’s Aid Harrow- Domestic Violence Services, Harrow, UK
• Supervise and monitor the development of four domestic violence projects
• Designing, Planning and Participate in national Women’s Aid campaigns on elderly, women and children’s rights.
• Leading on engagement with relevant Government agencies/departments on Women and Child rights on domestic violence.
• Manage research on Women/Child rights policies and domestic violence
• Responsible for staff management, budget development and monitoring
• Fundraising, liaison with funding bodies – writing of funding proposal and reports to funders

Office Manager/Africa Liaison Coordinator October 2002- November 2005
Women Living Under Muslim Laws (WLUML)-International Solidarity Network, London, UK
• Coordinate, monitor programme strategic planning processes
• Prepare projects proposals to donors, coordinate narrative & financial reporting to donors.
• Manage and coordinate liaison with Network member organisations from Africa
• Develop administrative and financial infrastructure: budget management
• Project development, networking, support/capacity assessment of partner organisations
• Provide leadership to paid and unpaid staff: staff appraisal, supervision and support

Sections (Country) Liaison Officer December 2000- October 2002
Amnesty International (AI), London- UK.
• Focal point of liaison with AI membership and Country Programmes
• Coordinate and organise AI International Council Meeting
• Assist AI executive bodies in developing, reviewing strategic plans

Program Administrator & International Fundraising team Assistant. June - Nov 2000 Office of the De
PhD in comparative constitutional law: Faculty of Law, University of Pretoria, South Africa - current

Masters in Non-Profit & Voluntary Sector Management: South Bank University, London United Kingdom, September 2006

Masters in International Law (DESS en diplomatie et droit des organisations internationales) Université de Paris XI Sceaux, France, Septembre 1996

Postgraduate degree in Law, (Maîtrise en droit) Université Lyon III, France, June 1995

BA Law (Licence en droit) Université du Maine- Le Mans, France, June 1994.

Affiliations and Achievements:
Translation of policy documents (human rights, child rights, humanitarian law) from French into English/English into French
Available for:
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    Years of Experience:
    15-20 years
    Highest Qualification:
    English, French
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