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Head of international project department , Educational institution
Almetyevsk, Russian Federation
Trilingual (English, Russian, Arabic) expert in project/program management in education, migration/refugee issues, CSR, policy analysis, with work experience in the USA, Russia and MENA, seeking interesting opportunities. Ready to relocate immediately.
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Area of Expertise:
  • Administration, Management, Accounting/Finance, Procurement
  • Capacity Building, Training, Advocacy, Political
  • Monitoring, Evaluation, Policy, Research, Analysis
  • Private Sector, Social Enterprise, Corporate Social Responsibility
  • Social, Education, Gender, Youth, Child
Professional Experience:
Feb. 2018 – now Head of International Projects Department at Almetyevsk State Oil Institute (Almetyevsk, Russia)
Preparation of documents for Erasmus+ Capacity Building projects; networked and formed consortiums with other HEIs, including foreign ones.
Organization of international conferences, intellectual games, Tatneft Science and Innovation Forum, etc.
Planning and implementation of the international activity strategy of the Institute; cooperation with foreign partners (preparation of MOUs, agreements and international cooperation programs).
Supervision of the English Language Environment Project (including all project management stages: team-building, planning, budgeting, tendering, and implementation).
Teaching of English for Master’s level students.

Sept. 2016 – Jan. 2018 Senior Engineer, Translator at Public Joint-Stock Company TATNEFT (Almetyevsk, Russia)
Interpreted at top and middle level meetings of PJSC Tatneft, Russia’s 5th largest oil company, representatives and local officials with other companies’ representatives from USA, Canada, Great Britain, Hungary, Iran, Syria, etc.
Supervised operation of the Translation Service in PJSC Tatneft: distributed workloads between translators, oversaw contracting companies, proofread translations, and prepared reports.
Prepared documentation and ran a bidding process for outsourcing translation services.

June 2013 – Sept. 2016 Office Manager, Translator at PJSC Tatneft Libyan branch (Tripoli, Libya / Almetyevsk, Russia)
Translated documents and interpreted from English and Arabic into Russian.
Managed HR records, including employment orders, vacations, business trips, sick leaves, etc.

Oct. 2008 – June 2013 Senior Engineer, Translator at PJSC Tatneft (Almetyevsk, Russia)
Translated technical, economic and legal documents pertaining to the activity of the company.

Sep. 2006 – May 2007 Research Associate at Boston College Center for Corporate Citizenship (Boston, USA)
Prepared more than 100 official recommendations on various aspects of Corporate Social Responsibility (client companies: Boeing, Coca-Cola, Levi’s, Apache Corporation, IBM, etc.).
Researched U.N. Global Compact, corporate governance and structure, strategic philanthropy, and effect of good CSR practices on company’s financial performance.

Sep. 2005 – May 2006 Program Officer Assistant at Massachusetts Immigrant and Refugee Advocacy (MIRA) Coalition (Boston, USA)
Helped organize legislative campaigns (including task force meetings, rallies, fundraising galas).
Conducted surveys and research on immigrant education policies in other states and countries.
Organized databases of legislators, policy makers, educators, and other stakeholders.

Jan. 2003 – Sep. 2005 Program Manager at AZAMAT Social Project Organization (Kazan, Russia)
Educated juvenile offenders about their legal rights, health and moral issues, such as AIDS, drugs, alcohol, crime and it
2014 – 2017 Kazan Federal University, (Kazan, Russia)
Major: History, Historiography and Methods of Historical Analysis (Ph.D.)

2005 – 2007 Boston College, Graduate School of Social Work (Boston, USA)
Fulbright Scholar
Major: Macro Social Work (Community Organizing, Policy Analysis and Advocacy)
MSW (Master of Social Work)

2003 – 2008 TISBI Academy of Management (Kazan, Russia)
Major: Management of Organisations. Specialist (=Master’s level)

1998 – 2004 Kazan State University, Institute of Oriental Studies (Kazan, Russia)
Major: Arabic Language and Literature, philology. Specialist (=Master’s level)

Additional training:
2019 On-the-Job Training. Finnish Experience (Southern Savo Vocational College, Mikkeli, Finland)
2019 Corporate Culture (Tatneft Corporate University, Almetyevsk)
2018 Course of Academic English, IELTS Preparation and Methodology of Teaching English (LF School, Kazan)
2018 Project Management (Tatneft Corporate University, Almetyevsk)
2012 Simultaneous Interpretation (Sinkhron Plus, Moscow, Russia)
2012 Introduction to Finance (Coursera)
2003 – 2004 Cairo University (Cairo, Egypt)
4-month language practice of Arabic (non-degree program)
2000 – 2001 North Park University (Chicago, USA)
Mass Media and Communications (non-degree program sponsored by U.S. State Department)
Affiliations and Achievements:

2013 – 2018 Owner, director of A2Z Languages translation agency and language school (Almetyevsk, Russia)
Oversaw the full cycle of managerial activities, including lead generation, marketing and advertising campaigns in online media and social networks; creation and promotion of the new websites; cooperation with designers, marketers, copywriters; management of CRM databases; preparation of scripts (incoming and outgoing phone calls, etc.) and other business-related documentation; etc.
50+ corporate and individual clients.
Controlled the work of 3 managers, 8 language instructors, and more than 30 freelance translators.

2005 Finalist of the Fulbright academic exchange grant program (US State Department/Moscow, Russia)
2004 Diploma cum laude (Kazan State University, Kazan, Russia)
2003 Finalist of Altemus summer leadership program (Brussels, Belgium)
2000 Finalist of UGRAD academic exchange program (US State Department/Moscow, Russia)
1998 Winner of the National Russian Language and Literature Competition (Vilnius, Lithuania)

Self-motivated, resourceful and able to motivate others, with excellent communication and interpersonal skills. Extensive experience in multicultural contexts.
Ready for business trips and relocation.
Languages: Russian (native), English (fluent), Lithuanian (proficient); Arabic (proficient), Spanish (conversational). General English IELTS score 8.5.
Computer skills: full command of Microsoft Office; CAT tools (TRADOS, SmartCAT, etc.); document flow software, CRM and HR accounting systems

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

    Years of Experience:
    10-15 years
    Highest Qualification:
    English, Spanish, Arabic, Russian
    Russian Federation
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