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Boipelo Besele
Senior Project Officer , National Women's Health Centre
Melbourne, Australia
High achieving professional with 7 years of international experience in communication, project coordination and gender affairs. Excellent experience gained in working for 4 United Nations organizations. Seeking career growth ands new challenges.
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Area of Expertise:
  • Capacity Building, Training, Advocacy, Political
  • Communications, IT, Media, Knowledge Management, Editor
  • Disaster, Aid, Emergencies, Relief
  • Human Rights, Law, Migration, Conflicts, Justice
  • Social, Education, Gender, Youth, Child
Professional Experience:
-Currently working as a Senior Project Officer for the Multicultural Centre for Women's Health in Melbourne, Australia (2018 - Present)

-Project Officer, International Organization for Migration, Botswana (2018)

-Communication and Advocacy Officer, United Nations Resident Coordinators Office and United Nations Development Programme (2016-2018)

-Officer-in-Charge External Relations, United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees Regional Representation (2015-2016)

- Project Officer, Australian Catholic Migrant and Refugee Organization (2014 -2015)

-Consultant - Arterial Network (2011-2012)

-Journalist and editor, Various newspapers and magazines (2008-2013)
Education:
-Masters of Arts in Forced Migration Studies, University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa
(2012).

- BA Hours Degree with distinction in Dramatic Art, University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa (2O10).

-BA Communications and International Studies (double major), Monash University, Malaysia (2008).
Affiliations and Achievements:
-Women's Health Victoria Community of Practice - member (2018 to Present)

-Accepted for PhD studies in Population Health at the Australian National University (2018)

-UNDP Senior Management Team - member (2016)

-UNDP Gender Committee - member (2016)

-German Academic Exchange (DAAD) Scholarship and a Wits University Merit Award to pursue my Master’s Degree (2010).

-Awarded a GIZ and Drama for Life Scholarship to study my BA Honours Degree 2009
-President of the Botswana Society in Malaysia (2005).

-The Round Square King Constantine Award (Maru-A-Pula School) for ‘Unusual and Outstanding Service’ (2004).

-The Duke of Edinburgh International Young People’s Award-Silver Level (2002).

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

    Years of Experience:
    5-10 years
    Highest Qualification:
    Masters
    Languages:
    English, Setswana/Sesotho/Pedi
    Nationality:
    Botswana
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