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Sarah Barker
Project Manager , Management, IT & Consulting
London, United Kingdom
I am seeking a project management or office support role, where I can leverage my corporate experience in international development. I have extensive experience in IT project implementations, and believe many of my skills could cross over to a variety of international development roles.

I am eligible to work in the UK on a Tier 5 (Youth Mobility) visa until April 2014 and am also an EU spouse.
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Area of Expertise:
  • Administration, Management, Accounting/Finance, Procurement
  • Communications, IT, Media, Knowledge Management, Editor
  • Environment, Climate, Energy, Water, Sanitation
  • Monitoring, Evaluation, Policy, Research, Analysis
  • Private Sector, Social Enterprise, Corporate Social Responsibility
Professional Experience:

Management of 80 staff across multiple geographies in Australia and Asia. Resourcing, financial management, communication and reporting, engagement of other departments, oversight of deliverables, process definition and improvement.
Management of local office for a program of work. Managed desks, equipment, building access, physical records, general admin, staff events and well-being.
Prepared inputs and cost models for funding submissions.
Deployment planning top-down (program strategy) and bottom-up (oversight of project plans). Provided oversight and support to PMs where senior management was needed.
Communication with Heads of Department, 1-1 and through formal governance forums. Support for escalation within the team and external queries.

People Management 5 yr
Financial Forecasting & Reporting 5 yr
Management Reporting 5 yr
Stakeholder Mgt & Communications 5 yr
Recruitment 2 yr
Resourcing & Demand Mgt 2 yr
Performance Mgt 5 yr
Facilities Mgt 2 yr


Preparation of project plans, resource allocations and project budget.
Facilitation of workshops.
Monitored and controlled the project through its delivery phases.
Employed some agile methods to motivate the team and ensure momentum.
Risk and issue management including identification, classification, logging, mitigations, management escalation, plans and tracking to resolution.
Management reporting of project progress, run-rates and financials.

Team Leadership 5 yr
Project Planning & Estimation 5 yr
Risk & Issue Mgt 5 yr
Project Reporting 5 yr
Sharepoint & Wiki Admin 5 yr


Corporate events - Christmas parties, cocktail parties and one scavenger hunt - for teams of 30 up to groups of more than 100 staff. Budget mgt, venue selection and engagement, invitations, communications, setup of projectors, internet facilities and teleconference, entertainment (e.g. photobooth, DJ, competitions) and support for queries.
Short-term paid and volunteering roles at Arts and Environment festivals.
Promotions of a Comedy Club (commission based).

Corporate Events 6 events in 7 yr
Promotions (flyering) 2 mth
Venue / stage assistant 1 mth
Front of house / bar work 1 mth
Waste Management (sustainable events) 2 wks


Technology SME in Statement of Work preparation for a multi-million dollar outsourcing agreement.
CRM advisor to a not-for-profit organisation.
Technology consultant in telco and banking sectors.
Customer service and desktop support (Australia and UK)

Client Presentations 7 yr
Requirements Gathering 7 yr
Business Process Design 7 yr
Technical Architecture & Design 7 yr
Data Migration 5 yr
Testing & Deployment 5 yr
Vendor Engagement & Outsourcing 2 yr
Customer Service & Desktop Support 2 yr
CRM Processes & Systems (Siebel) 2 yr
Graduate Certificate of Sustainability, University of Swinburne (Australia) 2008

Bachelor Engineering (Software) - First Class Honours, University of Melbourne (Australia) 2004

Bachelor Commerce (Economics) - Honours, University of Melbourne (Australia) 2004

Student Exchange Program, University of Nottingham, 2001

Victorian Certificate of Education (A Level Equivalent) - Tertiary Entrance Rank 99.80
Affiliations and Achievements:
PRINCE2 Foundation & Practitioner
Available for:
  • Consulting assignments
  • Job opportunities
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    Years of Experience:
    5-10 years
    Highest Qualification:
    English, French, Italian
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