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Sotirios Gountas
Consultant , International Non-Profit
New York, NY, United States
Bilingual (English, Greek) project manager with 10+ years of experience in project management, monitoring and evaluation, and humanitarian/disaster relief. Available immediately for short-term consultancies and contract assignments.
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Area of Expertise:
  • Administration, Management, Accounting/Finance, Procurement
  • Disaster, Aid, Emergencies, Relief
  • Fundraising, Business Development, Grants Writer
  • Government/Governance, Reforms
  • Private Sector, Social Enterprise, Corporate Social Responsibility
Professional Experience:
I am a project manager with 15 years of professional experience in post-conflict capacity building, humanitarian relief operations, grant administration, and program monitoring and evaluation. I possess field experience in Afghanistan, Haiti, and Sudan/South Sudan. Select samples of the organizations I have worked with include the United Nations, the U.S. Agency for International Development, as well as NGOs like CARE and Relief International. In addition, I have extensive public sector experience at the local, state, and national levels the United States government.

I help clients formulate strategies and implement solutions that generate lasting social, environmental, and financial benefits. Some of the issues I have worked on include assisting the City of New York to financially recover from one of the largest environmental disasters in U.S. history to developing U.S.- funded initiatives supporting entrepreneurship and local economic development in Afghanistan.

Specialties: Change management, program design and implementation, DDR (Disarmament, Demobilization, and Reintegration), monitoring and evaluation, strategic planning and communications, needs assessments, writing, policy and financial analysis, stakeholder relations, contracts, and compliance.
Education:
M.A., International Relations
Syracuse University (2008)

B.A., Communications
Villanova University (1999)
Affiliations and Achievements:
Advisory Board Member - St. Ann's, The Personal School, New York, NY

Pro Bono Consultant (for startup supporting Syrian refugees) - Net Impact, New York, NYV

Available for:
  • Consulting assignments
  • Job opportunities
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    Years of Experience:
    10-15 years
    Highest Qualification:
    Masters
    Languages:
    English, Spanish, Greek
    Nationality:
    Greece , United States
    LinkedIn Profile: http://www.linkedin.com/in/sgountas
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