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Sindy Zemura
Executive Director, Consultant , International Non Profit, African Union
Toronto, Canada
I am a seasoned professional with 14+ years of expertise in International development and Intergovernmental Sector as well as 15 years in the finance/accounting sector. I am seeking to join a global reputable and growing organization that values prudent leadership, sustainability, innovation, gender equality, human rights and global policy.
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Area of Expertise:
  • Administration, Management, Finance/Accounting, Procurement
  • Capacity Building, Training, Advocacy
  • Director, CEO, COP, President
  • Health, Doctors, Nurses, HIV/AIDS
  • Social, Education, Gender, Youth, Child
Professional Experience:
I am a seasoned leader with over fourteen years professional experience working in the International development sector, three years in the Intergovernmental sector and fifteen years working in the finance and accounting sector. My background includes working in International CSOs, Intergovernmental Institutions as well as public and private entities. I have progressive management skills with concentration on poverty alleviation, women and gender, youth, education, HIV/AIDS, advocacy, fundraising, rural development and global health. My background is in working with vulnerable and marginalized communities (women, children and youth) within the continent of Africa and diaspora.

My skills include gender equality advocacy and training, regulatory compliance, HIV awareness education, programme planning, development and implementation, evaluation, strategic planning, policy advising, governance, research, board governance, volunteer management, coordination, administration and delivery, contract negotiation, fundraising, grants and proposal writing, concept note writing, report writing, event planning, donor relations and financial management.

Accounting Experience: Professional Accountant with over fifteen years experience working within medium to large companies in Canada and the United Kingdom. I have worked in finance, non for profit, pensions, property management and auto manufacturing sectors. My skills include full cycle accounting - accounts payable, accounts receivable, financial analysis, budgeting and reporting, fund allocations, forecasting, accruals, journal entries, intermediary payments, banking, bank reconciliations, credit reconciliations, billing, banking, financial statement preparation, month end closures, year end closures, payroll, broker commission reporting and calculation, variance analysis, auditing, vendor liaison and customer service.

Specialities: Public Administration, International Development, Global Diplomacy, International Relations, NGO Management, Women and Gender Issues, Peace and Security Advocacy, Poverty alleviation, Fundraising, Youth development, Education, Rural Development, Health, Advocacy, HIV/AIDS, Accounting and Finance.

•Ryerson University, Toronto, Canada - Bachelor of Arts – Honours Degree in Public Administration and Governance
•University of London – School of Politics - Certificate: Global Diplomacy, The United Nations & the World

I hold certificates in public administration and governance, risk and compliance as well as women gender and law.
Affiliations and Achievements:
I currently serve and I am a member of several boards and networks such as UN Women / AU (African Women Leaders Network), STOP TB Partnership, UNMGCY (United Nations Major Group for Children and Youth), Canadian Partnership for Women and Children’s Health (CanWach), Canadian Foundation for AIDS Research (CANFAR), IAS (International ADIS Society), Global AIDS Alliance, NGO CSW NY, EWEC (Every Woman, Every Child), VOW (Canadian Voice of Women for Peace), WIIS (Women in International Peace and Security) to name a few. I have been a guest contributor at WIIS -Canada women's publications since 2015, writing on education in Africa, gender equality, women and children’s health issues, International development, NGOs and on HIV/AIDS in the continent of Africa.

My passion for the security and empowerment of vulnerable persons has awarded me opportunities to moderate events as well as speak amongst and before diplomats, celebrities, politicians and dignitaries globally including at the United Nations and African Union. I am also actively serving as Mentor for the UNFPA Ghana YoLe (Youth Leaders Fellowship)

Nominations/Awards :
- MIPAD's (Most Influential People of African Descent) 100 under 40 Influencers for 2017
- Canada’s TOP 40 Immigrants 2018
- Women of Influence Finalist 2018
- Top 100 Canadian Black women leaders 2018
- Recognition from the Duke of Sussex in 2018 for advancing HIV Awareness and youth empowerment
- North America 2019 Global Business Award by the African Powerful Partnership Awards at CSW-UN
- 2019 ‘ The Young Independents Top 100’ – Africans influencing policy, brands and people.
- 2023, Philanthropy Award - Toronto, Canada
- 2023, TIME100 Summit Africa nominee and speaker
- Regional Chair Representative, She Forum Africa

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

    Years of Experience:
    10-15 years
    Highest Qualification:
    English, Zulu, Ndebele
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