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Carolyn Tropea
Project Manager , Madagascar School Project
Ottawa, Canada
Have for an NGO in Madagascar for the last four years. I speak both English and French. Would like work in the field of international aid or development. Am willing to relocate to any country where my skills could be used and where I can continue to gain more experience in the field.
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Area of Expertise:
  • Disaster, Aid, Emergencies, Relief
  • Government, Governance, Reforms
  • Human Rights, Law, Migration, Conflicts, Justice
  • Monitoring, Evaluation, Policy, Research, Analysis
  • Social, Education, Gender, Youth, Child
Professional Experience:
Motivated and committed, passionate about global fluency, events, education, and public service. Known for analyzing and optimizing business processes to improve organizations; leveraging creative thinking with resourceful problem solving to deliver the best analysis outcome. Proven ability to build strong relationships with committee members, regional and foreign governments, students and teacher
Area of Expertise:
Capacity Building, Training, Advocacy
Disaster, Aid, Emergencies, Relief
Government, Governance, Reforms
Monitoring, Evaluation, Policy, Research, Analysis
Social, Education, Gender, Youth, Child
Professional Experience:
Head of the volunteer committee and secretary of the board in Canada. On location for 3-4 months per year, teacher of French, English and computer courses and mentor/coach to 70 staff and 800 students.

Funding / Finances:
Implemented microfinancing initiative, discussed potential business opportunities and provided advice to students to apply for loans and write proposals to help women realize their business goals.
Audited financial books to ensure financial accountability/transparency and adherence to professional standards, accounting and controllership practices.
Analyzed current processes and established new procedures (Razor’s Edge NXT) to streamline donor information and communication to improve fundraising and donor management; coordinated transition and team training initiatives.
Guaranteed accurate and up-to-date bookkeeping by controlling reporting for both Madagascar and Canadian projects and submitting books to Canadian accountants promptly.
Drove success of critical fundraising projects (Toonie Twinning, Canadian fundraising dinners) and wrote government grant proposals to secure additional funding.

Operations / Administration Leadership:
Analyzed procedures and implemented positive changes to programs including implementing a new screening process for the microloans program, ensuring proper tracking of hours worked by parents providing garden labour instead of paying tuition, and negotiating secure and safe transportation with a leasing company for volunteers/students.
Improved efficiency and organization by evaluating school administration and providing recommendations for improvements to the Board.
Provided insight by delivering key presentations to the Board of Directors and potential future donors.
Expanded programming/teaching opportunities by evaluating and purchasing new lands for school permaculture gardens and rice fields.

Volunteer Leadership and Community Outreach:
Optimized procedures and processes to effectively screen volunteer applicants by evaluating qualifications/skills and assigning them to appropriate positions in Madagascar or local roles.
Developed a volunteer manual to inform and prepare volunteers for the challenges and benefits of living in a remote, rural setting in Madagascar; prepared school staff and students to effectively collaborate with volunteers and build positive, respectful relationships.
Built and maintained a strong relationship with the local community by developing outreach programs and negotiating with the regional president to address issues.
Developed a scholarship program for students unable to pay tuition
Bachelor of Science Western University
Honours Bachelor of Arts
Master's Degree, Anthropology
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    Years of Experience:
    5-10 years
    Highest Qualification:
    English, French
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