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 Terms of Reference  Qualifications  Education  Work Experience  Professional Preparation  Personal Preparation  Upon Arrival  Upon Return.

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1  Terms of Reference  Qualifications  Education  Work Experience  Professional Preparation  Personal Preparation  Upon Arrival  Upon Return

2 UNRWA Employment Details TERMS OF REFERENCE  Supervise and coordinate work of educational team  Manage budget and monitor expenditures  Manage project staff  Promote vocational education within Palestinian community  Compile reports REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS  University degree in education or related field  10 years management experience  English language  Computer proficiency  Organizational skills

3 Education Valerie Kae Ken  PresentInternational Community Development program, Mount Royal University, Calgary, AB  Apr-May 2009CELTA Certificate - Teaching ESL, Global Village, Calgary, AB  Nov Travel Writing Course, Mount Royal College, Calgary, AB  Sept 2008Writing for Magazines Course, Mount Royal College, Calgary, AB  Jan-Apr 2007 Certificate - Web Design, Mount Royal College, Calgary, AB  May–Aug 2003 Studies in Adult Education Certificate, Mount Royal College, Calgary, AB  Sept 1978 to Certificate (with Distinction) – Clothing Production/Pattern Cutting, London College of June 1980Fashion, England  Jun 1980 Certificate (with Distinction) - Women’s Light Clothing Manufacture, City and Guilds of London Institute, England  Sept 1982-Jan1983 Travel and Tourism 1, Seneca College, CFCCP, Baden-Sollingen, West Germany  Sept 1968-Jun1970 Graduated Registered Nurse, Regina Grey Nuns Hospital, Regina, Saskatchewan LANGUAGESEnglish – fluent, French – basic, German – limited COUNTRIES of WORK EXPERIENCECanada, Uganda, Rwanda, Romania, Germany

4 Record of Work Experience (1 of 2) Valerie Kae Ken PRESENTContract - Child and Family Services Authority, Calgary, Alberta - Life History Writer AUG 2009-OCT 2011Margaret Chisholm Resettlement Centre, Calgary, Alberta - Teaching ESL (volunteer) to refugee and refugee claimants JUNE, 2010Contract – (TVET) Rwanda Workforce Development Authority (WDA), Rwanda. - Educator, Designed and delivered Professional Development Workshop Tailoring Schools, Southern Province 1996 TO PRESENT Over 15 years volunteer work in Africa St. Francis Family Helper Project, Nyamitanga, Uganda CFJ Padri Vjeko Centre, Kivumu, Rwanda - Curriculum development, Educator/Consultant - Tailoring Schools SEPT - OCT 2003 ACCC - Association of Canadian Community Colleges, Ottawa, Ontario. Consulting position in Romania. (Small Leather Good Manufacture) – - Designing Training Curriculum & Teaching Modules - Reviewing and approving equipment lists

5 Record of Work Experience (2 of 2) Valerie Kae Ken JULY - AUGUST 2002 ACCC - Association of Canadian Community Colleges, Ottawa, Ontario Consulting position in Romania. (Leather Clothing Manufacture) - Designing Training Curriculum & Teaching Modules - Reviewing and approving equipment lists Self-employed, SuModa Design Company, Ottawa, Ontario - Designing and producing high end custom clothing OCT, FEB, 2000Contract - Olds Community College, Olds, Alberta - Instructor, Department of Fashion Design - Classical and Contemporary Tailoring, Draping, Sewing with specialty fabrics, Sewing Proficiency and Basic Sewing Skills 1995 TO 1998Self-employed - Market Weavers, Byward Market, Ottawa, Ontario - Member of Co-operative - artisans designing high-end clothing 1996 TO 1998Self–employed. Southex Exhibition Inc, Lansdowne Park, Ottawa, ON - designing and manufacturing high-end leather clothing & accessories

6 Photos from Classrooms in Rwanda.. TVET Professional Development Group 2010 Working with 1 st year students... 2 nd year tailoring students

7 Professional Preparation Research  Exact location of employment  Visa requirements, work permit, resident permit,  Immigration & custom procedures  Political stability of situation  Physical security while on location  Medical healthcare system in Syria  Transport system within country  Scope of TVET project  Consider potential benefits versus disadvantages Review  Terms of reference (TOR)  Travel arrangements  Accommodation arrangements Networking  Relevant professional contacts in Canada & elsewhere (MEDIC – Micro-finance, Head of International Dept.- Olds College, ICRC – contact in Geneva)  Investigate relevant internet sites  Join on-line forums, groups with similar expertise  Connect with persons already in situ

8 Personal Preparation Documents & paperwork in order Medical – check-up, insurance, immunization, dental, prescriptions, records Finances – banking arrangements, bill payments, notify credit card companies, estimate expenses Contingency plans – in event of emergency Property arrangements – rental, discontinue services Packing requirements - weight allowance, pre-shipped items Communication arrangements – mail, change of address, contact numbers Research – country history, politics, culture, local customs, cuisine, language, currency, cost of living, banking procedures Briefing - contact CCIS (Calgary Catholic Immigration Society) to connect with Arab speaking person for personal briefing

9 Upon Arrival Register with proper authorities  Canadian embassy/consulate  Syrian authorities Orientation to workplace  Transport arrangements  Customary work schedule  Resources available  Expectations  Key contacts Accommodation concerns  Assessing the neighbourhood  Location of essential shopping locations  Cleaning, renovation, furniture purchase as required  Connecting any utilities

10 Upon Return Documentation: -Register back with Canadian authorities -Driver’s license renewal -Renewal of medical coverage, etc. Accommodation arrangements: -Moving stored items -Utility hook-ups Financial Issues - Currency exchange -Bank account transfer Medical & dental check-up Re-connect with family & friends Find someone who shares a similar experience Continue contact with colleagues in Syria WELCOME HOME !

11 Additional Web-sites – Validating Work Experience - Valerie Kae Ken africi.html africi.html usavrsavanja-za-ucitelje.html usavrsavanja-za-ucitelje.html ruanda.html ruanda.html


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