Curriculum Vitae


EDUCATION

2006-2012   Jagiellonian University, Cracow, Poland, Institute of Oriental Studies, Department of Indology

  • topic of master thesis: Socio-political Issues in Modern Pakistan as Depicted in the Poetry of Kishwar Naheed (language of the thesis: English)
  • grade: very good
  • awarded with Minister of Science and Higher Education’s Scholarship (2011/2012) and Dean’s Scholarship (2009/2010, 2010/2011) for high academic performance
  • main courses: Hindi Language, Urdu Language, Pashto Language, Culture and Art of India, History of India, Descriptive Grammar of Sanskrit, History of Hindi Literature, Socio-political Issues of Current India, Modern Afghanistan, Theory of Translation, Methodology of Literary Research, Yoga – Tradition and Modernity

2010-2011  Central Hindi Institute, New Delhi, India

  • Composite Course in Hindi Language (scholarship awarded by Indian Council for Cultural Relations)
  • all courses conducted in Hindi
  • achieved certificate: Advanced Diploma in Hindi Language Proficiency

2007/2008  Istanbul University, Department of Political Studies, Turkey

  •  Socrates/Erasmus Scholarship
  • main courses (conducted in English): Ethnic Conflicts and Nationalism, Gender and Politics, Human Rights, Diplomacy

2005-2008  Jagiellonian University, Cracow, Department of International and Political Studies, Far and Middle Eastern Studies

  • grade: very good
  • topic of bachelor research: Development and Achievements of Turkish Feminism  (language: Polish)
  • main courses:  Sociology of Culture, International Relations, Philosophy of Culture, Judaism, Religions of the East,  Islam, Muslim Civilisation, Arab Culture, History of Art of the Far East, Women in Orient Culture, Geography of Middle and Far East, Logic and Semiotics

EMPLOYMENT

January 2016 – currently:  International Committee of the Red Cross, Jammu&Kashmir, IndiaUrdu Interpreter / Urdu-speaking Delegate

  • • conducting autonomously interviews in Urdu with persons deprived of liberty during detention visits
    monitoring the conditions of detention and treatment of people deprived of their liberty and discussing observations and recommendations with the relevant authorities
    • actively participating in the preparation and conduct of detention visits (data collection, processing and analysis of information collected following such visits)
    • participating in the reporting following a detention visit
    • introducing the ICRC work to persons deprived of liberty during collective and individual interviews and to the prison staff when required
    assisting in all Restoring Family Links activities at the detention site, including the collection, verification and distribution of the Red Cross Messages from and to persons deprived of liberty
    receiving families of persons deprived of their liberty to answer their queries in the framework of the ICRC operations
    • following-up of released detainees, e.g. debrifings, release checks

May 2015 – December 2015:   Maxymiser / Oracle, London, Internal Recruiter

  • screening, evaluating and interviewing candidates for IT, marketing, client services and sales roles in the UK, Germany and Poland
  • sourcing and selecting suitable candidates: LinkedIn, Xing, Reed, GoldenLine, other job boards, direct search
  • arranging management interviews, coordinating schedules
  • providing information and feedback to successful and unsuccessful candidates
  • salary calculation, negotiation and making an offer, preparing contracts, conducing pre-employment reference check
  • maintaining good relationships with candidates and hiring managers globally, managing their expectations when process gets delayed
  • writing and editing job specifications and adverts
  • HR processes: updating list of new employees, managing their start date, end of probation, salaries; ensuring new hire’s compliance with employment law in the UK, Poland and Germany

November 2014 – March 2015   Barclays via Alexander Mann Solutions, Cracow, Poland, Recruitment Coordinator

  • sourcing, short-listing, screening and managing candidates
  • managing interview scheduling, re-scheduling and cancellations
  • compiling weekly reports
  • building and maintaining strong working relationships between all parties, ensuring that they are continually updated on the relevant processes

October 2013 – October 2014 Web Portal ONET.PL, Cracow, Poland, Social Media Editor

  • managing social media and blogging presence; social media monitoring and researching for interesting content; writing texts based on user generated content; scheduling and moderating live chats with professionals, actors, musicians etc; selecting content displayed on the main page and subpages, supervising online content

 

  • October 2013   Hindi in Cracow – consultation and indological revision of the publication on Hindi language
  • July & August 2013   School of Foreign Languages BAIKAL, Hindi instructor – conducting classes including conversational parts as well as grammar exercises, preparing various teaching materials, using modern activating teaching approach
  • March – June 2013  SKIVAK Custom Publishing, freelance journalist – writing articles on design, architecture and travel
  • from October 2011  Hindi and Urdu tutor, conducting one to one classes (or small groups), preparing Hindi and Urdu teaching materials
  • from July 2011  freelance journalist: publishing  articles and photographs in leading Polish newspapers, magazines and web portals  (m.in. Gazeta Wyborcza, ZNAK, Poznaj Świat, Magazyn Turystyki Górskiej)
  • November 2010 – May 2011  SITA Destination Management Company, tour guide for Polish tourist groups in India, networking and recruiting new Polish tour guides to work in India

INTERNSHIPS

September 2013   Web Portal GAZETA.PL, Warsaw, Poland; one month Internship in the Newsroom, scope of duties: conducting press monitoring, preparing and presenting world press overviews, photoediting – based on the resources of the biggest photo agencies, looking for hot topics through social media monitoring, developing web content by writing articles and overviews on the world’s news – many of the texts I wrote were displayed on the main page of the portal

August 2013   Web Portal ONET.PL, Cracow, Poland; one month Internship in Editorial Office, Travel Section, scope of duties:  conducted press monitoring, prepared press overviews, developed web content by writing articles and overviews – many of the texts I wrote were displayed on the main page, conducted researches for senior editors, interviewed travelers, contacted local authorities and other stakeholders (telephone, electronic correspondence)

June/July 2011   Centre for Arts, Culture and Dialogue KUCH KHAAS, Islamabad, Pakistan; three-week internship in Programme Management; scope of duties: assisting in organizing cultural events such as Urdu poetry readings, qawwali concerts, film screenings, discussion meetings, blood donation drive for Pakistan Red Crescent Society; providing photo coverage of the selected events; assisting in current office works, handling visitors to the Centre – providing information (in English and Urdu)

May/June 2011   Embassy of the Republic of Poland in New Delhi, India; one month internship in Economical Department, Political Department, Cultural Department and Consular Section of the Diplomatic Mission on the week basis, scope of duties: conducting press monitoring, writing analysis and reports (in Polish and English), participating in the meetings at EU Delegation in New Delhi, assisting other employees in current works in the Departments, providing information for visa applicants (in English, Hindi and Urdu)

VOLUNTARY ACTIVITIES

2008-2012 Students’ Indology Association, Jagiellonian University, Cracow, Poland, sope of duties: organizing various projects such as screening projections, meetings with scholars; taking part in Students’ Research Project “On the route of Gandhi”-  research on the influence of Mahatma Gandhi’s philosophy on the current Indian society (August-September 2008, India) – co-organizing, searching for donors, conducting surveys in India (in Hindi and English), analyzing the results

2007-2012 The Other Space Foundation, Tibetan Programme, Poland, scope of duties: translating texts from Polish to English and English to Polish, “The Days of Tibet” in Cracow (2008, 2009, 2010) – coordinating the event: supervising volunteers, co-organizing concerts and meetings with travelers and journalists, contacting media (telephone, electronic communication), participating in radio program, representing the Foundation during 6th International Conference of Tibet Support Groups, Surajkund, India 2011 (in English)

2006-2008 Amnesty International Polska, coordinator of local group of volunteers in Cracow, scope of duties: organizing discussion meetings, performances, screening  projections of human rights films, publishing articles concerning human rights issues in the magazine of Amnesty International Poland, informing  media about organized actions, acting as spokesman during some of the actions

EXPERIENCE IN WORKSHOP FACILITATING

November 2009   Autonomy Foundation, Cracow, organizing and leading workshop for students as a part of “Stop Gender Based Violence” campaign

September 2009   Global Development Research Group, Warsaw, facilitating educational games for visitors at the 3rd Forum of Polish Development Co-operation

June 2006 – September 2009   Amnesty International Poland, organizing and lead workshops for students as Human Rights Educator

EXTRA-CURRICULAR EXPERIENCE

June 2013   Regional Centre for Training Technical Personnel NOT, Nowy Sącz, Poland

  • premedical aid course
  • duration: 8 hours

June 2013  International Conference “Children Migrants & Third Culture Kids”, Department of Sociology, Jagiellonian University, Cracow

  • presenting a research paper on depiction of immigrants’ life in the lyrics of hip hop artists of South Asian descent (in English)

June 2010   Humanity in Action, Summer Fellowship Program in Berlin, Germany

  • duration: one month
  • language: English
  • enhanced knowledge of human and minority rights as well as migration issues in Europe
  • developed simulation game as an educational tool for adult learning

September 2009   Polish Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Global Development Research Group, Warsaw, Poland,

  • Summer School of Global Development
  • duration: one week, language: Polish
  • workshops and lectures in global development, development cooperation and gender issues

May 2009   Youth4Media, “Youth European Film Academy”, Istanbul, Turkey

  • media training in civic journalism
  • duration: one week, language: English
  • made a short documentary “The Role of Women in Turkey” (team work)

March 2009   Interdisciplinary Research Conference, Jagiellonian University, Wisła

  •  presented student’s paper on the development of Turkish women’s movement

FOREIGN LANGUAGES

English – fluent (Certificate in Advanced English, 2012)

Hindi – advanced (Diploma in Advanced Hindi Proficiency, 2011)

Urdu – advanced(C2)

Pashto – elementary(A2)

German – intermediate(B1)

French – beginning(A1)

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