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Project Manager Human Resources

Toronto, ON, Canada
March 26, 2018

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Esmat Sahebdil

***-*** ******** **** *****, Toronto, ON, M4C 2G9

Cell: 647-***-**** email:


•M.A ( Public Administration) and Fulbright-Humphrey Fellowship

•Ability to conduct needs assessment, research and develop proposals for short term projects and long term programs to establish resources in areas identified as high need or under serviced

•7+ years experience in strategic planning and policy analysis focused on Youth Development, Integration and Settlement with a goal to modernize community and government services

•Experience and knowledge in creating structures, policy and operational frameworks to contribute to organization development and meet international standards

•Skilled in moderating, monitoring and evaluating workshops and town hall meetings

•Competent in project management including financial, Human Resources and service delivery

Related Professional Experience

Policy and Planning Advisor 2014 to 2016

Ministry of Refugees and Returnees

Drafted and developed various short term and mid-term strategies and frameworks for efficient implementation of settlement and integration programs

Prepared memos, briefs, excerpts and summaries of reports on refugees, deportees and Internally Displaced Persons in order to provide background and current information for decision making

Provided conceptual support and on-job trainings for 23 senior and mid-level employees of the policy and planning department to facilitate the implementation of ongoing changes

Project Manager 2013 to 2014

Toran Development and Educational Organization

Successfully developed a grant proposal in accordance to donor guidelines and received a sum of $417,000 to fund civic education and advocacy purposes in three provinces

Confidently conducted focus group discussions and in-depth interviews with members of provincial councils, civil society activists and locals to collect data on efficiency and accountability of local governments culminating the distribution of a research report to stake holders

Compiled and drafted final reports which assessed and documented outcomes to ensure continuity of funding, ongoing development of project goals and optimum relation with donors

Program Manager 2012 to 2013

Human Rights Research and Advocacy Consortium

Supervised and led multiple projects and programs which identified human rights issues

Prepared annual departmental work plans and associated budget needed to continue projects

Prioritized and shaped strategic and operational plans and organizational policies

Lecturer 2012 to 2016

Gawharshad Institute of Higher Education

taught classes on Organizational Behavior and Human Resources Management

revised departmental curriculum, seasonal planning and entrance exams

Assigned class work, supervised and assessed the knowledge gained by the students

Program Assistant 2008 to 2010


Drafted regular reports to track the activities of projects and their outcomes

Coordinated with staff daily to establish routines and deadlines for on time service delivery

Developed action plans and consulted with local communities to predict budget and resources

Director 2006 to 2009

Karamat Cultural & Social Foundation

Represented KCSF in civic activities, funds-raising and public outreach to network

Led and supervised civic education programs to raise the awareness on election issues, human rights and women and youth empowerment

Developed strategic plans, policies and guidelines of the KCSF to meet professional standards


Fulbright-Humphrey Fellow Focus: Policy Analysis and Public Administration 2016 to 2017

Humphrey School of Public Affairs, University of Minnesota

M.A (Public Administration) Focus: HR Management and Organizational Behavior 2010 to 2012

Panjab University

B.A., Persian/Dari Literature, Focus: Creative Writing and Fiction 2004 to 2007

Kabul University

Community Activity

Volunteer Community Engagement Office of Multicultural Services

Volunteer Kitchen Helper University of Minnesota

Volunteer Cultural Secretary Panjab University

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