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French Teacher Micro Finance

Bethesda, MD
June 07, 2022

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Mr. Idrissa Sall

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Bethesda, MD 20817

Tel: 240-***-**** Cell, 301-***-**** Home


EDUCATION M.A., International Development and Intercultural Management with a focus on Sustainable Development and Training, The School for International Training, Brattleboro, VT, 2002

B.A., Finance/Accounting, Institute of Applied Technology, Safi, Morocco, 1991

B.A., French and African literature, University Cheikh Anta Diop, Dakar, Senegal, 1984



02/2014 to Present Senior Intelligence Analyst

Transcribes/translates advanced graphic and/or voice language material (French) into modern American English or a target language in either verbatim or gist format

Reviews and Analyzes foreign language (French) source material for content and significance

Prepares assessments of current events based on the collection, research, analysis and interpretations of classified and open source information foreign language

Provides quality control of transcripts, translations and reports

Develops and implements translation methodology and quality control procedures and standards

Drafts and presents technical briefings

Shares language expertise

Shares language expertise

Coordinates with other language and Senior Intelligence analysts to update on relevant articles and news related

Covers the West African and French region

04/11 to 02/2014 Training Instructor Foreign Language – French, FSI – Arlington Virginia

Serve as a classroom instructor in teaching speaking, listening comprehension, reading and writing to a full range of students.

Develop and present special materials for students with specialized needs.

Develop or revise courses and instructional materials.

Assist in evaluating student progress and course effectiveness.

Provide language training and cross-cultural awareness to prepare Department of State, USAID employees as well as other foreign affairs professionals for their specific assignments.

10/10 to 04/11 International Project Administrator, Urban Institute, Center on International

On Governance, Washington DC

Manage international projects and contributes to technical work. Some of her duties include country and project research, data analysis, coordination with project field staff and consultants, budget preparation and monitoring, reviewing expenditures and cost forecasts, preparing financial reports, coordinating contractual issues, proposal writing, preparation of deliverables, and editing.

05/10 to 10/10 Project Coordinator, University Research CO., LLC, Bethesda, Maryland

Work with senior technical and management staff to ensure that program inputs are mobilized, including in the areas of consultants and home office technical assistance, contracts, budgets, procurement and HR, to support the achievement of project deliverables;

Monitor achievement of various processes and contract deliverables through the establishment and use of project trackers. Use and maintain project trackers to ensure sound financial, administrative, and programmatic management of the projects and anticipate technical/program support needs and priorities;

Coordinate and assist the Corporate Monitor, Chief of Party (COP), and business support units (HR, procurement, contracts) with project start-up and close-out activities, including mobilizing field-based staff, registration, coordinating relocation costs and logistics, establishing close-out timeline, and coordinating close budget monitoring in compliance with budget and client regulations;

Assist with proposal development and provide support to other projects as needed;

Monitor and Evaluate program progress in various technical areas as well as in Finance, procurement and contracts.

Verify accuracy of French Documents coming from Francophone field offices (Technical reports, financial reports, HR documents, Meeting notes etc.)

Wrote the HR French book related to facilitate French speakers on URC policies.

05/08 to 05/10 Administrative Coordinator, Management Sciences for Health, Arlington, Virginia

Responsible for ensuring the smooth operation of technical efforts and/or field activities by coordinating programmatic information and providing logistical support for specific project activities within MSH

In coordination with the program manager, track activities against the forecasted workplan and expenditures against budgets; update and revise as needed.

Work in collaboration with designated contracts staff to ensure that all contractual agreements are in place for activities for specific countries and/or projects.

Translate documents in English-French, French-English, interview potential employees/contractors and check references

Orient and train new employees on MSH / USAID policies and procedures

Facilitate field offices start up and/or close out.

01/08 to 05/08 French, Awareness Of Languages and Cultures, TV production Teacher at Farquhar Middle School, Olney, Maryland

French Teacher for grade 6, 7 and 8

Awareness Of Languages and Cultures Teacher for 6 grade

TV Production teacher for grade 7 and 8

05/06 to 12/07 Part-Time Adjunct French Professor at American University, Washington DC

French Professor in the Department of Languages and Foreign Studies

French, Language and Culture Teacher at Montgomery County Public School (Farquhar Middle School)

04/05 to 04/06 Program Development Coordinator, World Learning, Washington DC

Responsible for identifying, pursuing and coordinating all aspects of new business and program development for WLID. These business development responsibilities included:

Marketing, liaison with donors/funders.

Identifying opportunities, engaging partners, proposal development, and recruitment/staffing.

Identifying, screening and selecting suitable bidding opportunities; tracking RFAs, RFPs, RFGPs, and similar solicitations from pre-release to completion; deciding which applications and bids to pursue.

Identifying teaming, partnership, and prime-/sub-contract opportunities.

Convening multi-unit teams to review opportunities and develop proposals.

2004 to 2005 Short Term Contractor, Various Organizations, Bamako, Mali, West Africa

Chemonics International, Inc.: Field Recruiter for Mali AWARE (Advancing Women Advocacy for Representation and Empowerment) Proposal. Recruited a Chief of Party, a Deputy Chief of Party, a Grant and Subcontractor Manager and Training and Advocacy positions. This includes salary negotiations, background and references check, and explanations of USAID/Chemonics policies. All recruitments were done in French.

Futures Group International, Inc.: Completed French survey of Reproductive Health commodity Security: Mapping RHCS Commitment, Advocacy, and Awareness-raising with Ministry Health officials and Local NGOs in Mali. Summarized results and completed final report in French as well as in English

ICMA (Inter CityLink Management Association)/USAID: Conducted French survey with Local Authorities, Advised for the implementation of a Waste management project in Bamako and translated French proposals including Budget in English.

Peace Corps: Revised contracts for Personal Services Contractors (PSC); developed employee handbook; translated contracts from French into English; Maintained database of volunteer information

DELIVER / USAID: Prepared and facilitated seminar with the Health Ministry in Training Malian health workers in logistic management. Formulated, executed and monitored the Budget in French

2003 to 2004 Assistant Project Administrator, Chemonics International, Inc., Washington, DC.

Member of two project management units (Uganda and Senegal), responsible for administration and financial management of USAID funded projects ranging from $200,000 to $25 million, which focus on private sector development, trade promotion, and agro finance issues, grant.

Procured over $500,000 worth of equipment for Senegalese government and micro finance institutions.

2001 to 2003 Program Assistant with U.S Peace Corps, Washington, DC.

Assisted in programming projects in Education, Business, Health and Natural Resources in Africa

Worked closely with sector specialists in Peace Corps to design, plan, implement and monitor Peace Corps Volunteer projects

Reviewed projects coming from the field and advised for their funding

Arranged travel and administrative requirements for Peace Corps employees for the Africa Regional Assistance Unit at Headquarters and in the field

Assisted Crisis Corps in their recruitment for French speakers assigned to work in francophone Africa

Formulated and executed budgets for Peace Corps workshops overseas and participant’s travel

2000 to 2001 Price Analyst, Inspection and Control Services USA, Ltd (ICS)

Audited customs transactions – Import/Export with Francophone African countries

Conducted product and market research using the internet, trade publications and the company database

Analyzed research, assessed the evidence and reported findings using spreadsheets and ICS forms

Interpreted documentation received from offices in Kenya and Argentina

Detected custom fraud, determine accurate valuation and provide evidence to support findings based on World Trade Organization article VII

Conducted comprehensive product studies and maintain database of results

Trained new employees

1998 to 1999 International Customer Service Associate, Worldwide Assistance, Canada – Europe

Verified eligibility and coverage for credit card holders with 12 Canadian banks

Responsible for interpreting CDW (Collision Damage Waiver) insurance

Oriented and trained new staff members in computer system

Supervised a team of twelve people

Opened claims, as appropriate, in response to phone, mail and electronic inquiries from internal and external clients in French as well as in English

Investigated/obtained pertinent data and documentation to assist examiners with file completion

Interpreted French/English documents


01/08 – 05/08 French, Awareness of Languages and Cultures, TV production Teacher at Farquhar Middle School, Olney, Maryland

Taught French to 7 and 8 grades

Taught Awareness Of Languages and Cultures to 6 grades

Taught TV Production to 7 and 8 grades

05/06 - 12/06 Part-Time Adjunct Professor at American University, Washington DC

Lecturer at American University, Department of Languages and Foreign Studies

French Teacher

2001 – 2004 French Tutor and Translator

Tutored high school students in Montgomery County, 7 and 8 grade to make up French classes

Tutored adult U.S professionals traveling in Francophone African Countries

Tutored exchange students doing research in Francophone Africa

Translated/Interpreted French documents/audio tapes in English for advocacy organizations in Washington DC

1992 – 1996 Language Teacher (French/Wolof) and Cross Cultural Facilitator, US Peace Corps, Senegal.

The language teaching curriculum was designed using Competence Based Training (CBT) with theoretical lesson plans and practical experience in the field with various topics that covered subjects such as: Greetings, Asking directions, Order a menu at the restaurant, going at the Bank or Post-office, Writing a Report, Meeting with Government Officials and Giving Presentations. Duties included:

Prepared and executed training for over 1000 volunteers in Senegal, Cote D’Ivoire and Guinea.

Designed curriculum materials for training in French and Wolof

Tested and placed volunteers according to their language level

Taught French and local languages to U.S Peace Corps Volunteers

Counseled Volunteers on cultural adjustment

Trained new employees

Interpreted French/English documents

1989 – 1991 French Teacher Assistant in “Institut de Technologie Appliquee” in Safi, Morocco

Substitute French Teacher (Intermediate, Advanced)

1985 – 1988 French Teacher Grade 9 to 12, Intermediate and Advance Level in two Private Schools (Ecole Privee “Le Cayor”, Ecole Privee “Lat-Dior”) in Thies, Senegal. Curriculum included:

French Immersion

Reading Comprehension (French and African Literature), Dissertation, Grammar, Vocabulary, Dictation, Reading assignment and book presentation.

Biweekly testing

Final exam

LANGUAGES Proficient in French, English and Wolof, Fair Spanish, Fair Arabic

SKILLS Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Access, Power Point)

Financial Software, Mainframe/Databases, Internet and Email Software

Translation (French/English) both verbal and written

Certified Soccer referee in Maryland, D.C. and Virginia

PERSONAL U.S. citizen

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