Published on June 12, 2016
1. Patrick Kalisa 33 Ballyboden Crescent, Rathfarnham, Dublin 16. Tel:+353864492348 [email protected] https://ie.linkedin.com/in/patrickkalisa Profile Project Manager with 4 years experience and Co-founder of ACSD Rwanda/ICO Canada (NGO) with a BSc in Digital Project Management and Masters in Development Studies. Successfully managed a project building a responsive website for Dublin Steiner School with a team of 1 coder, 1 designer and 2 project managers using Agile Methodologies. Experience includes writing project proposals, planning, reporting, monitoring and evaluating projects, providing supporting documentation, scheduling, preparing budgets, controlling expenses as well as staff and stakeholder management. Excellent problem solving and analytical skills with fluent written and verbal communication skills in both English and French. Impeccable time management skills, and the ability to work both independently and as part of a team to reach targets within specific timeframes. Skills and Achievements Agile Methodologies & Technical Project Management Digital Product Management, Data Insight and Growth Hacking Technical IT Skills: Responsive Web Design, Google Search Optimisation, Social Media, Marketing, Ms Office Project Cycle Management (waterfall) Leadership Financial Management Research, qualitative and quantitative analytical skills Multilingual Skills: Fluent English & French Administration Facilitation/Trainer for Events/Meetings/Conferences Work Experience Management Consultant Jul 2013 – Present ACSD Rwanda Working as a consultant in providing advice in financial management, project cycle management and leadership. French Teacher Jul 2014 – Present Sandford Language Institute, Dublin Prepared and delivered language training for adult professionals who required specific language skills and vocabulary, from beginner to advanced level Translator/Interpreter Jan 2014 – Present SPIRASI, Dublin, Ireland Trained by and worked for SPIRASI as a translator/Interpreter on a casual basis, providing services alongside medical, social and humanitarian professionals
2. Internship Oct 2014 - Dec 2014 Voluntary Services Overseas – VSO Dublin, Ireland Updated the website database, ensured that images and content uploaded on the website were up to date and in line with the Dóchas Code of conduct on Images and Messages. Assisted the Director and the team in different tasks including fundraising, marketing and analysing stakeholder feedback Principal Jan 2009 - Jul 2012 Groupe Scolaire Saint Paul Tyazo, Rwanda Principal of a school of 400 secondary students, 900 primary students, 26 teachers and 1 guard Human Resource Management: Staff & Student management Financial Management, strategic planning, monitoring, evaluating, reporting, fundraising Coordinator and Liaison Officer, facilitated, co-facilitated and trained staff in conjunction with 3 VSO volunteers over 3 years General Secretary for the Secondary Schools Sports Association (45 schools) Project Manager Feb 2009 - Jul 2012 African Community for Sustainable Development (ACSD), Rwanda Project planning and management, fund & grant management, regular reporting to national and international stakeholders HR management, staff development and training, conflict management, professional support Ensured smooth project implementation and management with regular monitoring and evaluation. Liaised with colleagues running similar projects in Kenya Organised 3 months each year with the ACSD/ICO representative project evaluation, reviewing donor agreements, ensuring compliance issues were taken into consideration when developing new proposals I and my team successfully produced and installed 3000 stoves in our community and achieved 110% target in three years General Secretary Feb 2011 - Jul 2012 ASS Nyamasheke (Association Sport Scolaire Nyamasheke, Rwanda) Coordinated sport activities and tournaments, logistics, staff supervision, health & safety Raised and managed funds from our Association members. Provided comprehensive reports to all secondary school Principals and administrators, and budgets and financial reports to Association members Successfully set financial management framework that put in practice accounting best practice and provided regular reports to stakeholders Global School Partnerships Coordinator & Liaison Officer Oct 2011 - Jul 2012 (Nyamasheke District, Rwanda) Coordinated and represented 17 schools in a bid to get funding from British Council for partnerships with schools in the UK. We had 11 successful bids. Represented the schools on a visit to the UK, where I met with the head teachers, teachers, students and parents We discussed our global projects, shared stories, challenged misconceptions, and discussed with the teachers how we could work together to promote Global Citizenship.
3. May 2016 Nov 2015 Business Metrics for Data-Driven Companies Development Studies Association Annual Seminar Coursera Online Courses Education & Research Centre, Our Lady’s Hospice, Harold’s Cross, Dublin 6W Nov 2015 - Present Jobseekers Course Jobcare, 28a Pearse St. Dublin 2 Mar 2015 - Mar 2016 BSc Digital Technology, Design and Innovation: Digital Project Management Dublin Institute of Technology, Kevin Street, Dublin, Ireland Mar 2015 - Apr 2015 Certificate in Pathways to Climate Change Adaptation Coursera Online Courses: Universite de Geneve Nov 2014 - Nov 2014 Development Studies Association Annual Seminar Education & Research Centre, Our Lady’s Hospice, Harold’s Cross, Dublin 6W Oct 2014 - Nov 2014 Certificate in Humanitarian Emergencies Kimmage Development Studies Centre, Whitehall Rd, Dublin, D12 P5YP, Ireland Sep 2012 - Mar 2014 Masters in Development Studies Project Cycle Management, Leadership and Financial Management Kimmage Development Studies Centre, Whitehall Rd, Dublin, D12 P5YP, Ireland Jan 2004 - Mar 2009 Bachelor Degree of Sciences (Physics and Chemistry) with Education - Qualified Teacher Kigali Institute of Education (KIE), Kigali, Rwanda Jan 1998 - Dec 2002 A-Level in Biology and Chemistry Petit Seminaire Baptist de Butare Secondary School, Rwanda Hobbies/Interests Reading, languages, music, strong interest in travel and experiencing different cultures, keep fit, running and a keen cyclist References available on request Education and Training