Basic Info

Leena Azzam

4 years

Cairo, Egypt

Master's Degree

Experienced

Work Experience

Senior Refugee Status Determination Assistant at United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees

Experience Details

Senior Refugee Status Determination Assistant

Project/Program Management

Experienced (Non-Manager)

N/A


Company Details

United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (multinational)

Giza, Egypt

More than 1000 employees

Non-Profit Organizations

N/A

Feb 2017 to May 2017 (3 months)
Resettlement Caseworker at International Organization for Migration

Experience Details

Resettlement Caseworker

Project/Program Management

Experienced (Non-Manager)

• Verify and ensure accuracy of refugee application forms for refugee resettlement; including completion of family trees, manually/electronically, and updating biographic data in Worldwide Refugee Admissions Processing System;
• Verify and translate legal documents and certificates;
• Verify case relationships based on applications received;
• Interview applicants, verify accuracy of files and prepare case histories;
• Verify and file security check reports;
• Conduct Pre-screening file reviews QC (Quality Control) as well as pre USCIS (United States Citizenship and Immigration Services) file reviews;
• Conduct post USCIS file reviews and updates as required reflecting changes to the case, both applicant data and processing statuses;
• Undertake duty travel as needed in support of In Processing and USCIS circuit rides;
• Ensure proper handling of files and documents;
• Maintain and ensure confidentiality of all RSC (Resettlement Support Center) matters following the USRAP (United States Refugee Admission Program) standards of conduct;
• Train other personnel as needed


Company Details

International Organization for Migration

Cairo, Egypt

More than 1000 employees

Non-Profit Organizations

http://www.egypt.iom.int/

Jan 2016 to Feb 2017 (1 year 1 month)
Migrant Assistance Caseworker at International Organization for Migration

Experience Details

Migrant Assistance Caseworker

Project/Program Management

Experienced (Non-Manager)

• Carry out interviews with potential victims of trafficking and vulnerable migrants, determine if eligible for assistance, and refer them to relevant partners as needed;
• Provide psychosocial counseling to victims of trafficking and vulnerable migrants (especially women and unaccompanied minors);
• Plan and monitor the assistance provided to each of the beneficiaries;
• Monitor beneficiaries in accordance with IOM SOPs on provision of direct assistance;
• Prepare case management reports for each beneficiary in regular basis;
• Ensure appropriate data management of beneficiaries, including entering IOM databases on assistance and proper filing;
• Prepare statistics, reports, and analysis as requested;
• Ensure the confidentiality of all beneficiaries;
• Support the AVRR team in the screening of AVRR beneficiaries for provision of direct assistance;
• Facilitate trainings on victim of trafficking identification and direct assistance;
• Undertake duty travels as required


Company Details

International Organization for Migration

Cairo, Egypt

More than 1000 employees

Non-Profit Organizations

http://www.egypt.iom.int/

May 2015 to Jan 2016 (8 months)
Ceasefire Project (intern) at Minority Rights Group International

Experience Details

Ceasefire Project (intern)

Project/Program Management

Experienced (Non-Manager)

• Research and produce texts for internal and external use on issues relating to the program
• Provide administrative and logistical support to the program coordinator and officer (helping to organize trainings and conferences, advocacy trips, and putting together mailing lists)
• Assist in drafting and formatting lengthy documents and proposals
• Translate relevant documents from Arabic to English and vice versa


Company Details

Minority Rights Group International

United Kingdom

51-100 employees

Non-Profit Organizations

http://minorityrights.org/

Jul 2015 to Jan 2016 (6 months)
Project Assistant at International Organization for Migration

Experience Details

Project Assistant

Project/Program Management

Experienced (Non-Manager)

• Assist in administrative tasks, specifically procurement and logistics in coordination with the Admin and Finance Assistant for project activities;
• Restructure the pre-departure orientation manual under IMIS III;
• Draft accompanying booklet for pre-departure orientation materials under IMIS III;
• Assist in drafting and updating web-platform content and materials under IMIS III;
• Update ad translate materials for web-platform into Arabic under IMIS III;
• Provide translation support for project documents and letters;
• Develop, translate and over-see publication of project information materials;
• Attend meetings, and take meeting notes


Company Details

International Organization for Migration

Cairo, Egypt

More than 1000 employees

Non-Profit Organizations

http://www.egypt.iom.int/

Jul 2014 to Nov 2014 (4 months)
Direct Assistance Support (intern) at International Organization for Migration

Experience Details

Direct Assistance Support (intern)

Project/Program Management

Entry Level

• Assist in processing all Direct Assistance to eligible migrants (including victims of trafficking and vulnerable migrants). This includes preparation of assistance letters and reimbursement of all eligible costs;
• Coordinate with IOM Caseworkers in order to establish prioritization of Direct Assistance cases, and liaise with migrants in order to deliver Direct Assistance in a timely manner;
• Monitor beneficiaries in accordance with IOM criteria on provision of Direct Assistance;
• Prepare purchase requisitions and payment requests for any procurement related to providing Direct Assistance to migrants;
• Ensure confidentiality of all beneficiaries and discretion of migrant profiles;
• Ensure appropriate data management of all Direct Assistance as provided, including preparing statistics and reports as requested;
• Manage petty cash accounts and ensure prompt settlement of cash advance for payments related to Direct Assistance;
• Assist in the process of outsourcing Direct Assistance for vulnerable migrants to an Implementing Partner, including monitoring of IP activities;
• Provide informal translation to documents and reports


Company Details

International Organization for Migration

Cairo, Egypt

More than 1000 employees

Non-Profit Organizations

http://www.egypt.iom.int/

May 2014 to Jul 2014 (2 months)
Research Assistant at American University in Cairo (student activity)

Experience Details

Research Assistant

Education/Teaching, Training/Instructor

Student

• Wrote legal memos;
• Researched and assessed works on freedom of religion and equality in respect to religious minorities in contemporary Egypt


Company Details

American University in Cairo (student activity)

Cairo, Egypt

http://www.aucegypt.edu/

Jan 2013 to May 2013 (4 months)
Researcher (intern) at Center for Development Services

Experience Details

Researcher (intern)

Project/Program Management

Entry Level

• Supported in writing a MENA region ACTION project report funded by Transparency International (TI) regarding Access to Information in Egypt;
• Helped in conceptualizing a section of the ACTION project report regarding Access to Information in the Health sector and its linkages to corruption;
• Conducted a series of interviews with relevant stakeholders from the public, private, and civil society sectors;
• Edited and answered comments regarding the ACTION project report


Company Details

Center for Development Services

Cairo, Egypt

51-100 employees

Non-Profit Organizations

www.cds-mena.org/

Oct 2012 to Dec 2012 (2 months)
Archival and Digital Projects Assistant at American University in Cairo (student activity)

Experience Details

Archival and Digital Projects Assistant

Education/Teaching, Training/Instructor

Student

• Organized rare and special collections of architectural plans in their specific cabinets and for exhibitions;
• Allocated useful academic sources requested by a researcher on Iranian pottery and Islamic architecture;
• Reviewed forms of architectural plans to inspect if descriptions match these;
• Wrote forms for plans that did not have any


Company Details

American University in Cairo (student activity)

Cairo, Egypt

http://www.aucegypt.edu/

Sep 2011 to Jan 2012 (4 months)
Research Assistant at American University in Cairo (student activity)

Experience Details

Research Assistant

Education/Teaching, Training/Instructor

Student

• Wrote literature reviews on gender wage gaps and female labor participation in the MENA region;
• Edited and updated literature reviews written by past research assistants;
• Researched, read and evaluated studies to assess their relevance to the subject matter;
• Summarized specific sections of works selected by the Economics professor;
• Compiled bibliographies for various works written by the professor


Company Details

American University in Cairo (student activity)

Cairo, Egypt

http://www.aucegypt.edu/

Jun 2010 to Dec 2011 (1 year 6 months)
Teacher Assistant at American University in Cairo (student activity)

Experience Details

Teacher Assistant

Education/Teaching, Training/Instructor

Student

• Invigilated exam sessions and corrected exams;
• Ensured students passed through difficulties with course material outside the
classroom by being available for consultation and assistance;
• Facilitated the community-based learning component of the class, through contacting heads of non-profit organizations


Company Details

American University in Cairo (student activity)

Cairo, Egypt

http://www.aucegypt.edu/

Sep 2010 to May 2011 (8 months)

Education

Master of Laws (LL.M.) in International and Comparative Law

Education Details

Master of Laws (LL.M.)

International and Comparative Law

American University in Cairo (AUC), Egypt

A / Excellent / 85 -100%

Comparative Law, International Human Rights Law, Public law, Islamic Law Reform, Family Law, Jurisprudence, International Commercial Arbitration, Constitutional Law, and, Family Law

N/A

American University in Cairo (AUC)
2012 - 2015
Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) in Political Science

Education Details

Bachelor of Arts (B.A.)

Political Science

American University in Cairo (AUC), Egypt

A / Excellent / 85 -100%

Human Rights, International Law, International Relations, Political Theory, Developmental Studies, Legal Research, and Academic Writing, Economic Development, Macroeconomics

Minor in Economics Minor in Rhetoric and Composition

American University in Cairo (AUC)
2009 - 2012
High School - Other

High School Details

Other

International School of Martyrs (I.S.M.)

Libya

2008

A / Excellent / 85 -100%

Irish Leaving Certificate

International School of Martyrs (I.S.M.)
2008
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Profile Skills and Keywords

AdministrativeArabicArchival And Digital Projects AssistantCaseworkCeasefire ProjectCopyeditingDetails-orientedDirect Assistance SupportEnglishHard WorkerInitiativeInternational And Comparative LawInterviewingLegal ResearchMicrosoft OfficeMigrant Assistance CaseworkerNon-Profit OrganizationsOrganizerPolitical ScienceProgram ManagementProgramme SupportProjectProject AssistantResearch AssistantResearcherResettlement CaseworkerSenior Refugee Status Determination AssistantSupportiveTeacher AssistantTranslationUnited Nations High Commissioner For RefugeesWriting

Self-assesed Skills

Languages

Arabic

Arabic

: Advanced

: Advanced

: Advanced

: Fluent

English

English

: Fluent

: Advanced

: Fluent

: Fluent

Tools and Technologies

Microsoft Office

Microsoft Office

: Advanced

: High

:

3-5 years

Fields of Expertise

Writing

Writing

: Advanced

: Extreme - I love it!

:

3-5 years

Casework

Casework

: Advanced

: High

:

1-3 years

Legal Research

Legal Research

: Advanced

: High

:

1-3 years

Programme Support

Programme Support

: Advanced

: High

:

1-3 years

Interviewing

Interviewing

: Advanced

: Medium

:

1-3 years

Copyediting

Copyediting

: Intermediate

: High

:

Less than 1 year

Translation

Translation

: Intermediate

: Medium

:

1-3 years

Administrative

Administrative

: Intermediate

: Medium

:

Less than 1 year

Key Skills

Hard worker, Initiative, Organizer, Details-oriented, Supportive

Online Presence

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