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Job spotlight: Treasurer

4 February 2015

Alongside his day job at International Alert, Mango register member Leo Skyner volunteers his time and skills as Treasurer and Trustee of Media Legal Defence Initiative (MLDI). Our Recruitment team asked him to share some insight into the role.


Tell us a bit about yourself
I am currently Head of Operations and Development – Africa Programme for International Alert. 

I am also Treasurer and Trustee of Media Legal Defence Initiative (MLDI) which provides legal help for journalists, bloggers and independent media across the world
 

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Top tips for writing a winning CV

4 February 2015

Recruiters spend approximately 30 seconds on their initial review, so grabbing their attention is vital. Having a well-written CV that is presented clearly is therefore key to gaining a significant advantage over other candidates. 

Using our network of International NGO clients, we asked three current senior finance recruiters from Oxfam, British Red Cross and Save the Children for their top tips on creating a winning CV. Here's what they told us...

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My Ebola experience

4 February 2015

In June 2014, Mango register member Margaret Otim found herself in the midst of a rapidly escalating global health crisis. Here she shares her extraordinary account of experiencing the Ebola emergency response firsthand.

Two weeks into my annual leave in Uganda in June 2014, I decided to finally check my emails just to see if there were any urgent issues that needed my attention.  That was when I saw an email from our Country Director directing that our field office in Kailahun to suspend all field activities and ‘non essential staff’ to stay home until further notice.  These staff were not to visit any of the other field offices or come to the Country Office in Freetown (Kailahun is the border town with Guinea with porous borders). This was mid-June and there were already a few cases of Ebola in Kailahun district, eastern Sierra Leone.  I frowned, though not frightened or scared because from my experience of Ebola outbreak in my home town of Gulu in Northern Uganda, it would take not more than 3 months for the spread of the virus to be brought under control and life would continue normally! Even when some of my colleagues decided to leave Sierra Leone in July, when the virus had spread to the next neighbouring town, I was still confident that the Ebola virus won’t spread to other towns, let alone reaching the capital city, Freetown, where I live.

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