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Interesting place to work
Ambassador (Former Employee) –  New York1 March 2018
Varied, interesting job with intrinsic satisfaction, working with different people world-wide and using own initiative to make assessments of youth .
Pros
Free worldwide travel
Cons
Unsocial hours
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Not secure
Security Officer (Former Employee) –  NEW ENGLAND VILLE, SCSL COMPOUND13 June 2016
Security briefing every morning with the chief security officer.
went through a lot of refreshers courses to keep updated with the latest security equipment and information.
co workers are very friendly.
We were not secured because the job was a high risk Job.
Pros
Learned a lot
Cons
Not secured
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Bra arbetskultur
Consultant (Former Employee) –  London14 January 2016
Bra arbetskultur med självständigt arbete och en bra antal gemensamma möten. Högsta ledningen väldigt bra, mellanchefer mindre fokuserade. Jag hade projektanställning i 3 månader utan förlängning.
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Productive
Administration Assistant (Former Employee) –  Kosovo, H1311 November 2015
Very interesting work place. Developed myself and learnt new things. Very knowledgeable management. Good relationships with all colleagues and very good working atmosphere. In order to keep a project on track, sometimes you need to hold a confrontation with a different partners.
Making positive changes at the work and seeing good results at the end of the day makes you feel very happy and proud with yourself.
Pros
Flexible working hours during summer
Cons
Long hours
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Interesting and challenging
UN Official (Former Employee) –  Various locations all over the world.24 March 2015
Excellent opportunities to make a difference in international development and humanitarian disaster response in challenging circumstances and multicultural environments.
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Translating
Volunteer translator (Current Employee) –  Home12 June 2014
Translation and proofreading of texts concerning children rights.
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Contract editorial work
Freelance sub-editor (Former Employee) –  London24 July 2012
This was a freelance contract, arranged by an agency, for the UN about clothing enterprises in the Third World and how they operate. I had to confirm to strict UN house rules in copy-editing regarding countries' names and their leaders' names - quite politically correct and detailed with a strict House Style sheet. The work was sent to me to work on at home, with a deadline, in a series of Word Documents. I did not have a great degree of freedom in editing the text as my job was to ensure all the copy was consistent in style i.e. bullet points in lower case, subheads in bold with secondary headings in italics. It was neither hard nor enjoyable - boring for the most part and not that well paid either.
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