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Tichakunda Mafundikwa +263778228164

#5 Cambridge Road, Avondale, Harare

Objective: Seeking an entry-level job in journalism, communications or media which utilizes my writing and
communications experience.


Languages Computer
English: Native language Microsoft Word
French: Native language Microsoft Publisher
Shona: Basic speaking & writing Microsoft PowerPoint
Adobe Illustrator, InDesign, Photoshop


SUNY New Paltz University New Paltz, New York
Bachelor of Arts in Journalism August 2012-May 2015
G.P.A.: 3.23

St John’s University Queens, New York
August 2011- May 2012

Work Experience

AfriKera Arts Trust Harare, Zimbabwe
Teacher Jan- Dec 2016

● Taught students critical analysis.
● Used various methods such as quizzes and word games to help students understand the subject matter.
● Facilitated debates during showcases between audience members and performers.

United University Professions New Paltz Chapter New Paltz, New York
Chapter Intern January-May2015

● Organized the publishing process of the Chapter’s publication The Bullhorn using Microsoft Publisher.
● Wrote profiles on New Paltz professors, published in The Bullhorn.
● Helped to design layout of the magazine and chose images.
● Organized and managed content.
● Worked in close collaboration with the Chapter president.
● Provided input on decisions re: articles to include, how the content fit into the layout.
● Updated the Chapter’s site using WordPress.
● Took photos at Executive Committee meetings.
● Provided proofreading support.
● Collaborated in setting targets and monitored work to meet set deadlines for publication.
● Liaised with different departments across campus to organize distribution of the magazine.

Tichakunda Mafundikwa +263778228164
#5 Cambridge Road, Avondale, Harare

SAfAIDS (Southern African NGO focused on health and good sexual practices.) Harare, Zimbabwe
Communications and Knowledge Management Unit and Technical Services Unit June- August2014

● Managed the organization’s social media presence including maintaining Facebook and Twitter accounts.
● Transcribed audio files on good clinic practices for use in a publication by SAfAIDS.
● Official photographer of the organization at the Zimbabwe International Book Fair.
● Conducted research and wrote posts for online media.
● Promoted The International Conference on AIDS using our Facebook page.

Alliance Française Harare, Zimbabwe
Communications Liaison July-August 2013

● Corresponded with the Alliance’s partners, students and prospective students.
● Curated a film series and organized weekly film screenings.
● Wrote weekly online newsletter and managed distribution of newsletter to Alliance members and partners.
● Managed the rental of Alliance’s theatre facility for companies and artists.
● Represented the students in meetings with the director to improve the services of the Alliance Française.

Definitely Zimbabwean (DefZee) Harare, Zimbabwe
Co-Founder Feb2011- July 2011

● Assisted in launching a new youth site focused on lifestyle, education and career for young Zimbabweans.
● Focused on 13 to 25 year olds.
● Helped choose the name, content and goals.
● Established partnerships with companies and institutions to advertise on our site.
● Helped organize monthly debates between the public and guest panels on various topics at the USEAC. (United States
Educational Advising Center)
● Established relationships with potential sponsors and funders.

Leadership Experience

St John’s Intramural Soccer Tournament Queens, New York
Captain March 2012-April2012

● Founded a soccer team “Les Zaboka”.
● Managed and coordinated a squad of 15 players.
● Attended captains meetings and solved disputes in a civil manner with the officials and the Head of the department.

Volunteer Work

International Conference on AIDS & STI’s in Africa (ICASA 2015) Harare, Zimbabwe
Volunteer December 2015

● Assisted delegates in English and French, with information on accommodation, transport and other queries.
● Worked in unison with a core group of 8 volunteers at the airport and conference center, to capture data for statistical uses.

Tichakunda Mafundikwa +263778228164
#5 Cambridge Road, Avondale, Harare