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Fariza Kamran

fariza.sheikh@gmail.com – +92 332 5315 903


House # 20, St # 9, Sector J, DHA II, Islamabad, Pakistan

Career Goal
To work in dynamic environment to utilize my skills, experience & knowledge gained during
professional experience and educational span, in best interest of organization. Being provided
with opportunities and leading prospects for career development is motivational aspect.

Work Experience

 Office Assistant - June 2015 – April 2016 ACIAR, Australian High Commission, Islamabad
Work Description:

-Initial point of contact for Australia Center for International Agricultural Research- Country Office Islamabad, directly reporting
to Country Manager.
-Assisting Country Manager in day to day operations when he was on field visits.
-Involvement in Recruitment and selection process for Country Office.
-Communication with Head office in Canberra for office updates and approvals where necessary.
-Providing assistance and facilitation to projects teams coming from Australia and act as liaison for them and local partners.
-Liaising with DFAT security team for approval of visits and arranging security briefing on arrival in Pakistan.
-Arranging NOC/Visa Supports letters from local Government departments for Australian project partners.
-Performing finance related duties in collaboration with finance department of DFAT for matters such as payments on behalf of
project partners, reimbursements to locals, procurements for project and country office, and processing of salaries. Also, assisting
in budgeting and updating financial accounting reports for administrative and departmental expenses.
-Arranging workshops/ meetings/ conferences for the projects in Islamabad, Lahore and other places depending on requirement,
budget and mainly security.
-Travelling on site of event (locally & nationally) if required for the facilitation or presence.
-Supporting Executive Assistant of High Commissioner on arranging ACIAR event at HC residence and where HC has to be host,
such as writing and sending out invitations, chasing RSVPs and compiling guest lists. Liaising with the Residence staff on set up
and arrangements for dinners in Residence Manager’s absence.
-Mail handling, drafting replies, posting ACIAR related correspondence. Log all incoming invitations, seek advice where necessary,
and ensure RSVPs are sent promptly.
-Writing articles/ blogs on activities in Pakistan related to projects of ACIAR.
-Maintaining contacts database.
-Voluntary work in arranging events of High Commission.

 Private Office Assistant - January 2015 – May 2015 - British High Commission, Islamabad
Work Description:
-Initial point of contact for all external phone calls to HC and DHC: assisting callers where possible, filtering calls for HC & DHC,
and re-directing as required
-Initiating action on all mail addressed to HC and DHC. Requesting draft replies, chasing and monitoring responses to ensure
replies are sent within 10 working days. Log all incoming invitations, seek advice where necessary, and ensure RSVPs are sent
promptly
-Entering of all unclassified work for HC and DHC and drafting letters
-Support Residence Manager on HC’s entertainment: writing and sending out invitations, chasing RSVPs and compiling guest lists.
Liaising with the Residence staff on set up and arrangements for dinners in Residence Manager’s absence
-Maintain new contacts in outlook

 HR/Training Assistant - July 2014- January 2015 - British High Commission, Islamabad
Work Description:

-Assist in Recruitment & Selection


-Arranging orientation and mandatory practical induction sessions for new staff
-Creating database for recruitment by making recruitment files
-Creating personal file when new staff is hired and maintain all correspondence to relevant files
-Liaising with British Clinic and Security section for health care and security arrangements respectively
-Issuance of letters (Appointment, Reference, renewal of contracts, change of grades, deputizing pay, and more as requested)
-Monitoring and updating database on tracking sheets
-Creating records of employees on oracle based application as HR administrative and run reports (personal details, annual leaves,
absence entry for the staff who are not entitled to use employee self-service on secure level, termination)
-Maintaining staff list every month for Foreign Commonwealth Office, Department of international Development and British
Council for headcount on monthly basis
-Maintaining performance appraisal record of staff
-Handling staff resignation, checking last day of working for Annual Leave calculation and final dues letter.
-Preparing certificates for long services and training held in-house
-Liaising with trainer and making arrangements for training and follow up with trainer
-Assist HR manager in Regionalization of work

 Community Liaison Officer (Additional responsibilities with HR role) - July 2014- August
2014 - British High Commission, Islamabad
Work Description:

-To communicate, correspond to the UK based Staff arriving in Pakistan on posting.


-Arranging food packs and placed on their allotted accommodation by liaising with the new arrival, furnishing and accommodation
department & Commissary.
-Arranging induction, welcome and coffee mornings
-Maintaining database of staff spouses and families and circulating emails for them, to make them aware about events in British
High commission or other missions in Pakistan
-Circulate emails on behalf of or for UK based staff and families for any sale events, club parties
-To familiarize with local culture and markets for new UK based staff and families

 Finance Assistant - March 2014- July 2014 - British High Commission, Islamabad
Work Description:

-Cash management- Petty Cash/ Imprest processing


-Assisting manager in budgeting
-checking claims, overtime, receivables & payables and generating invoices
-Maintaining filing of batches, and destroying confidential financial and accounting records

 Internship at Zaver Petroleum Pvt Ltd - July 2011 – Aug 2011, Islamabad

 Internship at Pakistan Telecommunication Authority - June 2009– Aug 2009, Islamabad

 Internship at Shifa International Hospital - June 2008– July 2008, Islamabad

 Internship at Union Bank (SCB) - July 2006–July 2006, Islamabad

Education

 2010 – 2014 Masters in Business Administration (Human Resource)


NUST Business School, Islamabad. Pakistan

 2006 – 2009 Bachelors in Business Administration (Hons)


National University of Modern Languages, Islamabad. Pakistan

 2003 – 2005 Higher Secondary School Certificate (Intermediate)


F.G Post Graduate College for Women, Islamabad. Pakistan

Professional Skills and Personal Interests

 Worked on Oracle employee self-service & PRISM for HR as HR PRISM Administrator


 Designing itineraries for project teams or delegation visiting Pakistan and having alternative plans
for any uncertainty. Besides traveling for official work, I have travelled to Singapore, Malaysia
and Thailand by myself, I see it as my personal strength to organize visits/ trips
 Organized the high level Australian delegate visit to ACIAR project sites in Pakistan and meetings
with Minister and other government officials
 Trained as Fire Warden and Effective administration and business support in British High
Commission, Islamabad. There were other internal trainings which were related to their work
scenarios
 Team Player, worked for events organized in previous organizations such as Spring Festival,
Australian Day and Queen’s Birthday Party where colleagues from different departments worked
together.
 Presentation skills demonstrated during the delivery of inductions at job for new staff and UK based
staff and families arrival
 Experience of postage franking work as a backup.
 Through case study analysis gained the skill of problem identification and providing solutions for
future conduct.
 Used software’s such as MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint , Project & SPSS
 Voluntarily worked for charity functions and disasters occurred
 Writing Articles for official magazine, "Gupshup", of British High Commission
 Participated in photography competition “Britain Connects Pakistan” and has been awarded
 Organized NUST Talent Expo &Job Fair (2011)
 Participated in P&G Business Launch Competition and Nestle women of strength.
 Set my own stall of baked items named “Little Muffs” on Spring Festival at British High
Commission (2011,2013 & 2014)

References

 References can be furbished on request