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Edvige Bordone
Communications specialist , International non-profit
Milan, Italy
I am a Communications Specialist with background in Global Health and 8 years of experience working in international organisations and NGOs. I am looking for a mid-level management position in communications or project management, ideally in the global health or public health sector. Refugees and migration are also issues close to my heart. Can relocate immediately.
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Area of Expertise:
  • Communications, IT, Media, Knowledge Management, Editor
  • Health, Doctors, Nurses, HIV/AIDS
  • Monitoring, Evaluation, Policy, Research, Analysis
Professional Experience:
Currently seeking for a new opportunity, after a short career break.

Communications Manager • Tropical Health and Education Trust (THET), UK
Managed 1 staff and 1 volunteer. Ensured that THET's communication outputs were of a high standard, respond to the needs of the target audience, reflect strategic priorities and values and were delivered within agreed budget and timelines. Managed the promotion of stories - proactively seeking to increase THET's profile across various platforms, and with key-influencers and stakeholders. Produced creative and compelling case-studies for the purposes of advocacy, policy, fundraising and communication of impact and progress made. Contributed to the development of THET's advocacy strategy. Delivered communication training sessions to six country directors to raise THET’s profile and optimise impact at international and national levels. Project manager for THET’s annual conferences. Digital lead. Project management and content generation for brand-new website.

Communications Manager • Pour un Sourire d’Enfant, Cambodia
Managed 5 staffs. Re-branding strategy. External and internal communications strategy and plan. Produced news pieces and articles, publishing content based on editorial calendar, work plan and budget; reviewed and approved all content and publications. Developed internal communications tools (intranet website, staff blog, and noticeboards). Delivered communication training sessions for key-staff and provided communication support to CSR and Fundraising departments. Web content editor and architecture for new website. Digital manager. Events planning. Project Manager of the fundraising campaign ‘Be a Hero’ ($ 140,000 raised).

2011/13Communication Lead for South-East Asia • Passerelles numériques, Cambodia
Remotely supervised 2 staffs. Re-branding strategy. Communications strategy, plan, and budget. Effectively developed communication tools for general audiences, local and international partners, donors, media, and staff (annual reports, major donors reports, newsletters, briefings, leaflets, presentations, videos).

Communication & Information Officer • UNDP, Madagascar
Developed the UN annual communication strategy and plan. Coordinating internal communications for 14 UN agencies in the country. Handled relations with media and institutional partners (government, NGOs…). Events planning. Official speeches for UN’s spokespersons. Organised regular training sessions for local journalists (ethics, facts checking).

Public Relations Officer • MSF, Italy
Organisation of general public outreach events as well as thematic and networking events (national conferences, round-tables, photo exhibitions, lecture in the Senate of Italian Republic, readings). Proofreading and editing of several MSF’s reports.

Press Officer (Intern) • MSF, Italy
Press officer for the interactive exhibition ‘A Refugee Camp in the Heart of the City’ (media p
MSc Health, Population and Society
London School of Economics and Political Science, UK

Master’s Degree Cultures and Languages for Communication
Università degli studi di Milano, Italy
110 cum magna laude/110 (special distinction)

Bachelor’s Degree Liberal Studies in Communications
Università degli studi di Milano, Italy
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    Years of Experience:
    5-10 years
    Highest Qualification:
    English, French, Italian
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