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Leonor Crisostomo
Head of Region , International INGO
Lausanne, Switzerland
Professional with 15 years of strategy formulation, management and coordination of multisector Humanitarian and development programs in Asia, Middle East, East Africa, Switzerland, seeks challenging opportunity. It completes her profile an extensive experience in recruitment, management, coordination and direct supervision of staff, team building along with Government and Donor Relations
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Area of Expertise:
  • Administration, HR, Management, Accounting/Finance
  • Capacity Building, Training, Advocacy, Political
  • Disaster, Aid, Emergencies, Relief
  • Human Rights, Law, Migration, Conflicts, Justice
  • Social, Education, Gender, Youth, Child
Professional Experience:

JAN 2017 up AUG 2019 - 2,8 years
Head of Asia Zone, Lausanne, Switzerland (8 MIO CHF) 7 direct staff- 300 indirect staff

AUG 2016 up FEB 2017 - 7 months
India Country Representative, Kolkata, 19 staff (2 MIO CHF)

Oct 2015-FEB 2016 - 4 months DIPECHO (CoP) Grant Writer: Health, CP and Education in Emergency - ELPECCA (600K €) Project Enhancing Learning Protective Environment for children in Conflict in Assam, INDIA - Project APPROVED

APR 2014-SEP 2016 - 15 months
Program Coordinator/Head of mission: Emergency and Post Emergency, Samar Island, PHILIPPINES (2,5 MIO CHF). 2 permanent Expatriates, 5 consultants & 50 National staff
Main Achievements: Coordinated 2 cyclones including 1500 people evacuation centre; Livelihood (CCT+); WASH; Shelters; NFI distribution; Team Capacity building; Project Proposal design and writing (SwS), Project APPROVED.

Terre des Hommes Italy - 4.5 ys

APR 2012-JUL 2013, 13 months
Country Representative, Dhaka, Bangladesh (2 MIO CHF); 2 expat & 30 national staff
Main Achievement: Delegation Restructuring; Seasonal Emergency Responses, 2013 Coordination and design of Cyclone Mahasen Response
JAN 2012-JUL 2012
7 months, Project Manager, Dhaka, Bangladesh (Safe Migration) Promoting International safe migration towards EU and Middles East Countries - EU Funds (1.5 MIO €)

APR 2008-MAY 2011, 3 years
Project Manager, Palestine, Beit Ula Hebron District PALESTINE (700K €), 7 direct staff, Children and Youth Empowerment, Institutional capacity building

JAN -APR 2008
4 months, First Aid Rescuing Service: Italian Red Cross, Cuneo Italy, volunteer service - ambulance

NOV 2007-MAR 2008
6 months, ISCOS ngo, Colombo, SRI LANKA
Project Designer-Grant writer, Tea Project
Integrated Programme for the Improvement and Upliftment of Tea Plantation

JUL 2005-APR 2006, 9 months
Project Designer & Coordinator- Post emergency Psycho social Project, SRI LANKA, AIBI NGO and Catholic Univ. of Milan- (800 € K)-3 staff 42 schools involved. Teacher training programme design and implementation in “Socio affective education and empowerment of teaching units in emergency contexts”

JUL 2004-JUL 2005, 13 months
EC Project Designer & Manager, Decentralized Cooperation LA.MO.RO, Consultancy Agency

NOV 2003- JUN 2005, 2 years
Project Designer & Coordinator, Youth Policy Sector O.R.So -Alba Italy; Children and Youth Empowerment

NOV-DEC 2002, 1 month
Emergency Relief Officer, (Earthquake): start up of a psycho social intervention & re-opening of the schools after the Earthquake in Molise Region, Crisis Unit-Catholic University of Milan

JUL -AUG 2002, 2 months
Traineeship in Keebera street Children centre, Nairobi Kenya
2018 NOV, 1 week Secured Based Leadership Training, Yangoon, Myanmar, IMD - Tdh

2017 MARCH 1 week training on High Performance Leadership, IMD Lausanne, Switzerland

2016 MAR- JUL French Course B1 Lausanne, Switzerland

2015 NOV, Course in French Language– A2 level ALPHA- B Language School, NICE, FRANCE

2014 JUL, Cash Transfer Programming Training Terre des hommes Foundation, PHILIPPINES

2013 JUL-DEC, Hata Yoga Teacher Training Course Institute of Inner Sciences, Isha Yoga Centre, Semmedu, India
2011 NOV, Administrative Project Management and Monitoring & Evaluation Ricerca & Cooperazione NGO, Roma, Italy

2011 NOV, Managing EC contracts and reporting on EC grants, BOND London, England

2008 MARCH, Italian Cooperation Project Accounting Regulation & Procedures, SOS BLU Training Agency, Roma, Italy

2007 OCT-DEC, Red Cross “First Aid/CPR training for Rescuer Italian Red Cross, Italy

2007 MARCH, Development cooperation & project Design, SOS BLU Training Agency, Roma

2002 JUL- AUG, Course in Conflict Analysis & Resolution within African Context Africa Peace Point NGO & CUM, Nairobi, KENYA.


DEC 2003-JUN 2004 Post Degree Course in European Project Design and Planning, POLIEDRA S.P.A.

JAN 2002 MAY 2003, MA in Relational Actions in Emergency Contexts, Catholic University of Milan

2000 JAN-JUN Development and Cooperation Training Course UNICEF and Univ. of Turin Italy

2000 JUN-JAN, Post Degree Course in Diplomacy and International Relations, Institute of European Studies, ILO, Turin, Italy

1999 JULY Degree in Foreign Languages and Literature (English, Spanish & Portuguese) Credits 110/110 cum laude University of Turin & University of Leeds (England)

1998/1999 Fellowship, Portfolio in American Studies with Master Modules Socrates/Erasmus Programme University of Leeds (England)
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    Years of Experience:
    10-15 years
    Highest Qualification:
    English, French, Spanish, Italian
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