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CURRICULUM VITAE FOR K.E.S. KIRBY Home address: P.O. Box 593 Thimphu, Bhutan Telephone (residence): (975-2) 322358; (office): (975-2) 322424 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org; email@example.com [please send correspondence to both addresses] Experience: Professional editor/writer since 1974; more than 20 years in management. Consultant for United Nations Human Security Commission/Norwegian Refugee Council [Global IDP Project], New York/Geneva (June-September 2002). Researched and wrote a jointly published paper on causes of internal displacement, analysing reasons for and circumstances of forced displacement as a primary political and military aim in countries worldwide. Using case studies based on Internet sources as email and telephone and telephone interviews with different humanitarian actors, focussed on policy recommendations. Consultant for UNDP communications, UNDP, Thimphu, Bhutan (May- June 2002). Wrote and edited first-ever UNDP Bhutan InfoKit, including modules on Bhutan’s unique approach to development; UNDP’s history and focus in the Kingdom; the United Nations System’s commitment to partnership at the country level; decentralisation and people’s participation; rural enterprise development; poverty monitoring; integrating development and environmental conservation; Information and Communications Technology for development; and the accelerating threat of HIV/AIDS. Also conceptualised and wrote UNDP Bhutan communications strategy 2002-2004. Consultant to the CCA/UNDAF process, United Nations System, Male’, Maldives (March-May 2002). Facilitated process for formulating United Nations Development Assistance Framework for six United Nations Agencies based in or responsible for Maldives. Maldives chose to combine its CCA, analysing and reviewing the development situation and identifying key issues, with the UNDAF, which shows how the United Nations as a whole will address those key issues. Facilitated discussions among Inter-Agency representatives to identify 14 key development challenges in Maldives and, based upon those discussions and reviews of national documents, to set goals, objectives, sub-objectives and areas for further collaboration among a select set of priorities for the United Nations System (2003- 2007). In close consultation with the United Nations Country Team, wrote, edited and finalised comprehensive UNDAF document. Consultant to the UNDAF process, United Nations System, Jakarta, Indonesia (January-March 2002). Facilitated process for United Nations Development Assistance Framework among 18 United Nations Agencies in Indonesia. Facilitated/participated in five Thematic Groups and UNDAF Steering Committee during intensive consultations on setting priorities for goals, objectives, sub- objectives and areas for further collaboration for the United Nations System during the period 2002-2005. In close consultation with the United Nations Country Team, wrote, edited and finalised comprehensive UNDAF document. Special Assistant to the Resident Co-ordinator, United Nations System, Thimphu, Bhutan (January 2000-January 2002). As the first person to hold this position in the country, major duties included significant improvement in collaboration and co-ordination among United Nations Agencies in Bhutan; between United Nations Agencies and the Royal Government; and among the United Nations and other development partners both inside and outside Bhutan. Head of Partnerships and United Nations System Co-ordination Unit, UNDP. Central role in planning, development and co-ordination of all United Nations System activities, including formulation, writing and editing of major documents such as Common Country Assessment and United Nations Development Assistance Framework. Central role in consultations and preparations for Round Table Meeting, held in Thimphu in November 2000 (first ever in recipient country). Central role in United Nations System linkage to formulation of Royal Government’s Ninth Five Year Plan (2002- 2007). UNHCR training in international humanitarian assistance and disaster management, August 2001; central role in tracking of refugee affairs and preparations for repatriation and reintegration of Bhutanese refugees in Nepal. Prepared and wrote United Nations briefing papers for high-level delegations on sensitive issues including refugee affairs, human rights and national security; provided verbal briefings on focus topics. Focal point for United Nations System advocacy. Initiated regular UN/Bhutan Forums on variety of topics as advocacy tool for all United Nations Agencies; likewise, initiated UN Radio Programme in local languages. Initiated United Nations Bhutan bimonthly online publication, Innovations. Provided technical assistance and advice to all Agencies on topics and documents including governance/decentralisation, first National Human Development Report, and HIV/AIDS. Co-ordinator of United Nations System response to natural and other disasters in Bhutan. Speechwriter for Resident Co-ordinator. Wrote script and provided technical assistance for television documentary on role of Bhutanese women in the 21st Century, produced for International Women’s Day 2000. Consultant to the CEDAW process, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Thimphu, Bhutan (September-December 1999, May-June 2002). Researched, analysed and finalised Bhutan’s first country report on national compliance with the Convention on Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW). The comprehensive report, which represented the combined first six periodic reports to be submitted by Bhutan, included a general introduction to the status of women in Bhutan, as well as an extensive examination of the legal status of women in the country; family life; education of women; women’s access to health services; women and employment; sharing of power and decision-making; women’s access to economic structures and the productive process, including the right to bank loans and other forms of credit; violence against women; and creating awareness of gender issues, as well as recommendations of areas for further consideration and action. Many of these women’s issues had never previously been examined in-depth in the country. Communications consultant, CNET News.com, San Francisco, USA (June- August 1999). Employed as writing coach to a team of more than 60 journalists for News.com, a leading global source of technology news and commerce-related information and data that serves millions of users daily. Offered guidance in improving award-winning content on coverage of enterprise computing, communications, entertainment and media, personal technology and e-business. Communications consultant (originally Communications Officer), World Wildlife Fund, Thimphu, Bhutan (1997-1999). Major duties included development, production and dissemination of an array of innovative public information and promotional materials to support WWF’s communications and environmental awareness campaign activities, as well as creative expansion and diversification of communications strategies and methods. Editorial assistance provided to programme staff during preparation of technical reports, project proposals and other materials on WWF’s work. Technical assistance provided to WWF conservation partners, including Forestry Services Division/Ministry of Agriculture, Royal Society for the Protection of Nature, Bhutan Trust Fund for Environmental Conservation, National Women’s Association of Bhutan and Sherubtse College, in the development of reports and other informational materials. Outlined initial communications strategy. Publications included writing and designing of comprehensive three-year review of WWF programme, as well as 1999 WWF Bhutan Country Profile; draft of book on Buddhism and the environment; booklets on the status of the tiger in Bhutan and the national fight against poaching; and “WWF in Bhutan” brochure. Conceptualised and developed graphics/art materials to be used in WWF Bhutan publications and public awareness campaigns. Developed in-house fundraising capacity, including initiation of marketing ideas and cultivation of corporate contacts. Delegate to World Congress of Environmental Journalists, Sri Lanka, 1998. Freelance editor/writer, Thimphu, Bhutan (1997-present). Regular clients include the National Environment Commission, for whom numerous documents have been edited and rewritten, including the National Environment Strategy, the first national survey of industrial violations, several Greenhouse Gas projects, Environmental Impact Assessment guidelines and urban sewerage reports; Bhutan Trust Fund for Environmental Conservation, for whom Website content and design have been formulated; and SNV/Netherlands Development Organisation, for whom projects have included editing of micro-finance reports and strengthening of Website content. Conducted Bhutanese media content analysis for UNFPA on adolescent reproductive health issues and wrote/designed UNICEF booklet on 25 years of rural water and sanitation assistance in the country. Writer of speeches and background papers, primarily on reproductive health and gender issues, for Her Majesty the Queen of Bhutan, Ashi Sangay Choden Wangchuck, UNFPA Goodwill Ambassador. Enterprise/Sunday editor (originally deputy city editor), San Francisco Chronicle (1993-1997), with responsibility for all major news and feature projects, as well as Sunday Chronicle (initiated section, which focused on investigative/in-depth coverage of national, regional and local topics); Page 1 news, graphics and photo selection; liaison with heads of all departments. Supervised 70 metro news reporters. Previously with Los Angeles Times (1981-1993), as assistant foreign editor, Washington assignment editor, deputy View editor. Responsibilities included helping to conceptualise international coverage and managing 32 foreign correspondents, as well as directing coverage of Iraqi invasion of Kuwait, political collapse of Soviet Union, reconfiguration of Eastern Europe and U.S. invasion of Panama. Oversaw staff of 50 in Washington during Iran-Contra investigation, U.S. bombing of Libya. Member, team of editors and reporters awarded Pulitzer Prize for coverage of Los Angeles riots, 1993. First co-ordinator/liaison between news and feature sections of the newspaper. Los Angeles Times award as Editor of the Year, 1990. Other positions include news editor, San Diego Tribune (1979-1981), in charge of Page 1 news selection and all layout/design; night city editor, news editor and other jobs, The Daily Review, Hayward, Calif. (1976-1979); general assignment reporter, Lincoln (Neb.) Evening Journal (1975-1976); general assignment reporter, The Lincoln Star (1974-1975). Newspaper Fund internship, The Washington Post, 1975. Education: B.A. with high distinction, University of Nebraska (USA), 1976; majors: journalism and political science; minors: English, history, German, art history. Member Phi Beta Kappa honorary society for academic achievement. Other experience: Author of numerous articles on Bhutan and other topics, Los Angeles Times, San Francisco Chronicle/Examiner, Seattle Times, National Geographic News Service, Kuensel (Bhutan’s national newspaper), Tashi Delek in-flight magazine (Druk-Air), 1986-present. Journalism instructor for new reporters, Kuensel, 2000-present. Contributing editor, Cracks in the Iron Closet, Farber & Farber: 1996; Gliders of the Night, Smithsonian Institution Press: 1986. Freelance editor, Chronicle Books, San Francisco, 1996. One of 20 Americans selected to attend U.S.-USSR Emerging Young Leaders conference, 1989. Languages: English, excellent reading, writing and speaking; German, good reading and speaking, fair writing; Dzongkha, good speaking, slight reading and writing; Personal: U.S. citizen, born Lincoln, Nebraska, 29/12/55; resident of Bhutan; married (husband is citizen of Bhutan). Salary history and preferred salary: Available on request. References: Mr. Shun-ichi Murata, Professor, Chair in Conflict Resolution and Public Policy, School of Policy Studies, Kwansei Gakuin University, Kobe, Japan (formerly Resident Co-ordinator of the UN System’s Operational Activities for Development in Bhutan) Mr. Minh H. Pham, Resident Co-ordinator, United Nations System, Male’, Maldives Ms. Gro Skaaren-Fystro, Special Assistant to the Resident Co-ordinator, Jakarta, Indonesia Mr. Bo Asplund, Resident Co-ordinator, United Nations System, Jakarta, Indonesia Mr. Michael T. Yamamoto, Managing Editor, CNET News.com, San Francisco (formerly city editor, San Francisco Chronicle, Washington news editor, Los Angeles Times) Ms. Karen Wada, Senior Editor, Los Angeles Magazine (formerly deputy managing editor, Los Angeles Times) H.E. Lyonpo Jigmi Y. Thinley, Hon’ble Minister for Foreign Affairs, Thimphu, Bhutan H.E. Lyonpo Sonam Tobgye, Hon’ble Chief Justice, High Court, Thimphu, Bhutan Mr. Kinzang Namgay, Country Representative, WWF Bhutan Programme, Thimphu, Bhutan Dr. Dechen Tsering, Head, Policy and Planning Division, National Environment Commission, Thimphu, Bhutan
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