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  Sabrina Juran



E-mail: sabrinajuran@gmail.com


EDUCATION
07/2011 – present Humboldt University. Berlin, Germany. PhD in Sociology Dissertation „Measuring the Impact of Migration on Human Development: A Methodological Approach Applied to Mexico“.
08/2009 – 06/2011 Universidad de Costa Rica. New York, USA. Centro Centroamericano de Poblacion. Online-Distance Learning Courses in Demography, Statistics and Census Operations.
04/2004 – 08/2007 Humboldt University Berlin, Germany. Advanced Degree in Social Sciences (Sociology and Politics). Major: Demography, Empirical Social Sciences and Micro-Sociology Final Thesis „Intra-European Migration and Restrictions Preventing its Increase“.
09/2005 – 04/2006 University Pompeu Fabra Barcelona, Spain Graduate Degree in Economics. Major: Economics and Public and Administrative Policy.
04/2002 – 03/2004 Rheinisch-Westfälische Technische Hochschule Aachen Aachen, Germany Graduate Degree in Sociology, with minors in Psychology and English Linguistics.
08/2001 – 01/2002 Glendale Community College Arizona, Phoenix, USA Visiting Fellow in Psychology

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE
02/2008 - United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) New York, USA present Consultant - Population and Development, and Census Issues Technical Division, Population and Development Branch.
• Conducting research and preparing concept notes on population dynamics and development linkages, with a focus on gender and age mainstreaming.
• Assisting in the development of training tools and modules on demographic analysis.
• Monitoring demographic, economic and social indicators by preparing maps and graphs with programmes for data analysis and dissemination.
• Liaising with UN agencies and other international organizations on migration related issues.
• Supporting the preparation of manuals for census analysis in the areas of 1) Climate Change, 2) Gender, 3) Youth and 4) Maternal Mortality.
• Collaborating in the organization of needs assessment conferences for census analysis.
• Supporting the Management of projects and monitoring of their execution.
• Preparing technical documents for UNFPA staff and partners in the field.
• Analyzing and evaluating reports, programmes and deliverables from UNFPA country offices.
09/2007 - United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs (UN/DESA), New York, USA 12/2007 Internship at the Population Division, Migration Section.
• Supporting the development and maintenance of the Global Migration Database (http://esa.un.org/unmigration/).
• Identifying new sources for migration statistics from national censuses, registers and surveys.
• Editing and ensuring accuracy of metadata and documentation files for countries in the database.
• Collecting, verifying and evaluating age and gender disaggregated data from censuses and surveys.
• Maintaining a network of migration experts from international organizations and academia.
• Analyzing migration issues regarding policy coherence between migration and development.
• Providing support in preparing the Sixth Coordination Meeting on International Migration.
04/2006 - German Federal Parliament Berlin, Germany 07/2006 Research Assistant with a Parliamentarian Secretary and Member of the Bundestag.
• Participating in political negotiations in the area of education, family, childcare; assisted in the adaptation of European legislative decrees into German law.
• Preparing content and formats for presentations to ministerial meetings.
• Preparing speaking notes and declarations for political debates, pressure groups and external stakeholders.
• Conducting policy analysis and reporting on the improvement of public services in Germany.
05/2005 - Service Civil International (SCI) Barcelona, Spain 09/2005 Technical Officer at NGO’s Technical Office.
• Liaising with governments, bilateral and multilateral donors, civil society and the private sector to mainstream integration and human rights issues into national and local development agendas.
• Coordinating advocacy activities to strengthen community development and involvement.
• Building and maintaining networks with donors as part of the NGO’s resource mobilization strategy.
• Developing internal and external communication strategy.
• Providing and conducting training to volunteers, both local and international.

CONTRIBUTIONS TO PUBLICATION
United Nations Population Fund (2010). Population Situation Analysis. A Conceptual and Methodological Guide. Global Migration Group (GMG). (2010). Mainstreaming Migration into development Planning. United Nations Population Fund (2010). Population Dynamics in the Least Developed Countries United Nations Population Fund (2009). State of the World Population Report. Women, Population and Climate United Nations Population Fund (2009). Youth Supplement. Young People and Climate Change Jose Miguel Guzman (2009). The Use of Population Census Data for Environmental Analysis. Global Migration Group (GMG). (2008). International Migration and Human Rights.

EXTRA-CURRICULAR ACTIVITIES
02/2010 Permanent Mission of Germany to the United Nations New York USA Practical Training on Effective Communication and Presentation Skills.
09/2008 - City University of New York (CUNY) Demography Seminars New York, USA present Fertility Decline in Europe; Rethinking Age and Aging, Intra-European Migration; US mortality.
06/2008 - Bildungswerk des Deutschen Gewerkschaftsbundes (DGB) Düsseldorf, Germany.
11/2010 Translation of articles on migration issues from German into Spanish for the website of the DGB Bildungswerk. Available at www.migration-online.de .
Summer 2006 Voluntary language teacher for migrant children Barcelona, Spain Responsible for teaching English and Spanish as a foreign language in a youth center „Casal del Raval“ to migrant children, predominantly from Morocco and Pakistan.
Summer 2005 Youth Camp: Social Integration of Adolescents Santes Creus, Spain Monitor of a group of European adolescents from socially disadvantaged families to enhance young people’s engagement in community work and promote cultural tolerance within Europe.

SKILLS AND INTEREST
Languages German – Mother tongue, English and Spanish – Fluent in written and spoken, Catalan – Very good, French –Intermediate level (intensive language courses at NYU), Latin – seven years studies at high school level (Latinum).
IT Technological Awareness: Capacity to identify new technologies and systems, available or emerging, which may enhance existing capacity and efficiency.
Excellent knowledge of database and statistical software and application. Experience in complex statistical data analysis with programmes such as: SPSS and STATA. Fully proficient in MS Office (Word, Excel, and PowerPoint).
Soft skills Excellent oral and written communication skills, including the ability to draft reports and articulate ideas in a clear and concise style; Ability to establish priorities, to coordinate own work plan and meet deadlines; Ability to plan and manage conflicting priorities, foresee risks and allow contingency when planning, use time and resources effectively and adjust plans as necessary; Work well under conflict and pressure, flexibility concerning subject areas and mode of operation; Other skills Good interpersonal skills; ability to work in a diverse cultural environment; sensitivity to gender; excellent team player; openness for different viewpoints, cultural behaviours and mode of operation.

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