Deo - Broadcast Journalist - Djibouti

Ndayishimiye Deo

Djibouti

Summary

If you need some body to give a kick to your team, I am here. With a variety of experience and a perfect mastery of seven regional and international languages, I am able to serve as a teacher, a journalist, a public relations officer, a translator, an interpreter or as multi-tasked worker.

Services

Broadcast Journalist

  • Full time
  • Part time
  • One time
  • Contract
  • Temp

Summary:

I have worked for five years with radio, first as an English news presenter than as a bilingual (French/English) announcer and producer.

Work History

External contributor

Radio Television, Djibouti, Djibouti

• Give advice about Program Content.
• Assist in conceptualizing the English News program
• Translate French material into English

Senior Translator Interpreter& head of the Protocol and Translation sections

US Embassy, Djibouti, Djibouti

➢ As a Translator Interpreter
• Translate reports covering various fields (technical, statistical, economical, scientific, financial ).
• Review, correcting and editing written official translations and suggesting appropriate language for official correspondence.
• Act as Embassy interpreter from English to French, from French to English.
• Serve as advisor for the front office on style and format of documents, etc
• Serve as reporter and interpreter during training of local journalists sponsored by the US Mission.
• Supervise (correct, mentor) one junior translator.

➢ As head of the Protocol and Translation sections
• Supervise the work done by the junior translator and the protocol assistant
• Draft an evaluation report of the two staff members on a regular basis
• Take phone calls, schedule appointments, take notes
• Collect newspapers, invitations and letters; and forward them to the Front Office
• Obtain background information of visitors coming to the Front Office
• Screen visitors entering the Front office
• Prepare Dip Notes/letters in French and English, and send them to external partners
• Take care of the correspondence book
• Schedule events like ceremonies and dinner parties
• Prepare the guest lists and seating arrangements

➢ As a back-up to the Media Assistant
• Draft and or translate press releases, security notices and letters
• Produce articles for the Embassy Journal and website.
• Write reports on the Public Diplomacy activities.
• Research and collect local and international news; and translate them if needed
• Draft Press Releases and translate them if necessary before sending them to the Press
• Take pictures and upload them on the server
• Set the sound system and microphones and test them
• Produce the daily Press Review (Press Highlights)

➢ As a back-up to the Administrative Assistant
• Research items to order on the Internet
• Liaise with the procurement sections to place orders
• Follow up with the designed procurement agent
•...

Substitute English Teacher

French School Lycée Kessel of Djibouti

January 2005 - March 2005

• Prepare lessons, making them as interesting as possible.
• Prepare homework, assignments and assessment.
• Attend school meetings and events.
• Research information to ensure the knowledge they impart is current.
• Mark homework and pieces of assessment.
• Identify the needs of individual students in their classes, and work to help each child.
• Develop my own potential.
• Translate into French/English school documents

Communications Officer

United Nations Development Program

May 2004 - September 2004

• Develop communication and advocacy strategies for UNDP.
• Design and develop leaflets, brochures, and newsletters.
• Establish media contacts in Djibouti and in neighboring countries during the promotion of important UNDP activities.
• Prepare and translate the Representative's speeches.
• Serve as UNDP English/French/English interpreter-translator.
• Act as UN agencies focal point in communication.
• Coordinate all communication activities for the UN system.
• Provide pictures and articles for UN publications and Websites.
• Attend UNDP and UN workshops and conferences.
• Organize interviews, debates and round tables with stakeholders.

News Correspondent

Channel Africa

• Gather news through interviews, investigations, discussions, reporting
• Translate and adapt the collected news
• Send them by telephone

National Radio and Television (RTNB) Bujumbura, Burundi
1991 - 1994

Radio Program Producer Announcer
• Decide on content and program scheduling.
• Control program output
• Select music appropriate to the program, the audience and the station.
• Choose, source and research guests and bands.
• Generate ideas for programs/features and pitch these to commissioning editors.
• Research material for program content and writing interview questions.
• Record material and edit it. Resolve scheduling issues which include editing down materials recorded by colleagues.
• Meet with musicians and other industry professionals.
• Responding to listeners' comments and questions.
• Conduct interviews, round tables and debates either in the studio or on location.
• Work in the production of radio commercials/adverts by liaising with local businesses, as well as casting actors for voice-overs.
• Produce and present various programs on social, cultural, political and economic issues.
• Organized poetry and short story competitions and managed to get awards from local companies

National Radio and Television, Bujumbura, Burundi
1989 - 1991

Radio Newscaster
• Write and present English newscasts
• Undertake general research for programs.
• Coordinate interviews, debates, round tables, reports for English Programs
• Translate news from Kirundi, French and Swahili into English for newscasts
• Assist with the recording of transmissions.
• Liaise with publicity departments about program trailers and competition prizes.
• Undertake other ad hoc duties and contributed ideas.
• Translate French dispatches into English
• Listen to Foreign radios to collect news and translated them if need be

Secondary School Teacher

Ministry of Education

• Prepare lessons, making them as interesting as possible.
• Prepare homework, assignments and assessment.
• Attend school meetings and events.
• Research information to ensure the knowledge they impart is current.
• Mark homework and pieces of assessment.
• Identify the needs of individual students in their classes, and work to help each child.
• Develop my own potential.
• Confer with students over their work.
• Assist children to learn, not judge their inability to learn.
• Identify emotional, intellectual, physical, etc issues which may be hindering the student from learning to his/her best potential, and research and recommend courses of action.
• Conduct parent-teacher interviews.
• Provide a sounding board (for both students and teachers) and allow for open discussion.
• Attend professional development sessions to improve my own teaching methods and curriculum.
• Present a professional but caring person at all times.
• Treat students with respect, and teach them to treat others with respect.
• Participate in the preparation and correction of A level tests.

Evening tutoring

Science and language tutor

• Tutor primary school students in languages (French and English) and sciences
• Tutor secondary school students in languages and sciences
• Assists students in doing their homework and preparing tests
• Research online material for tutoring
• Teach students how to research material online
• Select useful sites for languages and science teaching
• Liaise with school teachers/supervisors to monitor tutored students' progress
• Meet with students' parents to better follow up their children

Radio Program Producer Announcer

National Radio and Television

• Decide on content and program scheduling.
• Control program output
• Select music appropriate to the program, the audience and the station.
• Choose, source and research guests and bands.
• Generate ideas for programs/features and pitch these to commissioning editors.
• Research material for program content and writing interview questions.
• Record material and edit it. Resolve scheduling issues which include editing down materials recorded by colleagues.
• Meet with musicians and other industry professionals.
• Responding to listeners' comments and questions.
• Conduct interviews, round tables and debates either in the studio or on location.
• Work in the production of radio commercials/adverts by liaising with local businesses, as well as casting actors for voice-overs.
• Produce and present various programs on social, cultural, political and economic issues.
• Organized poetry and short story competitions and managed to get awards from local companies

Bilingual Announcer Producer

National Radio and Television

Radio Newscaster
• Write and present English newscasts
• Undertake general research for programs.
• Coordinate interviews, debates, round tables, reports for English Programs
• Translate news from Kirundi, French and Swahili into English for newscasts
• Assist with the recording of transmissions.
• Liaise with publicity departments about program trailers and competition prizes.
• Undertake other ad hoc duties and contributed ideas.
• Translate French dispatches into English
• Listen to Foreign radios to collect news and translated them if need be

Teacher and school Prefect

Ministry of Education

The tasks of a teacher are specified below.
The main role of a prefect is to aid in the running of the school by providing their time to perform a particular duty on an everyday basis. These duties consist of helping pupils by directing them to the designated "before school" areas; helping the running of the school canteen; settling dispute between teachers and students; monitor the presence and lateness of teachers and students; preparing school meetings and miscellaneous events. The role of a prefect does not end here: my duties also extended to making sure the school rules and general philosophy is upheld throughout the school at all times. In addition to this, I had to provide a friendly face which pupils can both confide in and ask for help from.

Qualifications & Certifications

Locally Employed Staff Performance Management and Evaluation

US Foreign Service Institute

"Managing Customer Service"

US Foreign Service Institute

"FSN Supervisory Skills"

US Foreign Service Institute

Education Program for Language Professionals

US Foreign Service Institute

US Foreign Service Institute

"Strategic Communication for Public Diplomacy"

US Foreign Service Institute

Business Writing

US Foreign Service Institute

7 Ways To Be Recognized As An Expert

US Foreign Service Institute

"Media Monitoring and Reporting"

US Foreign Service Institute

"Journalism Techniques and Principles"

US Foreign Service Institute

Avoiding Grammatical Errors

US Foreign Service Institute

"Enhancing Listening Skills"

US Foreign Service Institute

"Communications skills for the Workplace"

Indiana University

"Foundation of Interpretation"

US Foreign Service Institute

"Marketing Management"

US Foreign Service Institute

"The Art of Global Communication"

US Foreign Service Institute

"Mission Press Office"

US Foreign Service Institute

"Computer Management"

Lycée Industriel et Commercial

"Radio- "

IBM Center of Diredawa

Journalism

Indian Institute of Mass Communication

Burundi School of Journalism

Beijing Telecommunications Institute

Education

Beijing Languages Institute

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