Johaar Soraya

Ms. Johaar (South African) is a human resources expert and provides young professionals guidance on career development from CV/PHP writing to networking and how to prepare for the interview process.

She has over twenty years of work experience and has worked in diverse sectors such as civil service, inter-governmental organizations, NGOs and in the private sector. In her last post, she worked as Career Development Officer at UNESCO, Paris, where she worked with consultants to develop several career support training modules. She also counseled staff members on career issues. She was involved in several inter-agency projects such as the Career Development Roundtable consisting of participants from several UN organizations and Agencies. Her work also took her to several field offices, Brindisi, Jakarta, Delhi, Nairobi and Montevideo. At the United Nations Headquarter in New York, Ms. Johaar-Glick worked as a Consultant with DFS/DPKO on a special training project, the Senior Management Administrative Resource Training (SMART), aimed at training select staff members to take on more senior roles in administration. In the field, she completed her assignment as the Acting Head of Training and Career Development Unit for the UN Peacekeeping Mission in Kosovo serving approximately 3000 staff members.

She served on several panels on recruitment and provided trainings on the competency-based interview process and has developed, co-developed and delivered numerous trainings and career counseling sessions at Pisa, Trento and Milan Universities.

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