22.07.2013 – ongoing
Administrative Officer - Immigration, Australian Embassy in Ankara
Respond to enquiries from clients and areas of the Department of Immigration and Border Protection and provide information and advice, assists A-based staff with collation, analysis and preparation of reports and submissions on management, program, policy or office administration issues, contribute to the delivery of the migration, refugee, temporary entry programs, independently conduct interviews with applicants, answer counter and telephone enquiries and prepare other correspondence as required, enter data into either IRIS or ICSE offshore (immigration processing systems) and use the full range of IRIS and ICSE functions when assessing applications, handle phone appointments and inquiries, open and sort out incoming postal mail, receipt (cash and credit card) and register visa applications, collect outgoing post, prepare the Diplomatic Bag.
Government (AU) Administration
01.03.2012 – 31.12.2012
Project Assistant, Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH
Performed a variety of secretarial, coordinating, monitoring and administrative services including accounting support for the Turkish - German Co-operation Project “Economic Development in Anatolia, Phase 2”.
• Provided full administrative support to Project Director
• Translated all documentation and interpreted (consecutive) at meetings and workshops
• Organized workshops, conferences, symposia for the Chambers of Commerce and Industry
• Established and maintained sound relationships with high-level authorities
International trade and development industry
01.06.2011 – 15.02.2012
Programme Assistant, UN WHO (Project Office at the Turkish Ministry of Health)
Performed a variety of secretarial, coordinating, monitoring and administrative services in the support of the EU project: Surveillance and Control of Communicable Diseases (TR0802.16). Using GSM, monitored aspects of the implementation of country and inter country activities and availability of funds for programme budget levels and financial expenditures. Made administrative arrangements for country and inter country activities with regard to preparation of Technical Services Agreements and Agreements for Performance of Work, recruitment of consultants and temporary advisers, designation of collaborating centres, and arrangements of study tours and duty travel in accordance with the approved programme budget. Organized tenders, meetings, seminars, workshops, and international symposia.
Established and maintained the unit's filing system of technical documents and correspondence. Responsible for correspondence, reports, minutes and duty travel.
International health affairs, non-profit
11.06.2007 – 01.03.2008
Executive Assistant, Petrobras Oil & Gas B.V. Ankara Turkey
Responsible for correspondence, document control, secretariat of two staff, motor pool, drivers, purchase and stock follow up of office supplies and stationery, cost control, acting as part of the Security and Safety group, writing reports, following national and international press at the Turkey Branch of PETROBRAS, a Brazilian state-owned Petroleum Company.
Oil and energy industry, public company
01.12.2005 – 01.11.2006
Head of General Secretariat & Administration, Tetico Technical Trading Inc.
Responsible for all incoming and outgoing correspondence, document control, secretariat of two staff, motor pool, drivers, purchase of office supplies and stationery, communication with employers such as the Turkish Navy, etc., follow-up of Request for Quotes, Quotes, Sales and Shipments.
05.08.2002 – 15.05.2003
General Administration Manager, Alpine - Mayreder Bau GmbH Turkey Branch
Responsible for the administration and office management, preparing contracts with the contractors and subcontractors, organizing official venues, establishing tight and close contact with the national press, purchase of equipment and appliances, responsible for bookkeeping and cost, establishing and maintaining financial reports at the Hydro-Electric Power Plant and dam construction site in Ermenek (Turkey), a multi-national project accommodating approx. 700 employees.
01.04.2002 – 01.08.2002
Realty Assistant, Embassy of the United States in Ankara
Responsible for vacant apartments and communication with landlords, timing of maintenance make ready, contractors, entering related data of US personnel to form and maintain a comprehensive database, furniture selection and installation, coordinating turning back housing units to the landlord, financial reporting of apartment leases and associated costs, preparation of lease agreements, process of rental payments, co-ordination between General Services Maintenance, Procurement and Property Divisions to ensure efficient housing assignments for American employees and their families.
Government (US) Administration
10.10.1999 – 05.06.2001
International Coordinator, Translator, Deutsche Bank AG in New York
Responsible for assisting in the adaptation of German employees to living in New York (accommodation, necessary information, travel arrangements etc.). General administrative and clerical work, preparing and maintaining related financial reports. Translation of correspondence and documentation.
01.10.1993 – 01.10.1999
Technical Translator, Ankara Metro Consortium (SNC-Lavalin), Gama, Güriş, Bombardier and SNC-Lavalin
Responsible for the administration, office- and staff management of the Department, translation of the Technical Documentation and correspondence; consecutive interpretation at the meetings held with the client EGO, drafting correspondence and follow up and translation of relevant press release.