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futja kot

Tirana, Albania

Email: futja@kot.net

Yahoo: hajtmo

Name: Ergis Surname: Sefa

Birthday: 12/April/1983 Birthplace: Tirana, ALBANIA

Cel.: +355672551283 e-mail: esefa1@gmail.com



Education:

September 1998 – June 2002: “Harry T. Fultz” Technical High School in Tirana, Albania.

September 2002 - July 2006: Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Tirana. I graduated in Philosophy-Sociology (double-major) with a profile (minor) in Sociology.

November 2006 - September 2008: Masters in Sociology-Philosophy with profile (minor) in Political Communication, Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Tirana.

January 2010: Professional Doctorate Candidate in Political Economy, Swiss Management Center.




Employment History:


September 2007 – in course: Research Associate & Lecturer, Information & Communication Department (engaged at the Political & Economical Communication division of the department) of the University of Tirana.

September 2008 – in course: Teaching Associate & Lecturer, Department of Political Science of the University of Tirana, Social Policy & Welfare sector.

September 2007 – in course: Market Consultant to the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) and Joint Management Board of “One Source Communication Ltd” and “All-Production Company”.

September 2008 – September 2009: Local Manager of the Albanian branch of “All-Production Company” & local market strategy consultant for “One Source Communication Ltd”.

October 2008 – in course: Online tutor & instructor for the “Research Writing Center” Co.Ltd.; www.researchwritingcenter.com


Secondary Employment:

October 2006 – June 2007: Freelance writer for the “Opinion & Analysis” section at the “ABC” daily newspaper in Tirana.

May 2008 – in course: Freelance writer for the START Albania online newspaper. www.gazetastart.com

July 2008: Worked for the AVA Governmental Agency. Test Evaluation Specialist for the “Higher Education Mature Process, 2008”.
Achievements / Abilities:

February 2004 – November 2005: I have worked as an English-to-Albanian translator at the Future Youth Publications Albania, in Tirana.

January - February 2004: Part of the team that did the field work at the “Albanian Youth & Politics” questionnaire made from IRI (International Republican Institute), office in Albania in collaboration with USAID.
July 2006: successfully graduated from University of Tirana with a high grade point average (GPA) of 9,5 out of 10.

July 2006: successfully presented the diploma dissertation on “Verbal Violence in Albanian Politics”, evaluated with a high grade, 10 out of 10.

September 2008: successfully completed the Master Degree studies at the University of Tirana with a high GPA, 9,7 out of 10.

September 2008: presented successfully the Master thesis on “The public and the Private Sphere: from Habermas to the post-modern thinkers”, evaluated with the max grade, 10 out of 10.

I understand, read, write and speak English fluently.
I understand, read, speak Italian very good, and write it good.

I understand, read, write and speak German good, average.
Advanced user of computer-based software programs; Word, Excel, PowerPoint.

I also am an intermediate to advanced user of statistical software for analytical purposes, SPSS.
Extracurricular education:


October 2003: Training course on democracy, free elections, lobbing and advocacy.

February 2006 - June 2007: finished the A1, A2 and A3 level courses of German as a foreign language at Goethe Institute, Tirana (A1 & A2 beginner courses and A3 intermediate course).


Activities / Miscellaneous:

May 2001: gave the TOEFL and SAT 1 test.

July 2002: “UN Security Council” member at AYMUN 2002 (Albanian Youth Model United Nations).

October 2003: worked as a national parliamentary elections observer for the Sh.K.D Albania (Society for Democratic Culture) in collaboration with OSBE/ODIHR.

2003-2005: Student Government member at the Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Tirana.

2003-2005: member of the “Debating Club”, Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Tirana, in collaboration with “Soros Foundation” Albania.

2005: participant at the 10 series conferences organized by the Nord Atlantic Society – Albania, with focus on world security issues and regional integrity and integration.

July 2006: concluded my undergraduate studies at the University of Tirana by presenting a research made on the political communication status in Albania, with a focus on verbal violence.

September 2006: gave the English as a Foreign Language test at the Faculty of Foreign Languages, University of Tirana.

September 2008: concluded my graduate studies (master’s degree) at the University of Tirana by presenting a research made on the public sphere and the consumerist culture in Europe with special focus to Albania.

Interests: business, communication, media,

Published writer: No

Freelance: Yes