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Manfred McKenzie BA, MSc Communication, (LLB*)

An experienced professional, pursuing a career in Law, with strong interest in Technology, Communication and International Development.

LAW – Working in Local Government Planning Law department as a Paralegal with interests in Technology for Law, Communication and International Development.

EXPERIENCE – includes project research skills throughout project stages, budget monitoring and evaluation to keep project work in line with cost, quality and time parameters, coordinating stakeholder communication. KLOUT score of 45+, previously managing the social media pages for non-profits: School-Aid, Africa Educational Trust and American based Education charity: Buildon.


*2013 – present: Final Year LLB (Hons) at Open University

2011 – 2013 (Awarded: Faculty student of the year 2013)
MSc in Communication and Innovation for Development (Distinction), Reading University, UK. Dissertation topic: ICT for Development: Mobile Phones Supporting Education, Lessons from South Africa

2005 – 2009
BA in Communications, University of South Africa, Cape Town.

1998 – 2000
BA in Law (Incomplete due to lack of funds), full-time employment from 2000 – 2005.

1997 – 1998 – Took a year off from school working as waiter and retail store assistant

1993 – 1996
A – Level subjects: Marketing, Business, Biology, English, History, Afrikaans; GCSE Maths: Grade B


2014: Current Position: Para-Legal: Wycombe District Council Planning Legal Services: Case-load includes: Determination of Certificate of Lawfulness for proposed developments (supervised), supporting District Council Solicitors with administrative and basic finance activities

2010 – 2014: Project Support Officer: Wycombe District Council – coordinating
communications between internal and external project stakeholders, monitoring costs and resource allocation, Project Reporting, Achieved: Letter of thanks from Head of Service for Project Support.

2005 – 2010: Literacy Development Officer – Buckinghamshire County
Council – Achieved: 2009 Going the Extra Mile Award.

2000 – 2004: Retail Department and Operations Manager – Woolworths South Africa

ADDITIONAL SKILLS AND VOLUNTARY WORK EXPERIENCE:                                                      2009 – 2010: Marketing Assistant and Data base Officer, Fundraiser – School-Aid UK               2012 – 2013: Online Communications Officer and Fundraiser– Africa Educational Trust            2012 – 2013: School Supporter and Haverstock, School, USA based non-profit

OTHER CERTIFICATION/COURSE COMPLETED: Institute of Fundraising Certificate, PRINCE2 Project Management, PTTLS Adult Tutor Training Certificate, ITQ and ECDL, Fitness Instructor and UK Athletics Running Leader

LANGUAGES: English (Native) and French (Beginner)


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