My CV

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Name & Surname: NDREK GJINI

E-mail: ndrekgjini@hotmail.com

Citizenship: Albanian & Irish

Languages: Albanian (Native),  English (Fluent),  Italian (Basic)

QUALIFICATIONS:

2010-2011: Master of Art in Writing,National University of Ireland, Galway.

2005-2010: Bachelor of Art (Honours) in Heritage Studies, Galway Mayo Institute of Technology, Galway.

2004-2005: National Certificate in Print Journalism, Castleber College of Further Education, Co. Mayo.

1984-1988: Bachelor of Art (Honours) in Literature and Albanian Language. University of Shkoder, “Luigj Gurakuqi” Albania. Diploma Universitare, Faculty of Social Sciences-Language &Literature. (Recognised by National Qualifications Authority of Ireland as Bachelor of Art (Honours) in Education, Level 8).

EMPLOYMENT EXPERIENCE:

2016…….Footfall Ltd.  IT Manager & Website Development

2015…….Galway Academic Press.  Managing Editor of The Galway Review

2013-June 2015, Galway Education Centre. (Programme Coordinator & IT)

2013: (July- August): IOM (International Organization for Migration), Diaspora Communication Consultant

2012- 2013, Galway City Council, Department of Culture, Arts Office Assistant

2009—— Freelance Interpreter and Translator in Albanian/English and English/Albanian for different companies, based in Ireland.

2006-2009:  Platform 3, Ceannt Station, Galway, Supervisor

1998-2001: Journalist for the national newspaper “RILINDJA DEMOKRATIKE,” Tirana, Albania.

1996-1998: Spokesperson for THE INTERIOR MINISTER, Tirana, Albania.

1994-1996: Journalist for the national newspaper “RILINDJA DEMOKRATIKE”, Tirana, Albania.

1992-1994: Journalist for ‘THE ALBANIAN TELEGRAPHIC AGENCY’,Tirana, Albania.

1991-1992: Editor for the national newspaper “KOMBI,” Tirana, Albania.

1989-1990: Journalist for the newspaper, “PERPJEKJA,” Puke, Albania.

1988-1989: Literature Teacher in Secondary school, Iballe, Puke, Albania.

PUBLICATIONS:

2011: Author of a poetry collection in English; ‘The Death of Night’, published by EMAL.

2011: Author of selected poems in English; published in ‘Cyphers’, an Irish Literary Magazine.

2006: Author of selected poems in English; published in The Mayo Anthology Book 2006, ‘Present Tense’.

2004-2005: Author of many articles published in “The Connaught Telegraph“, newspaper, Mayo Ireland.

1983-2001: Author of many books published in Albanian language.

Author of poetry and over 3000 articles published in different newspapers, and magazines Tirana, Albania.

ADDITIONAL SKILLS :

Excellent IT skills: – Microsoft Office suite, especially Word, Excel, Access, Outlook, Web Design experience. Ability to learn to use new information systems effectively. Web-master and online editor of
www.footfall.ie
www.artsingalway.com
www.thegalwayreview.com
www.galwaywriteabook.org 
 

LANGUAGES:

1. Albanian Native

2. English Fluent

3. Italian Basic

INTERESTS & ACHIEVEMENTS:

2009…… Interpreter in Albanian/English and English/Albanian for the Lionbridge Company, based in Dublin.

2009….. Interpreter and Translator in Albanian/English and English/Albanian for the Beatrice’s Translating and Tour Guiding Company, based in Dublin.

2009….. Interpreter and Translator in Albanian/English and English/Albanian for the F.C. Translations Ltd, based in Dublin.

2007…. Interpreter in Albanian/English and English/Albanian for the “Context” Company, based in Oranmore, Galway.

2004… Member of NUJ (NATIONAL UNION OF JOURNALISTS), Ireland.

1991-2001: Member of “THE ASSOCIATION OF WRITERS OF ALBANIA”. Member of “THE ASSOCIATION OF PROFESSIONAL JOURNALISTS OF ALBANIA”.

1991-2001: Studied in Albania & Ireland and traveled to most of the EU countries. Participated in many journalist conferences in many countries in EU.

1996-1998: Member of many Albanian  government and non government delegations in many countries in EU.

REFEREES:

1. Bernard Kirk, Director, Galway Education Centre, Cluain Mhuire, Wellpark. Galway, Telephone: 00 353 91 745 600, E-mail: bkirk@galwayec.ie

2. Jack McCann, Portacarron House, Portacarron, Oughterard, Co. Galway, Telephone: 00 353 87 2485880, E-Mail: jackmccannirl@hotmail.com

3. Dr. Mark McCarthy, Department of Humanities, GMIT, Dublin Road, Galway, Telephone: 00 353 91 742411,  E-Mail: mark.mccarthy@gmit.ie