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Jacqueline Nsiah


Contact: jacqueline.nsiah[at]gmail.com

Nationality: German


Work experience

• 15/06/ - 21/06/13 GIZ (Gesellschaft für internationale Zusammenarbeit), Berlin
Assistant to the project manager

• 07/06/ - 13/06/13 Poesiefestival Berlin (Int. Poetry Festival, biggest in Europe)
Assistant producer

• 01/2013 – 02/2013 Berlinale (Berlin International Film Festival)
Guest Management for the section, Panorama

• 05/2012 – 11/2012 GIZ (Gesellschaft für internationale Zusammenarbeit), Berlin
Project assistant at the IIJ (International Institute forJournalism)

• 28/ 05/ - 09/06/12 Poesiefestival Berlin (Int. Poetry Festival, biggest in Europe)
Official interpreter of Brazilian Poets and assistant producer

• 02/2011 – 02/2012 Law Office (specialised in industrial property) Dannemann Siemsen in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Translation of official office actions issued by the Brazilian Patent Office and assistant

• 08/2010 – 01/2011 Baukurs Cultural, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Taught two German language courses C2.4 and B2.2 (according to the standardised European frame of reference)

• 09/2010 – 10/2010 Rio International Film Festival, Rio de Janeiro,Brazil
Production assistant

• 07/2010 – 08/2010 Festival Brasileiro de Cinema Universitario, Rio deJaneiro, Brazil
Production assistant for the international films section

• 07/2010 – 09/2010 German-Brazilian Chamber of Commerce
Translation of Brazilian documents to German, organisation of documents for the annual stocktake

• 05/2010 – 06/2010 Cine Foot Conexao Cultural, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Festival Assistant, Interpreter (Portuguese - German) for guest of honour Birger Schmidt, Director and Founder of 11mm Football Film Festival in Berlin

• 09/2009 – 02/2010 Dei Centre for the Study of Contemporary African Art, Accra, Ghana
Assistant to the director and curator of contemporary African art

• 10/2009 – 10/2009 Lyle Ashton Harris, photographer and professor at New York University (NYU), Ghana
Assisted Mr Harris on the set of the photo shoot on “Modernity in Ghana”, part of the photography was published in the New York Times

• 10/2009 – 11/2009 High Vibes Music Festival Accra, Ghana
Curated a photography exhibition for a symposium on High Life music(Traditional Ghanaian music), organised and prepared the symposium on behalf of UNESCO Cluster Office

• 06/2009 – 08/2009 Association of the Study of the Worldwide African Diaspora (ASWAD), Accra, Ghana
Co-Producer of the academic conference

• 05/2009 – 06/2009 Creative Storm, Film Production, Accra, Ghana
Production assistant of the Environmental Film Festival Accra

• 05/2009 – 06/2009 Real Life Documentary Film Festival, Accra, Ghana
Producer of the documentary film festival

• 04/2008 – 02/2009 Broadway Street to Home, London, England
Administrative assistant at a charity for highly indebted people and the homeless

• 10/2007 – 04/2008 London Youth, London, England
Receptionist: Transferred phone calls,meet and greet of clients, separated the post and prepared meetings

• 03/2007 – 06/2007 Broadway Street to Home, London, England (see above)

• 08/2006 – 02/2007 Royal College of Music, London, England "Friends" Administrator and Events Coordinator
Organisation of small classical music events for the members of the college to raise funds for the college maintenance, accountancy and processing of database

• 06/2006 – 07/2006 Football World Cup, Germany
Production assistant for the South African and Mexican guests

• 04/2006 – 08/2006 Royal African Society (SOAS), London, England
Administrator and researcher on the political situation in African countries


Internships/Social Engagements

• 01/2008 – 12/2008 Cambridge African Film Festival, Cambridge, England
Co-Director for the year 2008

• 09/2006 – 06/2007 Refugee Council Brixton, London, England
Worked with refugee children, gave general support, participated in social activities and tutored English

• 07/2001 – 08/2001 The Embassy of Germany, Accra, Ghana


Higher Education

• 10/2012 – 09/2014 Free University, Berlin
Master in ‘Visual and Media Anthropology’ (mainly online based programme)

• 09/2005 – 07/2008 School of Oriental and African Studies – University of London
Bachelor of Arts (Joint Honours Degree) in African Studies and Politics


School / Traineeship

• 08/1999 – 07/2002 Berufskolleg für Wirtschaft und Verwaltung
Rheydt-Mülfort, Mönchengladbach
Stately qualified Commercial Assistant in Foreign Languages and my A-level


Extracurricular activities

• 09/2006 – 06/2008 Student representative for the Africa Department (SOAS)
Participated in departmental meetings with the school’s principal, reported on occasional students requests or problems, informed the students of the department on the outcome of those meetings

• 08/2007 – 09/2007 Centro de Estudos Afro Orientais (CEAO) –Universidade Federal da Bahia (UFBA)
Participated in an introductory postgraduate course “Fabrica de ideias” on “Race relations” with Prof. Elisio Macamo, University of Bayreuth and Dr. Toyin Falola, University of Texas

• 07/2006 – 09/2006 Research assistant for Dr. Lutz Marten, Professor of southern African linguistics (SOAS)
Co-worked on the chapter "Southern Bantu Languages" in "The Encyclopaedia of Languages and Linguistics", Oxford University Press (2006)


Additional qualifications

Software skills:

  • MS Office Package: very good
  • Databases (Raiser’s Edge, SAP, File-maker Pro), Mac:good
  • Text automation: 150 words per minute

Language skills: (According to the European frame of reference)

  • German: Mother tongue
  • English: Mother tongue level
  • Twi (Ghanaian language): Mother tongue
  • Portuguese: Level C2
  • Spanish: Basic knowledge
  • French: Basic knowledge