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Diane Abad-Vergara

Experience

Communications Advisor (volunteer)

ECPAT Child Alert and Hagar NZ

August 2012 - October 2012

Sex Trafficking is modern day slavery. People should not be bought and sold. I am currently volunteering for two amazing organisations working in prevention and rehabilitation. ECPAT Child ALERT is commited to the prevention of sexual exploitation of children. www.ecpat.org.nz Hagar is an international organisation committed to the recovery, empowerment and reintergration of women and children who have suffered human rights abuses. In particular women and children who are victims of human trafficking and sexual exploitation. "Whatever it takes for as long as it takes." www.hagar.org.nz

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Regional Communications Manager

Child, Youth and Family

March 2012 - July 2012

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External Liaison Advisor, Environmental Services

Auckland Council

February 2011 - December 2011

Led all communications/media functions for Auckland Council's (largest council in Australasia) Environmental Services Unit after largest organisational merger in New Zealand history. Provided strategic and tactical support (ensuring community engagement, projects, events and resources were produced on time, to budget and professionally managed) for the following portfolios: harbourmaster; biosecurity (including Kauri Dieback and Treasure Islands programmes); biodiversity; water quality; rural land management; contaminated land; closed landfills; coastal; environmental education; environmental and heritage funding; Retrofit your Home; shellfish monitoring; beach care; WaiCare; Sustainable Catchments; Hauraki Gulf Forum; Sustainable Neighbourhoods and community environmental projects and partnerships.

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Communications Manager

Growing Up in New Zealand, University of Auckland, New Zealand

May 2010 - December 2010

Seven thousand toddlers in New Zealand have a special connection with each other that will last for at least 21 years. They are all taking part in a study that aims to improve the lives of their generation and answer the fundamental question: What makes us who we are?

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Marketing and Fundraising

YWCA Auckland

July 2009 - May 2010

The YWCA Auckland is part of a global network of 25 million women leading social and economic change in over 125 countries worldwide.

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Communications Manager

The Foundation for Youth Development

March 2008 - February 2009

FYD is a leader in the field of youth development and now runs several, proven programmes that lift the skills, self-confidence, motivation and achievements of young New Zealanders aged 5 – 18 years. FYD’s programmes help young people discover possibility – creating a youth population with a positive outlook and eyes open to the future.

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Director

Vamos Ltd

July 2004 - March 2011

Company specialising in Communications, Public Relations and Fundraising. Contracts included work for: The Sir Edmund Hillary Outdoor Pursuits Centre, TVNZ, Habitat for Humanity NZ, Foundation for Youth Development, YWCA Auckland and the University of Auckland (Uniservices).

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Workplace personality

100+

Company Size

12

Day Length

25+

Team Size

Loud

Noise Level

Formal

Dress Code

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