Share this page

About Fadhili Maghiya

Fadhili Maghiya PERSONAL STATEMENT: I possess strong theoretical and analytical skills with an up-to date understanding of development issues; Having spearheaded the Africa-UK initiative in Wales, collaboratively working with Africa Diaspora communities as well as key international development stakeholders, I am now in charge of running SSAP and running and managing SSAP’s main projects. I possess excellent communication, management and organization skills. I have founded and managed the first Wales African Film Festival and assisted in delivering Europe's largest Africa Film Festival. I have experiences of working for the United International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda (UNICTR) as a legal intern and have over 5 years’ experience in managerial positions encompassing creative thinking to run a business. EDUCATION: 2008 – 2010: University of the West of England (UWE). MA Human Rights (Distinction). 2004 – 2007: University of the West of England (UWE). BA in Social Sciences 2001 – 2003: Colchester Sixth Form College, North Hill, Colchester. 4 A/AS Levels 1999 – 2001: St Helen Comprehensive School, Colchester. 10 GCSE’s RELEVANT WORK EXPERIENCE: April 2013 – Now: Capacity Building and Advocacy Officer for Sub Sahara Advisory Panel (SSAP): I am responsible for coordinating SSAP’s activities as well as running and managing its outreach programs to Welsh African communities contributing to the developments of Africa. I currently manage the Arica-UK initiative in Wales. This is a DFID and Comic Relief funded project to support African Diasporas involved in international development. Through this, I have organized trainings, conferences and seminars for African communities to raise profiles of their contribution; build their understanding of policy developments in Africa; increase their capacity to engage and influence international development policy makers and contribute to a UK-wide African Diaspora campaign to influence and engage policy makers. April 2013 – Now: Founder and Director of Watch-Africa – Wales African Film Festival (WAFF) Watch-Africa 2013 is the first Wales African Film Festival in Wales and having founded the festival, I was responsible in organising and managing all aspects of the festival. This included applying for funds; liaising with funders, sponsors, film distributors and other stakeholders; Running a marketing and communication strategy which included preparing press release, social media campaign and managing the website as well as working with volunteers and assistants. September 2013 – Now: Admin and Project Coordinator for Life for African Mothers (L4AM) Responsible for all admin tasks as well as assisting in coordinating charity's projects in Africa, I collaboratively work with our partners in Sub-Saharan Africa to ensure successful delivery of our projects. This varies from organizing, preparing and managing midwife-volunteers for their trips to Africa; managing the charity’s finances as well as assisting in fundraising, research and grant applications. Working alongside the CEO, volunteers, trustees and our pool of fundraisers, I also assist in strategically planning the charity’s future programs. December 2012 – March 2013: Online and Communication Intern with Royal African Society (RAS) Using web-publishing software such as Wordpress, Drupal etc, I was responsible in updating and adding contents to ‘Gateway for Africa’, a website listing Africa-related events across UK. I also assisted in spearheading its social media campaign by promoting published materials through Facebook and Twitter to its 2000+ followers. I also contributed to RAS’s, ‘African Arguments’, a website and platform to analyze current issues happening in Africa. June – November 2012: Event Organizer with Film Africa 2012: Interning for Europe’s leading African Film Festival, I was responsible for updating its databases and websites; research on fundraising opportunities and assisting in various organizational, operational and admin tasks. Using social media to raise awareness of the festival and assist in programming the events and activities during the festival. I also ensured a smooth running of events by liaising with projectionist, volunteers, festival managers and directors. September 2009 – January 2010: Legal Intern with United Nation International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda (UNICTR): Assigned to all aspects of prosecution work within the Akazu trial team in the Office of the Prosecution (OTP). Working as a team under a senior prosecutor, tasks included assisting lawyers with preparation of examinations in chief and cross-examinations of witnesses, drafting of motions, pre-trial, closing and appeals briefs, assisted in classification and preparation of evidence for trial, undertaking general legal research, preparing various documents such as books of authorities and discussion papers and going on investigative missions in Rwanda. I gained a first class grade for the report of this placement, submitted as part of my MA. February 2007- September 2009: Volunteer at African Initiative: Assisted in spearheading the Global Citizenship campaign by helping to create the Global Resource Catalogue for Schools in South, West England as well as assiting in admin and research tasks. May – September 2005: Charity Fundraiser (on commission) for Person To Person: I achieved an above average signing up of 4 people per day at £4 a week through street and door to door methods OTHER EMPLOYMENT: August 2008-April 2012: Assistant Manager for Compass Plc at Bristol City Museum: I managed and organized 5+ members of staff to deliver catering services, regularly receiving very positive feedback from my customers; recently co-supervised a very successful catering event for 500 people on the opening night of Banksy’s exhibition. My key achievement was to continue to ensure delivery of high quality catering services following a three-fold rise in attendance figures to the museum. Other tasks include dealing with customer enquiries, cash handling, events booking, staff training, preparing budgets and business reviews. INTERESTS AND ACHIEVEMENTS: • Played basketball for secondary school team, currently playing for a local team. • Run and completed Bristol Half Marathon in 2011 • Enjoy listening and contributing to current affairs and political discussions • Lectured to 2nd Year University students. • Succeeded in securing a place in one of the two most prestigious schools for exceptionally gifted boys in Tanzania (Ilboru Secondary School). • Dissertation stored on the University’s website having obtained a pass over 70%. ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: • Passed Level 2 award in Food and Safety Catering • Fluent in Swahili and English • Comfortable in using Microsoft Office, Nexus and SPSS computer programs. • Lived and studied in Tanzania before moving to UK. • Run and completed Bristol Half Marathon • Steering Committee Member of the international development hub in Cardiff, Wales. • Member of Wales for Africa Community Links grants panel. • Member of AFFORD’s ‘Africa Gives’ steering committee REFERENCES: On Request
Share this page



website security
Diaspora Social Network, african diaspora, diasporaengager