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Employee Relations Advisor
Human Resources & Organization
Base/Location: Rome, Italy
NGO Partner: Family Health International
Assignment Location: Phnom Penh, Cambodia
Duration: August 2009 – February 2010
Fellowship Title: Employee Relations Advisor
Simona has worked for Pfizer since June 1998 as HR Operations Specialist in Human Resources, gaining a robust expertise in HR processes and tools. More recently, she has taken on responsibility for Corporate Social Responsibility and Employee Inclusion initiatives promoting partnerships with Italian nonprofit and charity associations. She recently started a Pfizer Running Team to improve teamwork and engagement across different functions.
On her assignment with FHI, Simona will help develop an HR system through the implementation of HR processes and policies to maximize operational efficiency, to have a better communication and alignment between FHI offices, and to keep staff engaged and motivated.
During her GHF experience, Simona hopes to strengthen her HR management and organization skills and her project management ability. She believes she will return from her assignment with a greater understanding of different cultures, an increased understanding of how to interact with a variety of people, and how to work more effectively under tough conditions.
Family Health International works to address key public health and development needs in developing countries, including family planning, infectious diseases and chronic conditions.