Ms. Elnaz Barjandi Malagic has joined WMU-Sasakawa Global Ocean Institute as Senior Secretary with focal responsibility to provide professional support of operational, administrative and secretarial services to the Director and the Head of Research for the successful delivery of the programme of work of the Global Ocean Institute.

Prior to joining WMU, Elnaz worked at the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in Copenhagen from 2014, where she worked as Operational, Administrative & Finance support consultant at the Office of Information Technology and Management (OIMT). She served as the focal point for coordinating operational services as well as assisting the Green Energy and ICT service delivery to the 150+ UNDP Country offices world wide, supporting offices to enhance their operational efficiency while aligning to the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Her duties included advisory and supportive efforts in administrative, financial and accounting procedures, logistics and procurement efforts, there in becoming proficient user of corporate IT tools as UNDP ERP system Finance and Procurement module as well as Microsoft O365, SharePoint and CRM. Elnaz was focal coordinator managing the unit's Human Resource procedures and recruitment as well as facilitating projects and event management including branding efforts for the service delivery and operational duties.

Over the recent 7 years, Elnaz has with high ambition and interest been active in the non-profit sector; in organisations as Brightful, Raul Wallenberg Academy as well as academic student associations realising experience in organisational development, project management & student mentoring and therein gaining valuable knowledge and insight in diverse and multicultural environments. With educational background in International Business and Politics, specialising in managing organisations, people and culture with focus on Human Rights, Elnaz has attained knowledge and interest for International sustainable development, international diplomacy and strategy as well as capacity building and leadership for human empowerment and equality.