Kristine Marie Mansilla – Project Manager

VA Kristine MansillaMy name is Kristine Marie dela Fuente Mansilla. My friends are fond of calling me Tets or Theta. However, at work, I am known as Tine or Tina. I am a graduate of Ateneo de Davao University with a degree in Bachelor of Science in Business Administration major in Marketing.

I am the eldest in the family, and a mother of two wonderful boys, Mico and Miguel. My family and I are currently residing in the beautiful city of Davao in Mindanao.

Over the past 16 years, I have been working with various international non-government organisations here in the Philippines as well as overseas. I have been involved mostly as program support in different projects and in different locations. I have worked to assist and support a component, an individual or multiple individuals in separate components of the program. In my 16 years of working with humanitarian organisations, I have gained a diverse range of professional skills as I was exposed to office management, procurement, logistics, human resources, finance, and IT right through to safety and security. I can still remember how challenging it was when I did my first computer troubleshooting and LAN management. I was so scared because first and foremost I was not even an IT graduate, nor did I have even the tiniest bit of experience! Added to that I could only rely on instructions given to me over the phone or via email by our IT person who was based in Manila back then! But, with constant practice and learning by experience, I have gained new skills which I can now offer you.

During the years of my working experience, I was given the opportunity to learn various policies, procedures and protocols necessary to enforcing ethically, and without liability. My INGO experience has sharpened my organisational, interpersonal and interrelationship skills, my attention to detail and the ability to work with speed and accuracy. More so with the experience, being a humanitarian has molded me into a better individual. I find it very fulfilling, and at the same time a humbling experience, to be able to provide assistance to people that alleviates them from suffering, poverty and oppression.

My friends always tell me that I am so lucky to be traveling in different countries and experiencing different cultures. But I tell them that those are actually just add-on perks. Seeing the lives of people who are in great need, being able to assist them, support them and inspire them makes the experience richer and more meaningful – not just for them, but for me as a person. Being able to help transform lives of people around the world in my own little way is a manner of giving back to others all the blessing I have received from the Almighty.

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