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Congratulations to Timothy Mahoney on his new position as Human Resources Technician with the Pan-American Health Organization. Upon starting his new position he said, “I will enjoy this new position because it allows me to combine my people skills, public administration experience, and foreign affairs knowledge in assisting the needs of the hard-working professionals that make up the Pan-American Health Organization and help to fulfill its mission to provide quality healthcare to all of the peoples of the Americas.”
In his new role, Mahoney will oversee the determination of all benefits (wage increases, grants and performance appraisals), new hire, retirement, and transfer processes for United Nations staff for the Pan-American Health Organization’s offices in Bolivia, Ecuador, Paraguay, and Venezuela. In addition, he will coordinate the pension and life insurance processes related to the deaths of retirees or dependents, as well as oversee the verification and processing of documents for the United Nations Pension Fund for the employees of the above-mentioned countries.
Mahoney has been looking for something to apply his talents to since finishing his master’s degree. He is an experienced multi-linguist with Spanish, Portuguese, and French language skills. He is a proven project manager and international relations professional (Latin America focus) and experienced writer and editor.
His previous positions include being a state policy analyst with the American Academy of Actuaries, and he was the Peter D. Bell Rule of Law intern with the Inter-American Dialogue (The Dialogue). In addition he worked as the Associate Director of Government Affairs with the National Hispanic Medical Association (NHMA) and as an Intake Specialist/Caseworker for the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services. He moved to D.C. in September 2005 to intern in the office of U.S. Sen. Chuck Hagel (R-Neb.).
He has done volunteer work for the Stein Democratic Club where he was twice elected treasurer (in charge of fundraising, and administering the club’s PAC) and twice elected Vice-President for Political Affairs (in charge of the club’s legislative platform, as well as lobbying the City Council and mayor’s office). In 2011, he was awarded the Desi Deschaine Young Democrat of the Year Award for his work.
Mahoney earned his bachelor’s in Public Administration from the University of Nebraska at Omaha, and his master’s in International Affairs from the American University, School of International Service in D.C.