My work experience is mainly in the non-profit sector in the Middle East region. Over the past twelve years, I worked as a senior lead manager responsible for the strategic and operational planning and implementation of projects that aimed at contributing towards building up open, democratic, and inclusive civil communities and contributing to poverty reduction and improvement of the quality of life of disadvantaged persons (f/m), their families and communities.
I led the development and implementation of projects of varying nature: inclusive development and emergency response and in different sectors: education, health-care, psycho-social resilience, socio-economic empowerment, capacity building, and advocacy -- all within inclusive, right-based, and gender sensitive approaches. Projects themes included: early detection and intervention, primary health care, child protection, special education, inclusive education, technical education and vocational training, inclusive livelihoods, social protection, democracy and human rights, sports and recreation, psychosocial support, and humanitarian assistance.
Projects were of different sizes (budget and staff) and funded/ co-funded by various international donors and UN agencies including: EU, USAID, German Humanitarian Aid, World Bank, CBM-Germany, Canada Fund, Government of Japan, UNICEF, UNDP, UNRWA, and others. My experience in developing and managing projects funded by international donors makes me familiar with their funding policies, guidelines, and procedures.
As a leading manager, I am able to lead and manage change and provide strategic direction, ensure accountability, and reinforce data-driven performance measurement and reporting practices. I am able to manage and oversee multiple projects and fundraising activities all at once. I have the skills to multitask effectively and successfully. I have the ability to lead and motivate people and encourage teamwork, in addition to my ability to communicate effectively with senior management and donors. I have the appropriate level of English Language proficiency and native level of Arabic Language proficiency. With intensive practice, I can get on with the proficiency level of the French Language.
I am result-oriented and have strong leadership skills. I am also an accountable, honest, and dedicated person. I respect human diversity and have concerns for the welfare of people all over the world.