A Project Director with over thirty years of experience in the United States & the Middle East. Worked for international development organizations, planning, engineering and architectural firms in Chicago, Washington DC, Cairo, Jordan and trained in Zurich. Served in various capacities with the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), the World Bank, the German International Cooperation (GIZ), the Aga Khan Trust for Culture and the United Nations Development Program (UNDP). Effectively directed a broad range of specialized and multidisciplinary projects relying heavily on team building, good communications skills and a unique ability to bridge the gap between cultures. Worked closely with Ministers, Governors and senior officials to achieve results. Drafted project proposals and managed progress from conceptualization throughout project delivery until handing over. Partnered with civil society organizations to build capacity and strengthen their roles using participatory methods. Also, built strategic alliances, developed government know-how and reformed policies. Experienced in Science, Technology, Engineering & Math-STEM education, Information & Communications Technology (ICT) and disability inclusion. Well versed in budgeting, procurement, monitoring & evaluation and personnel management. Worked as a consultant for GOPA International (Germany), The Egyptian Social Contract Center (UNDP Initiative under the Cabinet of Ministers) and The Economic Research Forum (serving Arab countries, Iran & Turkey). Volunteers as a board member in a number of NGOs.
personnel / human resources
world bank group
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