Zak

Zakariya M.

Construction Manager at The HALO Trust

Bachelor's DegreeAin Shams University-Cairo-Egypt

Kiev, Ukraine

Summary

I have many years of practical, extensive and professional experiences, starting from an employee in architectural-engineering consulting offices with projects in Egypt, K.S.A and U.A.E, to a self- employed as a Founder and General Manager for an architectural firm with a target to be specialized in the social housing and upgrading slums - to an international employee as a Team Leader Architect in one of UN sister organizations (UNRWA)-Reconstruction of Nahr El Bared refugee camp-Tripoli-Lebanon-using Design Participatory approach –to an NGO employee in Mines Advisory Group as a Construction Manager in Mauritania, and finally a Construction Manager in The HALO Trust-Ukraine. As I do believe in architecture for humanity, architecture for poor, I have many initiatives to achieve my passion in helping people, as slum regions and poor communities are one of the main problems of Egypt. I found the opportunity to practice my passion by joining UNRWA, creating durable solutions for the Palestinian refugee, even solutions for livelihood and unemployment, (links for PDF files of those proposals can be found in my CV). This led to gain a huge humanitarian experience through the community participatory methodology. Therefore, a combination of managerial, design, supervision and field experiences for humanitarian programs and commercial projects have been integrated with a cross-cultural and overseas experiences and the ability to live in an unsecured environment. I pursued to enhance my humanitarian experience by studying online courses through IFRC&UNHCR learning platforms to strengthen my capacity and make it appropriate for relief tasks, and a I accomplished HEAT course in Jordan for enhancing my awareness in the hostile environment, i managed to be PRINCE2 Practitiner certified hence I can be duly fit for the senior managerial tasks and responsibilities.

Experience

  • architecture / design
  • construction
  • refugees
  • climate change
  • administration
  • egypt
  • lebanon
  • jordan
  • ukraine
  • mauritania
  • Sectors
  • Funders
  • Countries
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