Aug 2013 - Present
Jul 2011 - Aug 2013
I was working as PM for a child protection project funded by Save the Children and UNICEF. Part of my responsibilities; train and supervise the social workers working at the field, follow up the rehabilitation process at CBOs, coordinate the major joint activities of all clubs and youth, develop the main elements and follow up the M&E process for the project, consolidate field reports and more.
Oct 2008 - Jun 2011
Kanaan coalition/ Jerusalem
A project Funded by the Spanish Cooperation. It is a partnership between five local NGOs ( Health Work Committees, Land Research Center, Bisan Center, Union of Palestinian Women Committees, Defense for Children International (DCI) and two international organizations ( Acsur and Mundubat). The project aims to develop the quality of life of people in Jerusalem with a special focus on education and social sectors.
I was responsible to lead the working team from different organizations and different backgrounds in planning, executing, evaluating and redesigning the different tasks within the project. I coordinated the relationship between the local and international organizations, prepared and supervised the training programs including TOT programs, cooperatives development programs and IT trainings. I also oversaw the preparation of timely and high quality reports to the donors.
Apr 2004 - Sep 2008
ZEINA Center for Families and Friends of Children with Cancer
Jan 2003 - Jan 2004
Youth Development Department
Jun 2001 - Dec 2002
Social Sector Consultant
Multi-Sector Review Project
This project was supervised by the welfare association and was funded by the European Commission. My tasks focused on reviewing the social welfare status quo of Jerusalem and its residents, and preparing a strategic plan for future techniques in the social field in Jerusalem, taking into consideration the different scenarios of the final solution for the city.
Jan 2000 - May 2001
Women Training Unit-YMCA Jerusalem.
Jan 1999 - Jan 2000
BADIL Resource Center
Sep 1996 - Aug 1999
AMAL Technical High School.
Mar 1995 - Mar 1997
Shekel Society for Mentally Disabled People
1997 - Present
facilitation for several conferences, workshops and trainings in different areas of interest.
Trainer in Animation techniques including developing the story, scenario, and using the stop motion software, the Photoshop and Microsoft video maker software. Several products (short animated films) can be found at YouTube or can be linked.
I am a free lancer trainer since 1997 in Life and Managerial skills; Conflict & Crisis Management, Leadership & Social Change management, Communication skills, Project life cycle, Youth leadership, Advocacy, lobbying & networking, Team building & leading, Negotiation & Bargaining, Volunteers recruitment and mobilizing. In addition to life and managerial skills, I had TOT in Animation technique with both children and adults and certified trainer for children’s rights.
Full details may be provided upon request.
Some of the organizations that I trained with include;
Bethlehem university, National institute for training, UNRWA, Ma’an center, Defence for Children International DCI, Health work committees, SEEDS Consulting company, Free Lance training group, WICLAC, PFPPA, Beit Sahour Municipality, Arab culture association – Haifa, YWCA, CRS, YMCA, JUZOOR, AlQuds University, others.
i prepared M&E manual for women centers TAWASOL, where this manual was adopted by Palestinian Ministry of Women as the reference for monitoring and evaluation.
I participated in evaluation for several projects at Palestinian family planning and protection organization.
I prepared several TOR for evaluation at different organizations and projects include Kanan coalition, ZEINA center, Palestinian Union for social workers and psychologists, seeds company for consultations.
I was main speaker in the international conference for UK-Palestine network that was held at UK on 11\2013.
I organized 2 international conferences the first for educators from 5 countries (August 2014 with Rosa Luxemburg Stiftung) and the second for economists on development alternatives ( With Birzeit university and RLS).
I chaired one session out of two sessions at international conference at Tunisia on October 2014 that was held by RLS North Africa office.
I am organizing international conference for social workers, where 50 international participants will join the conference including the SG of the international union for social workers and SG of the British association for social workers. the conference will be held on November 2014 and I will be chairing it.
1990 - Present
AWARDS & PUBLICATIONS
Prepared M&E manual for Tawasol women centers in Palestine, the manual deals with all M&E techniques and designs all the forms needed to implement M&E at women centers. The manual was designed for Ministry of Women affairs and the Italian cooperation.
Prepared, along with colleagues, specialized study about the effects of house demolitions on women and children at Jerusalem area. The study focused on the Psycho-social effects and the future expectations. The study was prepared for the women center at Jerusalem.
Prepare and developed, alone and along with colleagues, several training manuals for trainees that address different training aspects such as volunteerism, leadership, communication skills, lobbying, PLCM and more. The manuals were prepared for different training organizations; Maan center, Bethlehem university partnership institution, ZEINA center, National institute for training and more. a sample of manuals that i participated in developing: http://maan-ctr.org/pdfs/LifeSkillsManual/Manual.pdf
Prepared a specialized study concerning the social problems relating to Palestinian children at Jerusalem. This study was presented to the “Jerusalem Day Committee” conference at Jordan and was awarded certificate of Honor by the organizing committee.
Prepared a strategic plan study for developing the social sector in east Jerusalem, where many suggestions and proposals were to be discussed depending on different scenarios for the future status of east Jerusalem. The focus of the study was on proposing managerial structures and political conditions to promote the social welfare sector’s status; this study was prepared for the Multi – Sector Review of East Jerusalem that was funded by the European Commission.
I was the coordinator for the fieldwork of a study relating to the Palestinian youth in Jerusalem; where I was part of the team responsible for holding focus groups all over Jerusalem area and analyze the gathered information. Youth Development Department (YDD) published this study in July 2002, and Ford foundation funded it.
Conducted a study related to the Israeli government violations against Palestinian children in Jerusalem during the last decade. The study tackled the Israeli measures that violated the international convention of children’s rights. The study has been published as a part of a collective study, which was presented to the United Nations as the Palestinian alternative report for the Israeli report about children’s rights in Israel. This study was conducted by and for the Defense For Children- International / Palestine (DCI/P).
Participated, as a consultant for the social sector in the multi- Sector Review of East Jerusalem project, in reviewing the social welfare status in east Jerusalem. In this paper my colleague and I presented an analysis of the social services provided in Jerusalem by governmental and non-governmental bodies and described the qualitative and quantitative levels of these services. In addition, we provided SWOT analysis, which included Strengths and Weakness in the social sector and explored the available opportunities and Threats that characterizes that sector. The European Commission funded this project.
All the reviews of the MSR can be seen on the internet as a full text on the MSR website: www.multi-sector.org
Sample of all my publications can be provided upon request
I was named for Honor certificate for four semesters and the Deans list certificate for one semester At Bethlehem University, and was graduated as an Honor student with a GPA of 3.14 out of 4.00
1996 - Present
WORKSHOPS & SEMINARS
6\2012 – 11\2012 I Participated at TOT program for using MAYA software – first level - in developing animated clips, logos and characters. This was 75 training hours and was held by Maan and Save the children.
1\3 – 31\3\2012 I Participated at TOT program for using animation technique as advocacy and lobbying tool. This course was 50 training hours and was held by Save the Children - Sweden. all animated films depend only on the skills of the participants and i aim at empower their skills in creative writing, drawing, capturing and editing the film. you can see one of the animated films that i trained children to do on: http://youtu.be/clxPPN5bo1M
and a film done by youth: http://youtu.be/JeLcVum8twM
and a film done by adult women: http://youtu.be/ZNHwsNGqzUg
23\4 – 27\4\2012 I participated at TOT Program – new trends, with LEADERS organization. The training focused on the new trends and theories of delivering, developing and evaluating training matrix.
1\7 – 28\7\2005
I participated in three “Training of Trainers courses” in Change Management, Conflict Management, and Leadership for Social Change. This was 90 hours courses that was held by Maan center & the Hydrology Group center in cooperation with Karuna center for peace building in USA. Major topics that were introduced at these courses were related to the role of the trainer in Exploring nature of change \Adapting to change\ Tools to guide the change and manage the conflict\ Helping communities adapt to change\ Anticipating change and becoming proactive\ leadership and more
14 & 15\7\2004
Attended video training program “A Force More Powerful” that dealt with different types of popular resistance in six different international conflicted areas. This was intensive 16 hours program.
Attended Training Program on MANAGEMENT SKILLS. This program was held by and at PASSIA It aimed at “to empower civil society practitioners to deal more effectively with the tasks ahead”.The training included:Psychological Aspects of Managing People, Management of Organizations, Mission , Structures, Goals, Strategic planning, Vision, Goal-setting, Development Priorities, Human Resource Planning and the Management Cycle, Time Management, Project Management, Managing Change, Managing Conflict and Crises, Financial Management: Budgeting, Accounting.
2/6 - 17/6/2003
Attended a pilot course in distance learning in the topic of "Gender in Program and Project Monitoring and Evaluation" this course was held by and at the World Bank. The outcomes of this course included the following:- Introduce participants to the practice of, and make familiar with, tools, techniques and resources for, integrating a gender dimension into program and project M&E.- Provide applied/practical experiences in integrating a gender dimension into M&E designs so as to improve the quality of program and project M&E.
Oct 2008 - Jun 2009
Diploma in “Training of Trainers and Consultants TOT"
Bethlehem University - Institute for Community Partnership ICP in cooperation with Mastricht School for Management/Netherlands.
A one-year TOT program on different modules; Training Cycles, E-learning Methods, Training Monitoring and Evaluation, Consultancy, Project Management, Tender Management, and Project Writing.
Jan 2002 - May 2003
MASTERS in Development Studies
University of Gothenburg
Courses related to different issues in the research field concerning the peace & development topics, including perspectives on peace & development research, historical background of the Palestinian / Israeli Conflict, political systems & civil society, ethnicity & nationalism, Israeli / Palestinian peace process and conflict resolution. My thesis was about the role of education system in combating corruption in the OPT. Graduated with honors degree.
Jan 2001 - Jan 2002
Diploma in “Web Designing"
Professional Career Development Institute/ USA.
This was an online one-year diploma that covered wide topics in web designing, front page usage, hard coding and much more
Sep 1990 - Jul 1996
BA in Social Work and Psychology
The courses focused on group and individual therapy, strategic planning in social organization and human communication, planning and therapy. Graduated with honors degree.
High School Graduate
College Des Freres
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