Abe joins us after 8+ years in International multidisciplinary Humanitarian and development aid Project Management, coordination and over 8 years in multisectoral administration and managerial field serving International NGOs and Non-Profits in various developing countries. Abe is anxious to utilize his past knowledge and experiences to assist him in transitioning into a new career in IT.
Methodologies: Agile, Waterfall
Soft Skills: Independent, Reliable, Analytical, Adaptable, Excellent Oral and Written bilingual Communication
Relevant Experience: Program Management, Project Management, Customer Service, Project Coordination, Sales and Marketing, Administration assistance, Logistical support, Philanthropy and fundraising, Grants Management, Interpretation and translation (Arabic<>English).
Software: MS Office, MS Visio, MS Project, MS Excel, Outlook, Windows Internet Explorer, Skype, Zoom, Payroll System and software, Customer Relation Management “CRM” Software, Inventory Management System
Languages: English and Arabic
Education & Training
Keller Graduate School of Management -Master’s Degree in Project Management- MPM 2010
DeVry University- Graduate Certificate in Project Management 2009
Birzeit University- BA of Social Science 2004
York Solutions’ Barriers to Entry Program – Concentration: Project Management (in process) 2020
VNG International- Entrance for Local Economic Development in Local Governance, VNGi Model. 2018
VNG International- Theory of Change- VNG International Model in Local Governance. The Hague, NL, 2018
NRC & DIAKONIA- International Humanitarian Law “IHL”- 2014
Harvard Humanitarian Academy & USAID- Building Better Response- 2013
Keller Graduate School of Management: Project Risk Management, Project Management & Leadership, Project cost & Schedule control, Advanced Project Management Practices and Professional Exam Preparation “PMP”; 2010–2011
Professional Experience Highlights
Program Manager 2018 – 2019
Successfully led the implementation of IDEAL Local Governance Program with 16 local cities and local government entities, through managing a team of multidisciplinary expert Project Managers and coordinators throughout the project lifecycle processes.
Focused on quality and timeliness ownership for assigned intermediate level service requests
Facilitated and coordinated with various International- HQ’s, technical staff experts, implementing partners, beneficiaries, and other key stakeholders on a regular basis to meet all service standards and achieve project/ program’s objectives.
Contributed to the formulation of project and program proposals, concept notes and other reporting documents.
Effectively implemented and supervised the benchmarking component with 16 local government entities, local authorities and International stakeholders.
Project Manager – 2012 – 2017
Developed new internal organizational initiatives to support the strategic direction of Technical Projects’ Services.
Established and reviewed the annual budget and operating plan to support TPS projects/programs.
Initiated project plans using Work Breakdown Structure in MS Project and identify Critical Path.
Ensured the measurement, reporting, communication and utilization of M&E results.
Supported the PMO Unit Heads by providing direction, input and feedback amongst my superiors and subordinates.
Maintained and liaison with stakeholders and governmental entities and sector main actors.
Assured a good internal follow-up of all operational and administrative requirements in accordance with the cycle of technical projects, logical framework, timeframe, allocated and forecasted Budget and reporting of five Multisector projects- “Humanitarian aid, Development and Emergency Projects”.
Supervised new projects baseline needs assessment analysis, finalized concept notes and participated in proposals for complex programs within an intensive timeframe for HQ and other international donors.
Participated and led a holistic activity in socio-economic development projects through setting local and technical steering committees, supervising the coordination and information sharing among stakeholders.