Professional Summary

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.
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Skills

  • 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
  • MDF Training & Consultancy- Project Cycle Management; Planning, Monitoring & Evaluation. Amman, Jordan. 2019
  • 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”; 20102011

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.