A management professional credited with combining technical and management skills to deliver outcomes in a fast-paced and dynamic environment. Multilingual, fluent in French and Arabic able to deliver project results in a variety of substantive areas. Strong expertise in program design, implementation.Team player with a strong work ethic dedicated to continuous improvement based on a diverse employment and academic background. skills Client account management Consistently meets goals Staff training/development Deadline-oriented Project management Multilingual Product development Excellent interpersonal communication Nonprofit management Team Building work history Program Communication and Coordination Manager. USAID funded Lebanon Investment in Microfinance
International Executive Service Corps IESC 1900 M St NW #500, Washington, DC 20036/Lebanon Program The Program, a focal point in the development of Microfinance in Lebanon, is a six year program with a budget of $12M supporting start ups, small and medium enterprises (sme's) through increasing access to finance Led the program coordination efforts by successfully networking with microfinance industry leaders to enhance growth and development of startups and sme's.
The program provided access to finance to over 11,000 small businesses, 50% of which are women entrepreneurs with an estimated collective valuation of +20 Million USD Strengthened the Program impact by coordinating event launches with stakeholders to lay the groundwork for a potential microfinance association Led the program communication and marketing campaign efforts to spread awareness of microfinance role in supporting micro and small enterprises throughout the country Reported on program's post loan performance of startups/sme's through periodical success stories Spearheaded the program training efforts.
Designed and implemented a series of modules for management performance in collaboration with program partners and expert trainers Managed the technical implementation of specialized program training Networked with industry leaders and international consultants to organize round table discussions around the establishment of a Development Credit Authority (DCA) to support the growth of microfinance Reported on program activities for USAID/IESC yearly assessment reports Managed the program's training database to track results against select performance indicators to link training programs to job performance enhancement Worked directly with partners' training and HR departments to implement management training modules to increase employee loyalty and reduce turnover Trainings attended included 'TRAINET', a USAID Automated Directive System managing technical training support participant entries of USAID funded programs across its 90 Missions worldwide (Cairo, Egypt).
Alumni Coordinator, 04/2007
SABIS® is a global education network that operates on four continents managed through three independent.
corporations headquartered in the U.S., Lebanon, and the U.A.E.
USA,Lebanon, UAE Managed the alumni association website and issued bi-annual alumni newsletters Provided overall support to association public relations to strengthen its outreach and alumni ties in schools across the globe Coordinated the annual fundraising event Gala and led event launches Created new revenue streams through creating alumni memberships and innovative programs Coordinated monthly Board Meetings and reported to regional VP Developed and maintained relationships with local press and issued press releases to highlight impact of association outreach.
Paralegal Professional, 03/2005
to 12/2006 Saba & Co
Member of the World Intellectual Property Organization, World Trade Organization.
Conducted Intellectual Property and Patent registration research reports to regional and European clients Administered, maintained, and monitored a multi-functional database and filing system for over 20,000 regional and international clients Provided advise relating to registrability, use and retention of trademarks and patents in the international arena through coordination with legal offices.
Drafted legal position papers for review of in-house attorney Researched country profiling with respect to intellectual property laws for clients in MENA and Europe.
Managing Partner, 10/1995
Organized events ranging from business launches and weddings to other occasions Managed marketing-related activities including but not limited to production and promotional media campaigns Drafted pricing strategies for events.
Reported on post-event best practices and lessons learnt Managed and controlled the flow of production and human resource Liaised with various service providers to organize event logistics and productions Initiated and organized various showrooms for rotating art exhibitions.
Certificate of Achievement, Project Management Institute (PMI) Project Management Professional:
Project Management Institute (PMI) Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA/AMIDEAST LebanonOctober: 1 2013
Certificate of Achievement - 35 PMI Approved Contact Hours.:
MBA: University of Leicester-School of Management - Leicester
Bachelor of Arts: Political Science/Public Administration,
American University of Beirut - Political Science/Public Administration