Local programs manager, Save the Children
March 2008: At present, I am working for Save the Children in the Danish programs in Jordan. Save the Children is an international Alliance of NGO’s operating in more than 100 countries. The Alliance consists of some 23 countries, with the most prominent being the US, Sweden, UK, Japan and Denmark (my employers). The lead organization in Jordan is Save the Children–US, where I am stationed.
I manage SC-D local programs, in close cooperation with the head office in Copenhagen. My work is very rewarding, as SC-Denmark’s programs are in partnership with leading local organizations, working towards Children’s Rights best practices, in light of the parameters set forth in the Convention of the Rights of the Child (CRC).
First Report: I am presently on a sabbatical from the Jordan Institute of Diplomacy. I’m contracted to manage a program on “MEDIA Education and Democracy in Action,” a program funded by the US Department of State, that links individuals, knowledge and cultures.
On the side I have conducted training on Organizational Conflict Management, and I am working on two other training modules, Organizational Leadership and Needs Assessment. I do this as I hope to develop my training services and portfolio.
My last duties at the Institute of Diplomacy were on “Cultural Dialogue” within the Euro-Mediterranean Context, where I coordinated the National Network on Cultural Dialogue. Also last summer I helped Mennonite Central Committee plan a meeting held in Jordan for Summer Peacebuilding Institute alumni, CJP alumni and others.