A bilingual Capacity Development Consultant/Researcher with expertise in:
• Policy and organizational analysis
• Qualitative & qualitative research
• Evaluation research
• Resource efficiency
• Private sector development
• Corporate Social Responsibility
• Sustainable economic growth
Achievements and projects contribution:
• Completed top level policy research: (selection)
o Study on the competitiveness of European companies and resource efficiency policies (2010-11). Published.
o Case studies on the role of market-based instruments on resource efficiency (2011).
o Case studies on the impact of “resource efficiency” policies on economic performance, job creation and skills (2011).
o Case study on the competitiveness of the meat sector in the UK. Published.
• Key note speaker during “Green week” organized by the European Commission (June 2011).
• Co-lead a research project on Small and Medium Enterprises (2010-11), running in 37 countries.
• Established a new business line on “resource efficiency” and won projects worth ~ 2 million Euros.
• Designed results-based management frameworks for more than 20 projects run by the International Finance Corporation (member of the World Bank Group).
Program/Business Development Officer
2011 to Present
A company of Employment Service Ontario Toronto, Canada
Design and implement a program aiming at raising funds, develop terms of reference and proposal. Develop an internship program managed by the WSC and hosted at SMEs. The program design includes methodology, work plan, budget, human resource requirements, monitoring and evaluation framework, risk management and sustainability plan. Conduct consultation with SMEs in South Ontario region, to validate the new program, and gather recommendations for potential improvements and potential partnerships.
Consultant, Macro Sector Policies
2009 to 2011
Conducted policy research (in sustainable growth and private sector development policies) using qualitative and quantitative methods, synthesised, summarized research results, wrote reports, presented research results and gave policy recommendations. Designed monitoring and evaluation frameworks for policies and programs. Evaluated policy implementations and provided recommendations. Managed the development and implementation of policy research projects. Developed communication material. Performed customer service and follow-up, in addition to administrative tasks. Among several achievements, contributed to policy debate and uptake of policies by policy making bodies, published policy related research reports. Reported to Head of Business Unit.
Free Lance Consultant/Researcher
February 2008 to April 2009
Worked as researcher for International Development Research Center (IDRC) OTTAWA, Canada regional office in Cairo managing, organizing and coordinating the Center's regional consultation intended at the identification of sustainable development trends and priorities. Responsibilities included writing methodology paper and drafting the consultation's report with implications on the IDRC five-year strategic plan. Have also conducted research in 12 countries in the MENA region on private sector development and gave recommendations for policy solutions.
February 2007 to December 2007
Completed research, designed projects' evaluation frameworks and evaluated projects implementation and results, tracked project approval documents (online application), prepared donors reports, delivered training and developed training material.
February 2004 to August 2005
Supported management in establishing the IFC PEP-MENA operations and performed as acting procurement officer coordinating budgetary decisions, and building partnerships with suppliers and service providers and consultants hiring. Managed the organization of strategic events and meetings. Other duties included identification and advice to management on HR business needs, selection, recruiting, training planning and supervision of new staff.
Commercial Assistant / Market Analyst
2000 to 2004
Conducted market research and contribute to strategic business planning with higher management. Managed day to day operations including sales and marketing coordination, liaison between the regional office and the headquarters, client service, reporting, and staff coaching and supervision
Other work experiences 1994 to 2000
1998 to 2000
Research Assistant (teaching assignment)
1994 to 1997
Masters Degree in Development Studies
January 2005 to January 2006
Economic and social research, result-based management, progam management, report writing, institutional development, program development, speaks fluently English, French and have knowldge of Italian and Dutch