Omar Almajdalawi, Director
With a Master in Public Health and over 24 years of management experience in humanitarian relief and development programs Mr. Omar Almajdalawi has a passion for delivering results in complex project environments. Omar is currently pursuing a PhD in Conflict and Development/ Ghent University – Belgium. (The dissertation is about the humanitarian aid and dignity)
While managing large-scale programs and grants portfolios in partnership with sub-grantee local organizations, he has consistently achieved project and program goals in the face of extraordinary challenges. Budget management experience and donor experience includes ECHO, USAID, Danida, UN agencies, AuSAid, EC and SIDA,
Managing teams in difficult environments, Omar is a passionate leader with an ability to bring people together, stay motivated, and achieve results. He has more than 16 years of experience in training development and delivery, motivation, team building and leadership, and has managed teams as large as 72 staffs.
Whilst technically specialized in Humanitarian Aid and resilience, Omar’s technical skills span the range of development and relief sectors with focusing on community engagement and empowerment and social accountability. Omar has a unique talent for fundraising, networking, Advocacy messages development, creating tools and mechanisms for coordination, Monitoring & Evaluation and has continuously succeeded in forging new funding relationships on behalf of his organization. His project management specialties include establishing and implementing monitoring, evaluation and learning systems, including through the use of digital tools, as well as accountability and feedback mechanisms considered one of his key strengths.
Omar participated in establishing many non-profit organizations and was a member on boards of directors several times where contributed highly in putting them on the right track, increasing and strengthening the relationship between these organizations and local communities and raising funds.