International humanitarian relief and conflict expert with over 20 years experience in the field and a Visiting Lecturer of Disaster Management at Birmingham University (UK). He has extensive experience in responding to complex emergencies and natural disasters, needs & resources assessment, security, situation analyses, camp management, humanitarian procurement, conducting monitoring and evaluation assessments of relief and development programmes as well as delivering training and facilitation workshops in his aforementioned areas of expertise. He is a reference point and master trainer for SPHERE (humanitarian charter and minimum standards in disaster response) and INEE (Education in Emergencies) in Arabic and English. Moustafa is an independent consultant to UN and other major humanitarian agencies (with focus on the Middle East). Moustafa has over 20 years experience in humanitarian, stabilisation and post conflict settings. He is a Deployable Civilian Expert (DCE), a member of the DRC Stand-By Member roster, a member of RedR, an Associate Trainer with INTRAC and a European Commission Expert (EX2014D170674).
HASSAN AL SABEH
Head of Opearations
Hassan has experience of over 16 years in humanitarian work with INGOs and UN, including senior management level through working in emergency contexts including Lebanon and Syria, and in roles including Regional Operations Director, Country Director, Programme Manager and Fundraising manager. He has an excellent understanding of programmes in both conflicts and natural disasters including Child Protection, Education, Shelter/NFIs, Safety and Security, and relief distributions. Hassan heads the operations department at OC, whilst also inputting on proposal writing and donor relations and delivers trainings in his areas of expertise. Hassan is multi lingual, and can fluently speak English, Arabic, Spanish, French and Italian. He graduated from Florida International University (FIU) with a BS in International Business Management, specialising in conference management.
Monitoring and Evaluation Officer
Becky is experienced in research, project management and M&E from her work in Lebanon, Jordan, Turkey/Syria, Bangladesh, Bosnia, Haiti, Honduras, Pakistan and internships with INGOs in the UK. Whilst at OC she has worked extensively on cash assistance, livelihood and WASH evaluations. As well as coordinating the evaluation team, Becky works on capacity building and inputs on bid writing. She has a special interest in child protection, gender issues and social welfare in conflict and stabilisation settings. In addition to a BA in History and Hispanics Becky holds a Masters in Conflict, Security and Development from the University of Birmingham and speaks five different languages. Outside of work she enjoys travelling and watching foreign films.
Associate Consultant – Governance Specialist & Quality Control
Julian has over twenty years’ experience as a governance expert in post-conflict and fragile states, including Afghanistan, Bosnia, Libya, Palestine, Rwanda, Sierra Leone, South Sudan, Tunisia, Turkey and Uganda. Her areas of expertise are Cabinet process, evidence-informed policy making, government delivery and organisational capacity building. She is a member of the NTL Institute of Applied Behavioural Psychology and is trained as a group process consultant. Her career started with 15 years in the UK civil service, including senior roles as head of the Home Office strategic policy team and in the Cabinet Office working on improving civil service project delivery. Outside of work she enjoys watching football and participating in hot yoga.
Associate Consultant – Finance and Accounting
Shohaib is a Chartered Management Accountant, with over 20 years’ experience in the world of accountancy, finance and tax. His experiences include work for charities, not-for-profit organisation, engineering, manufacturing, banking and accountancy, having worked for the likes of PriceWaterhouseCoopers, HSBC, Halifax Bank to name but a few. Shohaib is currently the Principal Accountant at Integrity Accountancy Services Limited, an accountancy practice that has been identified as a Top 250 accountancy practice within the UK, in The Times Newspaper, as well as being selected as one of the top 100 Small Business by Small Business Saturday in 2017. He has also featured on the BBC, The Financial Times, and last year was invited to No. 10 Downing Street. Outside of work he enjoys classical music, practising mindfulness and partaking in many sports, particular boxing and kickboxing.
Jordan Country Representative
Amjad is bilingual in Arabic and English languages and intimately familiar and connected across Iraq, Libya, Tunisia, Lebanon, Syria, Jordan, Turkey, Macedonia, Serbia, Kosovo, West Bank and Gaza, having run programmes and project for both international and local NGOs covering areas of WASH, Shelter, FSL amongst others. With more than 18 years of experience in coordinating and working in humanitarian and fragile contexts to include programme design, Amjad is a specialist in logistics and security support, capacity building and developing capacities of local and national actors and third party monitoring and conducting remote monitoring with the use of technology and different verification techniques to mention a few.
Associate Consultant – Research Specialist
Ann has over 25 years’ experience working in, managing and leading community-based services for children, youth and families. She has a Master’s Degree in International Development Management, and has held varied roles within local government and non-governmental organisations at operational, strategic and quality assurance levels. Experienced in project management, she has led programmes of systems re-design and service development, and has skills in monitoring and evaluation, systems learning, and capacity building. A child protection specialist, and qualified Social Worker, she is registered with the Health and Care Professions Council (UK) and promotes the protection of children, youth and other vulnerable groups in humanitarian settings, with a particular focus on strengthening child protection systems. She has recently carried out research on the protection of Syrian refugee children in Lebanon, looking at the extent to which the humanitarian response and the host country child protection provision could be seen to function as a ‘system’.