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Manager, community development, gender, M&E, empowerment, advocacy

Giza, Giza Governorate, Egypt
February 26, 2020

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Amira Sobeih

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Personal statement

Expert with over ten+ years’ experience in the development field. Proven track record of success, including managing projects and consultancy services with international and Egyptian organizations. A highly creative, organized and efficient individual, whose thorough and precise approach to projects has yielded excellent results. Looking for the right opportunity to bring my expertise to a well- established organization in a management position. Key Skills and Summary of Qualifications

Field of Experiences:

10+ years in Migrants & Refugees, Peace and Security, Gender, Community Development, Youth Capacity Building, with outstanding record in Administration, Management, Instructing and training. In addition to experience in the Translation, Maritime and Transport filed. Previous Job Titles

Lawyer (member of the Egyptian Bar of Association), Advocacy Liaison, Programs Development Manager, Project Manager, Project Coordinator, Independent Consultant, Trainer, Legal Translator and Quality Auditor, Reporter and Database Specialist, Executive Secretariat, Field Inspector, Researcher.

Fields of Experience

Community Development, Youth Capacity Building, WPS: Women, Peace and Security, Communications, Administration, Management, Legal Translation, Instructing, Maritime and Transport.

Current/Previous Work Places (Full/Part Time & Freelance)

GPPAC: Advocacy liaison to the League of Arab States

COSPE “Italian Cooperation for the Development of Emerging Countries” (Egypt),

UNDP “United Nations Development Program” (Egypt),

IISD “International Institute for Sustainable Development” (Canada),

International Consultants Bureau for Refugees and Migrants

CRS “Catholic Relief Services” (Egypt),

SGS Group (Egypt),

SDA “Sustainable Development Association”,

Eldib Advocates,

Control Union Egypt LLC,

Trainer (Turkey, Sweden, Lebanon, Morocco),

Speaker Instructor (Jordan, Tunis),

Trainer and Independent Consultant in Egypt:

- EpiscoCare Egypt

- Egyptian NGO Support Center


- Upper Egypt for Education and Development (AUEED),

- Sahm El.Theqa Foundation (Egypt),

- Misr El Khair Foundation (MEK)..


Personal Data

Full Name Amira Sobeih

Birth Date 5th of August, 1980

Birth Place Alexandria, Egypt

Nationality Egyptian

Gender Female

Amira Sobeih

Employment History

Programs Development Manager

International Consultants Bureau for Refugees and Migrants January 2019 – Current

Writing Proposals and developing training materials.

Draft protection recommendations, do needed referrals to different service providers, consult survivors on their legal rights and assist them to file a police report- if needed

Technical reporting

Provide group training sessions (advocating different topics with different organizations). Freelance Consultant: affiliated with different organizations and worked within different missions.

(May 2016- Present) for example:

Heart Institute Fellows Association- Egypt: Writing proposals about Health education and building public awareness.

(Developed Two Proposals)

Project Manager/ Consultant with Egyptian Feminist Union: Reframing and lunching

the Gender-Sensitizing the Legislative Process Project..

(Short mission consultancy; Four months: May-September 2017)

Trainer/ Consultant with EpiscoCare Egypt: Deliver a training about Volunteerism

and Advocacy.

(One Workshop)

M&E Consultant (Sub-Consultant through “ibtikar”), to conduct an assessment research for a Baseline measurement to determine the approach of Women on Front Line project in Egypt and Libya Program. The M&E executed by Price Waterhouse Coopers

(PWC) as is implemented by consultants from femconsultant and ibtikar Lebanon.

(Short mission consultancy; One month)

Delivered different sessions and trainings in a variety topics related to community development and local empowerment in different countries:

- United States of America

- Europe: (Austria, Cyprus, Greece, Italy, Portugal, The Nederland's, Sweden and Turkey),

- The Middle East: Dubai (UAE), Iraq, India, Jordan, Kenya, Lebanon, Morocco and Tunisia.

- Asia: India

- Africa: Kenya

and Egypt of course (advocating different topics with different organizations) Maternity Leave

(One year)

GPPAC Liaison Officer to the League of Arab States

(GPPAC: Global Partnership for Prevention of Armed Conflict)

(October 2014 – May 2016)

Regional advocacy work related to women, peace and security, among my assigned tasks:

Main Achievements: Part of the developing team of The report of the groundbreaking action research: Candid Voices from the Field: Obstacles to a Transformative Women, Peace and Security Agenda and to Women's Meaningful Participation in Building Peace and Security

Main Tasks: Advocacy Support: Participate as necessary in advocacy efforts; Represent GPPAC and MENAPPAC as needed in meetings with other civil society groups, LAS officials, Member States and other stakeholders. Provide a key stable contact for GPPAC and MENAPPAC in Cairo/LAS Headquarters; Provide policy and other analysis of developments at LAS Headquarters, related to peace building, conflict prevention, gender and other related matters, as needed.

M&E Consultant (Sub-Consultant through “tana”), ActionAid Denmark (AA DK), The Youth Engaging in Change Processes in Egypt and North Africa Program.

(April 2014 – May 2014)

M&E Consultant, CRS- Catholic Relief Services (Part time Job), The Combating Child Trafficking in Alexandria/ GTIP Project

(March 2014 – May 2014)

Maternity Leave, Cairo, Egypt

(September 2012 – March 2014)

The Promotion of Human Rights Project Coordinator, (entitled as Project Manager) COSPE

- Cooperation for the Development of Emerging Countries, Cairo

(October 2011 – August 2012)

Achievements and responsibilities:

Supervise and manage project staff and external short-term consultants, lead and coach the project team in both substantial and operational issues. Undertake day to day management of the project, including smooth project implementation, efficient use of resources.

Prepare work plans, produce timely reports financial and progress reports as required by COSPE and donor reporting systems.

Draft necessary strategic documents concerning project design and implementation. such as policy papers, results frameworks, work plans etc; Develop Terms of Reference for project consultants/experts hired on a short term basis and ensure proper delivery of technical services and submission of technical and other reports. Ensure the participation and involvement of relevant stakeholders in project activities so that the process is inclusive, participatory and transparent. Ensure delivery of resources and results according to planned targets. Manage the project budget

Ensure appropriate recording and accounting documentation as required by COSPE stand up to regular audits and evaluation.

Facilitate project approval and budget revision processes as per COSPE policies and Procedures

Legal Translator, Advisor and Quality Auditor, Control Union Egypt LLC: Member of Control Union World Group- Geneva/ Switzerland, Alexandria.

(February 2010 – October 2011)

Legal Translator, EL DIB Advocates, Alexandria.

(August 2009 – February 2010)

Consultant and coordinator, UNDP ICTDAR for the project: MY TecC (Mediterranean Youth Technology Club) in Alexandria, The project was running through UNDP-ictdar -Cairo Office

(United Nations Development Program "Regional Bureau for Arab States" Information and Communication Technology for Development in Arab Region)

(May 2007 – August 2009)

Part Time - Contract by the UNOPS (United Nations Office for Projects Services). Researcher, Information Society and Sustainable Development: Next Generation Policy Directions Project, International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD)-Canada

(December 2004 – February 2006)

Executive Secretariat, “SGS Group Egypt” (Société General De Surveillance S.A. Geneva), Alexandria, Egypt:

(January 2004 –December 2004)

Researcher, Database and Reporter, Youth Employment Summit- YES Egypt, Alexandria

(August 2002 – February 2003)

Other Work Experience [In Parallel]

- Consultancy Services-

Successfully engaged in a number of collaborative policies research projects as an Independent Consultant, developed training materials and delivered workshops in youth empowerment and building knowledge based societies through Civil Society Organizations (CSO): locally and internationally.

As an International Trainer and Facilitator: Since 2004 Attended various UN projects related to youth empowerment, events and seminars as regional and international Trainer, for both trainers and young people. Last international and regional trainings joined as a trainer and/or a facilitator:

The baseline meeting of the newly formed Prevention Up Front Alliance, which is a cooperation between Global Partnership for the Prevention of Armed Conflict, Coalition for the International Criminal Court and International Coalition for the Responsibility to Protect

(ICRtoP) in Lebanon. A facilitator for the Advocacy within League of Arab States

MENA regional Training of Trainers (ToT) Cycle “Together for Transformation: Gender- Sensitive Nonviolence for Sustainable Peace"- Cyprus (March 2016)

MENA regional Training of Trainers (ToT) Cycle “Together for Transformation: Gender- Sensitive Nonviolence for Sustainable Peace" – Cyprus (April 2015) Education

Professional Ph.D.: Project Management and Business Development/ Faculty of Graduate Studies for Statistical Research /Cairo University. Enrolled in the Ph.D program):


Euromed Culture and Communities Studies / Faculty of Arts /Alexandria University.

(Enrolled in the master program: (2014)

The Master of Laws (LLM) Degree in public Law Faculty of Law /Alexandria University. Equivalency certificate for a master degree obtained by Alexandria University Admission for completing the two diploma offered by Alexandria University

(September 2016)

Diploma in public Law/ Faculty of Law /Alexandria University.

(May 2016)

Diploma in Financial and Economic Science/ Faculty of Law /Alexandria University.

(September 2011)

B.A in Law/ Faculty of Law /Alexandria University.

(June 2008)

Istanbul Technical University- Turkey

IT Essentials: PC Hardware and Software- in Turkey Endorsed by Istanbul Technical University- Turkey

Offered by Cisco Networking Academy through Centro de Formacao Profissional de Industria Electronica, Portugal

(September 2008)

.High School from MEGS (Manar English language School for Girls) Alexandria, Egypt


Continuing Education and Extra curricula Courses:

Earned advanced trainings and courses related to the development field for example:

Dame’s Civil-Military-Police Coordination for Human Security Course, University of Notre Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies, Notre Dame, IN. USA. (USA, 2015)

International Human Rights Mechanisms, ToT, Cairo Institute for Human Rights Studies – CIHRS (Tunis, 2014

Transparency and Accountability in Governance (2011-2014 Coady Institute),

Human Rights Education Social and Technical TOT (2007-Turkey),

Information Societies and Development (India),

Human Rights Education, Social and Technical TOT - UNDP-ictdar Training course (2007- Morocco),

Training Course "Mediterranean Youth Info Meeting” (2003- Greece),

Process Improvement (2004-Egypt),

Lean Six Sigma (2004- Egypt).


References are available upon request.

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