Strategic advisor with more than 15 years’ experience in advanced intergovernmental and nonprofit development. My responsibilities include the management and implementation of operations and outreach programs for the organizations I served. Skilled in advising boards, with track record of successfully affecting change. Accomplished manager and team player, noted for directing staff in multicultural settings, recognized for sound judgment on complex issues. Strong communication skills in three languages. Fluent in English, French and Arabic proofread and edited correspondence, researched papers, and reports and other documents in these languages for senior officials and directors.
The Intergovernmental Group of Twenty-Four on International Monetary Affairs and Development (G-24), Washington D.C.
Sr. Budget Officer February 2015 - Present
Oversee the Secretariat accounting and financial department: prepare monthly accounting and financial reports on the activities and transactions of the Secretariat, for approval of the Director and submission to the Chairman of the Board of the G-24 LO and for annual audit; manage annual audit process and tax planning and preparation in collaboration with auditors (Gelman Rosenberg and Freedman), manage compliance with local, state, and federal government reporting requirements.
Plan and manage organizational change, including legal, audit, compliance, budget and resource development.
Assist Director on board governance, membership relations, stakeholder engagement, fund development and successful grant writing and management.
Plan and Coordinate the G-24 outreach programs, bi-annual Ministerial and Deputies Meetings (at the IMF and World Bank), Technical Group meeting and monthly Bureau meetings, workshops and seminars. Manage events logistics, media coverage and compose manuals and relevant documents.
Manage the official communications of the Secretariat and the G-24 website updates.
Oversee membership contributions, human resources and general office management. Long & Foster Companies, Christie's International Real Estate, Potomac, MD Licensed Real Estate Professional February 2012 – April 2016 40 Hours/Week
Generated sales through agency and direct contacts, examined research data and market share information to better serve prospective clients, prepared documents such as contracts, purchase agreements, closing statements, deeds and leases. American Bahraini Friendship Society, Washington, DC Media Consultant January 2004 - 2017
• Oversaw and managed the development of the society website and newsletter content and ensured communication themes are reflective of society’s mission and objectives.
Embassy of the Kingdom of Bahrain - Washington D.C Chief Media Officer November 2003 – April 2006
• Head the Media department by handling development and organizational functions, governmental relations and political campaigns. Developed and produced a new website for the embassy providing interface design, content research, development, and synthesis. Performed administrative and general management duties such as event planning, human resource and payroll management, purchasing and supply management, document editing and translation.
Awards: Recognized for outstanding work and for dedication and contributions to the Embassy of the Kingdom of Bahrain. Certificate presented by the Ambassador. Additional Professional Experience
Social Welfare Institutions - Director of Public Awareness- Beirut, Lebanon 1999 - 2000 Rouge Inc. Levant Sal, Saatchi & Saatchi Exclusive Affiliate - Media Manager - Beirut, Lebanon 1995 - 1999
Middle East Airlines - Advertising Officer- Beirut, Lebanon - 1993 - 1994 LEADERSHIP
Robert Frost Middle School, Rockville, MD,
Judge on the National PTA's Reflections program September 2014 – 2017 I was honored to be amongst the esteemed group of judges from past years, selecting the finalists from over more than 500 entries in Art for the National PTA's Reflections program. Travilah Elementary School PTA, North Potomac, MD, Business Outreach Committee Chair June 2012 – 2016
• Planned, managed and executed strategic outreach activities and events. Designed, developed and implemented comprehensive PTA outreach programs and operations.
Art Fair Event Chair September 2014-2016
• Designed and implemented a new fundraising event at Travilah ES and in the MCC public schools. Travilah PTA Art Fair project featured works of art including paintings, hand painted ceramics and photography by local artists. President June 2012 – 2013
Directed up to 300 volunteers within the organization in fundraising activities
(enrichment for teachers and students). Coordinated 15 to 20 fundraising events per year, managing a budget of nearly $500,000. Managed PTA communication content to share across digital, social, and traditional media channels. Cooperated with the Treasurer and the Board, to develop the annual budget. Ran monthly Board and General Meetings staffed by parents and teachers. Served as Travilah Elementary School’s representative to the Wootton High School District’s Superintendent Parent Advisory Council.
Real Estate (MD) License and Star builders® Training, Long & Foster Institute of Real Estate, Potomac, MD - 2011
Masters of Arts in Philosophy, University of St Joseph, Beirut, Lebanon - 1996 Bachelors of Arts, Communication-Science of Language, University of Paris I - Sorbonne Pantheon, Paris, France - 1992
French Baccalaureate in Philosophy and Literature, Académie de Paris, Paris, France - 1989 LANGUAGE, COMPUTER SKILLS AND OTHER
Multilingual: English, French, Arabic and Italian
MS Office Suite, QuickBooks Pro, HTML (Macromedia) Volunteer Work
Non-profit: Travilah Elementary School Parent Teacher Association (board member 2011-2016)