PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Experience in Planning, Institutional Development and Human Resources Development

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Institutional Development Expert in the following assignments:

  • CMWU Transfer Plan Implementation Support Initiatives
  • Skills and Needs Assessment and Development of a Training Program.
  • Preparation of Organizational Structure and Transfer Plan for Coastal Municipalities Water Utility (CMWU).
  • Funded by: InfraMan GmbH, employed to operate the Coastal Municipal Water Utility (CMWU). Year: 2007-2008
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Development of Project Management System For the Gaza Middle Area Municipalities. Funded by: Support to Municipal Development and Management in the Middle Area Municipalities (SMDM). Year: 2007

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Instituional Development Expert: Technical Assistance & Training of Palestinian Municipalities in Gaza Strip (25 municipalities) – Local Government Capacity Building Project (LGCBP), 2007-2008. Funded: by Municipal Development Fund (through the World Bank and the Government of Netherlands).

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Monitoring and follow-up of the projects financed by the Islamic Development Bank, (issued by the Arab League Summit donation to the Palestinian people). Including evaluation of technical and financial progress of the projects.

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Situation Analysis – Evaluation and Re-Organization Study of the West Bank Offices. Funded by: Islamic Relief, 2007

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Labour Intensive Projects in Palestinian Municipalities. Programme Review. October 2003. Gaza. Client: Representative Offices of Norway (NoRO) and The Netherlands (NeRO). October 2003.

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Feasibility Study for Construction a Commercial and Residential Center in Gaza City. Client: Deewan Qadi Al Quda.

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– Policy Guidelines for Sustainable Wastewater Mangement in the Gaza Strip. Part I: Legal and Institutional Issues. LIFECY/99/GA/141. June 2002.

– Policy Guidelines for Sustainable Wastewater Mangement in the Gaza Strip. Part II: Technical Issues and Case studies. LIFECY/99/GA/141. June 2002.

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Evaluation of the Poverty Oriented Employment Generation Program through Economic and Social Infrastructure Development, "TASHGHIL", (Community Development, economic development, employment generation, agriculture, infrastructure and institutional development). Client: The United Nations Development Program, and funded by The United States Agency for International Development

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Preparation of the Strategic Plan for Qatar Charity development program in Palestine for 2007-2011. Client: Qatar Charity 

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Establishing Information and Communication Tele-Center (ICT) in Bait Lahia Municipality. Managed by Palestinian Economic Council for Development and Reconstruction (PECDAR) and funded by the World Bank

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Organizational Analysis and Capacity Building Needs Study of the Middle Area Municipalities.  Client: Middle Area Municipalities. Funded by SMDM- Denmark. June 2002.

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The Study on Local Government Finance in Gaza. Client: World Bank. Funded by World Bank. May 2002.

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The Study on Local Government Finance in Gaza. Client: World Bank. Funded by World Bank. April 2004.

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Operational Support of Common Service Council for Water and Wastewater Management in Northern Area. Client: Common Service Council and PWA. Funded by SIDA. January 2001.

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Working Group on Physical, Fiscal and Institutional Damage at Local Government Level – Local Government Finance Impact Consultancy in Gaza and West Bank. Prepared for The World Bank. 2001

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Three-Year Development and Investment Plan for the Municipality of Rafah, Funded by World Bank, 2001.

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Technical Study/Consultation to Promote Organizational Development in the The Directorate of Fisheries. Prepared for The Directorate of Fisheries. Funded by GFP/DANIDA. 2001

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West Bank and Gaza Inter-governmental and Municipal Finance Sector Study Report. World Bank, 2000.

Experience in Workshops Management and Organization

  • EXPOTECH 2013 IT Conference. Gaza, December 18, 2013. Moderator in the session of “ICT Employability and Entrepreneurship Programs”.

  • Water Sector Strategic Directions, Islamic University of Gaza, May 2005.
  • The Economical and Financial Crisis facing the Palestinian Government – What is the Solution –by Minister of National Economy, Organized by the Institute for Development Studies (IDS), April, 2006.
  • Conference on the Impacts of Palestinian Legislative Council Elections, Gaza, Institute for Development Studies, February 2006.
  • Workshop on University – Business Partnership, Islamic University of Gaza, April 2006.
  • Workshop on IUG Strategic Planning, Islamic University of Gaza, April 2004.
  • Palestinian Contractors Union, Unified Conditions of Contract, DAI, 2004.
  • Workshop on "Guidelines to Increase Labor Intensity in Infrastructure Development Projects." Support to Municipal Development and Management (Project) SMDM. September 2004.
  • Community Needs Assessment for Information Technology Services in Bait Lahia, organized in cooperation with Bait Lahia Municipality and PECDAR, World Bank Funded Project, August 2005.  
  • Public Hearing to present and consult the stakeholder regarding the outcomes of the Environmental Impact Assessment of the Emergency Wastewater Treatment Project in the Northern Area, Client PWA and World Bank Funded Project, May 2005.
  • Introductory Meeting with Stakeholders, the Environmental Impact Assessment of the Emergency Wastewater Treatment Project in the Northern Area, Client PWA and World Bank Funded Project, November, 2004.   
  • Workshop for contractors, Investors, and representative of Governmental Organizations about the Impacts of the Construction and Demolition Wastes in Gaza Strip, GTZ Funded the project, April 2004. 
  • Workshop to conduct SWOT analysis (Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities and Threats) for the recycling the Construction and Demolition Wastes sector in Gaza Strip, GTZ Funded the project, April, 2004.
  • Workshop to present the Outcomes of the feasibility study of recycling the Construction and Demolition Wastes in Gaza Strip, GTZ Funded the project, August, 2004. 
  • Community Needs Assessment Workshops – Three Years Strategic Development Plan for Rafah Municipality – Municipal Infrastructure Development Project, World Bank Funded project, 2003  
  • Summary of the Islamic Development Bank's Projects in Palestine (education, agriculture, health, infrastructure, housing, industry, etc.). "the workshop presented the work progress", (Ministers, Councilors, Projects Managers and about 400 Figures attended the workshop), 2003.  
  • Workshop on Prioritization of Municipal Infrastructure Projects and Procurement according to the World Bank Procedures (EMSRP-Project) at the Ministry of Local Government, Gaza, World Bank Funded Project, 2004.
  • Force Majeure in Local Contracts for Contractors, DAI Funded project, 2004.
  • Workshop to evaluate the First Contractors Training Program which was funded by the Development Alternative Inc. (DAI) using MetaPlan Technique, 2003. 
  • Workshop to evaluate the Second Contractors Training Program which was funded by the Development Alternative Inc. (DAI) using MetaPlan Technique, 2004.
  • Workshop to present the outcomes of the Environmental Management Plan of Gaza II Water Supply and Sanitation project, Funded Through the PHRD Grant from the Japanese Government for the Benefit of the Palestinian Authority through the World Bank. 
  • Training needs and training program assessments for water and wastewater sector (2000-2003). In collaboration with the Islamic University of Gaza, Gaza Association of Engineers and Carl Duisberg Gesellschaft e.V. (CDG).
  • Safety for Engineers at Construction Sites – SMDM project in the Middle Area Governorate, 2001. 

Experience in Geosythethetics / Geotechnical and Constrcution Management (Team Leader):

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Detail Service for Assisting of  Wastewater Lake at Biet Lahia (slope stability Analysis), Client: Coastal Municipalities Water Utility, CMWU, Date: 2007, Funded by: United Nations Children's Fund, UNICEF

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Part-time – National Expert for Construction and Demolition Wastes, Feasibility Study, Applications and Management. Client: United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) December 2005- to date.

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Assessment Study for the Construction Wastes in Rafah and Khan Younis. Client: Italian Cooperation

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Feasibility Study of Recycling of Construction and Demolition Wastes (CDW). Client: GTZ  (German Technical Cooperation), Gaza, July 2004.

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Appraisal of Al Beirah-Ramallah Solid Waste Council and the National Strategy for Solid Waste Management in Plaetine. Funded by GTZ, Gaza, August 2004.

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Environmental Review for the Construction of Additional Emergency Effluent Pond at Beit Lahia Wastewater Treatment Plant , 2007. Client: PWA, Donor: American Near East Refugee Aid (ANERA), USAID Funded Project

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Environmental Assessment study of North Gaza Emergency Sewage Treatment plant project. Client: Palestinian Water Authority & World Bank, 2005.

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Design and supervision of Construction Works of the Cargo Terminal at Gaza International Airport (TYPSA–Spain), International consultant, Client: Palestinian Civil Aviation Authority, Date: 2004. the assignment included mainly Land surveying and Geotechnical soil investigation, Funded by: European Commission.

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Supervision of Extension of Leachate Storage Pond and Pump House at Dier El–Balah Land Fill including the analysis of slope stability and gabions of the leachate pond.  Client: Solid Waste Management Council (SWMC) & GTZ – Germany, Date: 1998 – 1999, Funded by: GTZ – Germany

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Supervision and Management of Soil Investigation Project of Al Awda City, Gaza, Client, Al Awda Company.

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A Laboratory Investigation of the Role of Geosynthetics in Interrill Soil Erosion and Sediment Control,” Geotechnical Fabrics Report, Apr. pp.16-33.

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Soil Erosion by Rainfall and Runoff- State of the Art,”Geotextiles and Geomembranes.

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Soil Erosion by Rainfall and Runoff- State of the Art,” Proceedings of the 5th GRI Conference on Geosynthetics in Filtration, Drainage, and Erosion Control.

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An Experimental Study of the Effectiveness of Various Erosion Control Systems; Part II: Experimental Results, Indianapolis, Indiana.

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Environmental Training for the Staff of the Ministry of Public Works and Housing. Client: The Ministry of Public Works and Housing, World Bank Funded the project.

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Preparing of Environmental Management Plan (EMP) of The Emergency Water Project in the Southern Part of the West Bank. Client: Palestinian Water Authority & World Bank

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Preparing of Environmental Management Plan (EMP) of The Emergency Municipal Rehabilitation Project (EMSRP) for Gaza Strip and West Bank. Client: Ministry of Local Government & World Bank

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Environmental Impact Assessment of Gaza II, Water supply and Sanitation Project. Client: The Palestinian Water Authority and World Bank Funded  Project

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Evaluation of The Water and wastewater Project in Alshabora, Al-Barazil and Hai Assalam in the Municipality of Rafah: Institutional Management, Technical, Environmental Health, and Community Participation Assessment. Client: Save the Children Federation (SCF). Funded by DFID. December 2002.

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Evaluation of The Water and Sanitation Project at Jabalia: Institutional Management, Technical, Environmental Health, and Community Participation Assessment. Client: Save the Children Federation (SCF). Funded by DFID. Feb. 2002

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Assessment and reviewing of CDP micro-projects with World Bank and PECDAR. 2001.

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Rafah Industrial Estate Feasibility study, Planning Study and Environmental Impact Assessment 2000. TSG Co. USA, Funded by USAID.

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Reviewing and monitoring of ERSP micro-projects with PECDAR and World Bank. 2001.

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Assessment of Save the Children Federation Projects by Rapid Assessment by Participation Method, 1998.

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GAZA II Environmental Management Plan, Client: World Bank, 2001.

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Environmental Assessment – Integrated Community Development Project, , Client: World Bank, 2001.

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Environmental Assessment of Trans-boundary Impact, Gaza Industrial Estate

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Gaza Coastal Aquifer Management project (CAMP), Environmental Assessment. 2000

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Environmental Impact Assessment on the Clinker Grinding Station, Gaza. 2000

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Environmental Pollution Monitoring. 1999-2000

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Environmental Assessment Analysis of storm  water and sewerage project – Northern Gaza. 2000

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Environmental Impact Analysis of Gaza Transmission System Project. 2000

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Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) for NORCO Asphalt Factory. 1999

Experience in Planning and Design of Engineering Projects

1993-present       Projects Manager – Engineering and Management Consulting Center (EMCC)

  • Design & Supervision of Gaza Industrial Estate Access Roads, PIEFZA, World Bank Funded Project

  • Design of Abu Baker Street – Rafah City, Municipality of Rafah PECDAR. World Bank Funded Project
  • Design of Khalil EL Wazir Street – Beit Hanoun City, Municipality of Beit Hanoun –  PECDAR. World Bank Funded Project
  • Design of Jamal Abdel Nasser Street (3.5 km) – Khan Younis City, Municipality of Khan Younis –  PECDAR. World Bank Funded Project
  • Design of Water Carrier to the Eastern Villages (18 km) – Khan Younis, PWA, Gaza
  • Neighborhood Upgrading of El-Daraj Area – Gaza, Municipality of Gaza –  PECDAR. World Bank Funded Project
  • Neighborhood Upgrading of El-Turkman Area – Gaza, Municipality of Gaza –  PECDAR. World Bank Funded Project
  • Design of Beit Hanoun Sewage Pumping Station, PECDAR
  • Booster Pumping Station – Rafah City. UNDP
  • Water Supply System in the City Abattoir of Gaza, Phase II. Municipality of Gaza-  PECDAR. World Bank Funded Project
  • Coastal Road, Drainage and Sewerage Project – Beach Camp, El-Fared Establishment for Engineering and Construction.
  • Waste Water Treatment Plant, UNRWA, El-Fared Establishment for Engineering and Construction.
  • El-Karama Towers Project – Gaza. USAID Contract, ABB SUSSA, Inc.
  • Water supply network of  Mushtaha Tower 1, Mushtaha Housing Co.
  • Road and drainage system design for Deir El Balah Land Fill Access Road, GTZ – Germany

6/97 to 98             Coordinator of the Technical Consulting Unit (TCU) – Municipality of Khan Younis

Prepared feasibility studies, reports, and proposals for:

  • Development schemes for the city.
  • Prepared projects for funding by EC, World Bank and Khan Younis Municipality.
  • Administered the human resources development program.

4/95 to 6/96         Technical Advisory and Follow Up Unit (TAFU) – Consultant Municipality of Gaza

                Prepared feasibility studies, reports, and proposals for:

  • Development schemes for the city zones. Prepared projects for funding by UNDP, World Bank.
  • Planning and evaluation of small scale infrastructure projects for areas development in Gaza city, projects funded by UNDP.

10/94 to 10/95                     Ministry of Housing – Director of Training & Acting Director of Local Governmental and Agencies Affairs

  • Responsible for coordinating technical assistance and training  programs with local and international agencies.
  • Responsible for the preparation of proposals to upgrade the technical and administrative capacities of the departments of the Ministry.
  • Participated in the preparation of "High-rise Buildings Regulations".
  • Participated in the preparation of "Private Cooperative Housing Regulation".
  • Involved in several ministerial committees working on the preparation of regulations related to the housing sector.

11/93 to 10/94                     Center for Engineering and Planning – Regional Director

  • Supervision of the construction of Pumping Station #3 at Beach Camp-Gaza
  • Peer review of the design of Sheikh Radwan storm drain reservoir and sewage flow analysis
  • Supervision of the construction of Gaza Slaughter House  (Phase II)
  • Peer review of the design of Al-Karama Towers Project (USAID funded project)
  • Prepared proposal for the upgrade of KhanYunis water supply system – UNDP

4/86 to 7/87         Designer Engineer, Municipality of Gaza

  • Designed several highways including horizontal, vertical alignments, and super-elevation computations. Designed intersections layouts and storm water collection systems. Prepared contract documents including plans, specifications, quantity takeoffs and cost estimate.

10/85 to 4/86       Supervisor Engineer, Municipality of Gaza

  • Supervised the construction of several concrete structures.
  • Supervised quality of construction materials, process and workmanship of construction. Also, coordinated design and process problems with consultants.

10/85 to 4/86       Private Engineering Business, Gaza Strip

  • Designed and supervised the construction of multistory reinforced concrete buildings.