OUR STAFF


The Generations For Peace Headquarters comprises full time staff based at Al Hussein Youth & Sport City in Amman, Jordan. The Headquarters facilities include the Generations For Peace Conference Centre and Auditorium, which are available for hire.



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Mark Clark MBE

CEO

Mark Clark is Chief Executive Officer for Generations For Peace. Mark is passionate about transformational change that makes a real difference: behaviour change in individuals, social change in communities, and processes of change and capacity development in organisations.

Mark’s diverse experience includes humanitarian emergency relief work; sustainable community development; sustainable livelihoods and agriculture; water and sanitation; community health programmes; sport-for-development programmes to address HIV/AIDs, violence against women, and to promote healthy lifestyles and youth leadership; inter-tribal conflict transformation; post-conflict transition; democratic governance and election education programmes; and capacity development of governmental and non-governmental organisations, including National Olympic Committees.

Mark is from Scotland and joined Generations For Peace in January 2011. Previously, Mark lived and worked in Papua New Guinea (2006-2010), Democratic Republic of Congo (2005-2006); Iraq (2003-2005); and India (2001-2002). Formerly a corporate lawyer practicing in the UK and India, Mark is still a Solicitor certified by the Law Society of Scotland, and a Member of the Society of Writers to Her Majesty’s Signet.

Mark has an LLB(Hons) and Post Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice from University of Edinburgh; an MA in Executive Management from Université Claude Bernard Lyon 1; an MSc in Consulting and Coaching for Change from HEC School of Management Paris and the University of Oxford’s Saïd Business School; and certificates in Transformative Dialogue from the Nansen Centre for Peace and Dialogue in Norway; in Community Dispute Resolution from Colorado State University in collaboration with Village Earth; and in Non-Violent Communication from the Centre for Nonviolent Communication (CNVC). Mark also graduated from the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst and served as a British Army Officer for 10 years.

Jadranka Stikovac Clark

Director of Generations For Peace Institute

Jadranka Stikovac Clark

Director of Generations For Peace Institute

Jadranka is Director of Generations For Peace Institute. Prior to her officially joining the organisation in 2008, Jadranka contributed to development of Generations For Peace’s concept by sharpening the organisation’s focus on its programmatic and research missions.

Once in the Headquarters, her work spanned across the areas of curriculum and programme development and implementation, and organisational capacity building. Lately, she is focused on the research into the impact Generations For Peace and other organisations are making in communities affected by various forms of conflict.

Jadranka’s professional interests are driven by her personal background and passions. Bosnian by nationality, she had first-hand experience of the devastating imprint that conflict and violence leave on individuals and communities. That experience, combined with her studies in medicine and international relations equipped her for work with major international development and humanitarian emergency relief agencies in Europe, Africa, and Asia. Also interested in sport, her sport management background brought her to work with the International Olympic Committee, where she enjoyed developing institutional relations with 204 national Olympic committees affiliated to the Olympic Movement.

Jadranka is passionate about sport, international relations, organisational theory and behaviour, social innovation and entrepreneurship, technology for social change – and chocolate.

 

Lama Hattab

Programmes Director

Lama Hattab

Programmes Director

Lama is Programmes Director for Generations For Peace. A firm believer in using sport for development, she harnesses the power of volunteerism that is the essence of the programmes implemented by Generations For Peace on three continents.

Lama is from Jordan and joined Generations For Peace in March 2009. She had previously worked in various capacities at the Jordan Olympic Committee, Extreme Jordan, World Humanitarian Marathon and Ultra Marathon Foundation and at the Jordan International Police Training Center Security Division. Her experiences have led her to espouse the Generations For Peace values and to work with local communities in furthering their aspirations and hopes for more tolerant, peaceful and inclusive societies.

Lama enjoys challenging herself both personally and professionally. She holds a Masters in Social Coexistence and Conflict Resolution. Lama and her twin sister are known to be the first female ultramarathon runners in the Middle East to take part in the famous endurance race Marathon des Sables. She is also an avid hiker and mountain climber, always pushing the envelope and paving the way for others to do the same.

Mohammad Al Mosha’sha’

Director of Finance & Administration

Mohammad Al Mosha’sha’

Director of Finance & Administration

Mohammad is Director of Finance & Administration at Generations For Peace. He is from Jordan and joined Generations For Peace in September 2008. Prior to that; Mohammad was a Senior Accountant at Trading Sultan Center – Safeway Superstore for the period 1999 to 2008.

Mohammad is a BA holder of Public Administration / Accounting from Yarmouk University, the major focuses on the governmental organizational structure, policies and the effective programmes that are focused on the humanitarian, social and economic needs. Additionally, the study focuses on the Accounting profession to perform related business functions; covering the accounting principles and theories, financial accounting, managerial accounting, cost accounting, budget control, tax accounting, legal aspects of accounting, auditing, reporting procedures, statement analysis, accounting research methods, professional standards and ethics.

Mohammad enjoys an outgoing energetic personality; constantly engaging himself in social activities and adventurous trips. He is a holder of a 1st Dan blackbelt in Karate, and participates in several hobbies like running, camping, hiking and swimming.

Iman Al-Hindawi

Director of Fundraising

Iman Al-Hindawi

Director of Fundraising

The Director of Fundraising at Generations For Peace, Iman is an experienced professional in the field of arts, arts administration, cultural management, fundraising, events creation, management and organisation of global live events.

Iman’s professional life reflects her journey into the ever-expanding world of arts and culture over the past twenty-five years, spanning the United States, Europe and the Arab world.

Graduating from a Master of Arts degree in Arts Administration from Columbia University, New York City, Iman is the first Arab female holder of a graduate degree in arts administration with a concentration on performing arts institutional development.

Iman has established and led world class performing arts organisations and managed several arts institutions including the Spring of Culture in Bahrain, the Royal Opera House Muscat, Sultanate of Oman, King Abdulaziz Center for World Culture (ARAMCO), Saudi Arabia, the Middle East Center for Culture and Development (MECCAD), New York and Amman Jordan, Institute for Cultural Enterprise (ICE) in New York and Abu Dhabi Festival, UAE.

Iman has managed world class live events and produced opera performances, mega concerts, conferences, forums and seminars on a global level. She has also worked collaboratively, managed, presented and produced artists and performing arts companies from almost each and every corner of the world.

Ashlee Chapman

Senior Communications Manager

Ashlee Chapman

Senior Communications Manager

Ashlee joined Generations For Peace in June 2016 as the Senior Communications Manager. Her role is to lead and develop the Communications Department to craft proactive, innovative and compelling stories to engage, inform, motivate and inspire.

Ashlee discovered her passion to contribute to people focused programmes inciting positive change with an NGO in Colombia. After working with volunteers there for two years, she moved to Cambodia to oversee the south east Asia operations with projects in Cambodia, Thailand and Indonesia focusing on children’s education, vocational training for youth, craft collectives for women, water filtration for villages and sanctuaries for exploited animals.

On returning to her home country Australia, Ashlee joined a project management company to work on various international development and education programmes. Her main focus was a government funded programme sending volunteers to develop capacity in countries all over the world. During this time she had the opportunity to lead teams in Papua New Guinea, Timor Leste, Latin America and the Caribbean.

Travelling and learning about new cultures has been an integral part of Ashlee’s life. She has lived in 10 countries and visited 55. Her greatest joy is hearing people’s stories and learning from them. Ashlee has worked in communications for more than 10 years spanning corporate, government and non-profit. Her qualifications include a Bachelor of Arts in Journalism and a Masters of Applied Anthropology and Participatory Development.

Fadi Albream

ICT Manager

Fadi Albream

ICT Manager

Fadi Albream is ICT Manager for Generations For Peace. Fadi believes in using Information Technology to add real value to users, to make their life and work easier and more effective without adding complication or high-cost solutions. With the ever-increasing role of technology in our lives, Fadi is also passionate about the potential of Information Technology solutions to support social change and peace building.

Fadi’s diverse experience includes refugee camp service, humanitarian emergency relief work, sustainable community development, sustainable livelihoods agriculture, and community health programmes.

Fadi is from Jordan and joined Generations For Peace in May 2014. Previously, Fadi worked in United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA) from 2008-2014, and Jordan Electricity Distribution Co (2004-2008).

Fadi has a Bachelor's degree in Computer Science from Alisra University, and is Certified as a Project Manager by PRINCE2 Organisation, and ITIL v3.0 Certified.

Mohammad Abu Al Rub

Creative Design Specialist

Mohammad Abu Al Rub

Creative Design Specialist

Mohammad is the Creative Design Specialist for Generations For Peace.

Mohammad is Jordanian and joined Generations For Peace in April 2009. He had previously worked at various advertising agencies based in Jordan from 2001 onwards. His primary professional focus has been in the fields of corporate identity (logo) design, print design and branding. Mohammad’s focus is on designing and implementing creative work for Generations For Peace communications and publications, including printed and online newsletters and bulletins, reports, brochures, calendars, backdrops, awards and many more!

Mohammad is passionate about his craft and loves what he does: his life is design; he loves it and surrounds himself with it every day; and he is always enthusiastic to learn more.

As well as creative design, Mohammad is also passionate about digital engagement. When he is not looking at a computer screen, you will find him on his iPhone or at the café, watching movies, or listening to music – maybe even all at once.

Safiya Ibn Garba

Programmes Manager and Lead Facilitator

Safiya Ibn Garba

Programmes Manager and Lead Facilitator

Safiya Ibn Garba is the Programmes Manager and Lead Facilitator for Generations For Peace. Before and after graduating from school, Safiya spent many years working in faith-based development work. Safiya is particularly passionate about girls and women’s empowerment and in 2008 Safiya founded a Non Governmental Organisation in her home country Nigeria that provides multi-sectoral interventions for girls and women’s empowerment through information dissemination, capacity building, advocacy and community service projects.

She has been through the full circle of the Generations For Peace certification process from being a Delegate in 2008 to becoming a Pioneer and Facilitator with Generations For Peace.

Safiya has worked in and led coalitions of Civil Society Organisations on gender and good governance and was appointed a member of the Civil Society Liaison Office (CSOLO) Advisory Committee at the Nigerian National Assembly (NASS), Nigeria’s highest law making body.

Safiya has qualifications in computer science, project management, community development, advocacy competence, communication, pastoral education and chaplaincy with additional competence in events management, gender, social inclusion, facilitation and information technology.

Safiya loves to read, watch movies, dance and sing.

Dinesha Amal Raj

Sri Lanka Programmes Manager

Dinesha Amal Raj

Sri Lanka Programmes Manager

Dinesha is Sri Lanka Programmes Manager for Generations For Peace. Dinesha is from Sri Lanka and has 8 years professional experience in community development and field level project management, with UNHCR, UNDP (TRP) and international non-governmental organisations including ICRC, CARE and WUSC in field level overall project management.

Dinesha joined Generations For Peace in February 2013. From her previous roles in different organisations, working as a Senior Community services assistant, Field Programme Assistant, Programme Officer and a Trainer, she has gained excellent knowledge and experience in programme design, planning, implementation, monitoring and evaluation, and development of partnerships and stakeholder relations, with a focus on sustainable livelihoods, social cohesion, housing, micro-finance and micro-enterprise development projects.

As well as her programme management experience, Dinesha brings experience in administration, finance, and human resources from her roles with ICRC and UNHCR.

Dinesha is committed to social work and her ambition is to make positive change through sustainable community development.

Jalal Hussein

Marketing Events Manager

Jalal Hussein

Marketing Events Manager

Jalal is the Marketing Events Manager at Generations For Peace. His main job is making sure that Generations For Peace events are of highest quality and standards.

Jalal is Jordanian and has started working with Generations For Peace in 2011 as a volunteer and then became a full-time employee in September 2013.

Jalal graduated from the Middle East University in August 2013 with a Bachelor’s degree in Marketing.

Jalal’s favourite quote is “Failure is not my option!”.

Lindsay McClain Opiyo

Development and Partnerships Specialist

Lindsay McClain Opiyo

Development and Partnerships Specialist

Lindsay is a Development and Partner Specialist at Generations For Peace. In her role, she works closely with staff and volunteers to prepare high-quality proposals and reports for donors and partners. This ensures that Generations For Peace has the resources and relationships to continue its long-term work for peacebuilding and conflict transformation around the world.

Originally from Nashville in the United States, Lindsay has lived and worked in northern Uganda for much of the last nine years. Northern Uganda is a region that is emerging from more than two decades of violent conflict, and Lindsay has worked closely with victims and survivors there to advocate for sustainable peace through justice, reconciliation and redress. Prior to joining Generations For Peace, she held a number of programming, research and communications positions with reputable peace and justice organisations, like the Institute for Justice and Reconciliation in Cape Town, South Africa, and the Justice and Reconciliation Project in Gulu, Uganda.

Lindsay’s main interests are the role of the arts in peacebuilding, and victim-centered transitional justice, and she is always looking for ways to better connect the two. In 2010, she and two northern Ugandan musicians founded Music for Peace, a community-based organisation that promotes the power of music for positive social change. In 2014, she implemented a project with Music for Peace and the Women’s Advocacy Network, a forum of more than 500 female survivors of conflict sexual violence for which Lindsay sits on the board, to professionally record a song by the women and produce its music video. It’s available on YouTube under the title, “Lubanga Ber (God Is Good).”

Lindsay holds a BA from the University of Tennessee and a MA in Peace Studies from the Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies at the University of Notre Dame. She has authored a number of publications on peacebuilding and dealing with legacies of violent conflict. Most recently, she led researches on the reparative justice needs of children born of conflict sexual violence and engaging men in gender justice.

In her spare time, Lindsay enjoys reading and travelling to new places. Last year, she visited South America for the first time to participate in the World Summit on Art and Culture for Peace in Bogota, Colombia. This year, she hopes to see more of the MENA region.

Nabila Hussein

Senior Knowledge, Education and Outreach Officer

Nabila Hussein

Senior Knowledge, Education and Outreach Officer

Nabila is the Senior Knowledge, Education and Outreach Officer for Generations For Peace. Her particular areas of focus are research and development, monitoring and evaluation, knowledge and education and community outreach. Her particular areas of focus are research and development, monitoring and evaluation, knowledge and education and community outreach.

Nabila is from British Columbia, Canada and first joined Generations For Peace as an intern in 2012. She completed her undergraduate degree in Middle Eastern History and Humanities at Simon Fraser University in June of 2010 and by August 2010 enrolled at the Institute of Ismaili Studies (IIS) in London to pursue the Graduate Programme in Islamic Studies and Humanities (GPISH).

Through this institute she undertook field research in several villages of Gujarat, India where she developed an interest in ground level development. Prior to this research she was also involved with PossAbilities (a Canadian based non-profit seeking to erase the stigma surrounding mentally, developmentally, and physically challenged individuals) to which she attributes her passion for development. In 2013 she completed her MPhil in Modern South Asian Studies at the University of Oxford granting her a comprehensive knowledge of South Asia to add to her familiarity with the Middle East and North Africa.

Nabila’s recent work for Generations For Peace includes supervision of research in Bosnia and Herzegovina and Ghana, ongoing work on curriculum development and organisation wide knowledge management.

Ruba Abu-Hweil

Human Resources Coordinator

Ruba Abu-Hweil

Human Resources Coordinator

Ruba is the Human Resources Coordinator at Generations For Peace. Being part of an organisation that strives to build peace and deliver community impact across the Middle East, Africa, Asia and Europe has given Ruba a greater incentive to focus on her own personal development.

Ruba is from Jordan and joined Generations For Peace in 2016. She earned a Master of Business Administration from New York Institute of Technology, and since then has undertaken various courses to further hone her skills. Ruba successfully completed a Training of Trainers (TOT) course, after which she trained 20 people on soft skills in the workplace. She also enrolled in a PMP project management course.

Prior to her current position, Ruba worked at MathWhizz where she was responsible for implementing the British maths programme in the largest private schools in Jordan. She has also held various roles in training companies, through which she has strengthened her skills in many areas including human resources, finance, and business development.

Ruba is a committed advocate for peace building and believes it should be a top priority for society. Taking a clear step toward that objective, Ruba took part in an international programme that teaches people how to process serious life trauma, encouraging them to participate in activities that promote active tolerance.

Sairah Yusuf

Research, Monitoring and Evaluation Specialist

Sairah Yusuf

Research, Monitoring and Evaluation Specialist

Sairah joined Generations For Peace as a Summer Field Research Intern from the University of Oxford in 2012, and took on a full-time staff position in June 2013. Having worked with GFP for four years in research, monitoring and evaluation, Sairah transitioned to the part-time role of Research, Monitoring and Evaluation Specialist in April 2017.

Thematically, Sairah is interested in sustainable and measurable processes of change in community-based programming, and her work focuses on assessing the impact of GFP’s activities in different countries. Sairah’s current areas of focus, in addition to South Asia, include evaluating an EU-funded programme in Lebanon and working with the US State Department and the United States Institute of Peace on a project aimed at preventing radicalisation in Tunisia.

Sairah completed her undergraduate degree at the Lahore University of Management Sciences (LUMS), in Lahore, Pakistan, and spent a year working in the development sector in Pakistan, focusing on government restructuring and institutional development. After this, she was awarded the Noon Scholarship for the MPhil in Politics (Comparative Government) at the University of Oxford, where her research centred on informal institutions and state building in South Asia.

Before joining GFP full-time, Sairah spent a year conducting research on the impact of GFP programmes in Kaduna, Nigeria. At GFP, Sairah’s work focused on the research and development of participatory monitoring and evaluation (M&E) processes for local volunteers; identifying and deploying new technologies such as mobile data collection for M&E; creating and implementing M&E components of grants for major donors; and facilitating GFP’s curriculum at international trainings.

In her spare time, Sairah enjoys travelling whenever and wherever possible, and has a particular weakness for novel forms of transport and perfectly grilled kebab.

Sarah Squires

Senior Communications Officer

Sarah Squires

Senior Communications Officer

Sarah is a Senior Communications Officer at Generations For Peace. Her central role is to produce human-interest and programme impact stories, which reflect the organisation’s ethos. Sarah oversees video production and has lead film projects to capture Generations For Peace’s work in Jordan, Lebanon, Sri Lanka and Zimbabwe. She is also the co-founder of the organisation’s blog.

Sarah is from the Republic of Ireland. Before joining the organisation in 2013, she worked in Dublin as a multimedia coordinator at an Irish and South African child-centred development organisation. Sarah also taught English as part of a new immersion programme for talented students from low socio-economic backgrounds in Panama, who were recipients of scholarships provided by the National Secretariat for Science, Technology and Innovation. Amongst earlier roles, Sarah enjoyed photographing maternity clinics, educational institutions and community facilities for World Vision in Mauritania.

In addition to her undergraduate studies in journalism at the University of the Arts - London, Sarah holds a Master of Science in Global Challenges from the University of Edinburgh. Stimulated by an interest in the challenges of building peace in post-conflict societies, she took part in a programme earlier this year at Queen’s University Belfast - Safety and Security After Violent Conflict.

In her spare time Sarah enjoys photography, travelling and jewellery design.

Yassin Al-Halabi

Senior Accountant

Yassin Al-Halabi

Senior Accountant

Yassin Al-Halabi is a Senior Accountant at Generations For Peace. Yassin’s role includes creating accurate financial reports by following up with debtors and creditors, checking the invoices and other expenses of Generations For Peace, and calculating Government requirements (Social Security and Taxes). Yassin joined the organisation in order to further his work development, his ambitions and also to improve his skills and capabilities.

Yassin is from Amman and joined Generations For Peace in March 2014. Previously, Yassin worked at the Jewel Al-Yarmouk Bakeries Company and Petra Trading & Investment Company.

Yassin’s diverse experiences include working in accounting and bookkeeping as well as in human resources, where he dealt with customers and suppliers, warehousing, stock counting, plus supervision of all orders and auditing.

Yassin holds a BA in Finance from the University of Petra, from which he graduated in 2010. In addition, he has completed courses in accounting and financial reporting.

During his free time, Yassin enjoys rally racing and playing chess. He has also participated in a number of horse riding and swimming competitions in the past.

Ahmad Al-Jboor

Programmes Officer

Ahmad Al-Jboor

Programmes Officer

Ahmad joined Generations For Peace in October 2014. In his role as Programmes Officer, Ahmad supports the implementation of Generations For Peace programmes in schools and community centres in Jordan. In addition, Ahmad helps to facilitate the logistics of ongoing research for these programmes. Ahmad’s role also requires him to liaise with other departments, providing critical information, personal stories, and media content.

Ahmad was introduced to Generations For Peace as an Events Organiser volunteer in 2008, and was inspired by the organisation’s focus on youth as creators of change. He has also volunteered with Ramadan food distribution projects, as well as Jordanian elections. These experiences have honed Ahmad’s negotiation and conflict transformation skills.

Ahmad is from Jordan. He graduated from the University of Jordan with a BA in accounting in 2013.

Ahmad enjoys a variety of sports such as football and swimming. During his spare time he also likes to go camping in Jordan’s natural areas.

Ahmad Al-Kharouf

Programmes Officer

Ahmad Al-Kharouf

Programmes Officer

Ahmad is currently a Programmes Officer at Generations For Peace. His role includes supporting the implementation of Generations For Peace programmes in Jordan. He also coordinates field visits to the organisation’s programme locations in Jordan. Furthermore, Ahmad provides information about Delegates, Pioneers, and the corresponding programmes to other departments at the Headquarters.

Ahmad first learned about Generations For Peace in 2012, when he participated in a Sport For Peace Training, an opportunity that deepened his understanding of conflict and peacebuilding. During this training, Ahmad gained further knowledge and skills related to strengthening communities to drive positive change. Ahmad believes volunteering offers the potential for individuals to have a real and lasting impact on the world.

Ahmad is from Jordan. He earned his degree in accounting from the University of Jordan in 2013.

Ahmad is an enthusiastic football player and swimmer, and he also likes to run during his free time. Most recently, Ahmad took up mixed martial arts (MMA).

Love Calissendorff

Research Specialist

Love Calissendorff

Research Specialist

Love is a part-time Research Specialist with the Generations For Peace Institute. Love’s main focus lies within the region of the Middle East and North Africa (MENA). At present, he is supervising the evaluation of GFP’s donor-funded community-based programmes aimed at preventing individuals' propensity to engage in violent conflict, and is also investigating socio-psychological aspects of resilience and vulnerability to radicalisation.

Originally from Sweden, Love completed his BA in International Relations at the University of Essex, UK, where he wrote his dissertation analysing negative perceptions towards individuals from the Middle East. After this, he pursued an MSc in Global Governance and Diplomacy at the University of Oxford, where he focused on the foreign policy of the European Union towards the MENA region and the concepts of normative power and transmission.

After completing his MSc, Love came to Generations For Peace as a Summer Field Research Intern in 2014, as part of a Generations For Peace partnership with the University of Oxford. His research focused on the analysis of inter-group perceptions and violent conflict in South Sudan. He joined Generations For Peace as a full-time Research Associate in October 2014, before transitioning to the role of Research Specialist in February 2017.

Throughout his studies, Love has gained knowledge and expertise in the areas of international development, international law, conflict transformation, reconciliation, and mediation.
During his spare time, Love enjoys a variety of interests such as music, squash, tennis, handball, rock climbing and photography.

Malek Asfour

Accountant

Malek Asfour

Accountant

Malik is an accountant at Generations For Peace. Malik’s role includes supporting the Corporate Services Department on a variety of tasks including maintaining balance sheet schedules and ledgers, account and bank reconciliations, assisting with monthly closings and account analysis.

Malik is from Jordan and holds a BA in Accounting and a MA in Accounting and Finance from Hashemite University, Jordan. In addition to his studies, and to further his personal development, Malik has undertaken courses in leading and management from INJAZ, a youth-centered non-profit organisation in Jordan; and basic and advanced security in the field from the United Nations Department of Safety and Security.

Prior to his position at Generations For Peace, Malik held the role of senior accountant at Samih Al Thaher Saith Contracting Company in Dubai. He also worked at Asfour and Aljarooshe for Housing and Investment in Jordan as a general accountant.

Malik joined Generations For Peace because it is his life goal to support humanity in any way he can. For Malik, the organisation’s name means integrity, professionalism and respect for diversity.

When Malik is not the at the office, he enjoys swimming, travelling, cooking and watching movies.

Marwan Almagedi

Senior Programmes Officer

Marwan Almagedi

Senior Programmes Officer

Marwan is a Senior Programmes Officer at Generations For Peace. He believes that change should start from the grass-root community, and that change agents are responsible for revealing the strengths of local people, helping to empower them to contribute towards achieving positive change.

Marwan started his volunteer experience with Generations For Peace in 2009 as a Delegate carrying out programmes in Yemen. He then became a Pioneer, enabling him to cascade change to a larger group of volunteers in his community, before joining the Generations For Peace Headquarters in 2013.

Marwan completed his BA degree in English in 2013. Since 2009, he has developed his professional experience in programme management, focusing on the role of youth empowerment in local communities, through working on social development, peace building and political education. His activism is not only apparent in Yemen, where he is originally from, but also extends to the MENA region and the international community, highlighting his passion for International Development.

Marwan is currently preparing to start a Masters degree to support his experience and to enable him to carry out further work in his field.

Mercia Takavarasha

Senior Programmes Officer

Mercia Takavarasha

Senior Programmes Officer

Mercia is a Senior Programmes Officer at Generations For Peace. Her role at the organisation entails daily management and support of Generations For Peace Programmes.

Mercia is from Zimbabwe and her journey with Generations For Peace first began when she attended the Amman Camp in 2008. She became a certified Pioneer in 2010 after running a series of peace building activities following a successful Train the Trainer. Following her participation in the Advanced Training in 2012, Mercia gained new knowledge and learned innovative strategies for developing tool kits to jump start quality Generation For Peace programmes. In 2014, Mercia was awarded the Samsung Advanced Training award for Impact; amongst her many achievements, Mercia was recognised for her work conducting sport-based programmes in boys’ and girls’ high schools that addressed bullying, delinquency and other forms of violence.

In her previous roles, Mercia held the positions of high school teacher and sport administrator, working with children and youth in developing sport and life skills. Mercia’s diverse experience has also seen her take on ambassador and advisory roles at International Alliance for Youth, as well as a managerial position at the Zimbabwe National Paralympic Committee, where she was responsible for capacity building, and the management and implementation of its strategic plan which provided opportunities for persons with disabilities to participate at all levels of sport. Mercia has also participated in the Youth Sport Exchange Programme, during which she worked as a development manager at Sport in Action in Zambia, an organisation that utilises sport as a tool for development.

Mercia is motivated by a desire to play an active role in tackling societal issues. Not willing to stand on the sidelines, she believes that individual empowerment is the starting point for community development.

Mercia’s qualifications in teaching, coaching and sport management compliment her years of practical experience.

An avid sport fan, Mercia enjoys attending live basketball, handball and football matches during her free time.

Mohammad Al Khatib

Accountant

Mohammad an Accountant joined Generations for Peace in December 2014. His role at the organisation entails preparing journal entries, maintaining ledgers, preparing bank reconciliations, assisting with monthly closings, and supporting the Director of Finance and Administration with preparing financial statements, among other tasks.

Mohammad is from Jordan and completed his BSc in Accounting from Al Balq'a Applied University of Jordan. He later pursued his MSc in Accounting at the University of Banking and Financial Sciences.

Mohammad began his professional career as an intern with Talal Abu Ghazaleh Organisation in their external audit department, where he had an opportunity to work with certified professionals in different sectors: trading, services, manufacturing, and non-profit organisations. Between 2010-2014 Mohammad worked for Alekd Alfareed Co. Pioneer Agency. Prior to that he gained experience with Diretna Dairies Company Ltd and Taha & Qashou Agriculture Co.

Mohammad’s passion for fitness has always been an important part of his life, and he has practiced aerobics and weight lifting for many years. Mohammad also enjoys travelling with friends, playing chess, and spending quality time with his family.

Rima Al-Qazzaz

Monitoring and Evaluation Officer

Rima Al-Qazzaz

Monitoring and Evaluation Officer

Rima completed her BA in Modern Languages (Spanish & English) and started working as a kindergarten teacher. Later, Rima applied for the AECID scholarship to study “Sustainable Development” in Madrid. She was accepted to the MA programme and cites this as a main success in her life to date as well as a stepping stone to her work in the development field in Jordan.

Rima previously worked at the Jordan River Foundation; specifically, at the Jordan River Community Empowerment Programme (JRCEP), which focuses on improving the livelihoods of local and underprivileged communities in Jordan through empowering individuals especially women, youth and communities. Rima was first hired as a report writer, but then moved on to become a monitoring and evaluation officer. Her role at the foundation involved working closely with the team to better understand the technical, operational, and financial aspects of the projects within this programme. Her role also included conducting extensive field visits to programme projects to regularly document and monitor progress on the ground. In 2013, Rima was promoted to the position of senior monitoring and evaluation officer.

Rima believes that working at Generations For Peace will develop her capacity to give back to the community, both professionally and personally, make lasting and positive contributions. She hopes to see that for some people, in some places, the world is a better place because of something she was part of. In addition, Rima believes that societal efforts contribute toward making the world a better place and that this is the premise of Generations For Peace.

Saif Alm’eesh

Marketing Events Officer

Saif Alm’eesh

Marketing Events Officer

Saif is the Marketing Events Officer at Generations For Peace. His job is primarily focused on organising and handling the quality of Generations For Peace events. In addition, he supports marketing the organisation’s venues and facilities. Saif enjoys the variety that his role brings and his favourite aspect of his job is meeting new people.

Saif is from Jordan and started working at Generations For Peace in June 2014.

Prior to this, he volunteered for the Royal Automobile Museum, Higher Council for Affairs of Persons with Disabilities, Middle East University and Madrasati. Volunteering taught Saif the importance of contributing to the community and reminds him of a great period in his life, during which he acquired new skills and made many long lasting friendships.

Saif graduated with a BA degree in Tourism Management from Middle East University in August 2013. During his spare time, he enjoys camping and wild life.

Thamer Al-Adwan 

Programmes Officer

Thamer Al-Adwan 

Programmes Officer

Tamer is Programmes Officer at Generations For Peace. His role is to lead the daily management of Generations For Peace programmes in Jordan and to mentor the programmes coordinators and lead volunteers in programme design. He also supports the senior programmes officer in building relationships with donors and partners.

Tamer holds a Master of Arts in Marketing and Advertising from University of Derby (United Kingdom) as well as a Bachelor of Arts in Marketing from University of Jordan. He is also a certified social media specialist.

Prior to joining Generations For Peace in 2016, Tamer worked at the Jordanian Hashemite Fund for Human Development (JOHUD), where he supported youth in community development centres across the country.

In addition to his professional and academic development, Thamer is an award-winning swimmer and has also obtained his scuba diving license. He is currently completing an advanced course in horse riding.

Ahmad Al-Qattan

Programmes Coordinator

Ahmad Al-Qattan

Programmes Coordinator

Ahmad is a Programmes Coordinator at Generations For Peace. His role at the organisation entails supporting the Programmes Department in the implementation of Generations For Peace programmes in assigned countries; supporting and mentoring the lead volunteers for each programme in programme design, implementation, monitoring and evaluation; and establishing and nurturing effective partnerships with local partner organisations.

Ahmad is from Jordan, and graduated from Al-Balaq University with a BA in accounting in 2013. Ahmad is also a certified internal control specialist (Internal Control Institute, U.S.). This competency prepares individuals to assist organisations to design and/or assess internal control, and to assist management in installing internal control processes. Ahmad has also undertaken courses to develop his leadership skills at INJAZ, a youth-centered non-profit organisation based in Jordan.

Prior to joining Generations For Peace, Ahmad worked as an accountant and then senior accountant. Ahmad joined Generations For Peace because he strives to make a difference in the world - a difference that can be felt and measured. The multicultural nature of Generations For Peace really appealed to Ahmad as it provides an opportunity to meet people from diverse cultures and backgrounds.

During his spare time Ahmad enjoys reading, running, and collecting currencies from other countries.

Ghada Al-Motawakil

Monitoring and Evaluation Coordinator

Ghada Al-Motawakil

Monitoring and Evaluation Coordinator

Ghada first joined Generations For Peace in September 2015 as an Intern assisting the Programmes Department with the organisation’s Jordan-based programmes. Earlier this year she became a full-time Monitoring and Evaluation Coordinator. Today, her role includes supporting the design, implementation, and monitoring and evaluation of all GFP Jordan programmes; processing data collection & analysis; and report writing for donors and partners.

Ghada is from Yemen. She completed her BA in English Literature, after which she joined the labour market; however, Ghada was keen to take a new direction in life. In 2009, Ghada joined the civil sector as a programme coordinator working at Youth Leadership Development Foundation (YLDF), a leading Yemeni non-governmental organisation. Through this work, Ghada’s interest in community development and conflict resolution grew. Whilst at YLDF Ghada was promoted to the position of senior programmes coordinator and second-line leader. Her role mainly entailed managing economic development and conflict resolution programmes.

Ghada is particularly interested in the sustainable and measurable process of change. In her previous work, she supported and focused on monitoring and evaluating the implementation and impact of programmes. Ghada is a strong supporter of volunteerism and social development work. She believes that each person should reach out to help and support the society wherever s/he lives. Ghada also believes that youth have the capacity to ignite positive change in their communities, which is why she consistently supports youth initiatives through consultation, implementation, and fundraising efforts.

Ghada enjoys travelling to new places, especially those of historical importance. A further interest of Ghada’s is the piano - her dream is to become a proficient pianist one day.

Ghada is the Monitoring and Evaluation Officer for the Generations For Peace Jordan programmes. Her role entails monitoring and evaluation processes for Jordan programmes; data management and analysis; report writing and providing the communications and proposal writers with the required information; and supporting the Programmes Department’s major events.

Haneen Haloub

Programme Coordinator

Haneen Haloub

Programme Coordinator

Haneen joined Generations For Peace as Programme Coordinator in 2016. Haneen’s role entails coordinating Sport and Art For Peace activities for the Jordan Schools Programme. She also supports the implementation of the programme, and volunteer certification, in order to maximise positive change and sustainable impact in the target communities.

Haneen is from Jordan and graduated from University of Jordan with a Bachelor of Arts in Special Education. Before joining Generations For Peace, Haneen worked at Mercy Corps for two years where she gained experience supporting community projects for Syrian refugees in Jordan, with a particular focus on children with disabilities.

Haneen’s work experience includes a position as teaching assistance at Masar Child Development Services Centre, an organisation that provides educational and therapeutic services for children with disabilities. Throughout her university studies, Haneen also took part in several voluntary activities with other centres with a similar focus. During this time, she held the role of volunteer trainer where she was responsible for empowering children through education as well as providing a life skills workshop.

Haneen enjoys meeting new people and exploring different places and cultures. She loves children and is passionate about working with them.

Noor Maloul 

Programmes Coordinator

Noor Maloul 

Programmes Coordinator

Noor joined Generations For Peace as Programmes Coordinator in 2016. Her role includes supporting the Programmes Department and volunteers in programme design, implementation, and monitoring and evaluation of programmes in Jordan, in order to maximise positive change and sustainable impact in local communities.

Noor is from Jordan and graduated from Hashemite University with a Bachelor of Arts in Medical Laboratory Science. Noor’s previous work experience includes working with youth leaders and volunteers as a co-founder and volunteer for Youth Educational Development Initiative (YED Initiative), and with the I Know Business (IKB) Academy and IKB Award.

Noor is passionate about education and has developed four training curriculums in partnership with the Ministry of Education and Ministry of Labour, which focus on career counselling as well as improving youth entrepreneurial knowledge and life skills.

In her free time, Noor enjoys various hobbies such as reading, graphic design, crafts and trying new things.

Wala’ AlSmadi

Programmes Coordinator

Wala’ AlSmadi

Programmes Coordinator

As Programmes Coordinator, Wala’ supports the Programmes Department and volunteers in programme design, implementation, and monitoring and evaluation of programmes in Jordan, to maximise positive change and sustainable impact in local communities. She started her journey with the organisation as a volunteer in the Jordan Social Cohesion Programme in January 2016, before she became a full-time staff member later that year.

Wala’ holds a Master of Translation from Yarmouk University and has been a lecturer at both the University of Jordan and Tabuk University in Saudi Arabia. She has also worked as a freelance translator and a volunteer in many fields. Wala’ began volunteering in 2003 and has participated in many leadership programmes, initiatives and conferences focused on building societies and tackling violence and extremism.

Wala’ believes that everyone can contribute to positive change and help make the world a better place. She hopes to shape the world for the better through her volunteer work.

During her free time, Wala’ enjoys reading, learning about other countries and cultures, hiking, and listening to classical music.

Ali Al-Maany

Programmes Coordinator

Ali Al-Maany

Programmes Coordinator

As Programmes Coordinator, Ali coordinates and supports the implementation and monitoring and evaluation of programmes in Jordan. Ali guides and mentors volunteers to help them conduct programmes that aim to build stronger social cohesion and reduce the risk of tension and violence in their local communities. Ali first joined the organisation in 2015 as a volunteer leading activities at the Mafraq Youth Centre for Boys, before he became a full-time staff member.

Ali earned a Bachelor of Science in Computer Information Systems and is currently studying for a Masters in the same subject. Ali worked for several other NGOs before starting his journey with Generations For Peace, including as a community researcher at the International Catholic Migration Commission and MedAir. He also has experience with the Agency for Technical Cooperation and Development, Save The Children, and International Rescue Committee.

Ali is a big sports fan, especially when used as a tool for peaceful purposes. Ali also loves to travel and discover new places and cultures.

Eva Steketee

Knowledge and Education Officer

Eva Steketee

Knowledge and Education Officer

Eva joined the Generations For Peace Institute as the Knowledge and Education Officer in 2017. Her role includes working on the design of knowledge management systems and processes, developing the organisation’s curriculum and online platform, facilitating trainings, and conducting research. Eva has worked with the Institute before; in 2015 she was selected as a University of Oxford Summer Research Intern and spent several weeks working in Jordan and Ghana, evaluating the use of the Theory of Change in the sport-based programmes of GFP volunteers in Accra, Ghana.

Eva earned a Bachelor of Arts in International Relations at the University of Warwick, UK, with an exchange year at Sciences Po Paris. She obtained her Master of Refugee and Forced Migration Studies from the University of Oxford. During her studies, Eva gained experience with local and international NGOs in Cambodia and Geneva in the areas of human rights and forced displacement. Before joining the Institute in 2017, she worked for a children’s charity in London on policy, safeguarding, quality monitoring, and knowledge sharing, and spent six months training in a policy and coordination role at the EU Commission’s Humanitarian Aid department, with a focus on the refugee response in Greece.

Eva is motivated to empower youth to transform their communities and tackle violence and social injustice. She believes in the importance of bridging academic research, policy and practice and ensuring young people’s voices are heard throughout all elements.

Eva has a global background, having lived in seven different countries, and loves travelling and learning new languages. In her free time, she may be found discussing politics, learning the guitar, or playing sports.

Aya Albadarneh

Programmes Coordinator

Aya Albadarneh

Programmes Coordinator

As Programmes Coordinator, Aya's role includes supporting the implementation of programmes in assigned countries; mentoring the lead volunteers in programme design, implementation, monitoring and evaluation; and establishing and nurturing effective partnerships with local partner organisations.

Aya is from Jordan and graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Industrial Engineering from the University of Jordan.

Over the years, Aya has been exposed to a range of roles at leadership development organisations in Jordan, all of which have solidified her interest in community work. Aya also had the opportunity to join the international student-run organisation, AIESEC, where she gained valuable experience in solving real-life issues facing local students. The results of her studies were presented at Youth Leadership Forums inaugurated by HRH Princess Sumaya of Jordan.

Aya’s previous experience with the FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup Jordan 2016 Local Organising Committee, gave her the push she needed to apply for a position at Generations For Peace. She looks forward to working towards the organisation's vision and furthering her own personal development within the Programmes Department.

In her spare time, Aya loves travelling and painting. A keen musician, she also enjoys singing and playing the piano

Ahmad Rafiq

Administrative Officer

Ahmad Rafiq

Administrative Officer

In his role as Administrative Officer within the Corporate Services Department, Ahmad is responsible for inventory management, as well as flights and visas. He also leads on the coordination of all tasks related to logistics, transportation and shipments. Working for a peace-building organisation has always been one of Ahmad's ambitions.

Ahmad is from Jordan and joined Generations For Peace in 2017. He graduated from Al Zaytoonah University of Jordan in 2008 with a Bachelor of Science in Software Engineering, and since then has worked in several fields including IT, sales and marketing, advertising, public relations and customer experience. Before his current position, Ahmad worked as a team leader at MarkaVIP, an e-commerce website.

Ahmad is passionate about his work and is eager to connect with new people from different communities. The multicultural nature of Generations For Peace appealed to Ahmad as it provides an opportunity to meet people from diverse cultures and backgrounds.

Ahmad enjoys hiking, travelling, football, watching films and spending time with his family.

Farah Hamam

Media and Communications Officer

Farah Hamam

Media and Communications Officer

In her role as Media and Communications Officer, Farah works alongside the Communications Department to design and execute media campaigns about Generations For Peace's local and international programmes. Her focus also includes creating compelling storylines to support the organisation’s mission.

Her strong background in PR and communication for both B2B and B2C businesses has enabled Farah to build on her strength in strategic storytelling. Farah’s previous experiences include working with M.H. Alshaya in Kuwait, as well as ATICO Group and Better Business consulting firm in Jordan.

A firm believer in giving back to the community and supporting the development of youth in conflict regions, Farah was keen to join Generations For Peace. She was particularly drawn to the fact that it is a home-grown, local NGO which has provided support to children, youth and adults in over 50 countries across the Middle East, Africa, Asia and Europe.

Farah holds a Bachelor of Arts in Communications with a minor in Psychology. She also earned a Life Coaching qualification from Coaches Training Institute in Dubai. Farah is currently working on an HR Management Certificate from Cornell University’s online study programme.

Farah believes in expanding her capabilities both at work and at home. During her free time, she enjoys swimming and horseback riding.

Hasan Kareem

Services Coordinator

Hasan Kareem

Services Coordinator

As Services Coordinator at Generations For Peace, Hasan’s responsibilities include overseeing the maintenance of the organisation’s building and grounds, as well as managing the inventory, stored items and office supplies.

Hasan assists with distributing the mail and also provides invaluable office logistical support to all staff members on a daily basis.

Hasan is from Egypt and has lived in Jordan for the past 15 years. He joined Generations For Peace in 2011, and before his current role, he held the position of office and services coordinator at the Jordan Olympic Committee.

At work, Hasan enjoys hosting our visitors to ensure that they feel welcomed and at home. He is always ready to lend his support whenever needed.

Motasem Marwan

Accountant

Motasem Marwan

Accountant

Motasem holds the position of Accountant. His role entails working on different accounting projects for the organisation, including bank reconciliations and maintaining ledgers. Before his current position, Motasem worked as a Branch Manager at Al-Habib Company for Trading and Contracting in Saudi Arabia. After working in the country for several years, he moved back to Jordan and joined Generations For Peace in 2017.

Motasem describes the organisation as an environment where everyone believes in the same cause, and each person does their job to ensure that it functions to its fullest capacity. Motasem is happy to be part of an NGO that supports programmes in many countries around the world.

Motasem graduated from Al-Zarqa Private University with a Bachelor of Arts in Accounting in 2011 and then pursued his Masters of Accounting and Finance at the Hashemite University in Jordan.

He enjoys playing snooker, and this has been a huge part of his life since he was very young. Motasem plays at a professional level and is very competitive. He also enjoys reading and traveling to new places with his friends.

Mustafa Massoud

Accountant

Mustafa Massoud

Accountant

As an Accountant at Generations For Peace, Mustafa mainly focuses on recording transactions, and bank reconciliations, as well as handling payments for vendors related to the various programmes. Mustafa joined the organisation in 2017 and is happy that his job allows him to focus on causes that matter to him the most, including helping vulnerable youth across Jordan. Mustafa enjoys watching the programmes in action as often as possible and is keen to get involved in any way he can.

Before working with Generations For Peace, Mustafa was part of the Millennium Challenge Corporate in Jordan, a five-year initiative funded by the United States Congress that constructed water and wastewater pipelines in Rusayfah and Zarqa. Through this experience, Mustafa expanded his skills to include accounting for non-profit organisations. He previously worked in the corporate sector.

Mustafa graduated from Al-Balqaa University in 2012 and holds a Bachelor of Arts in Accounting Information Systems. He also earned an IACPA certificate (International Arab Certified Public Accountant) from Talal Abu Ghazaleh School, which is validated by the University of Cambridge.

In his free time, Mustafa enjoys bodybuilding and swimming.

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