Mazen Alhousseiny has completed his master’s degree on organizational Change and Development in the University of Manchester. He is currently working with Start Network as Training and Capacity Development Advisor. Developing the capacity of Start Network members and hubs on Disaster Risk Financing and Anticipation Actions. Designing training programs for individuals and organisations against the capacity assessments. Collaborating with educational and training institutes to accredit and quality assure the training programs. Enhance the effectiveness for anticipation actions through ensuring well capable organisations and their country offices.
He has more than 9 years’ experience in humanitarian field in various positions focusing on projects/programs lead, partnerships management, organizational development and country director position for a variety of well-known Turkey based organizations (International NGOs e.g. Save the Children and CARE as well as Syrian Diaspora NGOs). He has more than 35 projects management experience from short term emergency response projects till long duration and sustained resilience projects in the following sectors: FSL, NFI, WASH, Health and Education.
Mazen was honored with Alan Harpham Award for 2016 for the promoting the professionalization of project management in the international development and humanitarian sectors.
Mazen is a certified trainer on Project Management for Development Professionals, PMD Pro levels 1 and 2 as well as Program Management for Development Professionals, PgMD Pro. Conducted more than 40 training sessions on Project/program D Pro, partnerships management, strategic planning, and organizational development for Syrian as well as International NGOs which targeted more than hundreds of trainees. Mazen is also one of the team members that was engaged in the modification process for the 2nd version of the PMD Pro with PM4NGOs.
Finally, he has written several articles related to the humanitarian field as follows:
- The Evolution of the Syrian Humanitarian NGOs and External Challenges, The Rest Journal, July 2021
- Triple Nexus and the Case of Education and Health Systems in the Syrian Opposition Held Areas, Save the Children Resource Centre, June 2021
- Empowering Local NGOs: the Story of Syria Relief, ODI Humanitarian Practice Network Magazine, May 2021
- NGOs’ Team Empowerment: the case of “Syria Relief”, Syria Relief, Sep 2020
- Four Traps that can Lead to Project Failure, PM4NGOs, July 2020
- Participatory Methods during Project Identification, PM4NGOs, July 2020
- Vouchers Project for Syrians Under Siege, Logistics and Transport Focus Magazine, Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport (CILT-UK), Feb 2020, Pg 44/45