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Rania

Last Name

Alahmer

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Freelancer Consultant, Freelancer Trainer

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Arabic, English

Country of Residence

Egypt

City of Residence

Cairo

Highest Education

Masters

Professional Experience

DR. RANIA ABDALLA ABUELHASSAN

Address: Egypt – Cairo – Elrihab city 129/7/1

Phone: 00201100585002

E-mail: ranrose@outlook.com | Skype: Raboelhassan

Nationality: Sudanese

 

Senior Gender, Reproductive Health, and Gender Based Violence specialist

 

KEY QUALIFICATIONS:

 

v  Senior Human rights professional with senior management of programs qualities:  with over 17 years of experience in Reproductive Health, Gender and protection. Background in monitoring and evaluation, project cycle management, epidemiology, strategic planning, and program design. A holder of PRINCE2 certificate, A Health professional with an International Diploma of Humanitarian Assistance from Fordham University in New York, USA.  Has worked in the serval crises locations in Africa, Middle East and the Pacific’s.

 

v  Training and Facilitation: A member of the international association of facilitators (IAF), certified trainer of trainers for Reproductive health, Gender Based Violence, HIV, and Obstetric emergencies.  Active member of the International Association of Facilitators.  Facilitates workshops, trainings, and donor and advocacy meetings.  Certified Trainer for clinical management of rape survivors, EMOC, MISP, HIV peer leadership and PEP Provision and Counseling, PSEA, case management and psychosocial counselling.  At the United Nation mission in Sudan, served as trainer of trainers and counselor for the HIV/AIDS advisory.  Experience advising senior management on gender and human rights issues.

 

v  Donor Relations: Experience managing donor meetings, budget realignment, and building rapport with donors.

 

v  Comprehensive Implementation of Services: Proven track record in providing comprehensive care.  And progress I hand experience of all types of counselling and medical care.

 

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE:

United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), Pacific Sub Regional Office (PSRO)                   Nov 2017 – now

Gender Based Violence In Emergencies Specialist

 

Programme Development

  • Support the implementation of UNFPA Minimum Preparedness Actions (MPAs), and provide support to incorporate GBV humanitarian preparedness and response into project proposals, concept notes, programmatic documents and strategies.
  • Support the implementation of UNFPA’s GBV programming in humanitarian emergencies in the Pacific, in line with UNFPA’s Minimum Standards for Prevention and Response to Gender-Based Violence in Emergencies, as needed.
  • Conduct assessments/situational analyses to determine needs and gaps for GBV preparedness and response across the region and develop guidance for strengthening GBV response.
  • Support the development of SOPs for priority Pacific Island Countries, including assessment and planning templates, and other priorities identified by the Pacific GBV sub working group.
  • Integrate the effective utilization of prepositioned supplies (supported by the DFAT initiative) such as post-rape treatment kits, dignity kits, tents (for women friendly spaces) into GBV preparedness and response, including through holding sensitization sessions.
  • Establish programmatic links between existing Gender, SRHR and Humanitarian initiatives of UNFPA PSRO to ensure synergies between programmes, build knowledge and capacity of staff, and mainstream humanitarian preparedness.

 

Capacity building

  • Sensitize humanitarian actors, implementing partners, UN agencies and national authorities on the existence and implementation of the Minimum Standards for Prevention and Response to Gender-Based Violence in Emergencies and the Guidelines for Integrating GBV Interventions in Humanitarian Action.
  • Increase the capacity of UNFPA and partners to prevent and respond to GBV in Emergencies
  • Develop a regional strategy for building the capacity of the health sector to respond to sexual violence and intimate partner violence survivors in emergencies, based on the existing SOPs and Protocols that exist at a National Level
  • Implement a training program in select countries that trains doctors, nurses and health staff on the clinical management of rape and intimate partner violence.
  • Deliver technical trainings and capacity support on psycho-social care services, GBV case management and referral.
  • Support the development of referral pathways and strengthen psycho-social services networks at the country and regional level, including by delivering technical trainings on GBV case management and the clinical management of rape for survivors of violence.

 

Coordination

  • Support PSRO to build partnerships and strengthen coordination mechanisms to effectively respond to GBV needs in humanitarian situation across the Pacific, in line with the needs of the GBV sub cluster and in support of the priorities of the Pacific GBV sub-working group.
  • In partnership with UN Women, develop a strategy to re-launch the Regional GBV sub cluster.

 

 

 

 

 

 

United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), Syria                                                May 2014 – October 2017

Gender Based Violence Specialist

·         Oversees the functioning of the GBV programme for the Syria CO in line with IASC standards.

·         Led the planning, implementation, monitoring and reporting of GBV prevention and response activities in the country related to the UNFPA humanitarian response program—as governed by the Syrian Humanitarian Appeal Response Plan (SHARP).

·         Managed a team of 8 staff; ensures that country office staff capacity is strengthened, and partners are supported in GBV-related work, particularly local NGOs.

·         Authors proposals for funding and performs budget monitoring.

·         Implements quality GBV programming in a humanitarian emergency setting in accordance with the IASC Guidelines for GBV Interventions in Humanitarian Settings. Duties include: assessment and planning; partnership development; training and sensitization; and monitoring and evaluation in the country office through the use of the IASC Guidelines for GBV Interventions in Humanitarian Settings and companion materials (orientation and training guides, planning worksheets, etc.).

·         Liaises with the GBV Interagency Coordinator to facilitate smooth integration and coordination with the Protection Cluster and Community Services Working Group (PCCSWG).

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

International Medical Corps, Turkey                                                                                June 2013 – April 2014

GBV Senior Specialist

·         Implemented GBV and survivor care programs for internal personnel; trained the trainers and sent them into the field.

·         Received and reviewed reporting from field sites and adjusted programs accordingly.

·         Distributed funding of about $3, 000, 000 by location and activities.

·         Managed 12 staff directly,  and 48 indirectly; handled employee relations-related issues.

·         Performed financial tracking and budget management.

·         Provided achievement and regular status updates to donors.

 

International Medical Corps, Libya                                                                                     May 2011 – June 2013

GBV Program Manager

·         Program Planning:

o    Worked closely with the Country Director to understand program goals and meet expectations.

o    Led a coordinated rapid analysis to better understand risks of GBV, to map points of service for survivors of GBV, and to identify support structures among local organizations, associations and community members.

o    Initiated planning for longer-term GBV prevention and response activities, including case management systems.

o    Contributed to the development of proposals for any new projects.

·         Coordination:

o    Supported the GBV sub-cluster to develop inclusive membership, standard operating procedures, and to build capacity of GBV partners.

o    Worked with partners and community members to develop a referral pathway and referral mechanism for Area of Responsibility (AoR).

o    Participated in additional cluster working groups to ensure GBV integration.

·         Training:

o    Organized and led trainings for partner organizations working in various sectors, as well as first responders.

o    Organized and co-facilitated trainings for medical practitioners in clinical care for sexual assault survivors.

o    Identified and trained community-based volunteers for prevention activities and support of survivors.

o    Built capacity of local organizations providing psychosocial support.

·         Representation:

o    Ensured maximum visibility of the agency amongst the UN and NGO communities.

o    Contributed to the positive image and overall credibility of the organization, notably through the application of the organization’s Code of Conduct.

·         Human Resources Management

o    Headed a total of 30; directly managed five (5) site coordinators, each overseeing teams of six (6).

o    Assisted in the selection, training and support of qualified program staff.

o    Developed support strategies for staff and introduced principles of self-care.

 

United Nations, Sudan – Khartoum                                                                                 May 2009 – March 2011

HIV/AIDS Officer

·         Conducted HIV/AIDS awareness sessions, education & coordination for the community. Promoted positive behavior and assisted in advocacy against sexual exploitation and abuse, gender sensitivity and all forms of violence against women and girls. Assisted & promoted condom promotion and replenishments.

·         Provided mobile HIV/AIDS awareness through private counseling, and assisted in Training of Peer educators (TOPE) in HIV/AIDS facilitation. Advocated, facilitated and provided technical assistance for the use of National AIDS protocols and the Country Response.

·         Designed training for monitoring, assessing and evaluating; monitored knowledge gain through evaluation and feedback, and designed additional trainings as needed.

·         Implemented functioning HIV/AIDS Committees and maintained database for people living with HIV and advocacy groups.

·         Acted as link between UNMIS and other stakeholders, particularly Sudan National AIDS Programme (SNAP) and uniformed services.

·         Provided technical support to the National AIDS Council, and technical guidance to government and civil society—on appropriate data collection and reporting processes, data management systems, and data analyses—for HIV policy and strategy development, and related programme planning with emphasis at the provincial and district levels.

·         In collaboration with government, civil society, UN and bi- and multi-lateral partners: supported the development of effective monitoring and evaluation systems at provincial and district levels within in the framework of national M&E; the development and operations research agenda linked to the HIV national strategic plan; and in the assessment and consolidation of annual monitoring reports.

 

UNFPA, Darfur                                                                                                               June 2008 – May 2009

Head of Sub Office – Reproductive Health /Gender-Based Violence Coordinator

·         Provided leadership and support at the state level in terms of Reproductive Health (RH) coordination, with the RH and Gender-Based Violence (GBV) senior coordinators. Assisted in the creation of facilitating the formulation and promotion of planning of an integrated response framework through a collaborative multi-partner set-up.

·         Raised awareness to implementing partners as well as community leaders for improved RH services to address issues surrounding safe motherhood, family planning, sexually transmitted infections/ HIV, sexual and gender based violence.

·         Actively participated in the coordination of all stakeholders at the field level as needed through an effective coordination mechanism and Working Groups.

·         Facilitated capacity building—in both a formal and informal capacity with supportive supervision–to RH service providers including Training of Trainers (TOT and trainees’ training.

·         Collected, compiled, and regularly monitored RH data; and prepared reports on the proper and effective usage of the commodities and supplies received through UNFPA.

·         Supervised implementing partners to ensure that program targets and goals are being met; liaised with the Ministry of Health (MOH) and nurtured partnerships to ensure that HIV training is mainstreamed in all emergency programs / projects, and across organizations. Assisted in the development of national guidelines, protocols and IEC material.

·         Developed proposals on HIV transmission prevention strategies for the Ministry of Health.

·         Developed basic care and support guides for targeted populations; conducted awareness and workshops; assisted in the design of a psychosocial counselling framework for those affected by GBV; scheduled all program activities; ensured appropriate policies and procedures were followed and were in compliance with UNFPA guidelines.

 

Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF), Sudan                                                                   December 2004 – June 2008

Medical Activity Manager

·         Supervised a total of 73 medical staff. Directly managed a medical team of 4 national practicing doctors, 1 expatriate practicing doctor, 2 expatriate nurses, and 5 national medical assistants. Indirectly supervised all MOH employees under MSF incentives in Zalingei hospital (83 medical staff), and all MSF employees in the hospital, Out-patient therapeutic feeding program (OTP) & Mother & Child Health, totaling 73 medical staff.

·         Supervised the medical activities in Zalingei hospital, MCH & OTP, and all staff health expatriates and nationals according to the internal staff health policy.

·         Evaluated new activities and needs in the area.

·         Supervised the antenatal – family planning & Sexual and Gender Based Violence program in the camp clinics; held consultations for antenatal care, family planning management with case management of SGBV.

·         Served as SGBV program supervisor.

·         Handled case management: completing history and clinical forms with medical certificates and legal medical forms to authorities, performed long term follow up to the cases, trained staff, liaised and collaborated with all partners in the field.

·         Communicated and negotiated with MOH and other partners.

·         Monitored and participated in the elaboration of the medical order for drugs and materials with the pharmacy, repairing the international order for drugs and materials.

·         Collected statistics, compiled and analyzed monthly data to create the monthly medical situation report, which was presented to the medical coordination of MSF Darfur.

·         Anticipated potential epidemic outbreaks according to the evaluation of hospital data. Led the response actions according to the international protocols with collaboration with partners in the field.

 

Rufaida Health Organization, Sudan                                                                   January 2002 – December 2004

Medical Director

·         Managed physicians, nurses, and non-medical personnel.

·         Worked both independently and as part of a team with professionals at all levels to ensure coordinated efforts to achieve goals and highest quality service.

·         Oversaw patient care.

 

 

Police Hospital, Sudan Ministry of Health, Sudan                                                   January 2000 – January 2002

Intern /Obstetrics and Gynecology

·         MRCOG (Membership of the Royal College of Surgeons) part one registrar.

·         Assisted presiding doctors in patient evaluations, care plans, and testing procedures.

 

EDUCATION:

 

Professional Development Programme for Gender Trainers                                 April 2018

KIT – Royal Tropical Institute – Amsterdam, Netherlands

 

Diploma, Humanitarian Assistance                                                                November 2012

Fordham University and Center of International Humanitarian Corporation, New York

 

Master’s degree, Public Health                                                                          November 2011

University of Medical Science and Technology, Sudan

 

Certificate of Participation, Facilitator                                                              June 2010

International AIDS Conference, Austria, Vienna  

 

Professional Diploma in Sport Medicine, Sport Medicine                                       April 2000

The International Olympic Committee and Sudan Ministry of Health, Sudan

 

Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery                                                                     October 2001

University of Omdurman, Khartoum, Sudan

 

AWARDS/RECOGNITIONS:

 

·         Young Arab Writer Award: http://www.iawg.net/2012/cairo.html, 1996, Dr, Soaad Alsaba7 Foundation

 

TRAININGS: (complete list available upon request)

 

·         Professional Development Program of KIT University in Netherlands for Gender Advocate (2018).

·         Leadership Program: Astrain Study Center for Peace and Conflict Resolution (ASPR) (6month program), Vienna , 2017

·         Training of Protection Coordination – UNHCT training center, Budapest, Hungary, 2016

·         Training of Surge Emergency Assignments by UNFPA, Amman, Jordan, 2016

·         Training on Behavioral Change Communication Strategies and Implementation by UNFPA Arab regional office, Amman, Jordan, 2015

·         Monitoring and Evaluation for UNTF Projects, USA, 2013

·         Managing GBV in Crisis, Nairobi, Kenya, 2012

·         Health Facilities Professional Administration and Monitoring, Cairo, Egypt, 2011

·         Social Protection Policies, Turin, Italy, 2011

·         Training of UN Cares Country Counselors, USA, 2010

SEMINARS/WORKSHOPS/CONFERENCES ATTENDED:

 

·         Workshop for the Finalization of the GBV Minimum Standard by UNFPA, Panama, Panama, 2016

·         MENA Regional Conference – Reproductive Health in Crisis, Egypt, 2012

·         HIV Science Conference, Pasture Institute, France -Paris 2012

·         European Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education, Vienna, 2010

 

PUBLICATIONS/PRESENTATIONS:

 

·         Key commentary Author for researches: https://www.childsoldiers.org/publications/allons-y-august-2017/

·         Key facilitator: SEDAW workshop in Syria.

·         Participate on UNFPA publication: https://www.unfpa.org/sites/default/files/pub-pdf/GBVIE.Minimum.Standards.Publication.FINAL_.ENG_.pdf.

·         Key facilitator: UNFPA regional trainings on GBV management, IASC guidelines and Minimum Standards for Prevention and Response to Gender-Based Violence in Emergencies.

·         HIV Post-Exposure Prophylaxis Knowledge Among Medical Doctors, Khartoum, Sudan, May 22, 2013

o    A cross-sectional study of 79 medical doctors conducted from February to May 2012 in Khartoum Teaching Hospital. https://raniaalahmer.files.wordpress.com/2014/02/publication-rania-poster.pdf

·         Key Speaker, Reproductive health in crisis situation, Cairo, 2012 http://www.iawg.net/2012/cairo.html

·         Poster Presentation at Pasteur Institute: Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) Post Exposure prophylaxes (PEP) Knowledge among Medical doctors in Khartoum Teaching Hospital.

·         Key Speaker, IDHA (education in emergencies) training course

·         Key Trainer, ASRO regional trainings (Amman, Cairo, Tunis, Kenya)

·         Key Trainer and Speaker, SEEMA (Sudanese NGO to support GBV survivors).

·         Partner in research : http://qhr.sagepub.com/content/early/2016/10/22/1049732316673975.full

 

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:

 

Computer Skills: Microsoft Office Suite, SPSS, IMB Cognos, ATLAS – GPS

 

Languages: English, Arabic (please indicate level of proficiency for each)

 

Countries of Work Experience:

·         Duty stations: Syria, Turkey, Sudan, And Libya 

·         Relevant duty stations (particular duties): Amman, New York, Washington, Tunis, Cairo, Nairobi, and Beirut

 

Social Media Accounts:

·         WordPress: http://raniaalahmer.wordpress.com

·         Twitter: https://twitter.com/RaniaAlahmer

·         Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/dr.raniaalahmer

·         YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/TheRania67

·         LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/dr-rania-abdalla-abuelhassan-4a973354/

 

 

Other Academic/Professional Acheivements

AWARDS/RECOGNITIONS:

 

·         Young Arab Writer Award: http://www.iawg.net/2012/cairo.html, 1996, Dr, Soaad Alsaba7 Foundation

 

TRAININGS: (complete list available upon request)

 

·         Professional Development Program of KIT University in Netherlands for Gender Advocate (2018).

·         Leadership Program: Astrain Study Center for Peace and Conflict Resolution (ASPR) (6month program), Vienna , 2017

·         Training of Protection Coordination – UNHCT training center, Budapest, Hungary, 2016

·         Training of Surge Emergency Assignments by UNFPA, Amman, Jordan, 2016

·         Training on Behavioral Change Communication Strategies and Implementation by UNFPA Arab regional office, Amman, Jordan, 2015

·         Monitoring and Evaluation for UNTF Projects, USA, 2013

·         Managing GBV in Crisis, Nairobi, Kenya, 2012

·         Health Facilities Professional Administration and Monitoring, Cairo, Egypt, 2011

·         Social Protection Policies, Turin, Italy, 2011

·         Training of UN Cares Country Counselors, USA, 2010

SEMINARS/WORKSHOPS/CONFERENCES ATTENDED:

 

·         Workshop for the Finalization of the GBV Minimum Standard by UNFPA, Panama, Panama, 2016

·         MENA Regional Conference – Reproductive Health in Crisis, Egypt, 2012

·         HIV Science Conference, Pasture Institute, France -Paris 2012

·         European Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education, Vienna, 2010

 

PUBLICATIONS/PRESENTATIONS:

 

·         Key commentary Author for researches: https://www.childsoldiers.org/publications/allons-y-august-2017/

·         Key facilitator: SEDAW workshop in Syria.

·         Participate on UNFPA publication: https://www.unfpa.org/sites/default/files/pub-pdf/GBVIE.Minimum.Standards.Publication.FINAL_.ENG_.pdf.

·         Key facilitator: UNFPA regional trainings on GBV management, IASC guidelines and Minimum Standards for Prevention and Response to Gender-Based Violence in Emergencies.

·         HIV Post-Exposure Prophylaxis Knowledge Among Medical Doctors, Khartoum, Sudan, May 22, 2013

o    A cross-sectional study of 79 medical doctors conducted from February to May 2012 in Khartoum Teaching Hospital. https://raniaalahmer.files.wordpress.com/2014/02/publication-rania-poster.pdf

·         Key Speaker, Reproductive health in crisis situation, Cairo, 2012 http://www.iawg.net/2012/cairo.html

·         Poster Presentation at Pasteur Institute: Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) Post Exposure prophylaxes (PEP) Knowledge among Medical doctors in Khartoum Teaching Hospital.

·         Key Speaker, IDHA (education in emergencies) training course

·         Key Trainer, ASRO regional trainings (Amman, Cairo, Tunis, Kenya)

·         Key Trainer and Speaker, SEEMA (Sudanese NGO to support GBV survivors).

 

·         Partner in research : http://qhr.sagepub.com/content/early/2016/10/22/1049732316673975.full

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