Bashar Juma, Office Representative
Mr. Jumaa has started to work as the VNG International Representative in Palestine along with Resident Program Manager of IDEAL Project since November 2019. Mr. Jumaa has a long career with the Palestinian government, he brings both extensive technical and managerial experience. He has over twenty-five years of experience in strategy development, physical/spatial and corporate planning. Not to mention extensive experience in the facilitation of change, project management, and in leading multidisciplinary teams with various political and social backgrounds.
He brings also experience of living, working and conducting business abroad. Bashar Jumaa, received his first master's degree (MSc) in Architecture “Town Planning and Development”, and his second masters (MA) in Urban and Regional Planning.
"It is better for you to light a small candle than to go on cursing the darkness". A Chinese Proverb
Amal Odeh, Operations Manager
Mrs. Amal Odeh has an Executive MBA and Bachelor degree in Accounting. She previously worked with EY the International audit firm, for more than 8 years. Amal Joined VNG International in Palestine in January 2019 as a Finance & HR Manager and is now working as Operation Manager.
"The speed of your success is limited only by your dedication and what you’re willing to sacrifice”.
Yara Nasser, M&E and Project Officer SDLG
Ms. Yara Nasser has a bachelor degree in Business Administration and an executive MBA (masters of business administration). Yara has eight years of experience working with NGOs and consultancy firms as a business consultant and projects officer. Yara Joined VNG International in Palestine in May 2019, as a Resident Program Officer for IDEAL Program and is now working as M&E program officer on the SDLG project.
“All streams flow to the sea because it is lower than they are. Humility gives it its power. If you want to govern the people, you must place yourself below them. If you want to lead the people, you must learn how to follow them.” Lao Tzu, Tao Te Ching
Luai Khalaf, Program Manager, Decentralization of Property Tax
Mr. Luai Khalaf has a bachelor degree in Computer Science and MA in Business Administration, he has long experience of working with International Institutions such as EU, US based companies in Business Development, Project Management, HR Institutional developments and IT supports. He has joined VNG International in Palestine in October 2018 as a Resident Project Manager for the Decentralization of property tax project.
“A man must be big enough to admit his mistakes, smart enough to profit from them, and strong enough to correct them.” John Maxwell
Saleh Khalailah, Field Manager SDLG
Mr. Saleh Khalailah has more than 16 years of work experience with at least 12 years of them in project management with International organizations, like VNGi, GIZ, UNRWA, Fujitsu Services and JCI. He has joined VNG International in Palestine in December 2018 as a project coordinator, then promoted in December 2019 to a program manager of the EU ARD initiative project that ended on Jan 31, 2021 and he is currently working as a project officer for the decentralization of property tax project, grant management expert for IDEAL program and now as field manager for the SDLG project.
"We have to be able to change who we are to who we want to be".
Khaled Zaid, Office Driver
Mr. Khaled Zaid joined VNG International in February 2018 as a driver for the EU ARD project and currently works with VNG as a driver for all implementing projects in Palestine Office.
Zaid Marmash, Engineering Support Officer – SDLG program
A Civil Engineer with 5 years of solid experience in urban planning, worked with Local, National & International Institutions, like VNGi within the Area "C" Resilience Development Initiative (ARD) Project in 2019, the Ministry of Local Government (MoLG)—Directorate of Organizing and Urban Panning, North Planning Unit (GIZ-MoLG), Directorate of local Government (MoLG) - Ramallah & Al-Bireh, Local Authorities and Joint Services Councils for Planning & Development. Recently, he joined VNG International in Palestine as an Engineering Support Officer on SDLG program — the Cluster Planning Project of West Ramallah and Al-Bireh Governorate Communities.
Haya Alqasem, Project Officer, Decentralization of Property Tax
Haya Al Qasem is an Urban Planning Engineer, who graduated from An-Najah National University with about 3 years of working experience in urban planning and GIS systems. Haya joined VNGi in Jan 2022 and currently works as a project officer for the Project of Decentralization of property tax in Palestine.