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Amer Karkoutli

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Amer Z. Karkoutli

Single l [email protected]l Beirut, Lebanon l +961 – 71 - 368561


As Project Coordinator who was responsible for allocating initiative and events and resources to the departments or individuals. My work involved providing the deadlines as well as the resources that are required to complete the events and activities on time to the assigned team member. In addition to coordinating with all the parties in carrying out the project in the required time

Career Overview

Syria Trust for Development

Regional Coordinator/Swaidaa Governorate                                                                 04/2012 – 08/2012                         

  • Develop, evaluate, plan and help implement activities related to community development
  • Develop, evaluate and co-ordinate trainings, meeting, and events in order to create an NGOs platform in Swaidda
  • Liaise with local committees on empowering their communities through development platforms
  • Plan and follow up on all activities in alignment to the Trust’s objectives
  • Communicate with stakeholders including governmental sector, private sector and NGOs for support
  • Supervise and evaluating a team of five members to implement the agreed action plan
  • Responsible for the effective flow of information between team members, volunteers, participants in project activities, and the Head of Operation
  • Ownership of the budget and  the means of expenses
  • Provide monthly and quarterly reports on results, including operations progress and related budgets

Syria Trust for Development

Administrative Coordinator/ Office of the CEO                                                                               12/2009 – 03/2012

  • Organizing the CEO’s schedule including meeting requests and all correspondence and responding related to them including official letters, faxes and emails, filing and archiving
  • Manage and follow up on the budget related to the CEO office and the administrative unit
  • Participate in revising/ translating (Arabic to English & English to Arabic) all progress and annual reports of the Trust
  • Deliver the needed support for all Divisions by shadowing for the Engagement Facilitator for more than 3 months
  • Participated as a member of the organizing committee in the First International Development Conference Syria in Jan 2010. This included managing the database of invitees, sponsors and other stakeholders, worked on the evaluation of the conference and the final report related to it


ALWATANIYA for Microfinance

Secretary General to the board (Part Time)                                                                                  12/2011-08/2012

  • Attended all meetings of the Board and developed all meeting minutes officially
  • Coordinate and communicate with all Board members in preparation of all agendas in advance and ensure that Board members have all appropriate and needed materials and documentation
  • Manage meetings in terms of time, notes, and follow up on elections and decisions to ensure accuracy of information and avoid future conflicts
  • Keep custody of all books, papers, records, correspondence, contracts and other documents relevant to the Board


Child Friendly Spaces (UNICEF & Red Crescent)

Supervisor of the Main Centre in Douma                                                                                       8/2007 – 11/2009

  • Supervise and implement psychosocial activities and questionnaires with Iraqi refugees helping their children cope with the new situation and refer more complicated cases to get the specialized care
  • Conduct group sessions with adolescents and mothers to encourage them to attend appropriate programs launched by UNICEF
  • Manage a staff of 12 employees ensuring quality of delivered work is always up to standards
  • Budget management
  • Regular reporting to the Head of the Project
  • Follow up on PR and presentations related to the project to delegations coming from Head Office and other organizations to ensure continuity of funding and support



Administrative Assistant                                                                                                                    4/2006 - 4/2007

  • All secretary work including filing, archiving and scheduling


Education and Professional Development

International & Diplomatic Studies, Damascus University 9/2008-  expected 2/2013

Core Competencies

  • Deadline – Oriented
  • Attention to Details
  • Team Player
  • Procurement
  • Communication Skills
  • Great Ambition
  • Motivation & dedication
  • Problem solving
  • Management and Leadership
  • Transparency
  • Commitment
  • Flexibility
  • Multitasking Skills
  • Time Management Skills
  • Research skills
  • Presentation Skills
  • PR skills

Trainings & Certifications

  • British Council – Official Report Writing (Syria - 2011)
  • UNFPA – Psychological Support in cases of Sexual and Gender Abuse (Syria – 2009)
  • UNICEF – Leadership Skills (Syria – 2008)
  • UNICEF – Questionnaires with Refugees, Database Principles (Syria – 2008)
  • Syria Red Crescent – First Aid, International Law, Disasters Management, Psychosocial Support and Train the Trainer (Syria – 2007)
  • Horizons Centre – Communication Skills & Methods of Management (Syria – 2007)


Arabic – mother tongue

English – Fluent

Community Services

  • An active volunteer in the Syrian Red Crescent since
  • Participation in organizing the First Annual Exhibition of the Child Friendly Spaces, Damascus, Syria
  • Participation in organizing the Childhood Festival, Damascus, Syria
  • Participation in Damascus Festival for Culture and Folklore, Damascus, Syria
  • Participation in the responding to the Iraqi Crisis through the Refugees programs of UNHCR
  • Participation in the cooperation project of IMC and SARC by organizing activities for children summer camp, 2009
  • Kafoo (2012): Also responsible for “kafoo” initiative related to relief efforts in Damascus and its suburbs
  • Manage all partnerships related to the relief project including communication, fundraising, public relations and presentations to stakeholders related to the initiative

Responsible for humanitarian aid in terms of sheltering individuals in local schools by getting required permits from ministries and governorates, working with volunteers on organizing shelters to accommodate people