My name is Raina Zantout and I am a Development Practitioner holding a Master of Sustainable Development Practice with a Bachelor of Arts in History. Both degrees focused on applied humanitarian aid and development theories, leading to my work with international and local NGOs in program implementation, monitoring and evaluation (M&E).
I am based in Lebanon where my work is primarily geared towards the Syrian crisis response in the region. Other than WASH, I have experience working in the fields of Health, Gender, Cash Assistance, Protection and Shelter/Camp Management. Other examples of my work include a study on the health risks for farmers of the use of treated wastewater for irrigation in Tunisia and the facilitation of community-based, participatory planning and design sessions in rural Nepal.
I offer talents in assessments (Needs; Vulnerability; Baseline), mixed-method M&E tool design, participatory planning, qualitative and quantitative analysis, accountability, evaluation, learning workshops, and program management. Highly motivated and efficient, my strongest skills and services are:
- Designing, coding and facilitating assessments with data management best practices;
- Evaluating (and monitoring) projects and programs, usually according to OECD criteria;
- Technical writing, statistical analysis, and donor reports;
- Leading in beneficiary accountability and communication during all project phases;
- Applying WASH best practices alongside a detail-oriented view; and
- Immersing myself in different contexts and cultures, adapting with my knowledge of English, French, Haitian Creole, and Levantine Arabic.
My name is Kamal Khatri. I was born and raised in Fiji and have spent most of my professional career in the Pacific where I have worked across a diverse range of agencies, including the Pacific Islands Applied Geoscience Commission (SOPAC), the Pacific Community (SPC), the World Health Organisation (WHO) and WaterAid. My demonstrated experience lies in program management, effective communication, sector coordination and stakeholder management.
Academically, I hold a Bachelor of Science degree in Environmental Science (BSc), Post Graduate Diploma in Environmental Studies and Master of Arts (MA) in Geography. My MA dissertation focused on utilising participatory approaches to engage with communities at a village level to better understand community perception relating to waste management. I strongly believe change happens when the history, culture, social and technical aspects are considered in different contexts to empower people into taking action.
My specialist skills include:
- Translating policies/strategies into practice in relation to environment, water supply, sanitation and hygiene (WASH), waste (animal waste, solid, hazardous), public health, disaster risk reduction and climate change.
- Community based environmental education and awareness –through my involvement in research and communicating behaviour change programs.
- Drinking water quality monitoring – training and capacity building for adult learning.
- Public health risk management planning, drinking water safety planning – ability to take risk based approach to planning and controlling environmental/public health risks
- WASH and Health and Nutrition sector coordination in humanitarian and emergency setting. Integrating interventions to serve the most vulnerable including women and girls, children, elderly and people living with disability.