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Robin Al-haddad
Contractor, Research and Data Analyst , DevRA International, LLC
Tucson, United States
Seasoned professional with both U.S.-based and international experience in sustainable development, capacity building, and community-based projects. Experience with non-governmental and governmental organizations, multi-lateral agencies, research institutions and universities. Sound knowledge of international human rights instruments. Strong writing, editing, researching, and analytical skills.
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Area of Expertise:
  • Capacity Building, Training, Advocacy, Political
  • Human Rights, Law, Migration, Conflicts, Justice
  • Monitoring, Evaluation, Policy, Research, Analysis
  • Social, Education, Gender, Youth, Child
Professional Experience:
Robin is founder of the international development research and analytics firm DevRA International. Self-employed Contractor for NGOs and international humanitarian organizations in the fields of human rights, refugee and displaced populations, gender equality, food security, and education:

• 2019 National Geographic Explorer Awardee: Project Leader and Principal Investigator for National Geographic Society (NGS) funded project which aims to document Rohingya refugee children’s perspectives on their migration experience, (July 2019 – ongoing):
• Led a multi-country project including planning, scheduling, budgeting, methodology design and implementation of an arts-based intervention, while managing a project team of five including both Americans and Bangladeshi nationals and an operating budget of over USD $56,000.
• Oversaw field research in refugee camps in Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh documenting Rohingya refugee migration through participatory mapping, drawing, and youth-led participatory videos.

Education:
Master of Legal Studies (MLS), International Human Rights Law, May 2018.

Master’s in Development Practice (MDP)
Peace Corps Paul D. Coverdell Fellow, May 2017.
Affiliations and Achievements:
Schools & Community Resource Specialist at US PEACE CORPS – SOUTH AFRICA. (July 2010 – Oct 2012)
• Led community assessment surveys, conducted community mapping, and composed participatory analysis and community action plans (PACA).
• Navigated integration into a new culture while living in financial hardship and without basic resources.
• Built capacity of teachers and school management staff through supporting educators in lesson planning, delivery, addressing content gaps and strengthening teaching practices.
• Forged sustainable partnerships between non-profit organizations and public schools to encourage transfer of skills in order to build human capacity and bridge the racial/socio-economic divide in the South African education system.
• Improved English literacy for at-risk and underprivileged youth by developing course curriculum and teaching weekly English literacy lessons in two rural/resource-poor primary schools (Grades 3 through 7).
• Expanded access to information for rural/resource-poor high school students by raising funds to build a library (building valued around $39,687 USD) and soliciting donated books.
• Secured funding for and managed a micro enterprise sewing business and helped community members sell their wares. As part of this project, taught sewing as a life skill and oversaw participant engagement in income generating activities.

Available for:
  • Job opportunities

    Years of Experience:
    10-15 years
    Highest Qualification:
    Masters
    Languages:
    English
    Nationality:
    United States
    LinkedIn Profile: https://www.linkedin.com/in/robinalhaddad/
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