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Haytham Zaiter

Date of Birth: August 8, 1967
Residence: Reyhanli-Hatay Region, Turkey
Nationality: Canadian, Syrian & Turkish (in progress 5th Stage)
Marital status: Married
Mobile: +90 538 262 30 31
E- mail: h.zaiter2019@gmail.com

1998 Business Management Education Program
National Training Center, Burbank, CA, U.S.A.
1983-1986 Ph.D. Plant Breeding and Genetics, Horticulture Department
University of Nebraska, Lincoln, NE, U.S.A.
1980-1982 M.Sc. Plant Breeding and Genetics, Horticulture Department
University of Nebraska, Lincoln, NE, U.S.A.
1975-1979 B.Sc. Agriculture Engineering
University of Damascus, Syria
Languages: Arabic & English.
Kids Paradise – CENNETİN ÇOCUKLARI İNSANİ YARDIM DERNEĞİ Hatay Office, Antakya City, Turkey
FSL Coordinator & Supervisor of Dep. (April 2018 – January 2020)
Scope of Work:
• Provide technical advice to program managers and FSL staff on implementation of FSL activities.
• Provide guidance on development of new FSL activities.
• Responsible for supporting the planning, coordination and implementation of project activities
related to FSL components of all projects in KP refugee and emergency response locations
• Ensure that there is cohesion between the FSL activities in different locations and between
projects supported by different donors.
• Support teams to successfully conduct activities which will include market assessments for
profitability of income generation activities, group formation, training in basic financial literacy,
small grants management, and kitchen gardening.
• Coordination of information collection and collation across different project activities in different
sites to monitor that project outputs and objectives are achieved in accordance with KP and Donor
standard rules, regulations and operational procedures, agreed strategies, implementation plans,
and HQ requirements.
Curriculum Vitae
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• Ensure that a minimum standard of quality programming is implemented across all KP FSL
activities in all locations.
• Support creation and follow up of work plans for FSL activities across FSL projects.
• Improve communication and coordination between KP FSL staff based in different locations.
• Ensure integration of FSL activities with other KP sectors (Camp Management and Coordination,
Protection/SGBV and Shelter).
Financial and Operational monitoring
• Ensure that FSL activities are adequately budgeted for in preparation of budgets and proposals;
• Follow up expenditure across FSL components to ensure accurate and timely expenditure;
• Support procurement and logistical aspects of programs to ensure FSL activities are well planned
and managed in accordance with KP policies and procedures.
Staff capacity building
• Identify gaps and weaknesses in technical capacity of KP staff and prepare a training plan to
address these in agreement with Deputy Country Director – programs.
• Ensure roll out of the agreed plan in all sites including preparation of materials and training
reports and follow up to the training.
External Relations
• Represent KP at the FSL cluster on a regular basis and establish strong links with all FSL actors and
• Maintain close collaboration and good relations as required with donors and other partners.
Reporting and information sharing
• Ensure timely and regular project documentation and reporting on the project – including
performance/progress assessments against pre-defined project objectives, outputs, activities and
• Promotion of learning from relevant best practices internally and externally.
• Support preparation and review of donor reports for FSL components for submission.
Strategic program development
• Identify opportunities to increase scope and quality of KP FSL programming.
• Participate in gathering of information and contributing to FSL proposal development, including
working with site teams to ensure accurate assessments, planning of suitable activities and
preparation of log frames with SMART indicators.
Saed Charity, Reyhanli City, Turkey:
Project Manager & Assistant to Program Manager (June 2016– April 2018):
My Main responsibility was supporting the planning, coordination and implementation of project
activities related to Health, Nutrition, and FSL components of most of projects in SCA. I served as
the focal point for all the OCHA & IOM related matters. In addition, I manage the implementation
plan for the most of Health, Nutrition, and FSL Projects from Different Donors and manage Syria
staffing needs in coordination with department heads.
Work at Syrian Kids Foundation (Al – Salam School) as an English teacher and administrator,
Reyhanli, Turkey (August 2015 – December 2016).
Scope of Work:
Teaching Syrian Kids the English language, summer coordinator activities, and advisor for the school
Curriculum Vitae
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Owned and operated small business (Food Industry) in Canada, 2011 – 2015.
Owned and operated different businesses in Lebanon: (2009 – 2011)
 Apple Production Farm in Shouf Mountains
 Textile import business from China
CEO of Manchester Real Estate Co., Abu Dhabi, UAE: (2005 – 2009)
 Financial Management and Control
 Marketing and Promotion
 Managed more than 20 staff members of different nationalities
 Developed and monitored strategies
Owned and operated different small franchise businesses, Toronto, Canada: (2001 -2005)
 Financial Management and Control
 Marketing and Promotion
 Product and Operation Management
Assistant Professor of Crop Production and Protection Department, at the American
University of Beirut, Lebanon, 3 Dag Hammarskjold Plaza, 8th Floor, New York, NY
10017-2303, U.S.A. (1989 – 2000)
 Taught courses and laboratories in plant breeding, agronomy and statistics to senior
undergraduate and graduate students
 Supervised graduate students’ research for M.Sc. thesis in agronomy, which resulted in to
publishing 10 M.Sc. thesis, 7 Scientific papers, 9 research notes, 7 abstracts and oral
presentations, and invited to give 2 international lectures
 Served on 10 different University and Faculty committees
 Chairman of Crop Production and Protection Department from 1990 to1992.
Research Associate, University of Nebraska, University of Puerto Rico and Dominican
Republic (joint USAID project). (1986 – 1989)
Research Assistant, Agronomy and Horticulture Departments, University of Nebraska,
Lincoln, U.S.A. (1984 – 1986)
 Breeding of micro-nutrient deficiency under calcareous soil
 Breeding resistance of bacterial disease in beans, white mold in beans, powdery mildew
in squash, and improving fruit shape and quality in beans and squash
 Studied genetic variation and genetic control of rust and common blight diseases of beans
and linkages/associations with agronomic/botanical traits
Curriculum Vitae
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 Results of the above activities were published in 13 refereed scientific papers, 12 research
notes, and 19 abstracts and oral presentations
Researcher at Hollar and Company Inc., Rocky Road, Colorado, U.S.A. (1983 – 1984)
 Involved in plant breeding and seed production of melon, cucumber, squash, zucchini,
gourd and watermelon crops
Teaching Assistant, University of Damascus, Damascus, Syria (1979 – 1980).
Taught laboratories in Crop Production and arranged field trips to different Middle Eastern
countries to study different agricultural systems
 Experience in working with INGOs and NGOs in the USA & Turkey in management of
projects, financial administration, monitoring and evaluation, and reporting.
 Strong experience in translation (Arabic / English) and reporting.
 Experience in designing and conducting projects proposals, and field-training programs
 Experience in working with Field Workers, and Monitoring Field staff members.
 Strong organizational and communication skills – working with staff members as well as
 Deep understanding and knowledge of Building Capacity the Team Work in the Skills of
Managerial & Humanitarian Affairs Technical.
 Strong GMS OCHA project reporting skills.
 Well established, thorough, reliable, energetic, and competent
 Excellent organizational, communication interpersonal and analytical skills
 Highly motivated and self-starting individual
 Flexible and adaptable with others
 Effective and cost-efficient techniques to provide better end results
Trainings Attended – Subject Specific
Building Partnerships and Grants Management, Institutional Fundraising, Supply Chain Management,
The Integrated Food Security Phase Classification, PMP, PMD, Gender from Oxfam, Monitoring and
Evaluation, Data Collection Methods, complying with the Rules & Regulation of an USAID Award, BBR,
Management and Writing Proposals, etc.


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