Rania has over 35 years of professional experience in overall Project Management including Project Financial Management, Monitoring, Quality Assurance, backstopping expertise of which over 15 years as Project Director, Project Manager, Team Leader, Key Expert of EU Funded Technical Assistance and Framework Projects with extensive experience in EU External Aid Actions to Beneficiary countries/territories. She additionally has broad knowledge of EU policies and instruments, with profound understanding of the challenges of promoting European Union institutions, values and achievements within different cultures; and ability to work in an intercultural and interdisciplinary context.
Rania is Deputy Contract Manager of the FWC COM 2015 Lot 2 consortium Management Team and previously Deputy Project Director for FWC COM 2011 Lot 2 – Communication and Training having provided and providing management, quality control and backstopping duties in several Technical Assistance as well as Framework Contracts.
Within the scope of Communication and Visibility projects, Rania in roles as Team Leader and/or Project Manager provides technical assistance, design of communication strategies, management and implementation of Communication, Visibility and Outreach strategies covering design/conception, organisation & management of Large to Small scale indoor and outdoor Events; Press and Media Events, Media Tours; implementation and management of Campaigns; Exhibits And Festivals, Business and Corporate Events. In addition to support verification of editorial content, audio-visual multimedia productions, production of promotional and visibility materials, publications; Procurement for campaign and promotional material, management of negotiations and contractual management with Service Providers ensuring timely implementation of the highest quality and most economical products.
Rania is highly talented with excellent organisation and logistical support skills for participants to Events and Study Tours/Field Trips, networking with decision makers and local networks of CSO’s and youth organisations securing teams of volunteers and liaison with municipalities and government counterparts. Rania additionally has broad experience of over 20 years working with Youth Organisations, Youth leaders, CSO’s, NGO’s, as well as international organisations in ENI South, ENI East, Africa and EU-MS.
Rania has been the focal point for managing all event logistics covering venue identification, service provider agreements, identification of experts, management of international and local travel arrangements, registration, gala events, A/V provisions, etc. for a multitude of EU funded projects, both on bilateral and regional level including projects in Georgia, Armenia, North Macedonia, Turkey, Jordan, Lebanon, Ghana, Ethiopia, Tanzania, Malawi and recently managing virtual/hybrid events and initiatives for various EU Delegations and other international donors.
Examples of EU funded projects include EU4Georgia (a Pilot FWC with a value of 3M€ where Rania acted as the Project Manager as well as Interim Team Leader) that included the organisation of 2 large scale events for EU Days with over 18000 participants in 2017 and 2018 in addition to 7 regional events of smaller scale and multi-sector campaigns; Organisation of communication events, production of multimedia materials, design and production of publications for the sectors of culture, education and health for DEVCO B4; Communication and Visibility activities for the EU Delegation to Ghana; Support to the EU Delegation to Uganda in Communication & Visibility; Support to Communication Activities for EU’s Refugee Assistance in Turkey; Organisation of Cultural Diplomacy Activities Around Europe Day 2019 – Ethiopia to name a few.
Rania is currently Team Leader for the Support to Communication and Visibility action plan of the Support to Social Protection in Jordan programme as well as Team Leader for Communication and Visibility for Solid Waste Management programme, both in support to the EU Delegation to Jordan; both including in addition to multi-size events, the design of 3-year programme communication strategies and related action plans.
Rania will ensure a smooth implementation of the assignment through her extensive knowledge in implementation of EU funded projects; thorough knowledge and experience with EC Communication and Visibility Guidelines and extensive experience in EU rules and procedures and will provide for the knowledge and experience of lessons learnt.