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Osama Abbad

Social Policy Officer– Humanitarian Cash Transfer Programme

Organisation: UNICEF

Osama is the Social Policy Officer with UNICEF, and Chair of the sub-Cash Working Group in Syria. He is responsible for facilitating and contributing to the planning, implementing, monitoring and evaluation, of UNICEF’s HCT program. He is also responsible for building capacity of partners (CSOs and governmental stakeholders – AoR) in humanitarian cash-based approaches and linkages to national social protection systems.

He has over 12 years of field experience in humanitarian response, recovery and development, in particular in Middle East contexts. Osama has managed and implemented response and recovery programs since 2008 when he started his professional humanitarian career with  JICA-SCO team (Japanese international cooperation Agency), in the domain of Sustainable Development and Planning. This was followed by a variety of experience in emergency programs at Premiere Urgence International, as Senior Area Manager in Syria.