I have been working in the humanitarian field since 1988, with a focus on women’s affairs and community development. I’m currently working as a project manager at the Families Development Association, a Jordanian organisation that aims to increase women’s economic participation in different rural areas. We also provide some relief services to refugees.
Since I’m responsible for managing projects at the Families Development Association, I felt I needed to improve my leadership skills and get to know more about what other organisations are doing in order to improve their humanitarian response programmes. I found that the Context programme could offer me what I was looking for. Many aspects of this journey were interesting and beneficial, especially the focusing on delivering knowledge through interactive training sessions and the use of case studies. It made it easier to gain practical skills in topics such as leading teams, effective communication, and scale-up programmes. Additionally, each participant brought their own experience and skill-set, which enriched the programme.
Context helped me realise the importance of my role and others’ in delivering services to vulnerable groups in our communities. It also raised my awareness of the impact that I can have, whether negative or positive, through my actions.