Oversee all programme and support activities in-country. Representing Medair in all issues relating to the country programme, the Country Director plays a key role in donor relations and manages the country strategy and the project implementation in conjunction with senior field managers, and ensures constructive engagement in Medair’s regional approach for the Middle East.
Since registration in January 2015, Medair has successfully completed projects in Rural Damascus Governorate, and rural Homs, for the rehabilitation of urban water systems, re-equipping of primary healthcare clinics, development of community-based health programmes, capacity building for health staff and community workers and the provision of shelter kits to vulnerable households. In response to the need for support for people with disabilities at household and community level, Medair has expanded interventions to this vulnerable group in addition to mainstreaming disability support across all sectors. The team in Damascus has 3 international and 22 national staff, with a further 5 national staff in Aleppo.