Ms. Samira Smirat is an experienced social worker, community development professional, and manager, with 25 years in the public and private sectors. She currently Represent PlanNET in Jordan, where she manages and participates in its main project activities.
Her primary professional experience is with the social and economic empowerment of low-income communities (in particular, women) using participatory development methodologies.
She has expanded her initial work experience in the housing and environment sectors into a much wider sphere of consulting, primarily with internationally funded development projects. Samira is an experienced community facilitator, monitor/social researcher and trainer of monitoring and evaluation methodologies (Results Based Management (RBM), Outcome Mapping, Participatory Rapid Appraisal (PRA) and Appreciative Inquiry).
Much of her professional practice since joining PlanNET occurred within the context of gender and/or environment projects funded by international donors such as CARE International, GFA, IFAD, IDRC, and GTZ.GAC
Areas of Expertise: maternal newborn child health; community health; community development; NGO operations; training of trainers.