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Project Manager MENA region

Marcel brings in 25+ years of experience in rights-based development cooperation, in particular in the field of human rights and women’s rights in the Middle East and Central Asia. After he graduated in Middle Eastern Studies in 1991, he started to work at Hivos in the Netherlands. Marcel stood at the cradle of Hivos’ development programmes in Iran, Iraq, Syria, Kazakhstan, and Kyrgyzstan. In the years before he started as Project Manager on the WE4L programme, he managed two Hivos projects in Iraq, one on women’s political participation and one on capacity development of human rights and women’s rights defenders. Marcel has a passion for capacity development. He has a solid reputation as internal trainer, for example in effective project management, and as facilitator of Theory of Change processes and (since 2017) also in Outcome Harvesting.

Contact: mheijden@hivos.org