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- Deputy Chief of Party, Quality Instruction Towards Access and Basic Education Improvement (QITABI) 2 project
Paulette Assaf is currently the deputy chief of party of the USAID-funded Quality Instruction towards Access and Basic Education Improvement 2 (QITABI 2) project, which aims to improve learning outcomes for primary school students in Lebanon. She was the chief of party of QITABI (the prior USAID-funded education project in Lebanon) from 2014 to 2019. Before joining QITABI, Assaf was the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) project manager at the Ministry of Education and Higher Education in Lebanon, in charge of a project focusing on Information Technologies and Institutional Development. From 2007 to 2010 she was a Cisco program manager for the Partnership for Lebanon, within the Educational and Networking Academies programs. Previously, she served as a senior sales and marketing executive, project leader and analyst programmer in Beirut and France. Assaf has 30 years of expertise in ICT strategies and management of various education and public sector projects. She holds a BS in computer science and an MA in money and banking from the American University of Beirut. Assaf is a board member of Women in IT, a Lebanese NGO and one of its founders. She is a certified Project Management Professional with PMI.
Expertise: education quality; information and communication technology in education; program manageemnt; system strengthening; gender equity and women's empowerment