Paulette Assaf

Title: Chief of Party for the Quality Instruction towards Access and Basic Education Improvement project

Paulette Assaf is currently the chief of party of the Quality Instruction towards Access and Basic Education Improvement (QITABI) project. Funded by USAID, the $41.2 million project aims to expand equitable access to education and improve learning outcomes for vulnerable students in Lebanese public schools.

Before joining QITABI, Assaf was the United Nations Development Program’s 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 Partnership for Lebanon, 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 25 years of experience in information communication technology strategies and managing education and public sector projects. She holds a bacheolor’s degree in computer science and master’s degree in money and banking from the American University of Beirut. She is also a certified project management professional with the Project Management Institute.

Assaf is also a board member and one of the founders of Women In IT, a Lebanese nongovernmental organization.

Expertise: project management, information technology, information and communication technology in education, education, international development, women's empowerment