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Our team

Our multidisciplinary team comprises seasoned researchers, data scientists, international development experts, and project management professionals, all dedicated to advancing research and evidence-based practices to enhance development outcomes throughout the Middle East, Africa, and Europe. With extensive experience in these regions, we collaborate closely with partners to design and implement impactful projects. From conducting rigorous evaluations to leveraging cutting-edge data analytics, we seek to create positive social change. Our commitment to ethical standards, cultural sensitivity, and inclusivity ensures that our work resonates with diverse communities. Together, we strive to drive sustainable development, empower communities, and foster lasting impact.

our board of advisers & Directors

Dr. Abdul Malik Jaber

Chairman

As Mindset's Chairman, he guides the strategic advancement of the company, ensuring its sustained prosperity over time.

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Rana Samara

Managing Director and Co-Founder

Since co-founding Mindset in 2010 and joining the team in 2012 as the Managing Director, Rana has played a vital role in developing the firm's institutional capacity to deliver client-specific requirements up to the highest standards.

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Anas Al Masri

Executive Technical Director and Co-Founder

As Mindset's Co-Founder and the Executive Director of the Technical Delivery Unit, Anas has led and provided technical support for numerous large-scale national and international research and evaluation projects, focusing on development and humanitarian contexts in the Middle East region and Africa.

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Meet the mindset-TERS

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Rana Samara

Managing Director and Co-Founder

Since co-founding Mindset in 2010 and joining the team in 2012 as the Managing Director, Rana has played a vital role in developing the firm's institutional capacity to deliver client-specific requirements up to the highest standards.

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Anas Al Masri

Technical Director and Co-Founder

As Mindset's Co-Founder and Director of the Technical Delivery Unit, Anas has led and provided technical support for numerous large-scale national and international research and evaluation projects, focusing on development and humanitarian contexts in the Middle East region and Africa.

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Laura Blanck

Business Development and Partnerships Officer

Laura is Business Development & Partnerships Officer at Mindset, where she supports the expansion of Mindset's experience in the MENA region, Africa, and Europe.

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Majd Haddad

Senior Technical Delivery Unit Manager

As the Senior Technical Delivery Unit's Manager, Majd supervises Operations and Data Processing's teams at Mindset.

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Majd Masannat

Head of the Project Management Unit

Masannat oversees the Project Management Unit at Mindset and is responsible for planning and efficiently executing tasks that provide value for our clients.

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Alaa’ Hamdan

Field Operations Manager

At Mindset, Ala'a plans and oversees all field- and office-based projects from inception to completion, providing clients with reliable and quality data.

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Haneen Abu Laila

Nutrition Innovation Lab Country Coordinator

Haneen coordinates the USAID-funded Jordan Nutrition Innovation Lab (JNIL), managed by Mindset.

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Amani Fawaz

Research Associate

As Mindset's Research Associate, Amani supports the research process from tool design to data analysis and the preparation of final reports.

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Pushkar Lakhe

Research Associate

Pushkar currently serves as Mindset’s Research Associate, where he puts into practice his diverse skill set, ranging from primary data collection to advanced statistical analysis.

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Gianmarco Meta

Research Associate

As Mindset's Research Associate, Gianmarco supports the research process from tool design to data analysis and the preparation of final reports. Over the past five years, he has been gaining skills in data analysis involving the use of statistical software and analytic programs.

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Maya Al Jaber

Research Associate

Maya is a highly skilled and driven Research Associate at Mindset, where she participates in the research process.

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Stefanie Rometsch

Research Associate

Stefanie is an experienced research professional with almost a decade or experience in the MERL sector in Germany and Jordan. As Mindset's Research Associate, she participates in various research efforts, spanning data collection tool preparation, analysis and reporting.

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Ala'a Othman

Project Manager

Ala'a currently serves as Mindset's Project Management Officer, where she participates in the management of various development projects in Jordan, Lebanon, Yemen, and Ukraine.

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Feryal Ghazi

Technical Project Coordinator

Feryal currently serves as Technical Project Coordinator at Mindset, where she participates in the management of various development projects in Jordan, Palestine, and Nigeria.

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Firyal Bawab

Technical Project Coordinator

Firyal currently serves as Technical Project Coordinator at Mindset, where she participates in the management of various development projects in Jordan and Palestine.

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Alaa' Kassabieh

National Field Manager (Lebanon)

As Mindset’s Field Manager in Lebanon, Alaa' is in charge of field operations coordination. He is responsible for identifying and training field staff in Lebanon, as well as overseeing quality assurance of the implemented projects.

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Ahmad Sallam

National Operations Coordinator (Nigeria)

As Mindset's Operations Coordinator in Nigeria, Ahmad plans, oversees and coordinates all field-based projects.

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Okeiji Wakilat

National Operations Officer (Nigeria)

As Mindset's Operations Officer in Nigeria, Okeji supports the planning and coordination of all field-based projects.

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Hamdan Hamdan

Field Operations Coordinator

Hamdan works with the Field Operations team at Mindset, to ensure the smooth planning and completion of field-based projects in the Middle East region.

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Bana Makahleh

Operations Coordinator

Bana is in charge of coordinating field and office-based operations in Jordan.

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Ayat Arabiat

Senior Operations Officer

Ayat is part of the Operations Unit, supporting fieldwork and data collection efforts.

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Halla Janaydeh

Operations Officer

Halla is part of the Operations Unit, supporting fieldwork and data collection efforts.

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Sua'd Abu-Hantash

Operations Officer

Sua'd is part of the Operations Unit, supporting fieldwork and data collection efforts.

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Rahaf Alalwan

Operations Officer

Rahaf is part of the Operations Unit, supporting fieldwork and data collection efforts.

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Tariq Mihdawi

Data Processing Officer

As part of Mindset's data processing team, Tariq participates in data analysis, cleaning, and visualization efforts to ensure the high quality of our projects.

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Khalid F. A. Samhan

Data Processing Officer & Developer

Khaled coordinates the development of Mindset's website and participates in data processing activities, such as data analysis, cleaning, and visualization efforts.

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Dirar Agha

Data Processing Officer

Dirar is part of the Data Processing team where he participates in data analysis, cleaning, and visualization efforts.

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Mohammad Odeh

Data Processing Officer

Mohammad serves as a Data Processing Officer at Mindset, where he has built a reputation as a skilled data analyst and visualization specialist.

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Abdullah Bader

Data Processing Officer

Abdullah is part of the Data Processing team where he participates in data analysis, cleaning and visualization efforts.

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Banan Al Btoush

Data Quality Assurance Officer

Banan is part of the Data Processing team, where she ensures the accuracy, reliability, and consistency of the data collected, analyzed, and reported to clients.

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Mohammad Siam

Chief Financial Officer

As Mindset's Chief Financial Officer, Mohammad supervises the Finance Department.

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Ala'a Al Smadi

Learning, Compliance & Excellence Officer

Ala'a is part of the Administrative Unit, as Learning, Compliance & Excellence Officer she is implementing a learning system to participate in the inner development of the company.

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Mohammad Alqassas

Administration Officer

Mohammad is part of the Administrative Unit and also supports the Operations Unit with fieldwork management.

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Salah Abusalah

Administration Officer

Salah is part of the Administrative Unit and also supports the Operations Unit with fieldwork management.

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Ala'a Zahran

Administration Officer

Alaa is part of the Administrative Unit at Mindset, where she participates in the smooth organization of the workplace and project procurement management.

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Waleed Mubarak

Logistics Support Officer

Waleed helps Mindset's team by taking care of logistical aspects of daily life at the office.

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