Ghada Abu Jaber Nijem is an expert in strategic development of nonprofits as well as in evaluation of social change programs. For over 25 years she consulted with a wide range of local and international NGOs on management, growth, and improved impact.

In her work as a consultant, she focuses on processes and practices that can assist NGOs improve programs and maximize effectiveness. She has expertise in facilitating strategic planning and the development of action plans for impact as well as in capacity building in project planning, management, monitoring and evaluation.

Ghada Abu Jaber Nijem has rich experience in social research and the evaluation of social change programs. She perceives evaluation research as an opportunity to engage with relevant stakeholders in reflection and learning while using a wide array of participatory methodologies.

Earlier in her professional career she performed senior management roles through which she acquired extensive practical hands-on experience. Among other interesting posts, she was the executive director of Injaz Center for Professional Arab Local Governance. She has also served in the past as a board member of the Daphna Fund.

She holds a master’s degree in social work from McGill University in Canada and a Diploma in the management of non-profit organizations from the Hebrew University in Jerusalem.