Staff

With over 100 staff members in 17 different regions globally, SPARK has a diverse team of different nationalities, consisting of experienced professionals from the non-profit and private sector.

  • Amman Office

    • "Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance you must keep moving."

      Judith Vollebregt

      Country Manager Jordan
    • "May your choices reflect your hopes, not your fears"

      Haitham Kukhun

      Project Manager
    • "People call me a perfectionist, but I'm not. I'm a rightist. I do something until it's right, and..."

      Tamara Tuqan

      Project Officer

    • "Keep trying, never stop"

      Kadar Fayyad

      Civic Leadership and Training Expert
    • "Somewhere, Something Incredible Is Waiting To Be discovered"

      Natalie Algorani

      Junior Programme Officer Education
    • "There are two things a person should never be angry at, what they can help, and what they cannot"

      Hamzah Abboushi

      Junior Programme Officer

    • "I'll be someday what I want because my dreams have no limits"

      Rami Al-Sha’r

      Project Officer - Entrepreneurship and Conflict
    • "Experience is what you get when you don't get what you want"

      Maram Alnabali

      Communication Officer
    • "It does not matter how slowly you go as long as you do not stop"

      Sarah Haddadin

      Project Officer Entrepreneurship

    • "I don't believe in quotes "

      Haya Aljawhary

      Business Skills Trainer
    • "Work for a cause, not for applause. Live life to express, not to impress. Don’t strive to make..."

      Farah Khattab

      Junior Programme Officer
    • "For me, I am driven by two main philosophies: know more today about the world than I knew yesterday..."

      Laila Kalaldeh

      Project Assistant

    • "A person who never made a mistake never tried anything new"

      Julia-Maria Franz

      Secondment
    • "Passing on “the good” that we have learned, to the next generation"

      Erica Bijl

      Programme Implementation Expert
    • "I Don’t Believe in Luck, I Believe in Smart & Hard Work"

      Sharaf Zou’bi

      Finance Officer

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      Murad Hamzeh

      SME Development Specialist
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      Ghassan Abu Hamad

      Office Assistant

    Beirut Office

    • "Life is 10% what happens to you and 90% of how you react to it"

      Jeltsje de Blauw

      Regional Student Services Coordinator
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      Hiba Hamadeh

      Lebanon Country Manager
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      Nadine Slim

      Finance Officer

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      Sarah Nasr

      Project Officer
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      Gemma Bennink

      Regional Programme Manager (Higher Education for Syrians)
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      Jihad Saab

      Junior Project Officer

    Belgrade Office

    • "Don't be cool. Like everything"

      Verica Koraćević

      Head of Acquisition
    • "You cannot pluck the feathers from an iron rooster"

      Simon Briggs

      Business Development Consultant
    • "Love, work, and knowledge are the wellsprings of our lives, they should also govern it"

      Ivana Spasojević

      General Ledger Accountant

    • "If you can dream it you can do it"

      Danijela Milanovic

      Office Assistant
    • "It is during our darkest moments that we must focus to see the light. "

      Ana Nesovic

      Finance officer
    • "Things do not happen. Things are made to happen."

      Dusan Radivojevic

      Business Development Officer

    • "What you do today can improve all your tomorrows"

      Laza Lazarevic

      Monitoring and Evaluation Officer
    • "Enjoy the little things in life because one day you'll look back and realise they were the big..."

      Tamara Ljubic

      HR Officer

    Bujumbura Office

    • "If you want to be trusted be honest, if you want to be honest be true, if you want to be true be..."

      Francine Gahimbare

      Bookkeeping Trainer
    • "If you do not stand for something, you will fall for anything"

      Floriane Favie Kaneza

      ABIN Gender Integration Officer
    • "Wherever you stand, be the soul of that place"

      Nelly Christella Nkeshimana

      Administrative and Finance Assistant

    • "There are no secrets to success. It is the result of preparation, hard work, and learning from..."

      Nestor Ndihokubwayo

      Agribusiness Trainer
    • "Be glad for you're an empty canvas, a blank page in the hands of the best writer"

      Elyse Ndayihimbaze

      Project Coordinator
    • "Failure will never overtake me if my determination to succed is strong enough"

      Godefroid Nintunze

      CIBITOKE Agri-Business Incubation Supervisor for Agri-Business Incubation Program

    • "WITH GOD I CAN"

      Desire Ndagijimana

      Finance & Administration Officer
    • "Don't waste your time thinking about the problem, focusing more on solutions"

      Guy Vivien NDAYIKEJE

      Programme Coordinator and M&E
    • "There is nothing permanent except change"

      Joris Ngabire

      Burundi Country Manager

    Erbil Office

    • "You must be the change you wish to see in the world "

      Raheil Aziz Qaradaghy

      Country Manager & Project Manager
    • "God is gentle and loves gentleness"

      Yaseen R Hassan

      Project Officer
    • "Life’s true gift lies in your freedom to design it beautifully. With each rise of the sun, you..."

      Hogar Bebane

      Higher Education Coordinator

    • "Fall seven times, stand up eight"

      Ranjdar Khalid Abdullah

      Programme Coordinator
    • "Explore, Dream, Discover"

      Sharif Ahmed

      Erbil Digital Workforce Project Coordinator
    • " Stay positive all the way long"

      Raniya Ghulam

      Communications Officer

    Gaziantep office

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      Subhe Mustafa

      Country manager Syria
    • "Time well organized is certainly proof of well-organized mind"

      Musaab Rahal

      Finance & Project Officer
    • "''together, stronger''"

      Ibrahim Halil Timurtas

      Turkey Projects Coordinator

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      Mohammed Skaik

      Entrepreneurship Expert, Business Development/Acquisition
    • "Education is the key to unlock the golden door of freedom"

      Fatma Kumas

      Syria Education Manager
    • "Your spark can become a flame and change everything"

      Alize Seray Yuksel

      Project Officer

    • "Today is the first day of the rest of your life"

      Muhammed Fatih Şanlı

      Regional Programme Manager Entrepreneurship
    • "Not the same language, those who share the same sentiment can understand each othe"

      Habip Avci

      Finance and Logistics Officer
    • "Education is The most powerful weapon in the world"

      Shady Haj Hasan

      Syria Project Officer

    • "Virtue and genuine graces in themselves speak what no words can utter"

      Ola Enis

      Project Officer
    • "No amount of darkness can hide a SPARK of light"

      Mukhles Khiarah

      Regional Monitoring and Reporting Coordinator
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      Ola Batta

      Junior Business Developer

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      Mohamed Aldris

      Regional Finance Manager

    Hargeysa Office

    • "Change your thoughts and you change your world"

      Ahmed Esse

      LEAD Programme manager
    • "Success is the sum of small efforts, repeated day in and day out"

      Moukhtar Mohamoud Mohumed

      Finance Officer

    Kigali Office

    • "If you want to go quickly, go alone. If you want to go far, go together"

      Marthe Paauwe

      Country Manager
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      Daphrose Mukarugango

      Office Assistant
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      Desire Mushumba

      Senior Agricultural Advisor

    • "''Success isn’t just about what you accomplish in your life; it’s about what you inspire others..."

      Fidele Kampayana

      Project Officer
    • "Success is not an accident"

      Marie Claire

      Regional Finance & Administrative Manager
    • "Do not be overcome by evil, but overcome evil with good"

      Candide Uwituze

      Finance & Admin Officer

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      Anatole Majyambere

      CDAIS Coordinator
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      Oscar Nzayirambaho

      Cooperative coach

    Macedonia Office

    • "The eyes are the mirror of the soul"

      Igor Stanković

      ICT Developer
    • "Team is the key of success"

      T0d0r Panovski

      Head of ICT
    • "Don't struggle so much, the best things happen when not expected"

      Leonid Kodovski

      ICT Developer

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      K0sta Gichev

      ICT Developer

    Monrovia Office

    • "Luctor et emergo"

      Richard van Hoolwerff

      Project Manager & Business Development Specialist
    • "If you aren’t making a difference in other people’s lives, you shouldn’t be in business -..."

      Melany Oey

      Programme Manager
    • "Truth is on the side of the oppressed"

      Christian Steinbarth

      Country Manager Liberia

    • "Nothing is more powerful than an idea whose time has come."

      Francis Orech Okello

      Finance Officer
    • "Teamwork makes the dream work"

      Eline Terneusen

      Programme Officer
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      Joseph K. Mensah

      Entrepreneurship Center Manager

    Pristina Office

    • "We must become the change we want to see"

      Valentina Qarri

      Representative

    Ramallah Office

    • "Once we believe in ourselves, we can risk curiosity, wonder, spontaneous delight or any experience..."

      Mahar Musleh

      Higher Education Coordinator

    Sana’a Office

    • "If we have no peace, it is because we have forgotten that we belong to each other"

      Firas Deeb

      Country Manager Yemen
    • "God helps those who help themselves"

      Buthaina Haikal

      Finance Officer
    • "When there is a will, there is away."

      Afrah Al-Sana’ani

      Admin and Communication Officer

    • "Everything comes to he who waits."

      Haitham Al-Dumini

      Programme Officer

    Tunis Office

    • "Start by doing what's necessary; then do what's possible; and suddenly you are doing the impossible"

      Majdalena Bentaher

      Lead Regional Programme Manager
    • "The greatest power is often simple patience"

      Mohamed Elsawi

      LEAD Admin and Finance Manager
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      Claire Belilos

      LEAD Programme Support Officer

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      Nesrine Ben Miled

      LEAD Programme Manager
    • "Everything you can imagine is real"

      Karim Hammami

      SME Specialist
  • Amsterdam Office

    • "In dreams begin responsibility"

      Simon van Melick

      Programme Manager & Head of Communications
    • "The difficult we do immediately. The impossible takes a little longer"

      Yannick du Pont

      SPARK Director
    • " A strong mind is a force of nature. Move your mind"

      Michel Richter

      SPARK Co-Director
    • "The map is not the territory"

      Kaan Ozdurak

      Adviser to Directors
    • "Wisdom is like a baobab tree; no one individual can embrace it"

      Giselle Schellekens

      Manager Strategy & Development
    • "The best way to predict the future is to create it"

      Daniela Maffeo

      Project Controller
    • "Change your thoughts and you change your world. "

      Zineb Lamriki

      Junior Project Controller
    • "A TEAM CONSISTS OF INDIVIDUALS WORKING TOGETHER BEYOND OWN SELF INTEREST"

      Nikolaos Koufos

      M&E and Quality Assurance Officer
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      Meri de Campos

      Programme Manager
    • "A bundle of belongings isn't the only thing a refugee brings to his new country. Einstein was a refugee"

      Laura Brinks-Janssen

      M&E Manager
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      Sohaib Al-Zadjali

      Fund Manager
    • "Education is the passport to the future"

      Sarah Page

      Communication Coordinator
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      Richard Hilders

      Human Resources Manager
    • "Integrity is doing the right thing, even when no one is watching"

      Phoebe Malik

      Office Assistant
    • "على هذه الأرض ما يستحق الحياة"

      Jessica Elias

      Project Officer
    • "A TEAM CONSISTS OF INDIVIDUALS WORKING TOGETHER BEYOND OWN SELF INTEREST"

      Octavia Mihalcea

      Senior Finance Manager