Saadia joined Samuel Hall late 2018. She has wide experience in development, specifically in third party monitoring and evaluation work, data collection, and research over the past four years. Her experience includes managing and implementing research activities, monitoring and verification consulting across education, health, economic growth, and governance sectors in Somalia. Saadia has worked with international organisations implementing programmes for donors including USAID and DFID. Saadia holds a Master of Arts in Communications for Development (C4D) from the United States International University-Africa and a Bachelor degree in International Relations. Her strength lies in building a capacity of teams with people within the communities she serves, which in turn motivates her to continue contributing towards development.
RESEARCH & ONGOING WORK
World Bank Ethiopia study on social dynamics between refugees and hosts in Ethiopia: Case studies from Addis, Gambella, and Jigjiga
DUTCH MFA: Outcome, Learning, and Evaluation for the Regional Development and Protection Programme (RDPP) (2018-2020) to support (policy) development initiatives on durable solutions for refugees in the Horn of Africa region (Uganda, Ethiopia, Somalia, Kenya)
DRC/NRC/IRC: Study on Operational Lessons learned on return and reintegration: lessons learned from Afghanistan, Somalia, and Syria