Bashir M. Hassein

Senior researcher

A highly-qualified and experienced Country Director with strong technical and advocacy background coupled with proven track record of leadership. Dr. Hussein has more than 20 years of professional experience including the last 11+ years in which he has been increasingly taking up senior management positions, particularly within the demanding humanitarian and development context of Somalia and the wider East Africa region with high levels of responsibility in the areas of developing and delivering successfully complex country programs while managing field operations and strategic relationships with implementing partners and donors alike. For many years, Dr. Hussein has been serving as Country (Program) Director for international aid agencies with excellent leadership, representation and coordination skills. Since late 2014, Dr. Hussein has been also working as independent consultant serving international and local institutions both in the private and in the public sectors with interdisciplinary research, facilitation, training and advisory services. Dr. Hussein has an in-depth knowledge of the political, social and economic dimensions of the complex operational context of Somalia as well as an extensive professional network in the country.