Deputy Country Director – Programmes at Oxfam
Bachir Ayoub is currently the Deputy Country Director – Programmes at Oxfam in Lebanon and has over ten years’ experience in the aid sector. Bachir is responsible for the development, design and management/monitoring of the country programmes and ensures Oxfam in Lebanon’s programmes are in line with the Oxfam Country Strategy. He had previously held the post of Policy Lead at Oxfam in Lebanon for three and half years and lead on influencing activities on both humanitarian and development projects. Bachir has co-authored “The IMF & Lebanon: the Long Road Ahead”, “Making Aid Work in Lebanon” and “Without a Net- Social Assistance in Lebanon”.
In 2005, Bachir graduated from McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada with a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and returned to Lebanon in 2006. His career began after the conclusion of the July War in 2006 where he managed projects related to agriculture, good governance and capacity building with a diverse group of stakeholders throughout Lebanon. In 2013, he began working on the response to the Syrian refugees crisis and held positions in Monitoring and Evaluation and as Area Manager and Programme Director.
Bachir continues to work closely with colleagues, partners and relevant stakeholders to ensure that Oxfam Lebanon’s programmes continue to support those most in need in Lebanon as the country struggles with multiple crises.