Taghrid Khuri, Ph.D.

Email: tkhuri@pdx.edu / tkhuri@gmail.com



Dr. Taghrid Khuri is an independent development, gender and management consultant. She has multi-disciplinary experience in development planning and management, gender and development, human resource development and institutional capacity building.  


In management, she managed NGO projects such as income-generating and small credit programs, from the selection of staff to project monitoring and financial management.  She also carries out management training including institutional capacity building and organizational diagnosis and development. 


In development, she carries out research, training and evaluation functions.  Her research focuses on qualitative methods including participatory rapid / rural appraisal (PRA) and focus group analysis, report writing and training in the related action research methods, and evaluation (M&E) of development projects as well as impact assessment.  As a trainer, she addresses human resource development through the design and delivery of training packages in the various socio-economic fields, such as health and education, gender, employment enhancement and economic empowerment, project design and management, and monitoring and evaluation techniques, leadership and communication skills, outreach, community mobilization and empowerment, popular participation, democratization and civic governance, among others.  She also designs and delivers training of trainers (TOT) packages.  Her training techniques are based on adult-learning theory and participatory methodology. 


As a gender consultant/trainer Dr. Khuri focuses on mainstreaming gender issues, defining gender-related indicators for program monitoring as well as raising gender awareness within a human-rights framework that is based on the Millennium Development Goals, in the inter-disciplinary and multi-sectoral dimensions of development, citizenship and social responsibility.  


Dr. Khuri taught and continues to teach part-time courses in gender and Middle East studies in Jordan and the USA. 


Her career covers an array of work for government, and non-government organizations, private institutions, universities, United Nations and international donor agencies in the Middle East, North Africa and the United States.  From the late seventies to the early nineties, she was employed in management, and gender and development - related jobs.  For the last seventeen years, Dr. Khuri has been doing free-lance consultancy work with such institutions as the World Bank, UNDP, UNIFEM, UNFPA, UNICEF, UN-ESCWA, ILO, IFAD, OXFAM, CARE International, the German Agency for Technical Cooperation (GTZ), International Planned Parenthood Federation (IPPF) and AGFUND. 


The languages she masters professionally are Arabic and English and she can communicate French relatively effectively.  She has command over the computer in a functional professional way, including the use of statistical packages.  The countries she worked in are: Jordan, Yemen, Oman, UAE, Kuwait, Tunisia, the Palestinian National Authority, Afghanistan, Eritrea and the U.S.A.