Dawood Al-Ali, Project Officer (Iraq)

Born and raised in Sinjar-Nineveh, Northern Iraq, Dawood escaped from ISIS in 2014 during the Yazidi genocide and became a refugee in Turkey, where he started working with NGOs. Before leaving Iraq as a refugee and given the war circumstances, he completed an BA Degree in four different Iraqi universities between 2012 and 2016 and completed with a bachelor’s degree in English Language and Literature from University of Mosul, 2016. After returning from Turkey in 2015, he worked as an IDP and NGO worker in Duhok area, and more specifically as a team leader at Un Ponte Per Organization.

By the end of 2017, he won a scholarship at LCC International University in Lithuania and earned a master’s degree in management, 2018-2020. After returning from Lithuania, he joined the International Organization of Migration (IOM)’s then Return and Recovery Unit (Transition and Recovery Division) as a livelihood program associate for two and half years, 2019-2022. Later, he joined Chemonics International as the Marla Fund implementation officer as a second party in collaboration with the United States Agency for Development (USAID) for one year and two months, 2022-2023.
He is now the project officer at elbarlament for the Quality and Effectiveness in Dialogue and Participation in Iraq (PDP) project.
He ha a mixed background in humanitarian support, including but not limited to project implementation, project monitoring, Livelihoods and Economic Development, MHPSS, Translation and Documentation.

He now lives back in his hometown in Sinjar. He is passionate about diversity, multiple work and experience backgrounds, football, poetry and languages.