Hatem Shatnawi


Gifted Capacity building specialist with 8 years of experience in working with UN agencies, International NGOs. Including but not limited to designer/ facilitator of conferences, trainings, events and custom designed capacity building programs.
I am someone who gains satisfaction from bringing improvements in the workplace. I am a dynamic trainer with in-depth background experience and knowledge, I have developed training documentation, user manuals, reference guides, and online learning.

Hatem Shatnawi has 6 references for past work as a trainer and added 1 tools to the SALTO Toolbox.

Hatem Shatnawi

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Current occupation

Capacity building specialist

Work experience

German Cooperation (GIZ), Digittances Project
Project Coordinator/Trainer. 4/2018 – present
• Coordination of activities implemented by over 20 organizations under the “Roadmap for DFS Awareness & Literacy”.
• Monitoring of activities implemented by all participating organizations under the “Roadmap for DFS Awareness & Literacy” and producing monitoring results.
• Organizing regular coordination and steering meetings for all organizations participation in the roadmap.
• Developing training manual for trainers, about Digital Financial Literacy and JoMoPay platform.
• Build capacities inside CBJ for the development, coordination and monitoring of awareness raising activities
USAID Community Engagement Project / Jordan
Capacity Building Specialist 6/2017 – 4/2018
• Designed training interventions that address the training needs stemming from respective USAID/CEP components.
• Prepared and reviewed training outlines, related training material, and Pre and Post tests for trainings.
• Implemented of training activities in close coordination with the program staff, in a timely, systematic, and effective manner.
• Implemented regular Training of Trainer (TOT) sessions to JRF (Jordan River Foundation) to ensure sustainability of training methodology which was highly appreciated by trainers and organizer.
• Participated in and helped oversee the training of decentralization process modeling, and analysis with MOI.
• led an expert team of 3 consultants, all of whom I have selected personally, the work is concerned with Community Engagement, Initiatives, Advocacy and Facilitation Skills for youth and women councils, which was highly appreciated by councils leaders.
• Co-designed the event agenda and acted as lead facilitator for youth Conferences. Attended by 300 participants. Trained session facilitators and advised presenters on interactive methods.
• Designed and facilitated all-staff annual retreat, Included workplan session, Attended by 110 employees.
• Designed custom training programs and materials, often as ToTs, for USAID CEP staff and partners.
• Oversaw the quality of delivered training implemented by external consultants and performing improvements.
• Conducting monitoring, evaluation and reflection activities with the program participants.
USAID Community Engagement Project / Jordan
Senior Capacity Building Coordinator 8/2015 – 6/2017
• Prepared and reviewed Conflict Management, Community engagement, Facilitation skills and Voluntary Work training outlines, and related training materials.
• Delivered training topics related to Community Engagement, ABCs initiatives and Facilitation Skills.
• Conducted 20 Conflict Management and Mitigation trainings under my Supervision.
• Organized seminars/workshops for key stakeholders, organization leaders, and CEP teams.
• Led focus groups and conducted qualitative analysis in order to enhance and design community cohesion.
• Planned and facilitated relevant capacity building activities, such as workshops and trainings, ensuring that the team have the understanding and capacity to be able to replicate such training's.
UNDP/ Jordan
Community Outreach Trainer-Supervisor 11/2014 – 6/2015
• Designed and supervised community Outreach activities in 12 Municipalities in northern Jordan.
• Created a pool of national trainers and trained and coach them in developing a communication and media plan, having supervised them while conducting a training for key stakeholders.
• Conducted 12 annual planning trainings for LDU municipality’s staff.
• Implemented projects / initiatives on the ground directly with the community members.
• Chosen to represent a team of trainers, to prepare and develop new training manual for Municipalty's LDU
Leaders of Life/Jordan
Co-Founder & Project Manager 8/2014 – 2/2017
• I Founded Leaders of Life with the purpose of providing consultancy services and initiating innovative programs for developing positive change on individuals, organizations and communities. Involved in all areas within the organization – from the overall business strategy to the handling and facilitation of each project. As of Jan 2017, I have oversaw the construction of 12 projects which benefited NGOs, communities and private companies in Jordan.
• I developed and implemented regular educational training projects for young students at private school. My projects used a mix of formal and non-formal learning methods to engage and educate.
• I Developed applications for different programs in the field of Youth work, I have experience in Youth in Action program and Erasmus plus.
• I Developed a new program that provided academic assistance to students, resulting in an overall increase in non formal education for schoolchildren.
• Inspired youth and students through training and coaching to launch startups.
• Facilitated youth development, focus groups, and needs assessments with schools and elementary school students.

Freelance Trainer and Coach. 2009 to 2013
• In my role as the Senior Trainer: I developed and implemented international training programs for adults based on the principles of non-formal education. My methods are highly interactive and use experiential learning, gamified sessions and reflective practices. Up to this point, I have developed over 65 programs, and delivered 1400+ hours of interactive sessions.
• I have designed and delivered a variety of leadership, management and personal skills training courses and workshops globally in 8 countries including in Germany, Bulgaria, Italy, Romania, Tunisia, Poland, Turkey and Jordan.

Educational pathway

MBA (Master of Business Administration) specialize with TQM.
Yarmouk University/ Jordan. (2013)

Fields of training expertise

  • (advanced) Campaigning & Awareness Raising
  • (intermediate) Change Management
  • (intermediate) Citizenship Education
  • (intermediate) Coaching & Mentoring
  • (advanced) Communication Skills
  • (expert) Conflict Management & Mediation
  • (intermediate) Creativity & Art
  • (beginner) Environment & Ecology
  • (intermediate) Evaluation & Assessment
  • (advanced) Event Management
  • (intermediate) Gender Awareness & Mainstreaming
  • (advanced) Group Dynamics & Motivation
  • (intermediate) Health & Prevention
  • (beginner) Human Rights
  • (intermediate) Intercultural Learning
  • (beginner) International Youth Work
  • (intermediate) Lobbying & Advocacy
  • (advanced) Outdoor & Experiential Training
  • (intermediate) People Management & Cooperation
  • (intermediate) Personal Development & Empowerment
  • (intermediate) Project Management
  • (beginner) Public Relations & Marketing
  • (advanced) Public Speaking
  • (advanced) Time Management
  • (intermediate) Training of Trainers
  • (advanced) Volunteer Programmes
  • (intermediate) Youth Exchanges
  • (advanced) Youth Participation & Initiatives

Knowledge about institutions and programmes

  • (intermediate) Erasmus+ (KA1) Youth Exchanges
  • (advanced) Erasmus+ (KA1) Training & Networking
  • (beginner) Erasmus+ (KA2) Transnational Youth Initiatives
  • (beginner) Erasmus+ (KA2) Strategic Partnerships
  • (advanced) Erasmus+ (KA2) Capacity Building (other countries in the World)
  • (expert) European Solidarity Corps Volunteering
  • (intermediate) Erasmus+ (lifelong learning, non-youth)
  • (intermediate) International Youth Structures
  • (intermediate) Private Foundations

Working with specific target groups

  • (advanced) Children
  • (beginner) Families
  • (advanced) Intercultural Teams
  • (intermediate) Men's Issues & Groups
  • (intermediate) Religious Youth Groups
  • (intermediate) Women's Issues & Groups
  • (intermediate) Young People in/from Conflict Areas
  • (intermediate) Young People with a Sensory Disability

Experience with specific geographical regions

  • (advanced) Asia
  • (advanced) Euro-Mediterranean Co-operation
  • (advanced) European Cooperation
  • (beginner) Global Cooperation
  • (intermediate) South East Europe

Language Skills

  • (fluent) Arabic
  • (fluent) English
  • (intermediate) Maltese
  • (beginner) Romanian

Trainer references

  • "Women Empowerment"

    Awaiting validation (requested 2019-01-03)
    The training activity took place
    in Magdeburg, Germany
    organised by The Internationale Jugendgemeinschaftsdienste (ijgd)
  • supporting refugees

    Validated (2019-12-31)
    The training activity took place
    in Magdeburg/Berlin, Germany
    organised by Ijgd
    Reference person

    Leaders of Life

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  • ”Euro-Mediterranean Youth Moot on Combatting Extremism”

    Validated (2020-01-04)
    The training activity took place
    in Amman, Wadi Rum, Aqaba (Jordan)
    organised by Future Pioneers (Jordan) and Leaders of Life (Jordan)
    4th – 8th May 2016
    Reference person

    Ewelina Lepionko

    (organiser, co trainer)
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  • Body Language

    Validated (2020-07-11)
    The training activity took place
    in Jordan - Irbid
    organised by Leaders of life
    Reference person

    Leaders of Life

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  • Conflict Management and Mitigation ToT

    Awaiting validation (requested 2019-01-04)
    The training activity took place
    in Amman , Jordan
    organised by USAID Community Engagement Project
    7-12 October 2017
  • Women Empowerment

    Awaiting validation (requested 2019-01-04)
    The training activity took place
    in Magdeburg, Germany
    organised by The Internationale Jugendgemeinschaftsdienste (ijgd)

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This profile was last modified on 2019-11-13

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