Paulette Assaf is currently the Deputy Chief of Party of the USAID funded “Quality Instruction towards Access and Basic Education Improvement 2” (QITABI 2) which aims to improve learning outcomes for primary school students in Lebanon, and to ensure that girls and boys in Lebanese schools gain essential skills in reading, writing, math and social and emotional learning according to their development potential.
She was the Chief of Party of QITABI (prior USAID funded Education project in Lebanon) from 2014 to 2019. In five years, QITABI successfully improved student performance in Arabic literacy, provided access to safe and relevant education and contributed to strengthening the overall management and resilience of the Lebanese education system.
Before joining QITABI, Paulette was the United Nations Development Program - UNDP project manager at the Ministry of Education and Higher Education in Lebanon, in charge of a project focusing on Information Technologies and Institutional Development. From 2007 to 2010 she was a Cisco - program manager for the Partnership for Lebanon, within the Educational and Networking Academies programs. Previously, she served as a senior sales and marketing executive, project leader and analyst programmer in Beirut and France.
Paulette 30 years expertise lays on ICT Strategies and Management of various Education and Public Sector projects. She holds of a BS in Computer Science (1989) and an MA in Money and Banking (1993) from the American University of Beirut.
Paulette is the a board member of "Women in IT", a Lebanese NGO and one of its founders. She is a certified Project Management Professional with PMI.
Ways to support primary education in cross cultural contexts