Zeinab Hijazi (MSc Public Mental Health, PsyD candidate). Mental Health and Psychosocial Consultant.
Zeinab has over 10 years of experience supporting International Medical Corps’ MHPSS programs in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region, and was in a regional advisory role for 5 years providing guidance and oversight in the development, monitoring, evaluation and running of culturally appropriate mental health and psychosocial activities in Lebanon, Jordan, Syria, Turkey, Iraq, Tunisia, Libya and Yemen. Zeinab continues to consult with International Medical Corps', currently leading a global project to develop a toolkit for Integration of Mental Health into General HealthCare Systems.
Since 2015, Zeinab has completed various consultancies with UNICEF (New York) co-leading a global review of evidence and practice of MHPSS for children in Emergencies, and later in 2016 lead the development of a Compendium of Resources for the design, implementation, and monitoring and evaluation of Community Based MHPSS programs, accompanying an operational guidance. Zeinab also completed a mission in March 2015 with the World Health Organization in Iraq (KRG), and was recruited the same year by MHPSS.net as an Independent evaluator, leading a team of 5 research associates, to assess performance, evaluate progress towards objectives and provide strategic direction for the MHPSS Network.
Zeinab has a Masters Degree (MSc) in Mental Health Policy and Services and is currently pursuing her doctoral degree in clinical psychology.