Sibel leads Counterpart’s civil society new business development, and serves as a member of the company’s Executive Team which determines and assesses the overall direction and strategies for management and growth of the organization. Sibel concurrently serves as Director for the $207 million USAID-funded Global Civil Society Strengthening program, and as such is responsible for program development, management and implementation of a wide range of civil society programs around the world and for managing nine world class consortium partners and five resource partners.

As Director for New Initiatives (2005-2009) for Counterpart’s Civil Society practice area, Sibel was Proposal Lead for approximately $15 million annually in successful civil society proposals to USAID and other donors; specialized in monitoring and evaluation systems for proposed and funded programs; was responsible for set-up of new programs in the field, including the development of work plans, performance frameworks and operational launch; among other responsibilities.

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Monitoring and evaluation; program design and implementation; USG and EC development programs, regulations, management systems and priorities

Before joining Counterpart…
Sibel Berzeg has more than 18 years’ experience designing, implementing, assessing, monitoring and evaluating a wide range of civil society programs spanning the Middle East, Eurasia, Central Asia, Southeast Asia and Africa. She worked for USAID, and for the private and non-profit sectors on international development programs.

Sibel has eight years project design, management and development experience in the field (7 years Chief and Regional Executive) in seven countries spanning the former Soviet Union and Iraq, managing more than 130 expatriate and local staff and approximately $4 million annually in funding for more than 50 different projects.

Achievements, Certifications and Special Projects
Sibel currently sits on the Boards of Directors of two non-profit organizations in Georgia and Ukraine.

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