Ms. Lara Hussein is Jordanian, holds a Masters degree in Education, Human Resource Development from Huddersfield University, U.K., and a Bachelor degree in Business Administration from the Yarmouk University, Jordan.
Ms. Hussein recently joined CHF International as a Country Representative for Jordan Office.
She worked for six years as the Deputy Secretary General at the National Council for Family Affairs (NCFA) - a family policy think tank that is headed by Her Majesty Queen Rania Al-Abdullah.
Prior to holding her latest post at NCFA, Ms. Hussein was the Director of the Childhood Unit.
She has gained her professional experience working for ten years with the United Nations (ESCWA & UNICEF) in research and project management related positions.
held several memberships in national, regional and international committees, of which; a board member in the World Family Organization
, a board member in Queen Rania College for Childhood at the Hashemite University
, a member in the National Family Protection Team, and an Executive Committee member of the Child Protection Initiative of Amman Municipality
, as well as a member in the International Organizing Committee of the World Forum on Early Childhood Education
, a member in the Education Reform for the Knowledge Economy
(ERFKE - Component Four) Higher Committee
, and a member in the Health and Social Welfare Committees of the Jordanian National Agenda
professional life, Ms. Hussein
contributed to the development of several national strategies and plans of action, that aims at improving the quality of life for the Jordanian family and its members, among those were: the National Agenda, the National Plan of Action for Children (2004-2013), the National Early Childhood Development Plan of Action (2003-2007), the National Council for Family Affairs'
Strategy (2004-2006), The National Strategy for Combating Child Labor, the Health Program Component of the UNICEF and Jordan Country Strategy (2003-2007), and others.
has represented Jordan in several conferences, prepared many papers in the fields of health, education and protection, and has mobilized a network of national, regional and international partners who are working on issues related to family, children and youth.