Senior Capacity Building Specialist

Mays Al Shakhanbeh

Mays Al Shakhanbeh serves as Senior Capacity Building Specialist for DT’s U.S. State Department-funded Civil Society in Syria Program. She brings 17 years of experience in capacity building and training for international development programs. Mays is an expert in organizational capacity development, including the design and implementation of tailored capacity assessments and strengthening plans for sustainable development. She has an extensive background working with young people to build quality life skills and career approaches that empower them to be resilient and proactive. Mays is a certified organizational development consultant and has experience implementing capacity assessment tools such as Organizational Capacity Assessment Tools. She has trained and enhanced the capacities of more than 300 beneficiaries and led teams of 100 trainers and coaches working with youth, mentors, and parents.

Prior to joining DT, Mays served as the Capacity Building Manager for the International Rescue Committee – Cross Border, where she led implementation of capacity building projects inside Syria. She holds a B.A. in English Literature from the University of Jordan.