Najla Tabet Chahda is a trained professional social worker, and an expert in migration-related and trafficking issues with over 15 years of experience in working with and supporting migrant workers and refugees programs in Lebanon. She received her EMBA degree in Enterprises from the St Joseph University, Beirut, Lebanon (in collaboration with Paris Dauphine and Sorbonne Universities, Paris, France). Mrs. Chahda’s MA degree in Psychosocial Issues in War-Torn Societies is from the Lebanese University, while her MA degree in Social service is from the St Joseph University with a focus on the socio-economic context of refugees in Lebanon. She lives in Lebanon and speaks Arabic, French and English.
In her current position as Director of Caritas Lebanon Migrant Center, she provides strategic oversight for projects implemented by the Center, aiming at protecting and assisting migrant workers, asylum-seekers and refugees. Mrs. Chahda is intricately involved in CLMC’s project development, based on careful needs assessment and best practices developed over 15 years of serving these vulnerable populations. She ensures safety and security of both served population and staff, and verifies compliance with standard procedures and donors’ requirements. Moreover, she handles all external relations with relevant stakeholders, such as donors, other service-providers, media and governmental entities.
Women Working in Humanitarian Crisis