“Nancy Sawaya helps lead donor reporting, financial compliance, and donor communications. She has over 12 years of experience in financial management and grants oversight experience that ranges the private and non-profit sectors. In addition to being a Certified Management Accountant, Nancy holds an advanced degree in finance and accounting. Nancy speaks fluent English, French and Arabic”

Nancy Sawaya is MiCRO’s principle Grants and Compliance Specialist. Working from Brussels, Nancy supports donor reporting and financial compliance for ongoing projects as well as help manage stakeholder expectations and communications.

Nancy brings to MiCRO over 12 years of financial management and grants oversight experience between tenures in both the private and non-profit sectors. Her grants and compliance experience spans a range of bilateral, multilateral, and private foundation donors. She has supported awards by the UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office, DFID, European Commission, ECHO, USAID, OFDA and the German Embassy in Beirut. She has supported the work of private foundations including the Gates Foundation, Marcia Brady Tucker Foundation, Nike and the Palestinian Association for Children’s Encouragement of Sports.

Her geographical experience spans the broader Middle East region and includes Egypt, Lebanon, Libya, Iraq, Syria, the Palestinian Territories, and Yemen. Having joined Mercy Corps in the immediate aftermaths of the 2006 Lebanon conflict as a Finance and Compliance Manager, Nancy has developed specialty expertise in emergency response programming. She later supported a number of Mercy Corps missions in other conflict-affected zones providing critical guidance on proposal development, budgeting and forecasting.

Over the past three years, Nancy has provided her expertise in financial management to support a telecommunications startup that has successfully raised several rounds of funding.

In addition to being a Certified Management Accountant, Nancy holds an advanced degree in finance and accounting. Nancy is a national of Lebanon and speaks fluent English, French and Arabic.

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