Academy Associate
Heba Al-Nasser


Heba AlNasser was an Academy Asfari Fellow at Chatham House in 2014–15. Following the completion of her fellowship in December 2015, she joined the British Council in Oman in the role of deputy director of its Next Generation Gulf programme.

Heba is a Fulbright and a Chevening scholar and holds an MSc in social policy and development (non-governmental organizations) from the London School of Economics and Political Science. Heba specializes in evaluating community development projects both internationally and in the MENA region – with a particular focus on assessing policy impact.

Before joining Chatham House, Heba worked for a number of national and international NGOs – most notably for the Noor Al Hussein Foundation, where she ran the foundation’s Monitoring and Evaluation Unit for a range of development projects such as poverty alleviation, women and youth empowerment, and business development. She is also a certified dialogue education practitioner with Global Learning Partners and a freelance evaluation consultant.

Areas of expertise

  • Monitoring and evaluation, civil society
  • Local and international community development
  • Monitoring and evaluation of development programmes
  • Policy analysis and evaluation
  • Training
  • Civil society

Past experience

2014-15Academy Fellow, Middle East and North Africa Programme, Chatham House
2010-14Head of Monitoring and Evaluation Department, Community Development Programme/ Noor Al Hussein Foundation
2013- presentM&E Freelance Consultant. Projects include The Global and Thematic Evaluation of the MDG Achievement Fund, UNDP (Ethiopia and Bangladesh); and Evaluation of the Information, Counselling, and Legal Assistance program, Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC), Palestine
2009-10Business Development Manager at ArabiCollege, Dubai

Arabic Language Instructor, Fulbright Scholar at the University of Scranton, USA

2007-08Field Trainer, Save the Children Organization, Jordan