With over 25 years of experience in the WASH sector, Omar is currently holding the position of Regional Advisor, WASH with UNICEF Middle East and North Africa Regional Office and, hence, responsible for a portfolio including over 10 countries including Yemen, Syria, Iraq and others. Omar served as Chief WASH with UNICEF in several duty stations including Syria (2015-2016), Tanzania (2011-2013), and Pakistan (2009-2011). His track record also includes holding the position of Technical Advisor for the Kuwait Fund for Arab Economic Development (KFAED) in the timeframe 2013-2015. Moreover, he headed the implementation unit with UNDP in Iraq for 4 years in the timeframe 2005-2009. Omar started his career with the consultancy industry where he worked for about 13 years.
Omar is an Egyptian national and obtained a Ph.D. degree in Engineering in 2003, a M.Sc. degree in Engineering in 1996 as well as a B.SC in Engineering in 1992 from Cairo University, Egypt.