Founded in 2007, Canadian Leaders in International Consulting Inc. (CLIC) is a professional services firm that provides high quality evaluations and assessments, technical assistance and strategic advice in governance, institutional development and capacity building to the public, private and not-for-profit sectors. CLIC provides services across three core pillars of expertise:  CLIC-CONSULTING, CLIC-EVALUATIONS and CLIC-LEARNING.  

CLIC’s core team staff and associates are internationally based subject-matter experts who work directly with our clients (local civil society actors, governments, private sector and international non-governmental agencies) to provide guidance and management on developing theorys' of change, baseline indicators for evaluations and assessments as well as interim and summative evaluations and complete (cradle to grave) project management.

We recognize that in increasingly complex operating environments, the needs and circumstances of our clients can rapidly evolve. CLIC strives to be adaptive and flexible in the roll-out and delivery of its commitments and we work with our partners to ensure that our recommendations and end products are always appropriate and responsive to the needs of our stakeholders, clients and end-users.

CLIC Offices are located in Ottawa, Canada. Tripoli, Libya and Baghdad, Iraq. As well as representational offices in Lebanon and Tunisia. CLIC’s wide network of partnerships allows us the opportunity to provide on the ground services globally through our locally engaged staff and partnerships.

OUR STORY

Founded in 2007, Canadian Leaders in International Consulting Inc. (CLIC) is a professional services firm that provides high quality technical assistance and strategic advice in governance, institutional development and capacity building to public, private and not-for-profit sectors. CLIC provides services across three core pillars of expertise:  CLIC-CONSULTING, CLIC-EVALUATIONS and

CLIC-LEARNING.   

 
OUR TEAM
Mazen Chouaib
President & CEO

David Comerford
Director of Programs and Partnerships

He is the founder and President of Canadian Leaders in International Consulting (CLIC), an Ottawa based consulting company working internationally with offices and representation  in Libya, Iraq, and Tunis. CLIC is comprised of three distinct units: CLIC-LEARNING, CLIC EVALUATIONS, and CLIC-CONSULTING. The company provides services to a number of multilateral and international organizations, governments across several regions, and private sector companies.  Mr. Chouaib is a governance and institutional development specialist with over 15 years of experience working internationally and in Canada. He has served as the advisor and lead consultant on a number of development and governance projects to several UN and international agencies in the Gulf, the Middle East, and North Africa (MENA).  He served as the advisor to the UNDP Parliamentary Development Projects in Iraq and Bahrain.  He has worked in Libya, Iraq, Lebanon, Jordan, Tunisia, Kuwait, Mauritania, Bahrain, Yemen, Egypt, Canada, and several European countries. 

David is an International Development Specialist, with key expertise in managing and evaluating technical and vocational education projects. David is the current elected President of the National Council on Canada Arab Relations, and prior to starting his position with CLIC, worked as a Director at the Canadian Bureau for International Education (CBIE). He has also worked as the Director of Business Development for the MENA Region and Sub-Sahara Africa.

Previously, David spent 7 years as the sole proprietor of David Comerford & Associates, securing and implementing contracts on institutional capacity building, conflict resolution, youth entrepreneurship, and educational projects. These projects were funded by a variety of donors, including the Canadian International Development Agency, the World Bank, the African Development Bank, UNESCO, Youth Business International, International Alert, and also by Canadian colleges, universities, and nongovernmental organizations. David holds a Graduate Degree in International Development and Cooperation from the University of Ottawa, is fully bilingual in French and English, and has an intermediate-level of understanding in Arabic. 

Sunny Ige
Financial Analyst 

Morganne King Wale
Monitoring & Evaluation Manager

Sunny has over 5 years of full cycle Accounting experience. As CLIC’s current Financial Analyst, he holds a Bachelor of Commerce (Accounting Specialist) degree from University of Toronto, currently a Master of Accounting student at Carleton University, and a Certified Professional Accountants (CPA) Candidate.

Sunny enjoys co-curricular activities as he was one of the members of the Board of Directors for his school’s newspaper at The Varsity, University of Toronto, he was also the Vice President at Sprott Master of Accounting society at Carleton University.

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Osamah Kadhim
Deputy Director;
BRIDGE Project

Osamah is a diplomat and results-oriented professional, who has worked with numerous international and national organizations in the field of Training and Capacity Building.

Prior to joining CLIC, he served as the IOM National Officer for the EU funded HIKRA AMINA, where he worked closely with Government of Iraq Ministries to resolve migration and border management issues. Previously, Osamah was the Assistant Director of Programmes and Business Development for the British Council in Iraq. While working for the British Council, he oversaw the implementation of four grants and projects, such as Connecting Classrooms, each designed to improve the learning experience and employability of Iraqi youth. Osamah has worked alongside the Ministry of Higher Education and the Ministry of Culture in Iraq to implement the ARTS Project, and has pursued Cost Recovery Project opportunities, focused on providing ESL and Scholarship Management Programs for youth and young adults.

Osamah has worked closely with Government of Iraq agencies and private sector companies to design programs that meet their unique training and educational needs, while assisting Iraqi students and working professionals to acheive success.

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Bashar Jabbar Sabie
Logistics & Operations Manager

Bashar Jabar is responsible for logistics and security of operations in Iraq, as well as being the administrative focal point for coordination with ministries and departments within the Government of Iraq.

Prior to his position with CLIC, Bashar Jabar held the position of Procurement Manager with MidEast Dove, Baghdad, where he managed and coordinated purchasing and monitored implementation of projects. In addition, Bashar Jabar has years of experience working with private companies, coordinating and facilitating relationships with key government officials and offices.

Morganne is the M&E Manager for CLIC, based at the Ottawa office. She provides technical oversight and quality assurance for the evaluations, monitoring, and project management activities CLIC team members implement overseas.

Morganne has over 8 years of experience working in the realm of international development and humanitarian interventions working with local, national, and international NGOs. She has lived and worked in Central Asia, South Asia, East Africa, and North America and has supported projects across the globe focusing on conflict and post-conflict environments. She has developed and implemented M&E systems and activities for peacebuilding and conflict transformation, governance, education, GBV and

protection, livelihoods, refugee and immigration, WASH, and shelter programming. She has worked on evaluations and projects funded by a number of donors, including: Global Affairs Canada, various UN agencies (including UNDP, UNICEF, UNOCHA, and UNESCO), EU, USAID (including BPRM and OFDA), US Department of State, Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, and several private family foundations. Morganne is a passionate advocate for gender-sensitive approaches to programming and evaluation, ensuring the needs and experiences of women, girls, and all vulnerable and marginalized groups are recognized and accommodated during all implementations.

Morganne holds an MSc from University of London’s School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), a certificate in international development programme management from Humber College (Toronto), and a BA Honours in Peace Studies and Political Science from McMaster University (Hamilton).

Mohammed Hazim
Project Coordinator  

Mohammed has 18 years of project management experience, with a specific focus on monitoring and evaluation. He has extensive experience in moderating, designing and analyzing focus group discussions with a variety of target groups for international and national organizations, and has worked on numerous polls in Iraq for several international clients. In addition, Mohammed’s experience includes field surveying, quality control, and data fieldwork auditing and data entry process. Prior to joining CLIC, Mohammed held the positions of Baghdad Branch Manager and Kurdistan Branch Manager for the Independent Institute of Administration & Civil Society Studies (IIACSS). In addition, as the Monitoring and Evaluation Manager at International Business and Technical Consultants Mohammed oversaw impact assessments for USAID projects, and as the Country Field Manager he coordinated independent marketing research.

Mohammed holds two Bachelors’ degrees, the first in English Literature from Basra University (Iraq) and the second in Sea Sciences from the Arab Gulf Academy for Maritime Studies (Iraq)

OUR TEAM
Mazen Chouaib
President & CEO

He is the founder and President of Canadian Leaders in International Consulting (CLIC), an Ottawa based consulting company working internationally with offices and representation  in Libya, Iraq, and Tunis. CLIC is comprised of three distinct units: CLIC-LEARNING, CLIC EVALUATIONS, and CLIC-CONSULTING. The company provides services to a number of multilateral and international organizations, governments across several regions, and private sector companies.  Mr. Chouaib is a governance and institutional development specialist with over 15 years of experience working internationally and in Canada. He has served as the advisor and lead consultant on a number of development and governance projects to several UN and international agencies in the Gulf, the Middle East, and North Africa (MENA).  He served as the advisor to the UNDP Parliamentary Development Projects in Iraq and Bahrain.  He has worked in Libya, Iraq, Lebanon, Jordan, Tunisia, Kuwait, Mauritania, Bahrain, Yemen, Egypt, Canada, and several European countries. 

David is an International Development Specialist, with key expertise in managing and evaluating technical and vocational education projects. David is the current elected President of the National Council on Canada Arab Relations, and prior to starting his position with CLIC, worked as a Director at the Canadian Bureau for International Education (CBIE). He has also worked as the Director of Business Development for the MENA Region and Sub-Sahara Africa.

Previously, David spent 7 years as the sole proprietor of David Comerford & Associates, securing and implementing contracts on institutional capacity building, conflict resolution, youth entrepreneurship, and educational projects. These projects were funded by a variety of donors, including the Canadian International Development Agency, the World Bank, the African Development Bank, UNESCO, Youth Business International, International Alert, and also by Canadian colleges, universities, and nongovernmental organizations. David holds a Graduate Degree in International Development and Cooperation from the University of Ottawa, is fully bilingual in French and English, and has an intermediate-level of understanding in Arabic. 

David Comerford
Director of Programs & Partnerships
Sunny Ige
Financial Analyst 

Sunny has over 5 years of full cycle Accounting experience. As CLIC’s current Financial Analyst, he holds a Bachelor of Commerce (Accounting Specialist) degree from University of Toronto, currently a Master of Accounting student at Carleton University, and a Certified Professional Accountants (CPA) Candidate.

Sunny enjoys co-curricular activities as he was one of the members of the Board of Directors for his school’s newspaper at The Varsity, University of Toronto, he was also the Vice President at Sprott Master of Accounting society at Carleton University.

Osamah Kadhim
Deputy Director;
BRIDGE Project

Osamah is a diplomat and results-oriented professional, who has worked with numerous international and national organizations in the field of Training and Capacity Building.

Prior to joining CLIC, he served as the IOM National Officer for the EU funded HIKRA AMINA, where he worked closely with Government of Iraq Ministries to resolve migration and border management issues. Previously, Osamah was the Assistant Director of Programmes and Business Development for the British Council in Iraq. While working for the British Council, he oversaw the implementation of four grants and projects, such as Connecting Classrooms, each designed to improve the learning experience and employability of Iraqi youth. Osamah has worked alongside the Ministry of Higher Education and the Ministry of Culture in Iraq to implement the ARTS Project, and has pursued Cost Recovery Project opportunities, focused on providing ESL and Scholarship Management Programs for youth and young adults.

Osamah has worked closely with Government of Iraq agencies and private sector companies to design programs that meet their unique training and educational needs, while assisting Iraqi students and working professionals to acheive success.

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Zeina Shaieb
Business Development & Communication Manager

Zeina Shaieb is CLIC’s Business Development & Communication manager. She has over 8 year experience in designing and implementing marketing and sales campaigns across the MENA region. Zeina also manages the Sales and Marketing team at

CLIC-LEARNING. Zeina specializes in creating branding strategies and drives the implementation. She is driven, extremely creative, and has demonstrable experience in transforming organizations and companies. Zeina Shaieb is an expert in social media marketing, she utilizes several platforms in her work.

Prior to joining CLIC, Zeina worked with several local and international companies as a social media manager. She handled business development, branding and sales strategies.

Morganne is the M&E Manager for CLIC, based at the Ottawa office. She provides technical oversight and quality assurance for the evaluations, monitoring, and project management activities CLIC team members implement overseas.

Morganne has over 8 years of experience working in the realm of international development and humanitarian interventions working with local, national, and international NGOs. She has lived and worked in Central Asia, South Asia, East Africa, and North America and has supported projects across the globe focusing on conflict and post-conflict environments. She has developed and implemented M&E systems and activities for peacebuilding and conflict transformation, governance, education, GBV and

protection, livelihoods, refugee and immigration, WASH, and shelter programming. She has worked on evaluations and projects funded by a number of donors, including: Global Affairs Canada, various UN agencies (including UNDP, UNICEF, UNOCHA, and UNESCO), EU, USAID (including BPRM and OFDA), US Department of State, Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, and several private family foundations. Morganne is a passionate advocate for gender-sensitive approaches to programming and evaluation, ensuring the needs and experiences of women, girls, and all vulnerable and marginalized groups are recognized and accommodated during all implementations.

Morganne holds an MSc from University of London’s School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), a certificate in international development programme management from Humber College (Toronto), and a BA Honours in Peace Studies and Political Science from McMaster University (Hamilton).

Morganne King Wale
Monitoring & Evaluation Manager

Mohammed has 18 years of project management experience, with a specific focus on monitoring and evaluation. He has extensive experience in moderating, designing and analyzing focus group discussions with a variety of target groups for international and national organizations, and has worked on numerous polls in Iraq for several international clients. In addition, Mohammed’s experience includes field surveying, quality control, and data fieldwork auditing and data entry process. Prior to joining CLIC, Mohammed held the positions of Baghdad Branch Manager and Kurdistan Branch Manager for the Independent Institute of Administration & Civil Society Studies (IIACSS). In addition, as the Monitoring and Evaluation Manager at International Business and Technical Consultants Mohammed oversaw impact assessments for USAID projects, and as the Country Field Manager he coordinated independent marketing research.

Mohammed holds two Bachelors’ degrees, the first in English Literature from Basra University (Iraq) and the second in Sea Sciences from the Arab Gulf Academy for Maritime Studies (Iraq)

Mohammed Hazim
Project Coordinator  

Bashar Jabar is responsible for logistics and security of operations in Iraq, as well as being the administrative focal point for coordination with ministries and departments within the Government of Iraq.

Prior to his position with CLIC, Bashar Jabar held the position of Procurement Manager with MidEast Dove, Baghdad, where he managed and coordinated purchasing and monitored implementation of projects. In addition, Bashar Jabar has years of experience working with private companies, coordinating and facilitating relationships with key government officials and offices.

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Bashar Jabbar Sabie
Logistics & Operations Manager
 
Clients
  • Assessment for Social Accountability Flagship and Local Governance (Yemen)

  • Citizen Engagement and Sensitization Services, Iraq Reconstruction Fund (Iraq)

  • Women Economic Empowerment, Jordan 

  • Bolstering Reconstruction in Iraq through Development, Growth and Employment (BRIDGE) project in Iraq 

  • SUPPLY ARRANGEMENT (SA) For the provision of Monitoring Services in Governance Sector in support of Canadian International Development Assistance Projects and Programs Department of Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development (DFATD) (Ukraine, Zimbabwe, Tunisia, Jordan, Morocco, Iraq, Nigeria, Eastern Caribbean, Egypt, Mongolia)  

  • Canadian Fund for Local Initiatives (CFLI); Libya  

  • Training Needs Assessment for Prospective Women Candidates for Elections to Local Government in Iraq (Iraq)

  • Training and Mentoring for Newly Elected Women Regional Councillors (Iraq)

  • Capacity-building for Ministries of Education and Labour and Foundation for Technical Education (Iraq)

  • Media Training – International News Safety Institute (Iraq)

  • External evaluation of UNESCO education projects funded by the Education Above ALL (EAA) Foundation (Qatar)

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  • Market Assessments of Basrah and Al Qurna (Iraq)

  • Provision of Technical Assistance to Facilitate a Lessons Learned Workshop for the Citizens Participation Fund (Iraq)

  • Institutional Assessment of NGOs Directorate at Council of Ministers Secretariat (Iraq)

  • Midterm Review for Institutional Development Support to the Independent High Electoral Commission (IHEC) (Iraq)

  • Provision of Technical Assistance for the Development of the NGO Department in Kurdistan’s Government (Iraq)

  • Technical Assistance on Investigative Journalism and Participatory Governance (Iraq)

  • Technical Assistance to Iraqi CSOs on Project Development and Implementation (Iraq)

  • Workshop on Draft Policies on Public Access to Information for the independent High Electoral Commission (IHEC) (Iraq)

  • Capacity Development of Media in Iraq (Iraq)

  • CSO Training in Public Resources Monitoring and Transparency advocacy (Yemen) 

  • Establishment and Management of the Facility for the Civic Engagement Grant Fund (CEGF) (Libya)

  • Developing Academic and Technical Curriculums in Investigative Journalism to Iraqi Universities and to Iraqi Academy of Anti-Corruption (Iraq)

  • Provision of Contracting and Logistic Support for the Implementation of Democratic Dialogue Workshops in Libya (Libya)

  • Étude du Ciblage des Bénéficiaires dans les Projets de Gouvernance Locale et Décentralisation to PNUD - Study of Beneficiary Targeting in UNDP Local Governance and Decentralization Projects (Morocco)

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  • Context Monitoring System for GIZ programmes in Anbar and Nineveh, Iraq 

  • Compilation of a context analysis with a special focus on local governance as part of the preparation of a technical cooperation measure for the project “Building Capacity for local self-government in Tunisia and improving municipal services in Libya 

  • Arms Control Libya: Institutional Development   

  • Assessment of the Impact of the Strategic Economic Needs and Security Exercise (SENSE) Project (Iraq)

  • Development of the Minorities Parliamentarians Caucus (Iraq)

  • Evaluation of USIP Facilitator Networks (Iraq, Libya and Tunisia)

  • Assessment of Accountability and Transparency in the Extractive Industries Sector (Egypt)

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  • Evaluation of the Development Dialogue Forum and the Balqis Initiative (Yemen)

  • Evaluation of the Development Dialogue Forum (DDF), Mareb (Yemen) 

  • Local Council Capacity Needs Assessment (Yemen)

  • Development Needs Assessment for the Region of Shabwa (Yemen)

  • Youth Assessment: Community Livelihoods Project (Yemen)

  • Evaluation of the Fragile States Program (Afghanistan, Sudan, West bank and Gaza, Libya, Yemen) 

  • Evaluation of State Democracy at Local Level in the Arab World (SoLD) (Egypt, Jordan, Morocco and Yemen)

  • Evaluation of “Empowering Women Activists on Transitional Justice in the Middle East and Southern Mediterranean” (Lebanon, Tunisia and the Occupied Palestinian Territories)

  • Final Evaluation of “ICTJ Gender Justice, MENA Project” (Lebanon, Tunisia and the Occupied Palestinian Territories)

  • Evaluation of “Strengthening Local Capacity to Address Domestic Violence in Jordan” (Jordan)

  • Final Evaluation of the “Integrated Support Programme for Inclusive Reform and Democratic Dialogue” (INSPIRED) (Ghana, Kyrgyzstan, Moldova, and Tunisia).  

  • Evaluation of “Facilitating Zimbabwe Civil Society’s Contribution to the Constitutional Reform Process” (Zimbabwe)

  • Evaluation of “Supporting Democracy in Libya (SUDEL)” Project

  • Emergency Preparedness and Response Training (Libya)

  • Evaluation of “Freedom of Association in the Arab Region” (Middle East and North Africa)

  • “From Mobilization to Representation:  Supporting the Institution of Parliament in Egypt” (Egypt)

  • Capacity Development of Two Departments at the MoLG in Managing for Development Results (MfDR) (Occupied Palestinian Territories)

  • Operational Guidelines, Structure, Terms of Reference and Procedures for Establishing Election Observation Missions (Lebanon)

  • Évaluation de la Résilience de la Mauritanie à la Fragilité - Evaluation of Mauritania’s Resilience to Fragility (Mauritania)

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  • Private Sector Development Scoping Study (Iraq)

       European Forum for International Mediation and Dialogue

  • Conflict Analysis Workshops – Kenya & Somalia

  • Dialogue Scoping Mission – Kenya & Somalia

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