Fairuz joined the Capoeira4Refugees board of Trustees in 2015. Fairuz works for UNRWA as its Sr. External Relations and Projects Officer based in Amman, Jordan. Prior to joining UNRWA, she was the Director of Fundraising and Partnerships at Jordan River Foundation, a leading Jordanian NGO founded by HM Queen Rania Bin Abdullah. During her three years at Jordan River Foundation, Fairuz established the Fundraising and Partnerships Department and led on cultivating key organizational relationships. She also worked with UNHCR as a Sr. External Relations Officer and Silatech in Qatar, as its Director of Country Operations.
Fairuz spent 11 years of her career working for CARE USA. During her time with CARE, she held various senior roles in the USA, Egypt and Jordan. In her last five years with CARE, Fairuz was the Regional Director of Partnerships in the Arab Gulf Region where she established CARE’s presence in the Arab Gulf countries and built and managed CARE’s first partnerships and donor relations in UAE, Qatar and KSA.
A volunteer for several philanthropic organizations, Fairuz serves on the Board of Trustees of Nuqul Family Foundation and Capoeira for Refugees. She also serves as an advisory board member of Spark, San Francisco based organization that supports women global issues. Fairuz holds an MA in International Relations.