IMPROVING SECURITY SECTOR EFFECTIVENESS AND ACCOUNTABILITY
IN PARTNERSHIP WITH STATE INSTITUTIONS AND CIVIL SOCIETY


AT SIREN ASSOCIATES WE ARE COMMITTED TO MAKING A DIFFERENCE.

WE SPECIALISE IN CIVIL POLICING TRANSFORMATION AND BROADER SECURITY SECTOR REFORM THROUGHOUT THE MIDDLE EAST, AS WELL AS IN SELECTED COUNTRIES IN AFRICA AND EUROPE.

  • We believe that involving and empowering communities and wider civil society is crucial to effective security sector transformation.
  • We believe that development of capabilities cannot be done for organisations - it must be done by and in effective partnership with them.

OUR APPROACH IS COLLABORATIVE. IT IS BASED ON BUILDING PRODUCTIVE RELATIONSHIPS WITH LOCAL CLIENTS AND BENEFICIARIES IN COMMUNITIES AND STATE INSTITUTIONS.

  • Our core team of senior experts is multi-national and multi-disciplinary.  We draw upon a wide range of subject matter experts.  Many have extensive policing experience in Northern Ireland, with involvement in post-conflict institutional reform.
  • We assist local partners in the design of innovative and practical approaches to the challenges of creating safe and secure environments in post-conflict and fragile states.
  • We focus on rigorous problem analysis, carefully planned and targeted interventions, and effective monitoring and evaluation.
  • Siren Associates is a UK (Northern Ireland) registered not for profit organisation based in the Middle East.



Jonathan McIvor
Director

Jonathan is an international consultant with wide experience in Policing, Governance and Access to Justice. He has over 30 years operational policing and military experience at a senior level, predominantly in Northern Ireland. He has worked in the Middle East since 2004 when he was seconded to the team of the EU Special Representative to the Middle… more >


Marc Maouad
Operations Manager

Marc is a Senior Adviser on public sector reform and development projects with over 13 years of professional experience in Europe and the Middle East. He provides financial, logistical and manage-ment support to Siren projects in the region. After working in Paris for some years as an IT, Manage-ment and Organization Consul-tant, Marc returned to Beirut and was appointed… more >


Karin Delin
Senior Associate

Karin has worked as a consultant for twenty years advising and supporting governments and donor organisations to plan and manage complex programs on good governance, security sector reform and community safety strategies. She has professional experience from work in more than 30 countries in the Middle East, Asia, Africa… more >


Carole Alsharabati
Research Associate

Carole provides consulting on security reform related to quantitative analysis and process automation. She is also the Director of the Political Science Institute at Université Saint Joseph in Beirut where she teaches statistics, game theory, macroeconomics, political economy, negotiation, and political communication. Carole has participated in the creation of... more >