Mr. Maha Dev is a Development Practitioner with five-year experience in Emergency Response, Community Based Management of Acute Malnutrition, Infant and Young Child Feeding Program, Fund Raising, Proposal Writing, Socio-Economic Surveys, Baseline Studies, WASH, Youth Empowerment, and Digital Media Campaigns.
Accelerated Action Plan for the Reduction of Stunting and Malnutrition, district Tharparkar. (February 2020 – Continue).
Nutrition Stabilization Centers (NSC – THQ Hospital Chachro and NSC – DHQ Hospital Mithi, Tharparkar) Responsibilities: Technical Assistance, Capacity Building of the Staff, Monitoring and Assistance Visits, Evaluation and Reporting.
COVID – 19 and Malnutrition response in Tharparkar (April 2020 – Continue)
Outpatient Therapeutic Programme by UNICEF through AAP – Health in Tharparkar (11th May to 31st May)
Major Services: IYCF, CMAM, TOTs, Monitoring, and Coordination.
Guide the Nutrition team in broader coordination with other stockholders i.e. PPHI, DHO, and other Social Organizations.
Define program implementation modalities (targeting criteria, mobilization modalities, local partnerships, monitoring systems, staff schedules, etc.) in coordination with the District Nutrition Officer, Social Mobilization Officer, and field team.
Ensure quality and integrity of implementation, including adherence to technical guidelines, administrative systems, and established deadlines. Identify and respond to related staff capacity-building priorities.
Develop regular project monitoring that includes participatory methods, program progress, the effectiveness of Shifa Foundation facilitation, progress toward achieving targets, ability to measure stated indicators, program adherence to a methodology, budget expenditure, etc.
Prepare internal and external reports for Shifa Foundation and donors, including expenditure plans and ensure monthly progress reports, supplies consumption report and request for supplies are timely shared with Head Office and Donor.
Prepare timely quarterly report as per donor format with Head Office for timely onward submission.
Sensitize main stakeholders on Malnutrition and the need for support and commitment for long term access to life-saving activities for children
Define overall Nutrition project implementation plan in collaboration with District Nutrition officer and Field team to ensure the full package is planned.
Provide provision equipment, and supplies received from donor and Head Office as necessary for startup.
Ensure communication and coordination between the OTP and community mobilization in the frame of Nutrition approach.
Develop and maintain program monitoring and reporting system.
Set up accountability and complaints mechanisms for the communities
Responsible for the timely submission of Procurement Request forms to the Logistics and Admin department
Represent Shifa Foundation programs in nutrition/health coordination meetings in the district and at the cluster level in Sindh.
Represent Shifa Foundation nutrition programs when and if necessary vis-a-vis donors during their field visits.
Establish strong relations with MOH and Local authorities and local partners for their collaboration in activities implementation.
Coordinates with the health and nutrition authorities at UC/district level. At least one meeting should be ensured per month, and any time necessary.
Participates in the nutrition cluster meetings at the district level and province levels constructively.
Lead Nutrition staff recruitment and ongoing capacity building; identify staff and stakeholder training needs; conduct regular performance evaluations and draft/revise Job Descriptions.
Provide technical support to staff and promote learning based on project objectives and activities and ensure documentation and sharing of learning with other sectors and programs.
Ensure that staff responsibilities are clearly defined and understood, with performance objectives set against work plans and regularly monitored.
In collaboration with Logistics and Administration, responsible for Nutrition program design in collaboration with the Field Staff.
Oversee and support the Admin/Finance team to finalize and get approval from the head office for all activities budgeted in the project document.
Plan, conduct, and supervise TOT sessions for field teams/ health care providers at the district level.
Plan, conduct and supervise cascade training of Community health workers’/ lady health workers at the district level.
Integrated WASH, Nutrition and Health Response for the drought-affected population in District Umerkot, Sindh Province. Funded by UNICEF, Pakistan. Major Services: MNCH, WASH, IYCF, CMAM, Primary Health.
5 WMOs (Gynecologists), 32 LHWs and Mid Wives 10 Nutrition Assistants (Team Leaders), 10 Nutrition Promoters, 10 TSFP – Assistants, 10 IYCF Counselors.
To supervise and monitor program implementation, tracking procurements and spending, and ensure effective systems in place for uninterrupted supply of nutrition stock, medicines, and program supplies to facilities.
To technically supervise subordinates to ensure timely program updates and reporting; monitor and analyze program outputs, and nutrition program data.
To conduct field visits to ensure effective and quality program management and implementation.
To prevent and control gaps against targets, and share lessons learned from program implementation to contribute towards effective integrated nutrition programming.
To provide technical inputs for generating quality monthly program reports, and donor reporting both technical and financial.
To technically monitor program progress against set targets, objectives, and indicators.
To participate in the recruitment of technical staff in nutrition as per HR recruitment policies and guidelines.
To maintain a positive working relationship with the staff by demonstrating consistent and effective management and leadership roles.
To prepare and submit periodic and final project reports which must include lessons learned case studies, success stories, and other requirements by the donor agencies and head office.
Post closure of the project, to coordinate, present and submit a report regarding the activities and operations of the field office with the head office and facilitate the third party compliance audit.
Skill Enhancing and Research Home of the Children is a nonprofit organization. In my recent experience as Program Manager at SEARCH, I am responsible for leading the digital registered educational campaign, Thar Education Alliance; through lobbying, action-based advocacy in print, electronic and social media, political platforms, education-focused organizations, line departments, and masses to amplify the message around access to quality education for every child. Besides this campaign, I oversee service delivery projects in the areas; water and sanitation, youth empowerment, and drought risk mitigation. My key responsibilities include; planning, fundraising, coordination with donors, public departments, and training of Volunteers, Education Department officials, and youth on Social Media and Digital Media Marketing. Thar Education Alliance is a registered digital media campaign of SEARCH. Under the umbrella of Thar Education Alliance, I have managed some mega-events, Here I have managed two mega-events besides dozens of district-level events.
1- Thar Science Festival
2- Laar Science Festival
Aurat Publication and Information Service Foundation (Aurat Foundation/AF) is committed to creating widespread awareness and commitment for a just, democratic and caring society in Pakistan. I worked with AF in a project of the National SocioEconomic Registry, where my responsibilities were, Preparation for data collection (survey) in the field, Execution of the survey, Social Mobilization and Communication activities, and Completion of the survey. Working with AF I have trained hundreds of Social Mobilizers, Listers, Enumerators, and Supervisors for the execution of all planned activities during the survey.
Managed with the implementation of WASH projects: (Provision of Safe drinking water to drought-affected communities of District Tharparkar through solar energy solutions – Penny Appeal & Small scale WASH interventions in Thar- QWT, Provision of Safe drinking water to drought-affected communities of District Tharparkar through solar energy solutions – Minhaj Welfare Foundation) experiencing some successful stories of Kitchen Gardening and Strengthened economies in Thar.
During the CMAM project, managed to work with two separate themes, Infant and Young Feeding Counseling and Community Based Management of Acute Malnutrition. He was In- charge of 3 Nutrition Stabilization Centers, NSC- THQ Chachro, NSC- THQ Nagarparkar, and NSC DHQ Mithi. He managed to work with a huge team. The team comprises of 3 Medical Officers, 10 Staff nurses, 11 Nutrition Assistants cum Team leaders, 11 IYCF Counselors and 11 Community Mobilizers, 206 Marvi Workers (Community based Nutrition Workers), and 218 Lady Health Workers. In addition, He has mobilized more than 200 families and 6 villages; were refusal to any readymade product/ food including polio vaccination.
Mr. Maha Dev joined CRF as a field officer and He was promoted two times to Project Manager and later District Manager Tharparkar, He played a significant role in designing need-based projects and Implemented 5 projects with fruitful results, raised funds for the designed projects through presenting the case studies onTakbir TV and Prime TV for two years. During services at CRF, he designed and raised funds for two Mega Projects “Mussart Awan Hospital Deeplo” (Under Process) and“Paras Maternity and New Born Care Center – Umerkot” (Completed Functional). He always ensured utilization of Human Rights and Assets as per SOP, a Highprofessional and humanitarian office environment, and built high-performing teams for emergency response during the drought situations in Tharparkar. Worked at Jhang (Punjab) during the emergency in Flood.