This is me Ahmed Ali from sukkur, sindh & I have qualified dual masters, first one in Sociology & second in Commerce from the Shah Abdul Latif University Khairpur Mirs Sindh. I have possessed more than 5 years experience in project management, gender and development, education, trainings and advocacy. I have reporting experience for institutional donors, media, government, partner & beneficiaries. I have ability to travel at short notices and work for short period of time in remote areas of Pakistan. I have effective communication skills, strong team building skills and skills to use program cycle management (PCM) at every stage of PCM. In my professional experience I have worked with Mashall Education Society Sukkur, Strengthening Participatory Organization (SPO),Soofi Sachal Sarmast Welfare Association (SSSWA), World Vision International Pakistan, Action Against Hunger (AFC), ACTED International & National Institute of Population Studies (NIPS).
I believe in myself that I am well familiar with the socio-economic and educational issues of Sindh. I have received training in Gender equality, advocacy, DRR, Report Writing and project cycle management. I think that i am a well read and widely travelled professional & committed to promote gender equality, womens empowerment, human rights protection and social development in Pakistan.
Worked as provincial field coordinator sindh in PDHS-2017-18 and haldled survey operations and quality issues and supported all team working in probinces from all aspects and successfully completed the project within time frame.
Manage, supervise and coordinate with the surveyors staff, arrange logistics, manage HR contracts, manage resources, manage field work plan and Monitor project activities on daily basis and report to project filed coordinator on regularly basis.
Manage and conduct the training and piloting phase of the survey procedure.
Arrange logistics, resources, tools and develop work plan for field tests and piloting of tools and provide feedback on their improvement as well as
Coaching supervisors, surveyors on improving their skills and ensure they are correctly performing their data-collection task to ensure high quality data-collection en sure that enumerators properly understand all questions and ask to respondents in the correct way and give appropriate feedback if not the case
To formulate an efficient and effective field work plan for data collection and teams movement to conduct the survey.
To support Surveyors in planning and conducting a survey in various locations in district of Sindh (for North Sindh Kashmore and South Sindh (Badin).
To ensure quality through regular checks of data collected and randomly visit to check the interviewed HH/individual. Develop and manage regular monitoring spot checklist and share with the Project coordinator regularly basis.
To ensure that the teams plan their activities to achieve the targets in survey data collection before the given deadlines
To ensure that Surveyors obtain informed consent and respect confidentiality of information received.
Report regularly to the project coordinator on the progress towards targets, facilitate the team and manage activities in the field, including risks and delays with support from local area coordination and the project coordinator in Islamabad.
To ensure the daily progress, maintain the control sheet on the daily basis and share with project coordinator.
To ensure that the Surveyors are adequately supported to carry out interviews planned for a day. This i
To support the Implementation and mainstreaming of PQA functions and systems at provincial level, specifically but not limited to Accountability, Monitoring & Evaluation (M & E) and Learning.
To contribute to the process of strengthening PQA department through PQA deliverables as well as support in planning for future growth at provincial level.
Activities and outputs should be in line with HAP, Sphere guidelines, ACF and donor policies.
Assist PQA Manager in implementation of PQA functions
To share the learning and best practices from field to improve program quality and accountability mechanisms and work with PQA Manager to integrate possible approaches into the program
Capacity Building program and/or support staff in program quality and accountability mechanisms and approaches
With the guidance of PQA Manager, before any PQA related Capacity Building intervention review and improve the existing training modules in order to make it more up to date and action oriented
Support PQA Manager in strengthening and further enhancing PQA functions within specified working area
Deliver training and organize other capacity building activities for program staff on M & E and selected cross-cutting themes at provincial level
Deliver training and organize other capacity building activities on
Accountability mechanisms for program and program support staff at field level
Together with Communication section build capacity of program staff on capturing human interest stories, case studies and lessons learned.
Continuous sharing of Quality & Accountability best practices, initiatives with program staff at field level
Monitoring compliance to agreed standards of activity implementation and process quality.
Monthly analysis of operational performance, monitoring data, activity reports and budget burn rates to report possible implications on the quality of implementation.
Quarterly output monitoring to inform if the project(s) are on track to achieve outcomes
Updating indicator tracking tables according to drawn timelines and ensuring beneficiary data matrix is up to date.
Complete hard and soft documentation guideline for each project.
Soft Tools/formats to store and retrieve activity level data.
Repot on monthly sample based verification of compliance to hard minimum documentation guidelines.
Ensuring complaint and response mechanism is fully functional facilitating/leading complaint investigation.
Orienting staff on program accountability framework, and monitoring compliance to program accountability framework.
Support to Senior Research and Learning officer in setting up baselines, evaluation, and assessment.
Leading field rapid needs or detailed need assessments as needed with the support of Senior Research and Learning Officer.
Leading annual measurement of outcome level indicators with the support of senior research and learning officer.
Leading process to develop stories using Most Significant Change Technique.
Providing technical support and guidance to project teams in monitoring, documentation and reporting of activities.
Any other task assigned by supervisor.
To implement communication activities in area office smoothly
To support area office staff in designing and developing IEC material
To develop success and case stories from projects/programs
To review program reports
Ensure organization communication policy implementation
To draft and review news, invitation, approval letters from partners and government departments
To Review and translate program material in local language
To ensure documentation and soft database management of all communication activities
To report monthly and quarterly to national communication manager
Support communication manager in field visits
Ensure the media engagements under the organization communication policies
Develop pictures, videos and material designing (Certificates, Banners, Shields)
Planning and implementation of project activities.
To support the 20 schools SMC committees & communities in capacity building
To Develop schools development plan SDPs
Conducting weekly meeting with team to identify problems and troubleshooting in project level issues.
Lobbying with district education department against the missing facilities in targeted schools.
Run advocacy campaign through target village CBO for wellbeing of community.
Conducting regular monitoring and visits to field at schools.
Written and verbal communication with government offices local organization.
Ensure the accountability, transparency & complaint handling mechanism.
Ensure that challenges/gaps in program implementation is highlighted, documented and shared to the Management.
Ensure that all planned activities are culturally sensitive and take into account the local context, and are in line with Red Cross and NGO Code of Conduct, Sphere minimum standards (if applicable) and humanitarian principles.
Report writing monthly, quarterly, and six monthly.