Humanitarian and development expert, having Eighteen years of progressive experience encompassing a multi-faceted role i.e. Project planning, quality, coordination, operations, project management, MEAL, concept notes/Program development in line with international Humanitarian standards, cluster guidelines, best practices with cross cutting themes i.e. Social mobilization, equality, gender, protection ,participatory approaches,DRR,designing, implementation portfolio of multimillion projects with UNICEF,UNOCHA,UNHABITAT,BRITISH COUNCIL in areas of water, sanitation and hygiene, Health, Education, Shelter, FI& NFIs , Food Security & Livelihoods ,collaborate on best practices, advocacy issues and exploring new donor opportunities in both humanitarian and development context.
Leads Regional situation analysis, including overview of the humanitarian architecture, disaster scenarios/context analysis and stakeholder mapping, proactively engages in Country Strategic planning process and mid-term reviews
Ensures that adequate emergency preparedness measures are taken through the development, updating and implementation of the Country Humanitarian Preparedness and development plan,
Identifies implementing partners for inclusive humanitarian and development assistance, carries out mapping of different organizations, networks and alliances in both humanitarian and development context.
Identifies likeminded organisations for collaboration for joint influencing and providing technical assistance to mainstream humanitarian and development actors.
As part of the preparedness work defines the where, when, how, with whom and value addition for inclusive humanitarian response and long term development.
Supports stakeholders to respond; based on the sectors they work in, and in line in the areas of MH operation (Rehabilitation, development, Inclusive WASH, health, Education, Food Security & Livelihoods, and Shelter depending on context and partners’ expertise), programme standards, tools, processes and social strategy
Capacity Development and Knowledge Management:
Develop and maintain a suitable network in the area of social development to keep abreast of the latest developments and issues.
Contribute substantially for advocacy, dissemination and knowledge building on social development.
Identifies the capacity development needs of the Regional office team in inclusive humanitarian action and facilitates the required capacity building events to address the identified gaps.
Inducts project staff on relevant humanitarian standards and tools (e.g. Core Humanitarian Standard on Quality and Accountability (CHS), Humanitarian Inclusion Standards for Older People and People with Disabilities
Contributes towards collective learning within organization through structured documentation, good practices and lessons learned on participatory approaches and dissemination of these learning’s.
Ensure to incorporate key technical, economic, financial and crosscutting issues into projects.
Supports the development of humanitarian/development funding proposals as per need.
Leads the development and effective set-up of inclusive emergency response and recovery programme strategies and subsequent development projects.
Ensures timely and quality programmatic reporting on MH’s humanitarian and development interventions.
Overseeing project planning, approaches, tools, implementation strategy of Emergency Response Programme in consultation with Regional/Country Manager to ensure that programme strategy is regularly reviewed according to the humanitarian principles, mainstream crosscutting themes i.e. social mobilization, equality, gender and protection, set direction by prioritizing activities, organizing resources
Managing execution of projects in light of technical quality, standards, held kick off meetings to discuss the contract and compliance with agreed terms and conditions, mitigate risks, trouble-shoot any unforeseen challenges for effective project management.
Providing support to Country Program Manager in reviewing, drafting grant contracts with donors; undertaking work plan in consultation with stakeholders, supervising grant implementation process and providing inputs on the projects strategy, overseeing the quality of outputs/ outcomes
Oversee the management of humanitarian and development grants in KP
Ensure that donor proposals, budgets and reports are of high quality; meeting deadlines; formats and processes are understood, being adhered to donor requirements within program implementation.
Communication and Proposal development
Assessed on-going humanitarian situation, reporting with recommendations for MH's response and scale-up to identify new donors for diversifying MH donors’ portfolio, oversee the RFPs documents, Expression of Interests, develop concept notes, proposals in consultation with the relevant program units in line with country strategy and donor requirements to enable expansion and scale-up the programme.
Quality control/Monitoring/ Evaluations /Reporting:
Assess local contextual needs in view of emergency response and development, headed comprehensive need assessment processes, analysis, monitoring, and evaluation of activities, impacts, with a focus on quality control. Developed project’s monitoring framework, developed regular reports and communication mechanism. Monitoring program implementation based on schedule budget, quality work to incorporate input, process, output, outcome and impact indicators, evaluate activities in view of allocated resources, respective budget, agreed work plans and M&E frameworks
Maintain an oversight of the humanitarian situation on the area of responsibility ensuring that program strategy, development and implementation is orientated to need and that gaps are addressed
Contribute to project design ensuring that new proposals are in line with area strategy, feasible and adequately resourced,ensure timely and quality reporting from all program units and detailed analysis of program status, constraints and mitigating factors,
Lead Field Team for smooth daily field operations and ensure that programme plans are clearly prioritize Work with the Ops Manager to ensure that relevant contingency plan is developed,Takes corrective measures at an appropriate level to address variations in budget spending,Analyses of quarterly budgets and expenditures
Coordination and Information Management
Closely coordinate activities with the respective provincial, local Government authorities, clusters/working groups. Remained Point of contact and demonstrated high-level communication with government officials, international organizations, civil society actors, community and public private partnerships.
Expert in partnership management, Develop, strengthen and nurture effective working relationships and synergies with key humanitarian actors, potential donors, develop networking with partners, develop strong working relationships with HO, clusters, working groups, donor agencies and community at large.
Participates in relevant humanitarian coordination fora (e.g. Protection, Health, WASH, Early Recovery Cluster, etc. meetings)
Builds functional relationships, establishes and strengthens networks and alliances towards inclusive humanitarian practice.
Developed, managed and supervised Early Recovery, Rehabilitation and development of Disaster /Emergency Response projects/program for conflict affected communities in district Swat, Dir KPK and AJK with thematic areas:
Sustainable livelihood, women children and family support, Water Sanitation and Hygiene, Community Physical Infrastructure (CPIs), with cross cutting theme of Social Mobilization and Disaster Risk Reduction:
Was responsible for day to day field operations, program planning,implementation, monitoring & Evaluations field activities in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. Developed policies and strategies for promoting education at local, regional or national level. Provided immediate technical support to field staff throughout the province. Planned program interventions with Provincial Coordinator, based on program designed.Ensured that all program interventions are properly implemented and are results bearing, TNA of project staff and to make sure that all program staff works together as an integrated program unit.
Was responsible for leading the project team and coordinating the project matters related to project content.
Ascertained the effective preparation and delivery of all project events and meetings, ensured flow of information between team members. reporting on projects progress to Chairperson.
Prepare and conduct pre-camp and in-service staff trainings.
supervise food, supplies, and equipment, and proper distribution.
Set and supervise office procedures, opening-and closing-day procedures for staff and campers.
Develop routines, schedules, and procedures for camp operation.
Maintain and review records and evaluations of all programs, operations, staff, and facilities.
Prepare an evaluation and summary of current season including inventories, staff evaluations, camp reports, and recommendations for the following season.
Monitor safety and all procedures as they pertain to the complete supervision of all campers and staff.
Planning,Implementation,Monitoring and evaluation,cpacity building trainings and reporting of adult literacy projects
Learning by Doing
Social mobilization,corner and broad based community meetings,awareness raisings sessions and campaigns