This position of Deputy Country Director is of special interest for me due to its relevance to my aptitude, skills, experience and expertise in the same field. For over 15 years, I have successfully implemented, coordinated and managed a number of multi-sectoral development / humanitarian projects (emergency, health, education, public infrastructure, poverty, reproductive health family planning, advocacy, gender, environment / conservation of natural resources).
Presently, I have been employed by DKT Pakistan (www.dktpakistan.org) as Director Operations. DKT is a USA based one of the largest private providers of family planning and reproductive health products and services in the developing world, having served 21 million couples in 2013. I provide overall lead to DKT Pakistan in operating its activities and projects throughout the country. At present, DKT has over 350 employees throughout Pakistan with Head Office in Karachi and Regional Offices in Lahore and Islamabad.
Previously, I was working as Team Leader with a German based company i.e. EPOS Health Management (www.epos.de) - a leading health management firm working globally to improve the quality and accessibility of health services and systems by combining internationally recognized expertise with proven technical and management excellence to result in cost-effective solutions for public and private organisations. My job is to lead, kfWs 7.5 million funding spread over three years with the overall objective to increase capacity of the health system in both public private sector in the remotest and marginalized northern areas of Pakistan. Working PPPs will be a major output of this project.
I have worked as Program Management Specialist with Care International (www.care.org) in its Pakistan Country Office. I developed, secured funding and implemented over 25 multi-sectoral emergency projects for various international donors. I was one of the five members team who developed, won implemented USAIDs US 80 million Jobs Project to develop human resource in collaboration with the private sector.
My brief experience in different sectors is as follows
Took lead in institutionalizing Sphere Standards and HAP Principles within Care Pakistan as well as its implementing partners from 20072008
Developed, implemented, supervised and monitored 25 multi-sectoral, multi-donor emergency projects for Pakistan EQ 2005, EQ 2008 and Floods 2007 emergencies from 20072008
Managed implementing partners through their support supervision and building capacities during emergencies from 20072008
Presently leading kfWs 7.5 million funding spread over three years with the overall objective to increase capacity of the health system in both public private sector in the remotest and marginalized northern areas of Pakistan. Working PPPs will be a major output of this project.
Developed implemented over 8 health projects for remotest areas in Pakistan for Care International
Lead Armed Forces Health Project at province level from 20002005
Supervised and monitored FPAP's reproductive health projects in five districts from 19982000
Implemented Northern Areas of Pakistan Health Program Project Component that also included constructing and establishing a 20-bed Family Health Hospital in Gilgit Town from 20022004
Supervised and monitored UNICEF's Girl Child Education Program in two districts from 19992004
Coordinated GEF's MACP environment education program component in three districts from 20052006
Supervised and monitored pilot education program at three remotest locations in Sindh Province from 20072008
Livelihood / Empowerment
Developed developed, won implemented USAIDs US 80 million Jobs Project to develop human resource in collaboration with the private sector
Implementation of Khushhali Bank's poverty alleviation through micro credit program in two districts of Punjab to empower women from 20002005
IPPF's Women's Skill Development Project implemented in one district from 19982000
CI's Empowering Women through Skills Development in remotest areas of Sindh province from 20072008
Member of team comprising both national and international consultants that conducted a detailed study on underlying causes of poverty for Care International in Pakistan in 2008
Supervised and monitored a number of poverty alleviation projects
Supervised and monitored from 20052006 IUCN's Mountain Areas Conservation Project that was a multi-dimensional initiative at South Asia level
Facilitated and contributed in developing Government of NWFP's Policy on Environment in 2006
Facilitated and contributed a National Workshop on Environment in Islamabad in 2006