Summary

I am a competent development professional having an experience of 15 years in Situational Assessment/Appraisal, Project Designing, Project/Team Management, Human and Institutional Development, Community Empowerment, Relief / Rehabilitation, Climate Analysis, Knowledge Management, Advocacy, Monitoring and Evaluation.

I have Master Degree in English Literature from Peshawar University, a Degree of MBA Executive (HR) from Sarhad University of Information Technology, Peshawar and Graduation level Certificates in Sociology & Journalism from Alama Iqbal Open University (AIOU), Islamabad. I have also completed several training courses on Project Management, Advocacy, Gender Mainstreaming, and Social Empowerment. Besides, I got a month long training on Climate Change Analysis / Climate Corridors in Zurich, Switzerland.

During my career in the development sector (2002-2017), I successfully performed multi-dimensional roles and acquired valuable skills through my practical work and capacity building programs by different development agencies. I worked as: Finance Manager in CHIP’s partner organization; Team Leader of SDC funded Livelihoods Rehabilitation Programme for Earthquake Affectees in district Shangla; Team leader of SDC/IC funded Target Group Mobilization / Organization in Karim Abad, district Chitral; Service Provider Facilitation to SDC/IC Livelihoods Programme in district Swat; Programme Officer WASH in Handicap International; Programme Manager of Caritas / CRS funded MHP Project in district Shangla; and a Freelance Consultant to different development agencies. During November 2014 – July 2017 I worked as Deputy Director Communication and Outreach at SDC funded Climate Change Centre, the University of Agriculture Peshawar and served Water for Livelihoods Project of HELVETAS Swiss Intercooperation Pakistan as Knowledge Management Officer from August to December, 2017.

Projects

Climate Corridors for Strategic Adaptation Planning

Experience

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Knowledge Management Officer
Helvetas Swiss Intercooperation Pakistan
Aug 2017 - Dec 2017 | Peshawar, Pakistan

 Supporting monitoring system of W4L in contributing to knowledge generation in face of the pre-set objectives and thematic areas.
 Analysing and consolidating data / information, received from monitoring team of W4L, in a way to produce knowledge on the basis of output & outcome for dissemination among the project team and stakeholders.
 Facilitating various staff and partners in generating knowledge relevant to the project indicators.
 Designing specific surveys and studies for the indicators which could not be monitored through the regular monitoring practices.
 Preparing summary and consolidated data for the six monthly/ annual progress report for Steering Committee meetings and presenting them in an interesting and easy to understand way .
 Contributing to the overall process of knowledge management, within W4L by sharing and documenting the various processes, lessons learned and success stories of interest for other partners / development organizations.
 Supporting Team leader/project team in generating reports for Govt. and donors on the prescribed formats as per specified schedule.
 Supporting project team in developing Outcomes Monitoring Summaries, policy notes, thematic notes, position papers, technical papers etc. for dissemination, advocacy and upscaling.
 Identifying bottlenecks and weaknesses in the knowledge management system, and proposing appropriate changes/.
 Facilitation of Monitoring System of the project in conducting effect and impact monitoring.
 Coordination with stakeholders/actors in the water sector

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Deputy Director Communication & Outreach, Climate Change Centre - UAP
Helvetas Swiss Intercooperation Pakistan
Nov 2014 - Jul 2017 | Peshawar, Pakistan

 Coordination with faculties, line departments and farmers for research & outreach activities i.e. climate change studies, adaptation plans, awareness and training workshops /seminars etc.
 Harnessing support for the centre from UAP faculties and other stakeholders i.e. policy making institutions and line agencies etc.
 Supporting the Director CCC in management of the centre and outreach activities.
 Assisting the Director CCC and UAP in developing PC-1, proposals and concepts notes for submission to the government and donors.
 Supporting the Director CCC, P&D and faculties of UAP in developing linkages with national and international academic, research institutions and line agencies.
 Supporting CCC-UAP in capacity building programmes for faculties and students.
 Promotion of centre’s overall objectives.

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Consultant - Building Resilience to Climate Extremes and Disasters (BRACED)
Pakistani Hoslamand Khwateen Network
Apr 2014 - Aug 2014 | Hari Pur, Pakistan

 Identification of potential Union Councils for rain water harvesting.
 Engagement of stakeholders at the end of UC selection.
 Exploration / assessment of existent potential NGOs (especially indigenous and non political).
 Facilitation of PhD scholars of Agriculture University Peshawar to conduct pilot climate appraisal / hazard analyses.
 Facilitation of other service providers to conduct Micro Finance potential/feasibility analyses
 Identification of relevant learners / communities and their learning needs regarding CC / adaptation.
 Liaison development with line departments especially relating to water.
 Exploration of research institutions.
 Collection / complication of base line information for Water Use Management Plan (WUMP)
 Collection / compilation of secondary data.
 Development of District Profiles.

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Project Manager CRS funded MHP Project
Rural Organization for Awareness & Development
Aug 2012 - Nov 2012 | Shangla, Pakistan

 Overall project management
 Development of plans and reports.
 Facilitation of the team in social mobilization, organization and empowerment of target communities (Formation and capacity building of MHP committees)
 Facilitation of development partners (partner communities) in the programme implementation.
 Knowledge management.
 Coordination with government and non government institutes and projects.
 Progress, process & financial monitoring, evaluation, reviews and reporting.

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Team Leader - Service Providers Social
Livelihoods Programme/IC
Jul 2010 - Mar 2012 | Swat, Pakistan

 Overall team management
 Development of Annual Plans of Operation.
 Development of participatory monitoring framework
 Facilitation of the team in social mobilization, organization and empowerment of target communities
 Facilitation of development partners (partner communities) in the programme implementation.
 Knowledge management.
 Coordination with government and non government institutes and projects.
 Progress, process & financial monitoring, evaluation, reviews and reporting.
 Overall management of SDC funded Relief, Winterization and SDC – WFP funded Cash for DRR projects regarding Flood 2010 affectees of Swat.
Location of Work: District Swat.

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Programme Officer WASH
Handicap International - Pakistan
Apr 2010 - Jun 2010 | Islamabad, Pakistan

 Overall implementation of WASH component
 Development of Plans of Operation.
 Development of monitoring framework
 Facilitation of the team in overall project implementation
 Facilitation of partner NGOs/CBOs in the programme implementation.
 Coordination with government and non government institutes and projects.
 Progress, process & financial monitoring, evaluation, reviews and reporting.

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Team Leader Service Providers Social
Livelihoods Programme of Intercooperation
Jan 2009 - Apr 2010 | Swat, Pakistan

 Development of Annual Plan of Operation.
 Development of participatory monitoring framework
 Facilitation of the team in social mobilization, organization and empowerment of target communities
 Facilitation of development partners (partner communities) in the programme implementation.
 Knowledge management.
 Coordination with government and non government institutes and projects.
 Progress, process & financial monitoring, evaluation, reviews and reporting.

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Resource Person / Consultant Livelihoods Framework Analysis
Livelihoods Programme of IC
Jan 2008 - Dec 2008 | Swat, Pakistan

 Orientation of Livelihood Framework Analysis to the assessment team.
 Facilitation of the team in the assessment comprising HHs Typology and Livelihood Framework Analysis.
 Compilation and analysis of data, and reporting of the assessment.

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Team Leader of IPRP/IC funded Target Group Mobilization / Organization
Karim Abad Area Development Organization (KADO)
Jan 2007 - Dec 2007 | Chitral, Pakistan

 Development of Annual Plan of Operation.
 Development of monitoring and evaluation plans/log frame.
 Team management and facilitation in project implementation.
 Knowledge management.
 Facilitation of two other IPRP partner organizations in systems, procedures and project Implementation.
 Coordination with government and non government institutes and projects.
 Progress, process & financial monitoring, evaluation, reviews, reporting and presentation.

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Team Leader
Livelihoods Rehabilitation Programme of IPRP/IC
Jun 2006 - Dec 2006 | Shangla, Pakistan

 Planning.
 Team management and facilitation in project implementation.
 Facilitation of two other IC-IPRP partner organizations in programme implementation.
 Coordination with government and non government institutes and projects.
 Progress, process & financial monitoring, evaluation, reviews, reporting and presentation

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Finance Manager
Integrated Community Development Programme of CHIP
Jun 2002 - May 2006 | Swat, Pakistan

 Financial planning / Proposal development, Funds requests and installments disbursement.
 Accounts maintenance and book keeping.
 Inventory management, Logistics arrangements and office administration.
 Financial reporting and conducting annual audits.
 Capacity building of partner community based organizations.

Education

Sarhad University of Science & Information Technology
Master, Masters in Business Administration, MBA Executive‎
Human Resource Management, Marketing and Financial Management, Project Management
Percentage 73%
2008
Alama Iqbal Open University
Certification, Sociology & Journalism/Reporting‎
Sociology, Journalism/Reporting
Completed
2004
University of Peshawar
Master, Masters in Arts, English Literature & Linguistics‎
English Literature and Linguistics
Percentage 50%
2001

Skills

5+ Years Advocacy
3 Years Climate Analysis / Climate Corridors
5+ Years Community Infrastructure
5+ Years Emergency Response / Relief and DRR
5+ Years Gender Sensitive Project Management
5+ Years Hazards / Disaster Risk Assessment
5+ Years Human and Institutional Development
5+ Years Knowledge Mangement
5+ Years Livelihoods Framework Analysis
5+ Years Participatory Research and Action (PRA)
5+ Years Participatory Situation Analysis
5+ Years Proposals development
5+ Years Rapid Market Assessment
5+ Years Social Mobilization and Organization

Languages

Expert Pashto
Intermediate Urdu
Expert English