CV, Highly experienced Nigeria based Social Worker targets Canada

I am currently available for work
Serial No: 14611

Skills keywords: programme officer, social worker
Short Bio:

I am writing to outline my extensive experience and successful track record as a Programme Officer within Monitoring and Evaluation. I believe I possess the skills, qualifications and vital experience necessary to make a very significant contribution to your organization.

I am an extremely commercially astute and highly motivated individual with a proven track record in getting the job done efficiently and to the highest of standards.

Current location: Federal Capital Territory, Nigeria - View on map
Nationality: Pakistani
Preferred Sector of Employment:  , Admin and Clerical
Spoken languages: english, Urdu
Location I am interested in working: canada

Education And Qualifications
Diploma in Economic Development & Policy Analysis
University of Nottingham (1997)

Diploma in Trade, Industrialization, & Economic Policy
Peshawar University (1996)

MBA in Finance
Gomal University D.I.Khan (1990)

BA in Economics & Statistics
Gomal University D.I.Khan (1986)

IELTS- Listening: 7.5, Reading: 7.5, Writing: 6.0, Speaking: 7.0, Overall: 7.0

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United Nations
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Sightsavers International
Demonstrated excellent organizational and programmatic qualities by carrying out extensive audit reviews of restricted funded programmes and developing remedial action plans where necessary. Led the review process by liaising with teams from finance, M&E, and programme development. Provided regular updated reports on progress and continued to provide support while monitoring remedial activities up until successful conclusion. Conducted reviews of an agreed number of sampled country programme portfolios annually. Contributed to the proposal development process in two ways – as part of a proposal review team to provide reviews of programme and funding proposals, and as coordinator for multi-country / cross regional programmes.

Senior Officer (Aug 2011 – Aug 2012)
International Federation of Red Cross & Red Crescent Societies
Instrumental in refining Organizational Capacity and Certification (OCAC) process, a mechanism to identify capacity deficits within the members of the network through a self-assessment exercise. Facilitated the development and roll-out of the model for an independently-validated federation-wide process review and tested the mechanism to assess the organisational capacities of National Societies (NSs). Drew upon logistical and analytical qualities through the development of strategies using data analysis. Promoted the mechanism within the network via regular newsletters, website, and advocacy materials.

Monitoring, Evaluation and Reporting Officer (Jun 2010 – Jun 2011)
UN-HABITAT Apr 2008 – Jun 2011
Strengthened and consolidated the monitoring and evaluation systems for both the emergency and long-term development programmes. Played a vital role in rapid assessments, collating and analyzing data, and assisting the team in developing a number of programme proposals. Headed up the articulation and construction of log frames, aligned indicators, and data collection methodologies. Oversaw a harmonised and effective M&E system by managing and mentoring staff by developing their capacities and remotely managing them to ensure consistent quality progress reporting and data collection.

Evaluation Officer (Apr 2008 – Jun 2010)
Focused on establishing and implementing technical monitoring and evaluation policies for the Human Settlement Financing Division (HSFD), specifically for Water and Sanitation (WATSAN) and Slum Upgrading Facility (SUF) programmes. Monitored and analysed project development, identifying key problems and proposing corrective actions. Coordinated policy development, analysis of issues and trends, and participated in impact evaluations. Ensured the monitoring and evaluation of the HSFD portfolio complied with standards of the organization and the United Nations Evaluation Group (UNEG). Tasked as Coordination Officer working alongside the M&E unit to ensure all projects adhered to guidelines and frameworks, and complied with the biennial budget instructions in design, implementation, monitoring, and evaluation.

Monitoring & Evaluation Specialist (Jul 2007 – Apr 2008)
United Nations Development Programme
Fully responsible for developing a system for the different projects under the programme of empowering rural women. Designed and developed data collection instruments, reported formats, and developed different tools to be utilised across the different projects. Trained relevant staff and provided regular technical advice to build up the capacity of the project. Undertook regular field visits to monitor the implementation of activities as required, assisting projects in development / management of their M&E systems for timely preparation and submission of reports to UNDP and donors. Developed reliable data sources and employed easily defended methodologies for cross-checking and improving.

Monitoring & Evaluation Specialist (Jul 2006 – Jun 2007)
Asian Development Bank
Facilitated the establishment of an internal and external monitoring framework relating to the Earthquake Emergency Assistance Project (EEAP) with a portfolio of $1b. Provided technical inputs and guidance to clients on appropriate scope, technologies, and costs, and prepared terms of reference for projects. Maximized the sharing of ideas with governance, public sector reform, social and environmental safeguards, decentralization, and public finance.

Manager (Feb 2006 – Jun 2006)
International Rescue Committee
Oversaw the Design, Monitoring, Evaluation, & Research (DMER) unit, designing and implementing different projects within the country programme. Pioneered a data collection system, databases, and reporting structures to support programs in project planning, monitoring, projects reviews, and reporting. Conducted regular field visits, and monitored and evaluated projects based on agreed KPIs and methodology. Led on data analysis and generated information for management, including consolidating monthly to quarterly and annual program reports for internal and external use. Other duties included:
• Met strategic objectives by preparing annual operational plans and monitoring and reporting accordingly
• Assisted the grants team in successfully bidding for different RFPs

Emergency Programme Officer (Jan 2006 – Feb 2006)
Save the Children Sweden
Successfully established an emergency programme to assess the socio-economic conditions and needs of vulnerable groups following an earthquake. Proposed and assisted in the design, planning, and budgeting of appropriate programmes, projects, and initiatives to protect and empower this group leading to rehabilitation and development. Coordinated and organized training programmes for staff, communities, and partner organizations to promote the overall activities of each organization.

Programme Manager (Jul 2003 – Nov 2005)
Concern Worldwide Pakistan Programme
Collaborated closely with a local partner organization to guide the design of the company’s Balochistan pilot livelihoods and primary health programme. Led on the emergency procedure and response with implementing partners in two disaster-prone provinces in Pakistan. Identified and appraised local partner organizations and prepared programme proposals for submission to potential donors and Concern Worldwide Dublin. Monitored programme budgets, prepared written and verbal reports and programme presentations, and methodically monitored and evaluated the programme. Managed the data collection and assessment process during the development of new projects. Other achievements and duties included:
• Raised the profile of the organization and explored additional fields of cooperation, opportunities of joint programming, and the development of a common consensus on related issues
• Identified staffing needs and used performance monitoring and appraisal tools to supervise and support
• Part of the team to develop a five year strategic plan for the country programme

Management Executive (Aug 1999 – Jun 2003)
Pakistan Poverty Alleviation Fund
Primarily tasked with the development of the Monitoring & Evaluation system for the agency and participating partners. Assisted in selecting the first and subsequent batches of partner organizations (PO) through field appraisal and funding proposals. Successfully monitored eight POs within three provinces of Pakistan. Played a key role in managing first baseline survey (PIDE), major evaluation of micro credit intervention, and a KAP study.

Economist (Aug 1992 – Jul 1999)
Government of NWFP, Pakistan –
Conducted socio-economic studies and provided quality assurance services from preparation, approval, and implementation to the project completion report to aid in preparing feasibility of a project. Prepared quarterly / annual financial and economic reviews and assisted in compilation of terms of references for contractors and consultants while liaising on outsourced components with the government, consultants, and firms.