Naeem Sarwar

rnsarwar@hotmail.com

Tel: + 923219812324

 

Having degrees in disaster risk management and psychology; with good understanding and knowledge of international & local humanitarian affairs. Skilled in good analytical, problem solving, decision making, team building and cross cultural communication

 

 

WORK EXPERIENCE

Head of Disaster Risk Management, Jan 2014 – till now

Human Appeal International, Islamabad, Pakistan,

 

  1. Working as Head of Disaster Risk Management Unit – Islamabad (Pakistan) Overall responsible to lead, to develop, implement, manage, supervise and evaluate all the organization’s humanitarian program in accordance with the standards set out by the organization.

  2. To ensure that all development program are climate adoptive and have a built-in risk management factor.

  3. Supervising the execution of projects, providing real time resolution for problems encountered during the implementation and mitigating the program risks.

  4. Maintaining and making sure the program schedules are followed and Reporting on project status as agreed with the donor

  5. Managing project teams & accounting for project cost, time and budget

  6. Tracking the external funding environment and inflow of type/amount of funds, suggesting necessary adjustments to fund-raising targets and/or strategies, to reach those targets;

  7. Representing HAI in meetings with key partners to advocate and promote HAI’s program goals and objectives, communicate on organizational policies and maintain and strengthen relationships.

  8. Follow up on the implementation of recommendations and agreements.

  9. Develop funding proposals and partnerships, coordinate engagement activities, manage the relationship with local and international donors

 

Program Manager, July 2011 – 31st Dec 2013  

Pakistan Red Crescent Society, Muzaffarabad, Kashmir, Pakistan, (position funded by Turkish Red Crescent Society)

 

  1. Administer and implement Program activities in accordance with the PRCS/TRCS policies.

  2. Prepare the drafts for annual and quarterly work-plans; monitor work-plan implementation and inform the Country Manager of any foreseeable delays or changes in a timely manner.

  3. Provide leadership, strategic guidance, and supervision to the all programs/department including livelihood (vocational center, computer center), DRR and children activity center.

  4. Represent PRCS/TRCS by attending and contributing to inter-agency (health and other relevant) cluster meetings, and contributing to the continuing evolution of the UN-led strategy for Kashmir.

  5. To organize capacity building training activities for local govt. line departments and counterparts

  6. To lead, prepare and facilitate the capacity-building plane for the local Red Crescent and local NGOs in the field of Psychosocial Support.

  7. Prepare a variety of financial and narrative monthly and quarterly reports on program activities and operations and gather statistical data as needed or requested

 

Program Officer, Feb 2008 – July 2011

Sungi Welfare Society, Bagh, Kashmir, Pakistan,

 

  1. The effective and efficient Planning, monitoring and reporting of the field project activities in line with the project proposal, the budget, time frame and donor regulations.

  2. Implementing organizational procedures, systems and guidelines, reporting in line with SWS internal requirements and according to donor standers / requirements on monthly, quarterly, and annually basis

  3. Preparing proposals, concept notes and LFA’s when and where required for SWS.

  4. Assess, plan, prepare and conduct capacity building trainings and project trainings for different groups from Govt., local NGO’s, CBO’s and community.

  5. Design, plan and execute formative and summative evaluations as per the donor requirements

 

 

 

Psychosocial Coordinator, (On UK contract/International Post), Sep 2006 – Jan 2008

HelpAge International, INGO, Leading global action on ageing, (P.O Box 32832, London N1 9ZN,UK)

 

  1. Was responsible for the overall direction and management of field operations, and to represent HelpAge International, liaise with other partners including Donors and the Government representatives, UN, National and International NGOs

  2. Assess, plan, prepare and conduct capacity building trainings for different groups from Govt. local and International NGO’s and community.

  3. Responsible for monitoring and documenting achievement of project outputs and objectives, ensuring the quality and timely achievement of program objectives

  4. Prepare and submit timely internal reports on field activities, detailing the progress and achievement of project outputs and objectives, the challenges faced and how they were tackled and recommendations for subsequent phases.

  5. Ensure lessons learnt in monitoring and evaluations are captured, capitalized and incorporated into Helpage International programs through systematic supervision, reporting and documentation including exchange of feed-back on project impact for replication and scaling up

 

 

Psychologist, Nov 2005 – Aug 2006,

Turkish Red Crescent Society (TRCS), Humanitarian Aid Team Muzaffarabad, Pakistan Administered Kashmir

 

  1. Administer and implement Program activities in accordance with the TRCS policies.

  2. Prepare the drafts for annual and quarterly work-plans; monitor work-plan implementation and inform the Country Manager of any foreseeable delays or changes in a timely manner.

  3. Represent TRCS by attending and contributing to inter-agency (health and other relevant) cluster meetings, and contributing to the continuing evolution of the UN-led strategy for Kashmir.

  4. To organize training activities on participatory appraisal methodologies for local counterparts

  5. To lead, prepare and facilitate the capacity building plane for the local Red Crescent and local NGOs in the field of Psychosocial Support.

  6. To build, train and manage a network of volunteers in the each camp and assign duties according to their skills, education and experience.

  7. Prepare a variety of monthly and quarterly reports on program activities and operations and gather statistical data as needed or requested

 

Field Officer Community Mobilization, Sep 2001 – Oct 2005,

The Citizens Foundations – Karachi

  1. Overall responsible for the social mobilization activities in the targeted communities

  2. Formation of Community Based Organizations and mobilize the members of these groups

  3. Promotes gender equality, democratic decision-making and is all-inclusive

  4. To identify potential leaders/community focal persons/volunteers and ensure their participation

  5. To encourage and stimulate full participation of all community members; with special attention to those who are usually un-accessed, marginalized and overlooked in community decision making

  6. Perform field research activities pertaining to baseline, assessments, prepare case studies, & develop quality photos etc.

  7. Ensure the production of good quality, accurate, and timely implementation of planned mobilization activities against the objectives of the project and its achievement

  8. Mobilize community groups, sensitize them on education as required, organize and facilitate meetings and conduct awareness sessions

  9. Provide technical assistance to and advise community groups on project identification and implementation strategies

Trainings attended

  • 27 – 29 Oct 2014, , Human Appeal – UK, Islamabad, Pakistan

  • 26 – 30 May 2014, ,Human Appeal – UK, Islamabad, Pakistan

  • 25 – 29 Nov 2013, , IFRC – PRCS, Islamabad, Pakistan

  • 17 – 24 March 2012, , by IFRC-PRCS, Islamabad, Pakistan

  • 11 – 13 May 2010, , by Sungi Development Foundation, ERRA & FAO

  • 5 Nov, 2009, TOT on “Household water treatment methods and water safety plans”, by PCRWR, UNICEF & ERRA

  • 27 – 29 July 2009, “”, conducted by UNICEF and Ministry of SW&WD, AJK

  • 04 – 09 Aug 2008, l, using , Conducted by Skill Development counsel, Ministry of Labor and Manpower, Gov. of Pakistan.

  • 25, May 2008, “”, conducted Online by, JOHNS HOPKINS
    BLOOMBERG SCHOOL of PUBLIC HEALTH

  • 26 February 2008, “Disaster Mental Health Planning”, conducted Online by, JOHNS HOPKINS BLOOMBERG  SCHOOL of PUBLIC HEALTH

  • 19 – 24 March 2007, Six days Training of Trainers (TOT) on conducted by National Volunteers Movement (NVM) Govt. of Pakistan and UNDP

  • 6 – 7 March 2007, Two days Training on “ ” conducted by HelpAge /Merlin

  • , 1 day Training of Trainers (TOT) on “Psychosocial Support” conducted by HelpAge /Merlin

  • 16 – 19 Oct 2006, 4 days Training “conducted by HelpAge /Merlin

  • 23 – 26 March 2006, 4 days Training of “”, conducted by Turkish Red Crescent Society (TRCS) in collaboration with Turkish Psychological Association and Union of Disaster Psychosocial Services (UDPS-TURKEY)

  • 8 – 9 April 2006, 2 days Training of “”, conducted by TRCS in collaboration with Turkish Psychiatric Association and Union of Disaster Psychosocial Services (UDPS-TURKEY)

  • 12 – 13 Feb 2006, 2 days Training of conducted by TRCS

  • 12 – 13 Nov 2005, 2 days Training of “” conducted by TRCS

  • 17 – 18 Nov 2005, 2 days Training of “” conducted by TRCS

  • 15 – 16 Nov 2005, 2 days Training of “” conducted by TRCS

 

ACADEMIC BACKGROUND:

 

 

  • Master’s in Disaster Risk Management (DRM) from Preston University Islamabad (2015-217) – Pakistan 

  • Master’s in Clinical Psychology from Behria University Karachi (2002-2003) – Pakistan

Other Qualifications

  • One year diploma in computer science from board of technical education Peshawar (1999 - 2000) Pakistan

 

Skills & Knowledge:

  • Psychosocial and Mental Health, while having a master’s degree in clinical psychology I also have practical experience of over a decade both in natural and anthropogenic disasters. I have responded and handled mental health issues in different emergencies and worked with all vulnerable groups coming from different cultural and ethnic backgrounds.

  • Disaster Management and Relief Operation, coupled with disaster risk management degree, I have good working experience in different disasters, including emergency assessments, relief operations, recovery and rehabilitation. Had long experience with natural as well as man-made disaster working strategies.

  • Managerial Skills, I have practical working experience at different managerial positions in development as well as humanitarian situations

  • Liaison and Networking, possessing practical working experience of networking, coordination and liaising with different government, non-government partners and donor agencies.

  • Administrative and Financial Procedures, possessing a solid working knowledge of a variety of administrative and financial procedures.

  • Monitoring and Evaluation also possess the skills of monitoring and evaluating of relief, welfare & development projects, which I gained while working at different positions.

  • IT Literate, working knowledge of Microsoft Windows and Office Products, possessing the ability to effectively use and operate MS Word, MS PowerPoint and MS Excel as well as Inpage and Coral.

  • HR Capacity Building Resource Person, one of my best areas of working is my different trainings to within my organizational staff as well as to other organizations. PRA, ToT, Presentation & Communication Skills etc. are my distinguish trainings for HR.

  • Quality Assurance and Research, having knowledge on day to day project activities qualities on research base from planning to implementation to impacts.

 

REFERENCES

 

  • Faryal Minhas, Country Director Human Appeal

+923178884933, faryal.minhas@humanappeal.org.uk

  • Nisar Ahmed, Country Director Help-in-Need Pakistan

+923345052299, nisarsabir@gmail.com