Highly accomplished, result driven senior finance and grants management professional have got Master’s in Business Administration with specialization in Finance from International Islamic University, Islamabad, Pakistan. My overall professional experience is 13 years at national & International level in different humanitarian and development sectors. I lead Finance Department from last 8 years in different humanitarian organizations. I was responsible for financial management of large and complex portfolios where I successfully managed multi-million dollar awards. I am well versed in Financial Management, Grants Management, Budgeting, and administrative processes for donor’s agencies such as USAID, BPRM, DFID, ECHO, CIDA, DFAT, World Bank and UN agencies. I have worked in mega scale emergency responses in difficult conditions & lead finance department. I have a track record of documented contributions leading to improved financial performance, heightened productivity and enhanced internal controls.
I have successfully completed various development as well as emergency projects over the years from start-up through close-out. I have experience of developing and implementing both short and long term strategy of finance department. Designed and implemented various tools and policy & procedure improvement initiatives for strengthening control environment and enhancing efficiency and effectiveness of procedures. I have handle projects with extremely high burn rates while having clean audits reports from CA firms and Donors in my career so far.
I also acquired strong capacity building skills during my experience and have both designed and conducted trainings for finance and non-finance staff working in the organization. Enhance capacity of sub-grantees staff across all functions to manage awards and comply with donor requirements as relevant to their role by providing, induction, training and coaching; consistent with their various roles and responsibilities. I developed various tools and guidelines on budgeting, financial reporting, sub-grant management, indirect/shared cost allocation.
I have also managed projects under public-private partnership mechanisms and experience of integrated programming including formal and non-formal education; preventive and curative healthcare services; economic opportunities and livelihoods restoration; and distribution of food and non-food items.
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