Curriculum Vitae of
Monitoring and Evaluation/Research Specialist
Cell Number: +88-01199-831057; and 01715-108576
Mr. Arifeen is a multi-tasks performance-driven result based programmer focus on M&E/research including MIS, and Communication for Development (C4D) with diverse cross-cultural service background. He has more than decade long continuous advancement and experience in the above mentioned relevant fields at different capacities at national andinternational organizations including development partners. He is recognised as a creative and enthusiastic change agent with proven track record in improving operations in terms of processes, resource utilization and outputs, change management initiatives and capacity building. He maintained a strong network, a very good communicator and presenter whobrings advantages in leveraging relationships with both internal and external stakeholders. He is skilled trouble-shooter/problem-solver who recognises issues clearly and focuses on options. He is also a highly analytical thinker with demonstrated ability to scrutinize technical, performance and financial data.
Available to accept the new assignment(s): January 2013
Longer term mission abroad: Nigeria
Fluent in English
Date of Birth: 03 May 1966
Married with two sons.
1)Master Degree: Population (Demography) and Reproductive Health Research,Mahidol University, Thailand, 20022)Master Degree: Sociology, University of Dhaka, Bangladesh, 1987/88.3)Bachelor Degree: Sociology, University of Dhaka, Bangladesh, 1986/87.4)Diploma: Gender Mainstreaming, UNFPA HQs, 2005.5)Advances in Family Health and Social Communication, JHU/CCP, 1995.6)Development of Broadcasting: Health Communication Workshop for two weeks in 1995 from National Institute of Mass Communication (NIMCO) Bangladesh, 1995.
•Result based strategy/programme planning (especially for District, sub-district and community based local level plans), monitoring and evaluation and reportingincluding emergency pitch reporting and poverty/equity analysis.•Cross-functional leadership; Large complex interdisciplinary projects (Demand-based Reproductive Health Commodity Project and Joint GoB-UN-Maternal and Neonatal Health Initiative); problem solving and decision making•Participatory, formative research, Social Maps, MIS, Forecasting/projections for population impact in social sector.•Communication for development (C4D) with the application of theories and capacity building on communication and interpersonal communication, in particular.•Policy advocacy strategy and plan including mass media based campaigns.•Public-private partnership/networking, engaging community, and others including resource mobilization.•High professional ethics.
Assignments have been successfully completed with following organizations/agencies:the World Bank, DfiD, EU, UNFPA, UNICEF, WHO, and CIDA as development partners;Planning Wing of Ministry of Health and Family Welfare including Directorate General of Health Services and Directorate General of Family Planning, NIPORT, NIPSOM, Planning and Development Academy, BPATC , Bangladesh Institute of Development Studies, Sixsectoral ministries of Government of Bangladesh, Planning Commission, Bangladesh Bureau of Statistics, Ministry of National Parliamentary Affairs, Department of Population Sciences, University of Dhaka; ICDDR,B, Population Council, JSI International, RTM International,LSTM, Compass Nigeria and CARE; and in the private sector with Bangladesh Garment Manufacturer and Exporters’ Association (BGMEA) on MIS, M&E, needs/impact assessments, and for community development/operation research and C4D projects.
Handled Complex Programmes/Projects:
Population and Development Programmes with cost US$ 5 million: Ministry of Planning (Planning Commission and Planning and Development Academy, Bangladesh Institute of Development Studies, Population Council), Ministry of Parliamentary Affairs, Ministry of Health and Family Welfare (NIPORT, IEM/BCC Unit, MIS and HMIS Unit), Ministry of Education (Department of Population Sciences and Independent University, Bangladesh), and Bangladesh Bureau of Statistics (SPARSO).
Demand-based Reproductive Health Commodity Project (DBRHCP), CIDA funded 15 million US$: Ministry of Health and Family Welfare (NIPORT), JSI, Population Council, RTM International, and ICDDR,B.
Joint GoB-UN-MNH Initiative, DfiD, EU and CIDA funded 50 million US$: Ministry of Health and Family Welfare (DGHS and DGFP), ICDDR,B (1.9 million US$), Population Council, CARE, LSTM, local NGOs, UNFPA, UNICEF, and WHO, including OGSB, Bangladesh Perinatal Society and Neonatal Forum.
Developed/prepared Strategies/Research Paper/Reports as author/co-author:
1.Equity in Reproductive and Maternal Health Services in Bangladesh, 2012 (to be published in International Journal for Equity in Health).2.MNHI Strategic Vision for 2012-2016, UNFPA, UNICEF and WHO strategic direction document with Directorate General of Health Services and Directorate General of Family Planning. 20123.Study on Contribution of Private Sector in delivering RH-FP services in Bangladesh. Report prepared for World Bank, 2012 (unpublished). 4.District MNH Plans (Local Level Plans) for seven MNHI districts in Bangladesh applying WHO guidelines (DTPS tool) 20125.Workshop report and policy brief on people living in fringe – strategies for effectively delivering maternal and newborn health care services in hard to reach areas in Bangladesh, workshop report unpublished, policy brief reviewed. ICDDR,B 2012.6.Six Policy Briefs for policy makers and program managers on: i) integration male and youth-friendly services with reproductive health initiative at health and family welfare centres; ii) quality family planning and reproductive tract infections services for urban slum population; iii) rational use of modern contraceptive methods in reproductive life cycle; iv) maternal voucher schemes helps rural poor pregnant women to utilize medical facilities more; v) voicing the community: perceived reproductive health and family planning method-related problems; and vi) determinants of family planning method use in six regions of Bangladesh.UNFPA, 20117.Joint GoB-UN-MNHI Planning Workshop – revised MNHI Plans for 2011-2016 for effective utilization of DFID, EU, CIDA fund and coordination among UNFPA, UNICEF and WHO. 20118.‘Making it Happen’—Capacity Development of Human Resource for Maternal and Newborn Health, Report on Monitoring and Evaluation Visit Bangladesh, April 2010, Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine (PSTM), Rolyal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RCOG), United Kingdom.9.Revised Monitoring and Evaluation Guideline for Joint UN-MNH Initiative. UNFPA, Dhaka, Bangladesh, July 2010.10.Increase Rational Use of Modern Contraceptive in Piloted Areas of Bangladesh, Population Council-UNFPA. 2009.11.Study on Linkages between population and poverty, Population Council-UNFPA-Planning Commission, Govt. of Bangladesh. 200612.Sectoral Plan for Ministry of Education, Women Affairs and Agriculture and Fisheries, 200613.Sectoral Need-based Projections in Bangladesh, Bangladesh Bureau of Statistics, 200614.Factors Responsible for Low Family Planning Performance in Bangladesh. NIPORT, MOHFW, Dhaka, Bangladesh, 2005.15.Factors related to Effective Use of Population Committees at Different District, Upazilla, Union, and Ward Levels, NIPORT, MOHFW, Dhaka, Bangladesh, 2005.16.Stakeholder Action Plan in Implementing the National Population Policy, NIPORT and Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Dhaka, 2005.17.Dynamics of Ageing Population: How Bangladesh Can Response?, Planning Commission, 2004.18.Regional Variation of Total Fertility Rate in Bangladesh and Possible Remedies, NIPORT, 2004.19.Rapid Needs Assessment Tool for Condom Programming for UNFPA Global Program, March, 2003.20.Analysing the Link of Family Planning Programme Performance Impact on Contraceptive Use in Bangladesh. September 2002.21.National Integrated BCC Strategy and Implementation Plan for IEC/BCC activities. 1999.22.Report on the workshop on Integrated Health and Family Planning IEC Strategy (BCC Strategy) Development. 1998.23.An Assessment of Quality of In-patient Care in Six Selected Health Complexes. (World Bank financed study program. 1994.24.Health of the Underprivileged: Problems and Issues. 1993.25.Evaluation of the Training Program of the NIPORT-GTZ System. 1993.26.Baseline/Project Intervention Analysis BDRCS Rural Hospital/PHC Project, Teligati,Netrokona; 1992.27.Evaluation of the Family Planning Model Clinic Training Program. 1992.28.Qualitative Research Methods for Drug Use Studies: field-testing in Bangladesh. (Sponsored by INRUD—International Network for Rational Use of Drugs). 1992.29.Evaluation of the BDRCS PHC/MCH Program in Chittagong Division, Bangladesh. 1991.30.An Evaluation of Primary Health Care Intensification Project in Kalihati and Sreepur Sub-district. 1991.31.An Overview of Health Scenario in Slums of Hazaribag Area of Dhaka, Bangladesh. 1990.32.Changing Agrarian Structure in Bangladesh: A Case Study of a Village in NarayanganjDistrict, Bangladesh. 1988-89. (Research Monograph)33.Changing Agrarian Structure in Bangladesh: A Sociological Analysis. 1987-88. (Research Monograph)