Name: Nasir Haleem
Organisation: Save the Children Swewden Pakistan
Role: Emergency Programme Coordinator
Experience: Presently Working as Emergency Program Coordinator with Save the Children Sweden, Mansehra from 16th August 2007 till date. The major responsibilities are: • Responsible for overall management of the earthquake Response Programme in consultation with Programme Management team at the Country Office. • Responsible to lead the Programme management committees for earthquake Response Programme comprising Programme Officers at District Mansehra and District Battagram, M&E unit, Finance Unit and Administration Unit. • Responsible to ensure all human, financial and logistic resources are utilized in an efficient and transparent manner. • Responsible to ensure that organizational systems and structures work effectively and a conducive and employee friendly atmosphere is maintained at the Earth Quake Response Programme Offices. • Responsible for the overall implementation of the Earth Quake Response Programme and all projects therein and achievement of objectives as defined in the project documents agreed with donors. • Responsible to ensure implementation of the project as per child rights programming principles and participation of children, their families and communities in all stages of program cycle. • Responsible for the approval of the Programme expenditures in the project area, closely monitor budget utilization as per approved budget. • Responsible for an effective communication with the country office and meeting financial and progress reporting needs of the country and head offices. • Responsible for donor relations and to ensure meeting of deadlines for all communication needs of donors, including periodic reports as agreed in project cooperation agreements. • Responsible to represent Save the Children Sweden at different forums as and when required. • Responsible to ensure close coordination at field level with UN, International NGOs, government and local government authorities & local NGOs. • Responsible to identify and meet capacity building needs of Programme, admin and finance staff with reference to their job requirements. • Responsible to provide technical support to Programme, finance, admin and field staff as and when required. Worked as “Program Officer” in Save the Children Sweden, District Batagram in Community based child protection project since 1st October 2006 to 15th August 2007. The major responsibilities include: 1. Guide and supervise the team of Assistant Program Officers of the community Based Child Protection Project in the re-organization and development of community structures and organization of activities through a participatory approach. 2. Organize capacity building programmes for the local communities, NGO’s and other stake holders. 3. To conduct protection needs assessment in the target and surrounding communities, especially the children, with an aim to initiate programme intervention. 4. Supervise, manage and run the SCS sub-office in Battagram District under the guidance of emergency program coordinator and in close coordination with Administrative officer and finance officer in SCS sub office Mansehra. 5. Monitor and supervise the work of Assistant Program Officers, Community Mobilizers and provide guidance and support to them in performing their duties. 6. Conduct training need assessment of the target groups and organize training events for Assistant Program Officers, Community Mobilizers, Community Volunteers and other target groups. 7. Responsible for the compilation of project field data, progress reports and achievements and assist the emergency programme coordinator by providing him the requisite information for reporting to SCS and donors. 8. Promote close coordination at the field level with local authorities, NGO’s, INGO’s and communities and effective implementation of the SCS programme. 9. Responsible for mobilizing and organizing the target communities and to ensure their active participation in programme activities. 10. Responsible for identification and verification of most vulnerable families and children in the affected communities and ensuring protection of their rights. 11. Responsible for follow up on training activities in the field and to monitor its impacts. 12. Responsible for promotion of child rights with special reference to child protection issues like violence against children, child sexual abuse and trafficking of children, children’s participation and non-discrimination and inclusion of all children at the community level. 13. To cooperate with all staff in a friendly manner so as to encourage esprit de corps. 14. To carry out other tasks as and when assigned by the Emergency Programme Coordinator on behalf of the organization. Worked as “Coordinator Child Protection & Education” since 1st May 2006 to 30th September 2006 in the Emergency response Unit of IRC Dist. Mansehra. The Major responsibilities include: 1. Provide technical support to the field managers and officers for the implementation of all Child Protection & Education programs including community mobilization around child protection issues, literacy/life skills training, child-centered spaces, vocational training and other areas. 2. Actively seek out funding opportunities and develop proposals in consultation with senior management and staff. 3. Monitor relevant programmatic activities in Muzaffarabad, Mansehra, Shangla and Battagram and keep Field managers abreast of the progress. 4. Train staff on monitoring child protection issues and referring special cases to relevant authorities. 5. Actively participates and provides direction in the strategic planning for the IRC-ERU Program. 6. Provides administrative and financial support in the reporting and documentation of funds related to the implementation of programs as per project documentation 7. Ensures all programs are implemented as per guidelines and requirements of the funding agencies. 8. Ensures that donors are provided with the appropriate reporting in a timely manner. 9. Actively participates in the project assessment and follow-up process. 10. Ensuring that protection principles are better incorporated into all IRC projects through contributing to program design, monitoring and evaluation. 11. Carries out other duties as assigned. Experience of working as “Child Protection Manager” in the Emergency response Unit of IRC for earthquake survivors in Dist. Mansehra since October 2005 to April 2006. The Major responsibilities include: 1. Prepare Weekly, Monthly Plan for Project activities. 2. Monitoring the impacts of activities in child friendly spaces through observation, focus group discussion with group of parents, and children. 3. Training, coaching of the field staff on the issues of child protection. 4. Collect information from other sector that’s relevant to child protection. 5. Report writing on the activities of Child protection Unit. 6. Give special attention to the care and support for vulnerable children. 7. Attending meetings hosted by other NGOs, UN agencies and local authorities that address human rights & child protection issues. 8. Conducting training sessions on child protection for IRC and partner staff. 9. Carries out other duties as assigned. One year experience of working as “Protection Specialist” in the Protection Unit of International Rescue Committee [IRC] main office Peshawar. The Major duties include: 1. Monitoring and analyzing protection developments affecting Afghan refugees, particularly in camps in which IRC Pakistan operates. 2. Preparing reports detailing protection concerns identified, issuing recommendations as necessary. 3. Attending meetings hosted by other NGOs, UN agencies and local authorities that address human rights protection issues affecting Afghan refugees. 4. Conducting training sessions on refugee protection for IRC and partner staff. 5. Advising IRC staff on protection issues and drafting briefing papers as required. 6. Ensuring that protection principles are better incorporated into all IRC projects through contributing to program design, monitoring and evaluation. Two years practical experience of supervising Community Education Action [CEA] Centers launched by Pakistan Baitul Maal under the International Programme on Elimination of Child Labour (IPEC), in collaboration with Directorate of Labour Welfare, NWFP under the project titled 'Combating Abusive Child Labour through Prevention, Withdrawal and Rehabilitation'. Three years experience of working as Motivation Officer/Community Out Reach Worker in the International Programme On the Elimination of Child Labour (IPEC), an ILO/European Commission (EC) funded project, in the Directorate of Labour Welfare, NWFP and have vast experience in mobilizing the community against child labour in the province.