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Zahid Nasim Khattak

Personal Information:
Date of Birth: September 12,1963
Present Address; House No. 2, Habibi Street, Main Boulevard, Banigala, Islamabad 44000, ICT, Pakistan
Contact No: (Res +92-51-873 64 81) (Cell +92-345-543 86 89)
E-mail Address: zahidnasimkhattak@hotmail.com
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Professional Work Experience Summary

S.No. Designation Organization Location Tenure


From To
1 Director Operations Logistics Solutions Islamabad, Pakistan 01/07/2013 Present

2 Provincial Manager (Khyber United Nations Human Settlements Program Islamabad, Pakistan 14/06/2007 30/06/2013
Pakhtunkhwa/FATA) (UN-Habitat)
3 Technical Advisor Resource Monitoring Development Group Islamabad, Pakistan 01/12/2006 03/05/2007

4 National Project Manager United Nations Development Programme Mansehra, Pakistan 01/11/2005 30/11/2006
(UNDP)
5 Executive Director Development Consultants International Islamabad, Pakistan 01/06/2004 30/10/2005

6 Senior Research Analyst United Nations Development Programme Islamabad, Pakistan 01/07/2002 30/05/2004
(UNDP)
7 Project Officer United Nations Economic and Social Bangkok, Thailand 14/01/2001 30/06/2002
Commission for Asia and Pacific
(UNESCAP)
8 Programme Officer (PMER) Punjab Rural Support Programme (PRSP) Faisalabad, Pakistan 15/03/2000 31/12/2000

9 Project Monitoring Specialist United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) Peshawar, Pakistan 15/12/1998 10/03/2000
(KPK & ICT)
10 Branch Manager Minerva Trading Corporation Islamabad, Pakistan 01/01/1991 10/12/1998
11 Project Manager Islamabad, Pakistan 01/11/1988 31/12/1990
12 Research Fellow National Institute of Health Islamabad, Pakistan 01/05/1987 01/03/1988

Detailed Professional Work Experience

Organization: Logistics Solutions, Islamabad, Pakistan


Designation: Director Operations (From July 2013 till date)

Managing all operations, involving taking responsibility for cash and quality targets; recruiting and managing staff, including
performance monitoring, mentoring and training.
Fleet management.
Scrutinizing operating policies and procedures and recommending strategic process improvements, in accordance with
organizational regulations, to drive maximum efficiency and productivity while measurably reducing costs.
Developing and establishing operating policies and procedures, in accordance with organizational regulations, to drive
maximum efficiency and productivity while cutting costs.

Achievements (Consultancies conducted):

1. Consultancy: Pakistan Country Report on Scoping Land Tenure and Land for United Nations Habitat / Global
Land Tools
Network (GLTN) as Land Tenure Researcher/Consultant , Nairobi, Kenya.

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Produced a Research study on Land Governance in Pakistan (Pakistan Country Report on Scoping Land Tenure and Land).

2. Consultancy: Local Land Governance in Pakistan for Development Solutions and Innovations (DSI) Limited as
Land Governance Expert, Islamabad, Pakistan
Submitted summary on realistic key entry points supporting local state and peace building along the pillars of peace and
stability in the present context of FATA and KPK; and feasible entry points for Swiss Development Cooperation (SDC) in
the sector of Local Land Governance in Pakistan.
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Organization: United Nations Human Settlements Program (UN-HABITAT), Islamabad, Pakistan
Designation: Provincial Manager (Khyber Pakhtunkhwa & Federally Administered Tribal Areas), Programme Manager and
Manager Land & Property Rights (HLP), (From June 2007 To June 2013)

1. As Provincial Manager (Khyber Pakhtunkhwa & Federally Administered Tribal Areas), Pakistan Settlements Flood Recovery
Programme (PSFRP)

Provided home office management support on a day-to-day basis in the areas of logistics, recruitment, and budgeting.
Overall project management and implementation of the Programme which included components of Shelter, WASH, Infrastructure,
Social Mobilization, Behavioural Change, Community Organizations etc, in the Provinces of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and Federally
Administered Tribal Areas of Pakistan.
Liaised with the Provincial Government and facilitated UN-HABITAT in negotiations and entering into agreements with public,
private and citizen organizations.
Carried out operational management of projects, ensuring outputs according to the project document, and procedures in the
Project Cycle Operations Manual and SOPs.
Prepared and revised the project work plans, budgets and financial plans.

2. As Manager Housing, Land & Property Rights (HLP)

Overall project management and implementation of the Programme in the target areas.
Liaison with the Provincial Government counterparts.
Convened meetings of Land Management Committee of UN-HABITAT Pakistan to discuss land matters and to share the progress
of land programmes of UN-HABITAT Pakistan.
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3. As Programme Manager (ERRA'S Programme for Virtually Landless People of the Earthquake affected areas of KPK and AJK)

Provided home office management support on a day-to-day basis in areas of logistics, recruitment, and budgeting.
Independently managed the Project in all aspects of project management, coordination and monitoring.
Worked closely with Social Protection ERRA, State and Provincial officials, Land Verification Unit and Grievance
Redress Committee members in (previously NWFP, now KPK) and AJK.
Frequently visited areas to liaise with ERRA Social Protection, State/Provincial, District and Tehsil level Officials
for effective implementation.
In close coordination with the Finance Department reviewed budgets regularly and made subsequent suggestions
for revision of different aspects of the project work plan if needed.

Extra Duties: Internally Displaced Persons KPK, 2009-10

Liaised with Strategic Services Group and PaRRSA.


Worked on Housing Land and Property Rights (HLP) Advisory Services in conflict areas
Implemented Survey on apprehensions of IDPs and stayees on Housing, Land and Property Rights (HLP) in conflict areas.
Member of UN Mission to District Buner and Bajaur Agency.
Conflict resolution among major stakeholders in the conflict areas of namely Shahukhail (Orakzai Agency) and Sultanwas (Buner).

Achievements

As Provincial Manager (PSFRP),with Provincial Disaster Management Authority (PDMA) regularly co-chaired KPK Working Group

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meetings. Vetted numerous project proposals of organizations applying for No Objection Certificate (NOC) from PDMA. Successfully
completed PSFRP, under which 2,000 shelters, around 1,900 latrines and a number of Community Infrastructures (including Micro
Hydel Power Plants and Suspension Bridges) were completed in Districts of Charsadda, Nowshera, Upper Dir and Lower Dir in KPK for
Extremely Vulnerable families including women headed and child headed households. Rehabilitation of 29 floods affected primary
schools in District Nowshera, under UNHCR funding.

As Manager Housing, Land & Property Rights (HLP) researched, developed tools and identified best practices on the implementation
of equal rights to land, housing and property rights, particularly for women, including inheritance and marital property rights and
elements of urban upgrading related to regularization, land use, a range of pro-poor flexible tenure types and affordable land
management options. Conducted 35 training sessions on HLP training manual (pro-poor tools), under which 1,317 participants were
trained out of which 76% (1,002) were female lawyers. Designed with the technical assistance of IT Unit, the Digitization of Land
Revenue Record (DLRR) through Service Delivery Centres (SDC) of UN-Habitat in KPK. Supervised HLP training intervention for
different stakeholders. Organized learning experience workshops to evaluate HLP training sessions.

As Programme Manager (ERRA'S Programme for Virtually Landless People of the Earthquake affected areas of KPK and AJK), under
this Programme, more than 14,400 families benefited and got access to safer land to built safer houses, out of the total co-owners 45%
were women including children. As Head of Monitoring and Evaluation Team ensured the effectiveness of reporting systems for the field
staff. Developed and implemented IT based Monitoring and Evaluation solutions (Land Information Management System-LIMS).

Convener of Land Management Committee of UN-HABITAT Pakistan / Protection Cluster


Member of National & Provincial (Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Province) Protection Cluster/Working Group
Chairperson of Housing, Land & Property Rights (HLP) Task Force of National & Provincial (KPK) Protection Cluster.
Co-Chair Provincial Early Recovery Working Group on Housing (KPK).
Member of Monitoring and Evaluation Team
Member of National Protection Cluster
Member of Strategic Advisory Group of National Protection Cluster
Chairperson of Housing and Task Force
Regional Land Administration Expert for South Asia (UN-HABITAT/Global Land Tools Network).
Member of Committee on Low-Cost Housing for Shelterless Population of Punjab.
Member of Inter-Agency Gender and Development Group (INGAD) Pakistan.
Member of Gender Task Force
Gender Focal Point for UN-HABITAT.
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Organisation Resource Monitoring Development Group (RMDG), Islamabad, Pakistan
Designation Technical Advisor (From Dec-2006 To May-2007)

Achievements

Conducted Training Needs Assessment (TNA) and submitted the reports on gaps analysis, which forms the basis of under process
guidebook for the members of District Monitoring Committees.
Developed training curriculum for the members and stakeholders of District Monitoring Committees.
Undertook regular visits to the focused districts to monitor the quality of training imparted by the resource group
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Organisation United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), Mansehra, Pakistan
Designation National Project Manager (Emergency Shelter Programme and Community Based Livelihoods Recovery Programme)
(From Nov 2005 To Nov-2006 )

Established the project office in the target areas.


Provided home office management support on a day-to-day basis in the areas of logistics, recruitment, and budgeting.
Maintained close coordination and liaison with all the partners at Mansehra Hub and at Head office level as well.
Chaired the Early Recovery Cluster at Mansehra Hub, before the arrival of Programme Manager.
Closely monitored the benchmarks for the project outcomes and also facilitated the Monitoring and Evaluation Unit in making the
M&E System more efficient and effective.
Supported the field partners Implementation Partners (IPs) wherever support was needed in the lack of their administrative or

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operational capacity.
Constantly and regularly oversaw the process of community mobilization carried out by the Social Organizers to ensure the
targeting of Non-Food Items (NFIs) to the most vulnerable and needy sections of the community;
Supervised the entire project team for discharge of their respective responsibilities and following up on the deadlines and work
plans;
Established close communication and coordination with District/ Provincial Government officials at all tiers of Local Government
System.
Prepared and documented all the activities/ reports carried out by the Project Management Unit (PMU), including Monthly/Mid
Term Progress Report, M&E Mid Term Report, Achievements Report, Need Assessment Survey Report, IPs Performance
Evaluation Report.

Achievements
As National Project Manager, within 8 months our team was able to move 21,000 families from tents to temporary one-room shelters
with the collaboration of UNHCR, IOM and 8 implementation partners (IPs).

Organisation Development Consultants International / Logistics Solutions (NGO), Islamabad, Pakistan


Designation Executive Director (From May-2004 To Nov-2005)

Engaged in a consortium with Rural Development Policy Institute (RDPI) involved in social mobilization and strengthening of
Community Citizen Boards (CCBs) in the Punjab and NWFP.
Identiified human resource for various governmental and non-governmental organizations.
Conducted survey on disability for Karakoram Area Development Organization (KADO), Hunza, Gilgit Baltistan, under small grants
programme of The World Bank.
Worked on Institutional Strengthening of District Monitoring Committees, NWFP, for Resource Monitoring Development Group
(RMDG-DSP).
Ran a One Window Project in the rural area of Islamabad, which includes a free community primary school, vocational training
centre for women, computer literacy centre and referral centre for the Persons with Disabilities.
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Organisatio United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), Islamabad, Pakistan
Designation Senior Research Analyst (From Jul-2002 To May-2004)

Under Women's Political Participation Project (W3P), conducted numerous regular training sessions throughout the country
followed by Research & Evaluation Report for each session.
Conducted a number of interactive training workshops as Master Trainer for both Research Analysts and Lead Mentors.
Member of Monitoring and Evaluation Team.
Participated in formulation of M&E System.
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Organisation United Nations Economic & Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (UN-ESCAP) , Bangkok,
Thailand
Designation Project Officer / Assistant to Senior Consultant (From Jan-2001 To June-2002)

Assisted the Senior Maritime Expert and the Consultant for Transport, Communications, Tourism and Infrastructure Development
Division (TCTIDD).
Assisted the Secretariat in analysis for developing regional ports as logistics centre taking into account structural changes in
maritime environment and their impact on ports.
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Organisation Punjab Rural Support Programme (PRSP), Faisalabad, Pakistan
Designation Programme Officer (Planning, Monitoring, Evaluation & Research), (From Mar-2000 To Dec-2000)

Formulated short/long term expansion/implementation and financial plans.


Monitored field activities in rural areas.
Prepared monthly/quarterly/yearly progress reports.
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Organisation United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), Peshawar, Pakistan

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Designation Project Monitoring Specialist (Khyber Pakhtunkhwa & Islamabad Capital), (From Dec-1998 To Mar-2000)

Liaised and worked closely with Government of Pakistan, National (previously Prime Minister's) Programme for Family Planning &
Primary Health Care, Provincial and District Programme Implementation Units of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa & Islamabad Capital
Territory (ICT).
Monitored all the activities of the Programme in the target areas.
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Organisation Minerva Trading Corporation, Islamabad, Pakistan
Designation Branch Manager (From Jan-1992 To Nov-1998)

Independently managed the branch office in the region.


Marketing of products of the foreign principals in the region
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Organisation Tabani Corporation (Pvt) Ltd. Islamabad/Gadoon Amazai, Pakistan
Designation Project Manager, (From Nov 1988 To Dec-1991)

Established a manufacturing unit of Corrugated Galvanized Iron Sheets at Gadoon Amazai Industrial Estate, NWFP
Supervised all the activities of the project from planning, production and marketing of the product
Supervised and monitored construction and commissioning of the Galvanized Iron Sheets Project.
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Organisation National Institute for Health (NIH), Government of Pakistan, Islamabad, Pakistan
Designation Research Fellow / Cytogenetics (From May 1987 To March 1988)

Under the supervision of Principal Scientific Officer conducted a research study on Chromosomal Analysis of Children suffering
from Downs Syndrome in Pakistan.
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Education:
Degree Name: Course (1999 1999), Monitoring & Evaluation of Projects and Programmes, University of Philippines, Manila,
Philippines
Degree Name: M.Sc (Botany) (Masters Degree), (1985 1988), Human/Plant Genetics, Biometry, Medicinal Plants, Ecology, Plant
Physiology, University of Peshawar, Peshawar, Pakistan
Thesis: Chromosomal Analysis of Children suffering from Downs Syndrome in Pakistan
Degree Name: B.Sc (Bachelors Degree), (1982 1985), Chemistry, Statistics, Botany, Edwardes College, Peshawar, Pakistan

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Professional Qualification:

2010 Transparency in Land Administration (TLA), by Global Land Tools Network (GLTN), UN-HABITAT, Jogjakarta, Indonesia.
2009: Training of Trainers on Gender, UNRC, Islamabad
2008 Training on Global Protection Cluster, UNHCR, Geneva, Switzerland.
2005 United Nations Advanced Security Training, UNDSS, Islamabad, Pakistan. (Repeated again in 2007-13).
2002 Training of Trainers for Research Analysts for Mentoring & Nurturing Women Councilors W3P-UNDP & Ministry of Women
Development), Islamabad
1999 Training on Monitoring & Evaluation of Projects/Programmes (DCAAP)/UNFPA, University of Philippines, Manila,
Philippines.
1998 Training on Logistics Management (UNFPA & Ministry of Population Welfare, Govt. of Pakistan), Saidu, Swat-Pakistan
1988 On job training on Modern Marketing Techniques (Tabani Corporation) Karachi, Pakistan
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Skills
1. Public Relations
2. IT
3. Knowledge of International Organizations and of the UN system

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4. Inter Personnel Communication
5. Research Analysis
6. Monitoring & Evaluation
7. Marketing.
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Languages:

English (Fluent), Urdu (Fluent), Pashto (Native-Fluent), Punjabi (Easily)


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Publications:
2014 Scoping Land Tenure and Land Governance in Pakistan / Pakistan Country Report for GLTN (Kenya)/UN-HABITAT.
2014: Local Land Governance in Pakistan for Swiss Development Cooperation
2004-05: Survey Report on Disability in Hunza Valley for Karakoram Area Development Organization
2003-04: Survey Report on Disability in Mansehra District for Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA)
2001: Second Annual Progress Report, Punjab Rural Support Programme (PRSP) Faisalabad, Pakistan
1987-88: Chromosomal Analysis of children suffering from Downs Syndrome in Pakistan, Department of Botany, University of
Peshawar at National Institute of Health, Islamabad, Pakistan.
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Major Workshops/Conferences Attended/Organized
2013: Showcasing of Modernization of Land record System in Pakistan, UN-HABITAT and Government of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.
2011 Disaster Management Exhibition, UNDP and National Disaster Management Authority, Government of Pakistan.
2010: Expert Group Meeting on Transparency in Land Administration, UN-HABITAT /GLTN (Nairobi) and ICT (Netherlands) at
Jogyakarta, Indonesia
2010: ONE UN Gender Equality, UNIFEM, Islamabad, Pakistan
2004: Member of Coordinating Team for Conference Secretariat assisting the Third Summit Meeting of Regional Steering
Committee of the First Ladies of Asia- Pacific Region (RSC-AP), UNDP, Islamabad, Pakistan
2009: Pakistan Humanitarian Response Plan (PHRP) 2010, Consolidated Appeal Process (CAP), UN OCHA, Islamabad
2009: National Dialogue of Stakeholders on Gender and Health Programme, Ministry of Health, Govt of Pakistan and World
Helath Organization (WHO), Islamabad, Pakistan
2007: Democracy and Media, ALVA Consortium, USA, Embassy of USA, Islamabad, Pakistan
2005: Good Governance, ALVA Consortium-USA, Embassy of USA, Islamabad, Pakistan
2005: National Consultation on NPA to implement National Policy for Persons with Disabilities (Ministry of Social Welfare &
Special Education, Government of Pakistan).
1987 National Conference on Issues in Education, Peshawar University Teachers Association, Peshawar, Pakistan.
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Programme/Projects Development

2011-2012 Pakistan Settlements Flood Recovery Programme / (UN-HABITAT).


2008-2010 Earthquake Reconstruction and Rehabilitation Authority (ERRA), Government of Pakistan Programme for Virtually
Landless families in the 2005 earthquake affected areas (UN-HABITAT).
2007-2008 Earthquake Reconstruction and Rehabilitation Authority (ERRA), Government of Pakistan Programme for Landless
families in the 2005 earthquake affected areas (UN-HABITAT).
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Projects
Company Pakistan Special
Title Monitoring & Evaluation of Small Grants Projects of The World Bank
Role Monitoring Consultant , Sep-2004 To Nov-2005

Company Resource Monitoring Development Group-RMDG (for Decentralization Support Programme, Khyber
Pakhtunkhwa)

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Title Institutional Strengthening of District Monitoring Committees in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa
Role Consultant, Aug-2004 To Nov 2004
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Working Experience with Donors:

USAID, DFID, The World Bank, JICA, KOICA, Government of Japan, UNHCR, etc.
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Distinctions:
2012: Pakistan Settlements Flood Recovery Programme / UN-HABITAT.
2010: Certificate of Appreciation, ERRAs Programme for Virtually Landless People, UN-HABITAT and ERRA, Govt of Pakistan
2009: Certificate of Appreciation, ERRAs Programme for Landless People, UN-HABITAT and ERRA, Govt of Pakistan
2004: Gold Medal, Women's Political Participation Project / UNDP and Government of Pakistan.
1999: Distinction - Monitoring and Evaluation of Projects and Programmes/ UNFPA. University of Philippines, Manila.
Philippines.
1985-86: Kohat Division Academics Scholarship, University of Peshawar
1985-86: Kohat District Academics Scholarship, University of Peshawar
1984-85: Kohat District Academics Scholarship, Edwardes Colllege, Peshawar
1984-85: College Colours in Academics, Edwardes College, Peshawar.
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Voluntary Association

1992.2017 Advisor, Pakistan Special, Islamabad


2002.2 Advisor, BAN Foundation,, Islamabad
2004.17 Honorary Director, PAIMAN Alumni Trust, Islamabad
2001.1 ECC, Bangkok, Thailand
1989-95 Helen Keller Institue for Handicapped Children, Islamabad
1985.89 President, Khyber Youth Organization, Kohat/Peshawar/Islamabad
1985.88 President, Khyber Botanical Society, University of Peshawar.
1983-85 Member of English Literature Society, Edwardes College, Peshawar
1983-85 Member of Event Management Committee, Edwardes College, Peshawar
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References:

Mr. Shahrukh Paracha, Senior Manager Administration, UN-Habitat, Level 5, Serena Business Complex, Shahrah-e-Suharwardy,
Islamabad. E-mail: shahrukhpracha@unhabitat.org.pk Phone: +92 301 532 43 32.
Mr. Sarmad Khan, Head of Programmes, WATERAID-UK, Fazal-ul-Haq Road, Blue Area, Islamabad.
E-mail: Sarmadkhan@wateraid.org, Phone: +92 300 050 29 02.
Mr. Muhammad Asim Bhatti, HR Manager, UN-World Food Programme, Street No. 4, Diplomatic Enclave, Islamabad.
E.mail: masimbhatti@gmail.com Phone: +92-300-5129232.
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