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Dear Sir/Madam,

I am a social activist and Humanitarian/Development practitioner, my career objective is to


contribute towards social and human development based on my academic excellence and well-
grounded in my 29 years national as well as international practical experience; less in corporate
and more in the development sector. My experience travails from working in sectors of operations,
emergency, social justice, social protection & coordination (Housing, Land and Property Rights -
HLP), institutional strengthening/strategic planning, resource mobilisation, logistics management,
gender equality, capacity building, youth and women development and sustainable livelihoods. I
have remained in senior management positions, specifically project management including
Monitoring-Evaluation-Accountability-Learning (MEAL). My work has been both in rural and urban
development realms. My special expertise is also working for humanitarian assistance and has
been intensely involved in relief and disaster management.

Another core area of my interest and expertise is close partnership and coordination with the
donors and government systems for strategic planning, resource mobilization and sustainable
development. Having exposed to international and multicultural work environment including United
Nations Organizations UNFPA, UNDP, UN-Habitat, UNESCAP and International donors like UN,
CIDA, USAID, DfID, JICA, gave me extensive opportunities to learn international best practices
which can be used to overcome various challenges faced by the social and development sector
ensuring the sustainability.

I remained a member of the Inter-agency Gender and Development Group (INGAD) and Gender
Focal Point for UN-Habitat for three years. I am a trained Global Protection Expert (Trained through
UNHCR at Geneva, Switzerland). I also remained a member of National Protection Cluster for six
years representing UN-Habitat; and Chairperson of sub cluster on Housing, Land and Property
Rights (HLP) and our team devised tools and suggested policy to the National Cluster on the
protection of vulnerable communities regarding their HLP rights. I was also a member of Sub
Clusters on Child Protection, GBV, Age and disability and Protection Strategic Advisory Group
under Protection Cluster. I also remained Regional Land Administration Expert for South Asia (UN-
Habitat/Global Land Tools Network), for 3 years. I also co-chaired Provincial Early Recovery
Working Group on Housing (Khyber Pakhtunkhwa).

I humbly submit that I have been blessed with an ability to motivate people to work for the social
and development causes, which are essential to achieving the success and sustainability of the
social and development projects. I also ensured transparency in utilising donors funds through the
efficient and effective management of the programme, and advocated with all stakeholders
including provincial and national stakeholders to ensure ownership of programme strategy and
results, and liaised with donors to keep them abreast regarding the progress of the interventions
funded by them. I am always eager to contribute towards the social development at national and
international level.

Looking forward to discussing and demonstrate my suitability in person for this position.

Zahid Nasim Khattak


Contact +92-345-543 86 89