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AWF (Assessment with Facilitation)

AWF (PVT) LTD

AWF (Assessment with Facilitation) Private Limited is a leading consulting firm registered with Securities and Exchange Commission of Pakistan (SECP). “AWF” is Arabic name which means fragrance and guest. The name AWF comes from one of the most respected companions of the Holy Prophet (MPBH), Hazrat Abd al-Rahman ibn ‘Awf (RAH), who pioneered supply/value chain in business management underpinning the principles of equity, inclusion and diversity at the state of Medina and is considered as one of the most successful businessmen that Muslim Ummah has ever known.

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AWF’s MISSION:  Facilitate our clients in scaling their choices through synergistic assessments

 

AWF’s VISION: A recognized learning hub and the “go-to” consulting firm for value creation 

 

AWF’s Approach

AWF Pvt Ltd drives to identify scalable opportunities while aiming for high quality solutions for its clients in particular and society at large. The organization aims at developing long-lasting partnerships and mutual learning. It also signifies adaptation and remodelling of interventions and strategies where needed, while ensuring compliance to the organization’s mission and vision. AWF Pvt Ltd aspires for identification of quality oriented cost effective solutions for its partners and clients, through employing following approaches

  • Harness the implementation methodologies through stimulation and revitalisation of the processes and systems.
  • Conduction of appropriate due diligence for rationalized options at concept/design stage of project cycle and partnership developments
  • Facilitation of the partners to review, revisit and reform the programmes through participatory appraisals.
  • Assessment for value addition leading towards organizational efficiency and effectiveness in achieving its intended objectives.
  • Include learning and evidence as integral component of the project execution and programme strategies.

 

Geographical Focus

AWF is an Islamabad based Company having its projects, activities and clients spread across the boundaries of all the four Provinces of the country i.e. Punjab, Sindh, Balochistan and KPK.

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Mr. Niaz Ullah Khan

CEO AWF (Pvt) Ltd

Mr Khan is Chief Executive Officer and founding director of AWF (Pvt.) Ltd, and has more than 20 years development experience both at national and international levels. He has expertise in the areas of Programme Management, Monitoring and Evaluation, and Operational and Policy Research with particular interest in the areas of community development, system strengthening and advocacy. Currently, he is Programme Management Consultant for British Asian Trust work related to women economic empowerment and entrepreneurship initiatives in Pakistan with a particular focus on creating opportunities of equal access and participation of disadvantaged groups including girls and women. In addition, he is management specialist for UNICEF long-term contract for organising Joint Sector Reviews for Water and Sanitation in Pakistan. He had worked on many assignments funded by key donors like UKAID, the World Bank, UNDP, UNOPS, etc. He has been lead consultant to the Government of Pakistan in preparing different reports. He was key member of technical committee who peer reviewed Punjab Economic Report 2017. He has been part of technical committee that reviewed the questionnaire of Pakistan Social Living Standards Measurement Survey to track the progress of SDGs in Pakistan. He has played a key role in localisation of SGDs in relation to WASH. At Avicenna, he was team leader of long-term contract for development of WASH sector Development Plans in three provinces of Pakistan but also worked as Management Specialist for TVET project funded by Trocaire. He also conducted feasibility study for transforming gender justice protection programme into a local national network. He made significant contribution in bringing inclusive education in national education policy 2009 through Islamabad Declaration for Child Friendly Inclusive Education. In addition, he contributed on number of assignments with provincial governments especially Planning and Development, Local Governments, Health, Education and Public Health Engineering Departments. He worked as Director at Avicenna Consulting (Pvt.) Ltd for five years, Country Director for Sightsavers for three years and Regional Programme Officer for South Asia and Caribbean based in UK for two years. He worked for Pakistan, Sri Lanka and Belize in addition to a few regional studies for South Asia and Africa. He contributed in 16 publications, out of which 7 have been published in international journals. Mr Khan holds a Master in Agricultural Economics from University of Agriculture Faisalabad and a Masters in Development Management from the Open University United Kingdom.

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Mr. Sajid Zaman

Programme Manager

Mr Sajid Zaman is Programme Manager at AWF Pvt. Ltd since its inception in December 2016. He has more than 10-years’ experience of working in development sector. He worked with number of grass-root level initiatives in the areas of Education, Livelihood, WASH, Capacity Development and Disaster Risk Reduction. Presently, he is leading on the British Asian Trust and UKAID funded project for Women Economic Empowerment in Pakistan with six local partner organisations. He has been proactively involved in developing participatory approaches and capacity building of partner organisations and other service providers. He has been actively engaged in policy and contextual analysis of development initiatives especially in budgetary allocations and analysing the coverage and access of social services. Prior to joining AWF Pvt Ltd, he was worked for three years at Avicenna Consulting with a lead on livelihood and WASH. He was project coordinator for TVET component of Gender Based Violence initiative of Trocaire for Sindh and KP under Avicenna Consulting. Earlier, he was project manager of Mid-Term review of Plan International WASH Programme in Sindh and Punjab; Assessment of Governance in WASH for Oxfam GB; Baseline Survey of Diarrhoea in Hafiz Abad & Khanewal for Save the Children and Equity Profile of Water and Sanitation for Punjab. He also worked for Civil Society Institutional Development Programme (CHIP) around five years where he was part of inclusive development initiatives especially around disability mainstreaming and community development. He has a Master degree in Geography from University of the Punjab.

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Syed Abul Hassan

Finance and Admin Manager

Syed Abul Hassan is serving as Finance and Admin Manager at AWF (Pvt) Ltd since May 2017. He has more than six years expertise in the areas of accounting, record keeping, basic taxation and procurement along with HR and administrative affairs. He is responsible for financial management, internal controls and procurements that include tracking and reporting of compliances and variances analysis of agreed budget and expenditures. He also provides logistic support to the field teams during data collection and field visits. He extends essential support in initiating and completing the recruitment of short term and long-term consultants for the organization. Prior to joining AWF Pvt Ltd, he was Admin and Finance Officer at Avicenna Consulting Pvt. Ltd for about five and half years. He also worked with a UNDP and UNOPS joint initiative for Gender Justice and Protection. He holds Masters degree in Business Administration from Al-Khair University Islamabad.

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Ms Sana Ejaz Khan

Programme Officer

Ms. Khan has 8 years of experience in Gender, Rural Development, Environmental Impact Assessment, Communication and Coordination, Monitoring and Evaluation. She has worked in diverse rural settings across Pakistan including Khyber Pukhtunkhwa (KPK), Punjab, Sindh and Baluchistan for infrastructural development, socio-economic uplifting and improvement of livelihood conditions of the rural communities. Prior to joining AWF (Pvt) Ltd, Sana worked with Kanji Advisory (Pvt) Ltd, on Mobilink led project for digitization of Agriculture value chain and financial inclusion of rural women, Pakistan Center for Philanthropy (PCP), Oil and Gas Development Company Limited on its Environment Impact Assessment, Ms. Osmanis (CDA project.), Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), United Nations as Programme Officer for its Environment Programme, National Agriculture Research Centre Islamabad as Researcher in its Eco-Toxicology Laboratory and National Highway Authority Islamabad as its Environment Impact Researcher. She has published Domestic violence against women and its perceptions & experiences: An analysis from the perspective of KPK, Pakistan. (International Journal of Advanced Research (2013), Volume 1, Issue 9, 859-869). Sana holds MS degree in Environmental Science from Islamic International University, Islamabad, BSc (Hons) in Agriculture (Landscape and Horticulture) from University of Arid Agriculture, Rawalpindi and has also done her Bachelors of Arts (Sociology) from University of the Punjab.

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Haris Malik

Program Associate

Mr. Haris Malik, Programme Associate at AWF Private Limited, has one and a half years of working experience in WASH sector. Mr. Malik has expertise in data mining; conducting primary and secondary research and field surveys and carrying out descriptive statistical analysis. While working at AWF Private Limited, has been assisting the core team in different research assignments and analytical activities for its key projects including the Provincial Joint Sector Reviews for WASH; Stop Diarrhoea Initiative in four districts of Punjab; Theme Paper for SACOSAN VII; Budget Analysis of Provincial WASH Allocations; Country Situation Analysis for Disability in Pakistan; Situation Analysis for Face Washing and Environment Improvement for Trachoma Elimination in Pakistan; and Global Analysis and Assessment of Sanitation and Drinking water. Prior to this, he has worked as an Eco-Intern at World Wide Fund Pakistan. He holds BS (Hons) in Environmental Sciences from Bahria University Islamabad. He also possesses NEBOSH certification from United Kingdom