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Muhammad Abdullah

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Degree: Master's Degree
Career Level: Experienced
Occupation: Business and Finance
Career Title: Business Operations Specialists, All Other, Fundraisers, Management Analysts
Target Title: Project Management, Office Management
Skills: Grants Management; Program Management; Project Coordination; Project Implementation; Office Management;
Goal: Seeking a challenging position in dynamic and well reputed organization that offer good opportunities and challenging working environment that in return would help me in building up my Career, knowledge and Experience and enhancing professional exposure, technical skills, managerial approaches, value added relations and communication skills at all levels.
HighLight: I am a development specialist by profession. I possess more than 14 years of experience in development Projects, project/program management, Humanitarian response, Grant & Contracts, monitoring and evaluation, rural credit financing and capacity building. I have held different level positions and acted as in several projects regarding community development, micro enterprises, agriculture, grants management and close out, and Social mobilization. I have worked in development projects sponsored by ADB, USAID, RSPN, PPAF and DFID.
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Muhammad Abdullah is Project Management, Office Management(Business and Finance) from Peshawar,Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Pakistan.

Experience


Establishment of Model Farms Project Lahore, Punjab Pakistan
Industry: NGO
07/2018 - current
Manager Grants
I am looking after multiple Grants related activities which includes, drafting of RFAs, development of Concept Paper, draft proposals and submission for approval. Generate and review all aspects of grant agreements with the grantees, develop and finalization of adverts for Grant products in English and Urdu in local newspapers. Reporting Grants Specialist on day to day activities and assigning tasks to team along with follow-ups and deadlines, review and submit payment requests at kick off meetings.
Ensure that all grant activities are properly documented from the start of implementation to grant closedown. Facilitate grantee and concerned team to resolve issues that arise during grant implementation. Schedule meetings to define roles, responsibilities and timelines for grantees. Generate and review all aspects of grant agreements with grantees and ensure all activities are implemented in line with the activity design Manage the grant staff, including overseeing all staff issues and workflow. Ensure timely completion of all grants within the time frame of grants Adjust work plans as needed to achieve the deliverables defined within the assigned time (annual/quarters work plans.) Any other task assigned by team Leader relevant to the assigned job. Relevant Experience**: University degree in relevant field. Minimum of 5 years of experience in grants management or in a similar role required. Relevant experience working in Development agency on contract in a similar role is highly preferred. Demonstrated ability to work with communities, civil society and the local government.
Ummee Creative Hub Peshawar, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Pakistan
Industry: Publishing & Printing
11/2016 - 07/2018
Office Supervisor
I oversight responsibility for booksellers, Textbooks, General Merchandise, Sales, Cash, Shipping/Receiving, Provide assistance to ensure all daily operations are consistent, Reconcile Process accounts, compare entries on ledgers with invoices, journal vouchers, and purchase orders to verify accuracy of posting and receipt of payment for services provided by the Process, provided support to publishers, authors and designers for timely finalization of textbooks for review and approval, Draft contracts, agreements and memorandums for Schools and Suppliers/Contractors.
Provide assistance to ensure all daily operations are consistent Reconcile Process accounts compare entries on ledgers with invoices journal vouchers, and purchase orders to verify accuracy of posting and receipt of payment for services provided by the Process Provide support to publishers, authors and designers for timely finalization of textbooks for review and approval Draft contracts, agreements and memorandums for Schools and Suppliers/Contractors Negotiate contracts with vendors and distributors to manage product distribution Establishing distribution networks and developing distribution strategies Develop office record keeping systems Responsible for administrative support tasks at the executive level Ensure smooth and seamless service, managing day-to-day activities.
Mojaz Foundation Bannu, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Pakistan
Industry: NGO
12/2015 - 10/2016
Project Coordinator
Management and development of the detailed implementation plan (DIP) for the project, development of baseline survey report, submission of weekly/bi-weekly reports to donors, monthly implementation plans for donors in order to achieve activities as per the approved DIP, ensured that the project is being implemented as per donor regulations.
As a Project Coordinator I was supervising a team of 16 members, which includes Managers, M&E Officers, Social Organizers, field engineers, Warehouse incharge, Admin & finance officer and logistic officer and was directly reporting to Head of Programs. Worked at the Field Office, Bannu, I was looking after program related activities which includes; management and development of the detailed implementation plan (DIP) for the project, development of baseline survey report, submission of weekly/bi-weekly reports to donors, monthly implementation plans for donors in order to achieve activities as per the approved DIP, ensured that the project is being implemented as per donor regulations, overall responsibility of the project including regular monitoring, field visits and learning, Initiated and oversee needs and technical assessments and analysis, as well as preparing the follow up reports in coordination with the PDMA/FDMA, district government and other line agencies, Identify and monitor risks, constraints or escalating issues and inform senior management immediately, ensured that contractual activities are completed on time, within the budget and with acceptable quality. Initiated and managed emergency responses, and prioritized activities according to the emerging humanitarian needs, oversee TDPs tracking mechanism, Tracked and managed team attendance, Regular field visits to monitor the activities and their quality in compliance with the proposal.
Agribusiness Support Fund Islamabad, ICT Pakistan
Industry: NGO
01/2013 - 10/2015
Sr. Manager Grants & Contracts
As a Senior Manager Grants & Contracts I supervised a team of Managers, AMs and Grant Officers and was looking after multiple Grants related activities which includes; drafting of RFAs, finalization of grant cases to be presented in the Grant Evaluation Committee for approval, drafting of approval packages for USAID, drafting of Grant agreements for grantees as per USAID rules & regulations, submission of monthly reports on Grant products to USAID, drafting of contracts for Capacity Building programs. Liaison with M&E and program divisions to monitor progress of funded projects.
As a Senior Manager Grants & Contracts I supervised a team of Manager, Assistant Managers and Grant Officers and was directly reporting to Director Grants & Contracts. Worked at the Project Office, Islamabad, I was looking after multiple Grants related activities which includes, capacity assessments of Non-Governmental Organizations(NGOs)/Rural Support Programs (RSPs) for sub-awards, drafting of Request for Applications (RFAs) for all products launched by the Project, finalization of cases to be presented in meetings for approval from Grant Evaluation Committee, drafting of approval packages for approvals from USAID Agreement Officer (AO) and Agreement Officer Representative (AOR), directing and corresponding with five (05) regions all over Pakistan on Grant activities, elaborating M&E and Communication departments on Grant activities for development of effective branding & marking plans and M&E templates for applicants and social media, drafting of agreements for finalized applicants as per USAID rules & regulations and forwarding the same to Regional Offices. Drafting and submission of monthly reports on Grants products to USAID, drafting of contracts as per USAID policies for Capacity Building, Training and Awareness Programs with National and International Organizations, drafting and finalization of adverts of Grant products in English and Urdu for national newspapers, Participated in program budgeting and planning. Directing Grants team on day to day activities and assigning tasks to team along with follow-ups and deadlines. Getting Regions and applicants’ issues resolved, by involving relevant stakeholders from all levels of management. Liaison with monitoring & evaluation and program divisions to monitor progress of funded projects from disbursement to completion, identifying any potential problems with implementation and, as appropriate, prepare a report to Director Grants. We played an important role throughout the procurement procedures and distribution of in-kind grant items. In coordination with M&E and Programs department, we conduct regular field monitoring visits and support closeout of awards, including preparation of final inventories, property disposition, etc. Grants department developed a grant funding portfolio of US$ 7.91 million awarded to over 1500 beneficiaries throughout Pakistan for innovative and value added activities to Farmer Enterprise Groups, NGOs SMEs, etc.
Agribusiness Support Fund Lahore, Punjab Pakistan
Industry: NGO
11/2011 - 12/2012
Manager Programs
Identifying business opportunities,analyzing & evaluating grant applications & project proposals and ensuring the accuracy of the information provided by the client, preparing review reports and submission of recommendations based on the proposals for grant approving authority, developing appropriate monitoring & verification procedures and objectives, facilitating disbursements, supporting monitoring & verification procedures through field visits and ensuring implementation of the developed objectives and procedures.
As a Manager Programs (Grants), I was responsible for business operations of the company in all four provinces (Khyber Pukhtoonkhwa, Punjab, Sindh, Baluchistan) and as well as Gilgit-Baltistan, FATA and AJK, and assisted the middle management in developing business network with relevant stakeholders (i.e. the business community and government departments), business promotional activities, identifying business opportunities, determining business requirements of potential applicants and encouraging them to apply for financial support, analyzing & evaluating grant applications & project proposals and ensuring the accuracy of the information provided by the client, preparing review reports and submission of recommendations based on the proposals for grant approving authority, developing appropriate monitoring & verification procedures and objectives, facilitating disbursements, supporting monitoring & verification procedures through field visits and ensuring implementation of the developed objectives and procedures. I was successful in building a grant funding portfolio of US$. 5.20 million approved in favor of the Farmer Enterprise Groups.
Agribusiness Support Fund Lahore, Punjab Pakistan
Industry: NGO
11/2007 - 10/2011
Assistant Manager Operations
Solicitation of grant applications, ensured proper documentation, assessed viability of the proposed projects, examined financial capability of the applicant, analyzed expected future returns, studied feasibility reports, conducted pre-award assessment & verified information submitted, assessed eligible grant awards for the applicants, prepared and presented formal cases to the appraisal panel committee for approval, drafted grant contracts.
As an Assistant Manager Grants & Contracts I was responsible for the company’s financing operations in KPK, Punjab, Sindh and Balochistan Provinces. In accordance with the Asian Development Bank’s guidelines/rules/requirements, I appraised grant applications received from provinces, ensured proper documentation, assessed viability of the proposed projects, examined financial capability of the applicant, analyzed expected future returns, studied feasibility reports, conducted pre-award assessment & verified information submitted, assessed eligible grant awards for the applicants, prepared and presented formal cases to the appraisal panel committee for approval, drafted grant contracts, set milestones & payment modes for disbursements. I was successful in building a grant funding portfolio of US$ 24 million approved in favor of the farmer enterprise groups (FEGs) & clusters based in the rural areas, private sector SMEs and NGOs.
Sarhad Rural Support Program Haripur, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Pakistan
Industry: NGO
05/2004 - 10/2007
Credit Officer
Credit feasibility, preparation of credit cases and submission to regional Credit Officer for approval. •Identification of intended clients for credit and capacity building training via holding credit meetings and follow up visits with Community organizations.
• Conduct credit feasibility, preparation of credit cases and submission to regional Credit Officer for approval. • Regularly update credit MIS i.e. punching of credit cases, recoveries and preparation of Daily Cash Flow Statement. • Preparation of Bank reconciliation Statement thereby checking the figures of credit disbursement and recoveries as reflected in the bank statement with office records. • Identification of intended clients for credit and capacity building training via holding credit meetings and follow up visits with Community organizations.

Education


Federal Government Degree College for Men Peshawar, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan
09/1996 - 09/1998
Degree: Bachelor's Degree
Major:Mathematics
Minor:Physics
BACHLOR OF SCIENCE • Institution: F.G Degree College Peshawar. • Subjects: Mathematics (A), Mathematics (B), and Physics.
Al-Khair University AJK Peshawar, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan
07/1999 - 06/2001
Degree: Master's Degree
Major:Finance
Minor:management
Master of Business Administration: • Institution: Institute of Management & Information Sciences (Al-Khair University Peshawar) • GPA: 3.75 Subjects: Managerial Policy, Project Evaluation, International Financial Management, Business Application to Computers, Business Communication, Accounting and cost Accounting etc.

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