Senior Management Team


Name:  Zia Ur Rehman
Designation: Founder & Chief Executive
Qualification: Masters in Mathematics & Postgraduates Diploma in NGO Leadership & Management with a specialization in Strategic Planning Postgraduates Diploma in Social Enterprise Development with a specialization in Managing People’s Organizations. 
Experience and expertise

Zia ur Rehman is a social & human rights activist since his young age when he founded, AwazCDS-Pakistan in 1995. He is performing his responsibilities as Chief Executive of the organization since 1995 and utilizing his leadership skills in the management of the organizational affairs smoothly.

Zia Ur Rehman is well known as development advocate and lobbyist, civil and political rights activist, writer and poet in the development sector especially in Asia and around the globe. He has conceived and conducted many studies on different social issues related to women, girls and young people and their rights in Pakistan. He is member of different National, Regional and Global Networks and has the credit of representing the organization at various Regional and Global platforms including United Nations.

He remained served as Global Steering Committee member of Transparency, Accountability and Partnerships –TAP Network, Global Council member of Global Call to Action against Poverty (GCAP), Asia Development Alliance (ADA) and Facilitation Group member of Action for Sustainable Development (A4SD).

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Name:  Marium Amjad Khan
Designation: Campaign Manager
Qualification: MPhil Applied Psychology
Experience and expertise Marium is a Program/ Campaign Manager in Awaz Foundation Pakistan and has an experience of around 8 years in development sector. She has joined the AwazCDS-Pakistan in 2013 and has served under different positions. Her core expertise is the management of SRHR/SGBV related programs

She is an advocate for the rights of women, person with special abilities, transgender community, young people’s including education and reproductive health. As an advocate, Marium has worked to promote awareness on curtailing discriminatory practices in communities and doing policy advocacy for bringing constructive changes in current policies on early age marriages, domestic violence and endorsement of girls’/women empowerment with equality. She is a vigilant advocate for girls right to quality secondary education, she is advocating for better governance, financing and accountability mechanisms in education sector in Pakistan through NGOs, education champions, policy-makers, parliamentarians, media and community people. She is also a National Focal Person for Pakistan Development Alliance to work together with 100+ civil society organizations for making SDGs a reality in country. She is also leading Ujala Network for building movement on SRHR across the country.

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Name:  Huma Aziz
Designation: Manager MEAL & HID
Qualification: M.A in English Literature and MSC in Gender and Women Studies
Experience and expertise Ms. Huma Aziz is associated with the Development Sector from last 10 years. She has served as Health Promoter with Merlin International from 1st Sep, 2010 to 31st May, 2011.  She has joined AwazCDS in June, 2011 currently performing her responsibilities in organization as Manager Monitoring Evaluation Accountability Learning & Human Resource and Institutional Development.

She is also working as Focal Point of Pakistan Development Alliance National Secretariat.

During her employment career with the organization, she has been managing different projects on women and youth health rights with special focus on their reproductive health & rights.  In her recent role as Manager MEAL & HID, she is responsible to support multi-functional team and develop, recommend and monitor program’s implementation. She also contributes in the development of monitoring tools, frameworks and due diligence and performance assessment process of the partners. She is also managing the Human Resource Section of the Organization.

As a National focal point of Pakistan Development Alliance, she manages the interventions and campaigns related to the SDGs, remains in close coordination with Pakistan Development Alliance members. She is managing the Alliance by inviting new partners for the membership, engaging members as per their expertise, organizing their meetings and sharing the relevant updates and information to keep all members engaged in the Alliance.

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Name:  Shafqat Ali
Designation: Operation Manager
Qualification: MBA Finance
Experience and expertise

Mr. Shafqat Ali has 13 years’ experience of working with different organizations. He has served as Finance Officer with Mustashaar Social Development Advisors from July, 2006 to June, 2013, as Finance Officer with Community Uplift Program from Aug, 2013 to Sep, 2016.

He has joined the AwazCDS-Pakistan in Sep, 2017 and performing his responsibilities as Manager Operations. He is leading the organizational logistical and procurement processes including auction, tendering, working as Secretary of procurement committee, managing the internal purchases and procurement for the Organization and ensures that quality equipment /material are procured within the budget;

He is also managing different Vendor’s and building linkages with new vendors across the country.

He also assists and coordinates with Finance Unit in setting and reviewing programs budgets and managing cost. He ensures his efforts for the smooth administrative Operations of the organization.

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Name:  Yasir Nadeem
Designation: Manager Finance
Qualification: Masters of Business Administration in Finance
Experience and expertise Yasir Nadeem has Masters of Business Administration in Finance from FUUAST, Islamabad. He has worked in department of Admin & Finance at various development and corporate organizations since March 2011.

Mr. Yasir has joined the AwazCDS-Pakistan in March, 2020 as Manager Finance. He is providing services in preparing and maintaining account books in accordance with AwazCDS-Pakistan accounting and financial management policies and procedures. He leads the process of preparation of budgets of organization and Program/ project proposals and donor financial reporting.

He leads the internal, external and donor audits and maintaining finance related records. He also leads the process of preparing financial statements, maintaining cash controls, preparing the payrolls and management of accounts payable and accounts receivable.

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Name:   Ishfaq Khan Khalil
Designation: Communication and IT Officer
Qualification: BIT (Hons), MS (CS) (Telecom & Networking)
Experience and expertise

Mr. Ishfaq Khan Khalil has 11 years of working experience with different NGOs and INGOs.  He has served as Senior ICT & Assets Officer with Merlin International from Nov, 2009 to March 2016, as Provincial ICT & Assets Officer with Medical Emergency Resilience Foundation Pakistan from July, 2016 to Dec, 2017.

He has joined the AwazCDS-Pakistan in March, 2018. He is performing his responsibilities in overall management of IT related matters, dealing with Network Administration using Linksys Routers and HUBS at high functional level, maintenance of Wireless Photocopiers, Printers, Network backup drives and Scanners, monitoring and maintenance of the computer systems and networks of the AwazCDS-Pakistan. He provides his technical expertise to install and configure computer systems, diagnose hardware and software faults and solve technical and applications problems.

He has expertise in web development, graphic designing and he provides his services in the designing of all publication, communication and promotional materials of the organization. He is also serving as security focal person of the organization.

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