HANDS Management Team
Dr. Shaikh Tanveer Ahmed
Dr. Shaikh Tanveer Ahmed is the Chief Executive of HANDS and associated with HANDS since 1994. He has 30 years’ extensive experience in the development sector and has a grip over management and technical skills in both private and public sector organizations. He obtained his Master’s in Public Health (MPH) from the University of Karachi, M.B.B.S from DOW Medical College & Civil Hospital Karachi and Training for Diploma in Child from Department of Pediatrics DOW Medical College, fellowship in Reproductive Health and Family Planning Program from Public Health Institute Santa Cruz, University of California, Berkley. His expertise in Long Term and Short Strategic Program planning and Policy Implementation, Facilitation in monitoring, evaluation, training, reporting, project proposal writing and research speaks of the success in the organization he has hitherto worked with. So far, his excellence in project proposal writings and fundraising & networking with donors, government, UN Agencies, NGOs, and private institutions has always been outstanding.
Mr. Anwer Iqbal
Chief Finance Executive
Mr. Anwer Iqbal is Chief Finance Executive and providing services to HANDS since 2009. Mr. Anwer Iqbal is a Qualified Cost and Management Accountant. He has experience of more than two decades in the field of Accounts & Finance. He represents HANDS as Trustee Member on START Network Board and Vice-Chair on Finance and Audit Committee of START Network. His expertise includes Accounting and Financial Management, Budgeting and Risk management, Fund Management, Financial Analysis, Product Development, Tax, and Regulatory Compliance. He is independently running the finance department with multiple projects funded by almost all top-notch donors of the world. He has the incredible skill of designing and providing oversight in implementing the innovative approaches related to finance in community development. He has been a key player in developing and managing Public-Private Partnership with the Government. He has attended several conferences and represented HANDS on various forums.
Mr. Maqbool Ahmed Rahu
Chief HR, Education & WASH Executive
Mr. Maqbool Rahu is the Chief HR&ID and Education and associated with HANDS since 2004. He served in key positions of responsibility at HANDS as Country Chief HANDS International Nepal, General Manager WASH Program, and Senior Manager Education Program. He has earned a degree of Masters in Sociology and Education and an advanced diploma in Early Childhood Development- ECD, ECD Program, policy and practices and ECD research analysis and report from Agha Khan University Hospital. He has extensive experience in Education and WASH sector and has incredible proficiency in project management, community development, training conduction, monitoring & evaluation, large-scale survey/ research networking, and training manual development.
Mr. Nadeem Ali Wagan
Chief Administration Executive
Mr. Nadeem Ali Wagan is the Chief Administration Executive and has been associated with HANDS since 2007. He holds a Master’s degree in Economics and a course in Inequality and Labor Markets from the University of Oxford, London. He is responsible for the successful operation and management of day-to-day activities across the HANDS network of 35 offices. He has 15 years of work experience in diverse functions as the General Manager of Communication & Advocacy and Head of the Chief Executive Secretariat Department. He has outstanding skills in communication, mobilization, socialization, and networking and has developed excellent working connections with philanthropists and the public sector.
Dr. Ahsanullah Khan
Chief Health and Research Executive
A public health professional and reform enthusiast with a career of more than 20 years in research and practice in public health, health care policy and strategic development. He has done the MBBS from King Edward Medical University, Lahore. In addition, he has completed his Master’s in Health Services Management from Baqai Medical University. Currently, he is pursuing his Phd Health Policy. In his work history he has remained as Chief Health Sector Reforms Unit and Director Public Private Partnership units in Sindh. He has been exposed to developing systems strengthening through reforms in institutions, regulations, financing. He has been part of the health insurance programs, health care services standards and quality, Public Private Partnership development, Smart Monitoring Systems, Blockchain/ smart contracts and multisectoral partnership development and contracting. He has performed at leadership roles in the public and private health sectors and have been exposed to projects with WHO, USAID, DFID and WB at country and regional levels that includes experience of working in developing countries and conflict regions.
Mr. Anis Danish
Chief Services Executive
Muhammad Anis Danish has been involved in the social development sector since 1992 as an expert, in the following key areas; networking, climate change, community development, capacity building, and analysis for social and economic development. He has been writing project proposals, writing reviews, monitoring, and evaluating synthesis, organizing development events and material development for training is a genuine value addition to the regime of the development sector, with his rich background in the fields, by extensive travel, social networking, events’ management. He provides the most needed dose of unconventional yet effective and practical solutions to social development problems. He holds a Master’s Degree in Sociology from the University of Sindh. He has participated in various professional development programs. He attended training in Jordon organized by MSI for developing a sustainability index. He attended a workshop on Leadership & NGO Excellence which was organized by US Consulate General, Karachi. He participated in a workshop on Gender Analysis of Civil Society which was organized by the Church World Service- Pakistan Afghanistan chapter. He compiled booklets on “Safety Guidebook for journalists and editors” and “Governance for Non-Profit” and wrote articles on projects managements for NGORC Journals. He is an Executive Council member of the Urban Resource Center. He is the Focal person of the Karachi Chapter of the Human Resource Development Network (HRDN). He is the focal person for Pakistan Democratic Alliance (PDA) for Sustainable Development Goals. He is Honorary Finance Secretary of the Women’s Development Foundation (WDF). He is the founder member of HANDS and had been an Executive member for a long.
Ms. Rahila Rahim
HOD – Livelihood Enhancement & Gender
Ms. Rahila Rahim is the Head of the Department of Gender and Development & Livelihood enhancement Program and connected with HANDS since 2000. She holds a Master’s degree in Political Science. Ms. Rahila has 27 years of experience in the field of community development, gender mainstreaming, social entrepreneurship and the poverty alleviation sector. She has the tremendous skill of communication for development and, she played a key role in taking Early Child Marriage Bill 2014 in the National assembly. She represents HANDS in various national forums on women rights.
Mr. Zahir Khan
HOD – Finance
Mr. Zahir Khan is the Head of the Department of Finance and joined HANDS in 2004. He has 16 years of extensive experience in finance and accounting for a large-scale NGO. He has done Masters in Business Administration (MBA). He has expertise in preparing the budget, financial statements, bank & vendor reconciliation, maintaining the book of accounts of various projects & financial records, fund management, financial reporting to national and international donors.
Ms. Rubina Jaffri
HOD – Monitoring Evaluation & Research
Ms. Rubina Jafri is the Head of the Department of Monitoring, Evaluation and Research and is associated with HANDS since 2011. She has wide experience in the field of Monitoring & Evaluation and has conducted various external & internal field base researches, including baseline surveys, pre-post project evaluations and impact assessments. She has done Masters in Public Administration from Karachi University. Her expertise in the development of research protocol, research conduction plan, research tools, orientation/ training of surveyors, supervision of field survey, data feeding, and compilation and writing of research reports is remarkable.
Mr. Qalandar Bux
HOD – Education
Mr. Qalander Bux Behrani is the Head of the Department of Education and Literacy and is associated with HANDS since 2004. He has done Master’s in Mass Communication and Advanced Diploma in ECD. He has more than two decades of comprehensive experience in the field of education, project management, and networking with donors.
Ms. Huma Siddiqui
HOD – HR & ID
Ms. Huma Tabbasum Siddiqui is the Head of the Department of Human Resource and Institutional Development. She is associated with HANDS since 2000. she is currently managing portfolios of more than 10,000 staff. She has done Master’s in Sociology and enrolled in MBA (Human Resource). She is a master trainer in the field of Education, Gender and Development, Community Development, Basic Management Skills, Decision Making, Organizational Planning and Design, Monitoring & Evaluation, Leadership Development, Communication Skills, Human Resource Management, Organizational Development and Social Mobilization.
Mr. M. Raheem Marri
HOD – Disaster Management and Inclusion
Mr. Raheem Marri is the Head of the Department of Disaster Management and Social Mobilization and is associated with HANDS since 2009. He has obtained a Master’s degree in Sociology and D.C.S (Computer Science). His area of expertise is social mobilization/community engagement, disaster management, development of social institutions for community empowerment, emergency response and relief, Community Based Disaster Risk Management/ Reduction, emergency camp management, leadership development, project management and training conduction.
Mr. Qamar Uddin Shaikh
HOD – Health
Mr. Qamar Uddin Shaikh is the Head of the Health Department and has been associated with HANDS since August 2010. He holds the degree of MS in Public Health from SZABIST Karachi and MSc. in Defense & Strategic Studies from Quaid-i-Azam University Islamabad. He has possessed wide experience in project implementation, program management, monitoring evaluation & research along with expertise in Reproductive Health and Family Planning. He has independently led the mega projects and supervised several projects teams, successfully over the period of the last 10 years in the Health Department. Mr. Qamar has contributed significantly to the development and implementation of sustainable health services programs especially focused on Family Planning.
Mr. Muhammad Kashif
HOD – Administration
Mr. Muhammad Kashif is the Head of the Department of Administration and joined HANDS in 2000. He has wide experience in managing and administering all the operations of large scale organizations. Currently, He is running operations of 35 offices across Pakistan, including the Head office in Karachi. He has done MCS and Diploma in Computer Software, Computer Hardware, and Web Mastering and E- Commerce.
Mr. Naeem Memon
HOD – IDEAS
Mr. Naeem Memon is the Head of the Department of Infrastructure Development, Alternate Energy and Shelter Program- IDEAS and joined HANDS in 2007. During these 13 years of service, his remarkable achievement is the construction of 12 Disaster Risk Management Centers and almost 84,000 low cost resilient shelters countrywide
Mr. Amon John
HOD – Supply Chain
Mr. Amon John is the Head of the Department of Procurement and Logistics department and associated with HANDS since 2008. He holds a degree in Masters in Business Administration (MBA). He has more than 20 years of experience in the field of procurement and logistics. He has an inspiring capability of providing quality and timely procurement services to operations and developing appropriate procurement and contracting strategies.
Mr. Kashif Husnain
HOD – IT
Mr. Kashif Hasnain is the Head of the Department of Information and Technology and connected with HANDS since 2008. He is responsible for managing the IT department and handling employees’ concerns and performances regarding IT-related matters. He has obtained a Master’s Degree in IT from PIMSAT. He is also responsible for developing and overseeing metrics for hardware, software and storage and directing and supporting the implementation of new software and hardware. He is skilled in identifying and eliminating security vulnerabilities with strategic.
Mr. Maaz Tanveer
HOD – Communication & Resource Development
Mr. Shaikh Maaz Tanveer is the Head of the Department of Communication and Natural Resource Management. He joined HANDS in 2017. He has done his BBA in Marketing from Institute of Business Administration Karachi and has a MSc in Climate Change, Development and Policy from Institute of Development Studies in UK. He has successfully designed and implemented all the alternate energy projects of the organization in the period of 2017-2019 including a low cost solar lighting project “Lighting Lives in Pakistan”. He’s now actively engaged in developing a new department and portfolio of the organization in natural resource management and also simultaneously leading the resource mobilization and communication portfolios of the organization. He’s one of the bright, young leaders at HANDS.
Mr. Ahmed Dayo
HOD – WASH
Mr. Ahmed Bux Dayo is the Head of Water Sanitation and Hygiene Department and associated with HANDS since 2014. He has been working in the development sector for more than 10 years and holds a Master’s in Business Administration. His expertise lies in Education, Monitoring & Research, WASH, Disaster Management Sectors. He has been leading various Development and Emergency Response Projects of the WASH Sector. He has excellent skill in proposal writing, project management, report writing, communication and trainings.