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Iftekhar Ahmed

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Iftekhar Ahmed

Mailing Address:

House # 12(3rd floor), Mohammadia Housing, Main Road

Mohammadpur, Dhaka 1207.

Mobile-01712-855220

Emai: iftekhar.program@gmail.com

Key professional Competency                      

Have more than twelve year’s professional experience in Rights Based Advocacy, Communication, Training and Research, Documentation, Development Program Implementation, Monitoring & Evaluation, Project coordination and Livelihood.

Experience in Program and Research

  • Supervise, monitor, evaluate the rights based program & project.
  • Participate in different workshops, meetings, seminars etc.
  • Organize different training and workshops
  • Mobilize community stakeholders for training, research and other field level interventions
  • Prepare project and program documents
  • Case history collection and documentation
  • Organize logistic for training program
  • Involved in base line survey for group formation
  • Conduct FGD
  • Involved rights based program
  • Develop manual and module

Experience in Documentations and Communications

  • Prepare activity report, progress report, need assessment report, FGD report, workshop report, training and meeting report etc.
  • Involved in documentation and reporting of Organization Transformation (OT) process by using Appreciative Inquiry (AI) for the bi-lateral project between UNICEF and GOB named “Women’s Rights to Life and Health”
  • Prepare reports on Future Search Conference (FSC) for the Reduction of Maternal Mortality and preservation of Women’s Rights” and to improve nutritional status particularly among women, adolescents and children
  • Documentation of Employers meetings and prepare reports for the project of UNICEF & GOB named 'Hard to Reach (HTR) Education Program'
  • Documenting the discussion meeting, sharing, case study and others networking activities
  • Transcript research documents in English
  • Documentation of various program and project reports
  • Maintain liaison with GOB, NGO and rights based organization
  • Communicate with community people and community leader
  • Communicate with persons with disabilities and others rights holder groups
  • Communicate and maintain liaison with the UNICEF, Leonard Cheshire International (LCI) and other INGO
  • Maintain the liaison with partners and clients, administrators, respective NGO professionals
  • Maintain liaison with government officials like UNO, Civil Surgeon etc

Experience in Training/Facilitation

  • Facilitation of Leadership Development Workshop to the rights holder
  • Facilitation in the workshop on developing communication skill for effective rights advocacy
  • Facilitation in various workshops and meetings on rights based advocacy for ensuring the rights of person with disabilities
  • Facilitation of Group formation workshop
  • Facilitation in the training on gender and disabled rights  issues at grassroots level
  • Facilitation in the training for community mobilization in different issues like human rights
  • Co-facilitation of Future Search Conference (FSC) to mobilize community stakeholders on Reduction of Maternal Mortality
  • Co-facilitation of Organization Development (OD)/ Organization Transformation (OT) process at hospital level for enhancing service on Emergency Obstetric Care (EOC)
  • CO-facilitation of Future Search Conference for developing strategic plan
  • Co-facilitation of employers meeting workshops for Heard to Reach (HTR) Children for GOB & UNICEF Program

Experience in Rights Based Advocacy

  • Comprehensive awareness raising and rights based advocacy activities at local level to sensitize the education and employment rights of persons with disabilities
  • Arrange advocacy meeting and other initiative for changing the situation of people with disabilities
  • Conduct advocacy workshop to the GOB & other stakeholders for the Reduction of Maternal Mortality
  • Develop mechanism in order to take rights based advocacy initiative
  • Facilitation various advocacy meeting, round table and dialogue to different stakeholders on disable rights
  • Facilitation of advocacy meeting with community people
  • Facilitation of advocacy meeting with different stakeholder to improve nutritional status particularly among women, adolescents and children
  • Facilitation to form self-advocacy groups and empower them
  • Motivate the people with disabilities to take initiative for self-advocacy
  • Develop intermediate and final indicators to monitor the process and evaluate the impact
  • Create Network to enlarge coalitions and to keep them together
  • Organize/facilitate training and practice in advocacy
  • Create network for achieving goal
  • Develop an operational plan of advocacy activities  

Education

1996

Masters of Arts in English Literature, 2nd Class

National University

 

1993

Bachelor of Arts  (Pass), 2nd Class

National University

 

1991

Higher Secondary School Certificate, 2nd Division

Dhaka Board (Humanities)

 

1989

Secondary School Certificate, 2nd Division

Dhaka Board (Science)

Training Received


  • Participated in an international conference on Livelihood of persons with disabilities in Colombo, Srilanka.
  • Participated in an International Training titled “ Advocacy and Campaigning for the Advocates of Disabled People’s Rights” organized by Leonard Cheshire Disability(LCD), India
  • Participated in a training titled “Emergency Preparedness focus on Child Friendly Safe Spaces and SPHERE standards” organized by Save the Children Sweden-Denmark.
  • Participated in a training titled, " Advocacy and Networking for Achieving Organizational objectives" organized by MDC-Bangladesh
  • Participated in a training (7 days) titled " Income Generating Activities for persons with disabilities" organized by Centre for Disability in Development (CDD)
  • Participated in a training (3 days) titled " Project Management and report writing technique" organized by Protikriti Communications
  • Participated in a training (2 days) titled " Local Resource Mobilization" organized by Bangladesh Freedom Foundation
  • Participated in a training (3 days) titled " Developing Personnel Manual" organized by Manusher Jonno Foundation
  • Completed several basic and refreshers training courses on Nutrition, Immunization, Diarrhoeal Disease Control, Family Planning, Safe Motherhood, Savings program above mentioned subjects at different times organized by Dhaka Urban Integrated Child Survival Project (DUICSP)
  • Participated in Orientation training on Appreciative Inquiry (AI) (5 days) organized by Protikriti Communications
  • Participated in Orientation training on Future Search Conference (FSC) (3 days) organized by Protikriti Communications
  • Participated in TOT Training organized by Proshika Manobik Unnayan Kendra
  • Participated in Gender Training organized by Proshika Manobik Unnayan Kendra

Professional Experience

Programme Manager

January  2008-Till Date

Name of the Organization:

Centre for Services and Information on Disability (CSID)

Head Office

House # 715, Road # 10, Baitul Aman Housing Society

Adabar, Shyamoli, Dhaka.

Tel: 9129727, 8125669

E-mail: csid@bdonline.com                 

Url: www.csidnetworl.org

Centre for Services and Information on Disability (CSID) is a non government organization working with a vision that persons with disabilities are living in the society with equal rights, opportunity and dignity.

Overall Responsibilities:

  • Monitoring the rights based activities of projects;
  • Develop effective project implementation plans within the program strategies;
  • Organize various types of rights based workshop and training;
  • Organize various advocacy meeting, round table and dialogue with different stakeholders on disabled rights;
  • Maintain effective coordination and communication with concern Government agencies, Local influential leaders/community members, supportive NGOs and rights based organizations;
  • Follow up the project activities and providing necessary consultation and support;
  • Implement or monitor implementation against activity, outcome and impact indicators;
  • Develop mechanism in order to monitor & supervise field staff activities;
  • Provide feedback/suggestion, mentoring/coaching and orientation to staff for effectively and timely completion of planned activities;
  • Prepare project report  and organization’s yearly report in English
  • Supervise, monitor and proper implementation of the project’s rights based activities;
  • Follow up IGA projects and wage employed persons and providing necessary consultation and support;
  • Motivate the school teacher and school authority to enroll the children with disabilities in to their mainstream school;
  • Ensure necessary support for maintaining job facilitation center for PWDs;
  • Monitoring the  regular group meetings of Self help group of Persons with Disabilities and regular activities of the field staff;
  • Develop mechanism of evaluating staff performances and provision of individual developments plan;

Project Coordinator

September 2005-December 2007

Name of the Organization:

Centre for Services and Information on Disability (CSID)

Head Office

House # 715, Road # 10, Baitul Aman Housing Society

Adabar, Shyamoli, Dhaka.

Tel: 9129727, 8125669

E-mail: csid@bdonline.com

Url: www.csidnetworl.org

Project Office

Ward # 28, Kashipur Bazar

Barisal City Corporation, Barisal,

Tel: (0431)-65187

E-mail: csidlci@ccnbsl.net

Centre for Services and Information on Disability (CSID) is a non government organization working with a vision that persons with disabilities are living in the society with equal rights,opportunity and dignity.

Project Name: Promoting the Socio-economic Empowerment of people with disabilities and Mainstreaming Disability within their community in Barisal District

Funded by: Leonard Cheshire International (LCI)

Overall Responsibilities:

  • Supervise, monitor and proper implementation of the project activities;
  • Develop effective project implementation plans within the program strategies;
  • Supervise to Identify PWDs for referring to specialist for assessment, providing necessary Aids & Appliances and providing support for surgery & assistive devices;
  • Follow up IGA projects and wage employed persons and providing necessary consultation and support;
  • Motivate the school teacher and school authority to enroll the children with disabilities in to their mainstream school;
  • Ensure necessary support for maintaining job facilitation center for PWDs;
  • Organize job fare;
  • Monitoring regular group meeting and regular activities of the field staff;
  • Organize various types of workshop and training at project office;
  • Implement or monitor implementation against activity, outcome and impact indicators;
  • Organize various advocacy meeting, round table and dialogue with different stakeholders on disable rights;
  • Maintain effective coordination and communication with concern Government agencies, Local influential leaders/community members, supportive NGOs and other organizations;
  • Maintain effective coordination for selecting PWDs in different local marketable trades;
  • Develop mechanism in order to monitor & supervise field staff activities;
  • Provide feedback/suggestion, mentoring/coaching and orientation to project staff for effectively and timely completion of planned activities;
  • Organized monthly staff meeting to review monthly progress and staff performances, create favorable environment for sharing field best practices;
  • Develop mechanism of evaluating staff performances and provision of individual developments plan;
  • Ensure effective administration of relationships;
  • Maintain effective and proper utilization of project resources;
  • Review and Check the expenditures done by the project staff and check/recommend their vouchers for approval;
  • Ensure & maintain all project related data/information are effectively documented and preserved;
  • Produce clear and quality of the project reports;

Senior Officer (Training and Documentation)

November 2002 -August 2005

Name of the Organization:

Protikriti Communications

6/4 Sir Syed Road

Mohammadpur

Dhaka-1207

Bangladesh

Protikriti Communication is a house of consultants, involved in organizational capacity building through training & learning events like Organization Development (OD), Organization Transformation (OT) process facilitation, Social research and Social communication package development, Rights based training.

Overall Responsibilities:

Regular Correspondenced with partners and clients of the organization;

Maintained External and internal communications;

Event documentation and prepared report in English;

Facilitated in training and workshop;

Organized training and workshop;

Logistic organized for training and research program;

Supervised, monitored, evaluated & implemented the program & project;

Planned and designed training and facilitation events;

Prepared and organized the venue for workshop;

Projects accomplished

Involved in the bi-lateral project between UNICEF and GOB named "Future Search Conference (FSC)" on Reduction of Maternal Mortality and preservation of Women’s Rights”. Five (5) Future Search Conferences (FSCs) in 5 Districts (Cox’s Bazar, Comilla, Manikgonj, Shatkhira and Potuakhali) of Bangladesh to formulate stakeholders committees at the District level, develop plan of actions and mobilize them for implementing local level communication initiatives for reducing Maternal Mortality.

Involved in facilitating Organization Transformation (OT) process by using Appreciative Inquiry (AI) for the bi-lateral project between UNICEF and GOB named “Women’s Rights to Life and Health”.  The objective of the project was to improve maternal health service in the hospitals. Here AI process has carried out Thirteen (13) District Hospitals and Upajila Health Complex.

Involved in the project of UNICEF & GOB named 'Hard to Reach (HTR) Education Program' .The goal of the project is to provide quality primary education for the working for elimination child labor in Bangladesh. Fifteen (15) Employers meeting in 6 Division (Dhaka, Chittagong, Khulna, Rajshahi, Barishal, Sylhet)

Involved in the National Nutrition Project (NNP) of UNICEF and Ministry of Health and Family Welfare named "Future Search Conference (FSC)". The goal of the NNP is to improve nutritional status particularly among women, adolescents and children to the extent that malnutrition will no longer be a public health problem.

Involved in the project of World Bank & Ministry of Primary and Mass Education named Reaching Out of School Children Project (ROSC). The project focuses on getting primary aged out of school children through establishing and strengthening community based Learning Centers (LCs) and providing them with quality education.

Senior Field Organizer 

October 1999 - October 2002

Name of the Organization:

  Proshika  Manobik Unnoyaan Kendra

Lalbag Office

Specific Responsibilities

  • Implemented micro credit program and mobilized grassroots people for health awareness;
  • Organized and Facilitate training program and workshop for the group members;
  • Facilitated in the training on gender issues at grassroots level;
  • Facilitated in the training for community mobilization;
  • Supervised, monitored, evaluated and implemented the program
  • Built up the awareness campaign program, motivation program and advocacy program on health and different issues;
  • Organized the local community, community members along with maintain the liaison with community leaders, administrators, respective NGO professionals;
  • Involved in base line survey for group formation;
  • Analyzed data and report writing;
  • Involved in documentation of various program;
  • Assist in organizing rally, observance of important national/ international days, seminars, workshop, meeting related to women/gender issues;

Community Volunteer

April 1994 - September 1997

Involved with Dhaka Urban Integrated Child Survival Project as a Volunteer Member of the "Community Volunteer". The major objective of the project was to improve Maternal and child health.

Responsibilities

  • Assisted the project staff team in mobilization and implementation of Immunization, Diarrhoeal Disease Control, Family Planning, Safe Motherhood, and Nutrition, Savings program components in the target community;
  • Involved in community mobilization on child health;

Computer Skills

  • Completed OCP (Oracle Certified Professional) First and Second Track.
  • Oracle Certified Application Developer (OCAD)

From THE NEW HORIZONS COMPUTER, DHAKA

  • Short Course on Computer Awareness

 From APTECH COMPUTER EDUCATION, DHAKA 

 Language Proficiency

Excellent command in both spoken and written English

Other Qualifications

  • Have ability to type reports in Bengali and English 
  • Have ability to drive Motor Bike and have valid Driving license
  • Completed Product Development Course from Bangladesh Small and Cottage Industries Corporation (BSCIC)
  • Completed an intensive course in Community Health Voluntarism
  • Completed the modeling workshop  

Profile

 Married ║ Love traveling, Reading books & journals ║

Connoisseur of Literature ║ Hard working ║ Creative ║   Dedicated ║

Personal Information

Father’s Name

Late Borhanuddin Ahmed

Mother’s Name

Yakut Ara Ahmed

Permanent Address

Village – Aksail, P.O- Kolatia, Thana- Keranigonj, District- Dhaka

 

Date of Birth

29 th April, 1973

Nationality

Bangladeshi

Religion

Islam (Sunni)

                                                 

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