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AAN Associates takes pride in its trained and dedicated staff comprising core team members with experience of working in over 30 countries across Asia, America, Europe and Africa. Besides our in-house staff, we regularly engage international consultants and field resources with a proven track record for delivering excellence.

This level of excellence is possible through our ever-expanding ‘Consultant Roster’ comprising over 1300+ plus national and international partners and experts, ensuring that we always have the right person for the job.

Our professionalism calls for exceeding expectations and continually striving to do better. AAN takes pride in providing an ecosystem to nurture the competencies and skills of its people to produce tomorrow’s ‘knowledge leaders’.

AAN’s “talent development” approach enables the human resource team to identify, recruit and develop personnel regardless of their duty station(s). Seamless cohesion among the team ensures a collaborative and productive environment that reflects the One Unit. The 1300+ talent pool comprises seasoned leaders, academicians, experts, researchers, entrepreneurs and trainers, with of them bringing to the table rich and diverse expertise, experiences and outlooks.

Managing Director

Nadeem Haider

Head of Programs

Asher Osman Khan

Sr. Manager Projects Management Unit (PMU)

Asmat Ali Gill

Manager Project Development Unit (PDU)

Faisal Shahzad

Evaluation Project Associate – Project Management Unit (PMU)

Jawad Khan

Evaluation Project Officer Project Management Unit (PMU)

Surraya Malik

Evaluation Project Manager Project Management Unit (PMU)

Dr. Aamir Hasni

Quality Assurance Expert Project Management Unit (PMU)

Hamna Ishaq

Evaluation Project Manager Project Management Unit (PMU)

Sarah Salam

Evaluation Project Manager - Project Management Unit (PMU)

Mawish Iqbal

Evaluation Project Officer - Project Management Unit (PMU)

Fatima Masood

Evaluation Project Officer Project Management Unit (PMU)

Midhet Nasim

Evaluation Project Officer Project Management Unit (PMU)

Aisha Mughal

Research Assistant- Project Management Unit (PMU)

Arish Batool

Munazza Azad
Assistant Manager Project Development Unit

Munazza Azad

Officer - Project Development Unit (PDU)

Abdul Ahad

Associate Project Development Unit (PDU)

Adi Shaikh

Assistant Project Development Unit (PDU)

Zarak Khan

Associate HR

Haris Jamil

Admin Associate

Farhan Shafqat

Deputy Manager Accounts

Khurram Shahzad

Managing Director

Nadeem Haider

Nadeem Haider is a senior development consultant with over 19 years of professional experience in management, advisory, and consulting roles. He has worked with multiple development stakeholders including bi/multilateral donors, UN agencies, statutory and non-profit organizations and public sector partners. Nadeem has worked in countries with varying contexts such as in transitional CIS countries (Tajikistan, Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan, Moldova), middle income countries such as Iran, active/post conflict and disaster relief/recovery countries like Somalia, Yemen, Kenya, Afghanistan, Pakistan. He has also undertaken short-term work in South Asian countries – Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, in East Asian countries – Philippine, Cambodia, Myanmar, Indonesia, Viet Nam, in East African Countries – Uganda, Angola, Tanzania, and in West African Countries – Nigeria, Ghana, Guinea, Mali and Niger. Nadeem brings inter-disciplinary training background in social enterprise management, international relations and anthropology.

Head of Programs

Asher Osman Khan

A professional with over 20 years of experience in diverse business development and consulting, and project management with strong expertise in governance, quality assurance, managing project lifecycles and data analytics in corporate and development sector projects. His expertise includes ensuring quality of research reports and other deliverables for agencies such as USAID, DFID/FCDO, US DoD, and US DHS (FEMA), while executing programs in terms of contractual compliance related to clients/subcontractors and various bilateral/multi-lateral IPs. His portfolio includes negotiating, executing, and ensuring amenability of all contracts; examining deliverables/field reports to verify their completeness and conformity to contractual requirements; and advising project teams regarding their obligations.

His role allows the team to optimize the use of resources; ensure the accuracy/reliability of data used in the preparation of various deliverables; and minimize losses caused by re-work during executions. He implements policies to encourage teams to report suspected variances; respond promptly to all detected inconsistencies and develop corrective actions; and report on a regular basis to the project stakeholders on the progress of implementation. His expertise consists of having an understanding of policies, procedures and standards of conduct; developing quality assurance metrics to improve performance of all teams; and to conduct internal monitoring and quality checks.

Sr. Manager Projects Management Unit (PMU)

Asmat Ali Gill

Mr. Asmat Gill brings diverse academic background with Masters in Public Health Economics & Management and pharmacy. With over 18 years of experience, Mr. Gill brings evaluation and researching experience and has remained involved in design of research and evaluation, survey management, field data collection, analysis and reporting. His expertise include Economic Evaluation (CBA, CUA, Value for Money Analysis, etc.) of Health and development projects, costing of Health Programmes, Budget Analysis, Health System Research, Policy Analysis, Population and Gender Issues.

Manager Project Development Unit (PDU)

Faisal Shahzad

Mr. Faisal Shahzad is a development professional with a Master’s degree in Politics and International Relations from International Islamic University, Islamabad. He bears special interest in institutional reforms that includes both private sector strengthening and public-sector reforms. Over the last five years at AAN, he has developed expertise in business intelligence, partner identification and development through hands-on involvement in end-to-end business development. By identifying partners in over 50 countries, he has managed a roster of over 1000 national and international experts spanning the fields of Education, Water Sanitation and Hygiene, Disaster Risk Reduction and Health.

Evaluation Project Associate – Project Management Unit (PMU)

Jawad Khan

Jawad Khan has been doing MPhil Health Economics from Pakistan Institute of Development Economics, Islamabad and graduated in Economics from Gomal University, Dera Ismail Khan. He has developed his skill in Macroeconomics research, data analysis, confident, hardworking, and energetic, with learning Capacity and flexibility to accept challenges and can absorb pressure Situations. Recently at AAN, he has developed expertise in research and evaluation in multiple UNICEF projects. His area of interest is Macroeconomics and Health Economics.

Evaluation Project Officer Project Management Unit (PMU)

Surraya Malik

Ms. Malik is a Research Associate with over 3 year/s of experience carrying out both Research and Evaluations. Her areas of expertise include Water & Wastewater Treatment, Air and Noise Pollution Control, Modeling of Environmental Systems, Physico-Chemical processes in Environmental Systems, Wastewater Treatment and Design, Water Resource Management. She has also worked on UNICEF Evaluations/Projects during the last two years such as an Evaluation if the Simplified Birth Registration System in Tanzania and a Formative Evaluation of the UNICEF FamilyConnect Programme in Uganda. She has organized and participated in various research projects/trainings and workshops and possesses experience in Report Writing among others.

Evaluation Project Manager Project Management Unit (PMU)

Dr. Aamir Hasni

Dr. Aamir Hasni is a researcher with over 6 years of experience in Social Sector Initiatives across Pakistan. His career undertakings include designing of research studies, ensuring the quality throughout its execution, articulation of research reports, projects’ operations and management, performance monitoring, and formulation of deliverables for national and international donors and clients such as USAID, DFID, UNICEF, WHO, DAI, UNITAR, World Bank, Nutrition International, Population Services International and so on.

His research portfolio also comprises of cross-functional experience of monitoring and evaluation blended with business development. Over the years, he has enhanced his proposal development and report writing, as well as presentation and communication skills, with the ability to interact with projects’ and programs’ key stakeholders at all levels. He has been part of multiple research and consulting assignments and involved in Project Implementation, Coordination, Survey Sampling, Tools Development, Data Analysis and Reporting. His efforts have helped transform proposals into projects; through his contribution in rightly comprehending the clients’ requirements and designing adequate methodologies. For multiple projects, he has analyzed both qualitative and quantitative data using various relevant tools and software (such as MS Word, MS Excel, MS PowerPoint, Visio, E-Draw, SPSS, MAXQDA etc), and drafted reports for social sector projects under the realms of Health, Nutrition, Education, Inclusion, Civil society and so on.

Quality Assurance Expert Project Management Unit (PMU)

Hamna Ishaq

Ms. Ishaq has more than 6 years of diverse experience in Research, Monitoring and Evaluation in Health, Nutrition, Child Protection and Birth Registration sector. She holds a Master’s degree in Social Policy and Development from London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE). She demonstrates proven experience of the application of various evaluation approaches and designs using both the Qualitative & Quantitative research methods and tools. Her portfolio includes multiple evaluations, on a range of thematic areas. She has been a part of several USAID Funded projects as a Monitoring and Evaluation Consultant under Management Systems International (MSI)-PERFROM. PERFORM was one of the largest monitoring and evaluation project of the world.

She has travelled extensively at a national and international level for data collection in a supervisory role. She has also worked in African countries such as Tanzania, Uganda, and Zimbabwe for UNICEF projects. She has worked on several local and global issues like Gender Equity, Community Development, Water Security, Health, Governance, and other Social issues.

Ms. Ishaq has excellent research and analysis skills. She is proficient in conducting both primary and secondary research and have significant experience developing monitoring and evaluation frameworks. She is proficient in software tools such as SPSS, MAXQDA, and have used these to analyze both qualitative and Excel quantitative data.

Evaluation Project Manager Project Management Unit (PMU)

Sarah Salam

Ms. Sarah has over 7 years of professional experience in Monitoring and evaluations, program  planning and Implementation in US and European funded international organizations. She has done her master’s in economics from Allamah Iqbal Open University. She is currently employed at AAN Associates In the role of Evaluation Project Manager.

Evaluation Project Manager - Project Management Unit (PMU)

Mawish Iqbal

Ms. Mawish possess diversified experience in the socioeconomic and humanitarian initiatives monitoring and evaluation (M&E) as well as research including randomized control trials. She has worked with Government departments, national and international development organizations and donors, including BISP, Social Welfare Department (Sindh and Balochistan), Women Development Department (Balochistan), Education D epartment (Sindh), IFAD, PATH/UKaid, EU, ADB, World Bank, OPM, University of Mannheim, C4ED Germany, RSPN, BRSP, NRSP, ACTED, NHN and ILM Ideas. She possesses excellent skills related to designing M&E and research projects and products along with implementing M&E and research projects and evaluation, managing field teams, third parties and consultants, training data collection teams, data collection, data analysis, report writing, leadership, coordination, collaboration, negotiation and ability to work in a multi-tasking environment along with meeting deadlines.

Evaluation Project Officer - Project Management Unit (PMU)

Fatima Masood

Fatimah Masud has over three years of experience as a Researcher and has contributed to multiple projects within AAN Associates and Hemophilia Patients Welfare Society. Her key areas of focus are within the sectors of Child Protection, Health, Nutrition, and Education. Her technical skills include Literature Review/Desk Research, Drafting Inception and Final Reports, Data Analysis and Visualization, Project Scheduling and Coordination with stakeholders and much more. She is also proficient in the Microsoft Office Suite of Programs as well as data analysis software such as MaxQDA.

Evaluation Project Officer Project Management Unit (PMU)

Midhet Nasim

Ms. Nasim is diligent health professional with 5 years of experience within Health sector pursuing high-quality Research to strengthen Public Health Knowledge and Interventions. She intends to improve the health of the communities, including rural, underserved, and global populations through education, research, outreach service, and creative partnerships. She exhibits proven strengths in communication through Leadership and Organization skills, Teamwork, and Quality Assurance. Her major interest lies in strengthening the capacity of Health Professionals to enhance the health of the public through Consultation, Skill Development and Education as well as by supporting the provision of public health services.

Evaluation Project Officer Project Management Unit (PMU)

Aisha Mughal

Ms. Aisha holds a degree in social science (Major in Psychology) from institute of Business Administration. Her skills include but not limited to qualitative research work, analytical thinking, designing and execution of trainings and report writing. She has 3 years of work experience with multiple donors such as UN-Women, EU and APWLD etc. on project implementation and policy making.

Research Assistant- Project Management Unit (PMU)

Arish Batool

Ms. Batool is a proactive Research Assistant with a knack for Secondary Data Analysis. She has been contributing to various projects at AAN and her key competence areas lay in Literature Review, Analysis, Wheel Mapping, and Project Coordination to improve Project Delivery. Her sectoral expertise lies in the field of Health, Birth Registration, Child Rights and Protection among many others.

Assistant Manager Project Development Unit

Munazza Azad

Ms. Munazza has over 10 years of professional experience as M&E expert. She has a bachelor’s degree in Business from the University of London School of Economics (LSE). She aim to become an International Development and Humanitarian Aid Specialist and work with a well reputed and esteemed organizations which will offer a variety of challenges and responsibilities where her abilities and skills can be fully utilized.

Officer - Project Development Unit (PDU)

Abdul Ahad

Abdul Ahad is an inspiring social scientist with a masters degree in development studies from NUST Islamabad. He has been working in the international development sector for over 5 years, honing his skills in research, project development and management. His diverse experience with national and international organizations enables him to bring a unique perspective to the team, and contributed to overall growth and expansion.

Associate Project Development Unit (PDU)

Adi Shaikh

Mr. Adi is a Social Scientist with majors in Development Studies. He has a growing career in the development sector with current focus on evaluations and research. He has expertise in Business Development, Proposal Writing, Coordination, Communication, Social Media, and Project Management. He has made contributions to the Project Management Unit as well through providing assistance with Report Writing, Liaising with clients, Negotiations with Key Partners, Coordination and Communication.

Assistant Project Development Unit (PDU)

Zarak Khan

Mr. Zarak has over 2 years of experience in carrying out Research, Data Analysis, Proposal Writing, Project Management/Development and Partnership Management across various projects in the development sector. His major expertise lies in Market Research and identifying potential business opportunities to facilitate Project Development. His sectoral expertise lies in the fields of Health (Mental and Sexual Reproductive), Nutrition, WASH among others.

Associate HR

Haris Jamil

Haris is an HR professional with 7 years of professional experience. Prior to joining AAN he was working with Maple Leaf Cement Factory as an executive associate. His expertise include processing payment to National/International partners and consultants, issuing contracts to Regular employees, database management of documents relating to HR, admin and accounts. Under his current role at AAN, he leads HR function which broadly includes, talent acquisition, employee experience improvement, total rewards, performance management and Learning & Development initiatives. Haris holds BBA Hons from Fast.

Admin Associate

Farhan Shafqat

Mr. Farhan is an experienced executive with demonstrated experience working in the Telecommunications, health and Real Estate industries. Skilled in Cash Flow, Payables, Expense Management, Receivable & Biling and internal Audit. Also experienced in the working of HR database management, HR policies, Attendance Management, Recruitment, Selection, Function Evaluations, Employee Evaluations, Payroll management and personnel related administrative tasks.

Deputy Manager Accounts

Khurram Shahzad

Mr. Khurram is a certified associate member of Pakistan Institute of Public Finance (PIPFA). He is adept in developing and implementing, policies and systems improving performance, productivity and reducing costs and mitigating risks. He takes proactive approaches in every task and is an achievement driven manager delivering excellence through effective communication, coordination, strategizing, planning and execution.
Mr. Khurram has expertise in ERP Implementation, developing policies and procedures of diversified business units covering manufacturing, trading and contracting.

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