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First Name

Mahboob

Last Name

Khuda

Function

Freelancer Consultant, Freelancer Trainer, Part Time Job, Permanent/Contract Job

Languages

English

Country of Residence

Bangladesh

City of Residence

Dhaka

Highest Education

Masters

Additional Training

01. Training on Social Protection and public Finance Management for 5 days DFID and Ministry of Finance, Dhaka
02.Project Monitoring & Evaluation (PM&E)for 3 days by MOEF support project, FAO of the UN, Dhaka
03Training on Agro-Forest Management for 4 days MoEF support, FAO
04.Training on Climate Change: Impacts on Agricultural production, vulnerability and adaptation for 7 days FAO of the United Nations run by CEGIS Dhaka and Chittagram
05. TOT on Dairy farm production and Managementfor 03 days on Sustainable Agriculture, Food Security and Linkages (SAFAL project) SNA.
06. TOT on Entrepreneurship Development and Business Management ( EDBM) 03 days Sustainable Agriculture, Food Security and Linkages (SAFAL project) SNA Khulna and Jessore
07.TOT on Good Agricultural Practices (GAP) for 3 days on Sustainable Agriculture, Food Security and Linkages (SAFAL project) run by UNIDO Khulna and Jessore
08. Attended workshop on Curriculum Development for Lead Farmers under SAFAL project for 3 days on Sustainable Agriculture, Food Security and Linkages (SAFAL project) SNA, EKN.
09.TOT on Business plan development
for 3 days on Sustainable Agriculture, Food Security and Linkages (SAFAL project) SNA, EKN Khulna
10.Attended potential partnership and linkages workshop for 2 days Sustainable Agriculture Food Security and Marketing Linkages project ( SAFAL) Khulna
11.Training on Climate Change: Impacts, vulnerability adaptation for 5 days FAO of the United Nations run by CEGIS, Dhaka
12.Training of Trainers (TOT) on Introduction to Governance Materials Developmentfor12 days by GIZ- Sri-Lanka Sri-Lanka
13.Training on Influence and Negotiation skill development for 2 days by FAO of the UN Dhaka
14.Training on Climate Change: Impacts, vulnerability adaptation for 5 days CEGIS Dhaka
15.Team Leadership and Basic Management Skill course for 5 days DANIDA Mymensingh
16.Training of Trainers ( ToT) on Interpersonal Communication for 3 days John Hopkins centre for Communication program Dhaka
17.Training of Trainers (ToT) on Life Skills Methods and Adolescents Reproductive Health. 06 days UNICEF Dhaka
18.Training received on Challenges of Climate Change: Issues, Impacts and Adaption Strategies for Bangladesh for 03 days ITN-BUET Dhaka
19.Training of Trainers (ToT) on Disaster preparedness & management 5 days BDPC Dhaka
20.Public Private Partnership Framework for E-Service. 02 days General Economic Division, Planning Commission, Dhaka Dhaka
21.Training received on Early Warning Systems for disaster preparedness and mitigation in agricultural sector in Bangladesh for 04 days DAE, FAO-BD and ADPC, Bangkok Dhaka
22.Training on MIS for 04 days GAIN BD Dubai, UAE

Professional Experience

1. Capacity Building Specialist and Business Development Consultant, Under the project Strengthening Public Financial Management for Social Protection (SPFMSP). The Project is co-financed by UKaid through the Department for International Development (DFID) and Australian Aid through the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) and is employed by Maxwell Stamp PLC (MSP). Duration- February 2017  to  December 2017.
Task: Developing proposal for national course focused on developing the capacity of mid-to-senior level Government officials; Ensuring that course content is demand-based, appropriate and relevant; Identifying suitable lecturers/presenters for course topics with the assistance of the Project; Developing course roster/schedule; Incorporating GoB suggestions into the national course design; Assisting the Project’s Capacity Building and Institutional Development Specialist with all logistical planning for the national course, including budgeting, venue set-up, course registration, compiling course reader; Assisting international presenters with their logistical arrangements, including hotel bookings, airport transfers and local transportation; Training course facilitators (who are former national course participants) on course implementation, using Course Training Manual developed for the Project; Developing and implementing course evaluation to gather feedback from course participants and preparing a post-course report analysing evaluation results; Ensuring the overall smooth implementation of the various course.
2. National Consultant- Human Resource Development and Training Specialist under the project: Strengthening the Environment, Forest and Climate Change Capacities of the Ministry of Environment and Forests and its Agencies funded by USAID and employed by Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) of the United Nations since May 2015 October, 2016.
Tasks:
Under the overall supervision of the FAO Representative, the direct supervision of the Deputy FAO Representative, with specific instruction the incumbent will perform the following duties:
In collaboration with International Consultant-HRD/Training Assess Training and Research Needs (TNA and RNA) across the Forestry and Environment sectors and key actors and stakeholders. Assisting International Consultant – HRD/Training specialist in the identification of urgent and priority training and research needs to be implemented under the current project. Assisting HRD-Technical Advisor Group (TAG) and Research Grants – TAG in the performance of their functions. Follow up on the request for Government nomination and ensure timely confirmation of selected candidates for local and international trainings. For all overseas trainings/observation tours assisting in the identification of overseas institutes/organization, and follow up on logistics wherever possible for all overseas training. For all local trainings, assisting in the identification of the partner training intuitions, preparation of training modules, and preparation of the Letter of Agreements to contract trainings activities to the selected training institutions, and monitor the activities as per LOA for all in-country trainings. Assisting International Consultant- HRD/Training specialist to prepare a draft Human Resource Development Plan on Forestry, Environment and Climate Change for MoEF and its agencies in the context of its requirements for a changed management structure including a training plan for skill development to implement CIP. Assisting in developing a guideline for research grants scheme to implement the plan. Organizing trainings to project staff and where necessary and coordinate training with M & E consultant to include project M & E training. Ensuring gender perspectives in all training and research analysis, manuals and activities with the help of Gender Consultant. Working as focal point for HRD/Training component of the project and assist CTA wherever necessary
 
3. Short Term Consultant – Task-  developing a comprehensive training module and building capacity of Master-trainers for the Multi sectoral Nutrition Programming (MSNP) project under Agri Input Retailers Network (AIRN) and funded by USAID . The assignment will be completed within 01 January 2019- 15 February 2019.
 
4. Short term Consultant: Marketing and workshop Coordinator under the project: Market analysis, strategy and business plan development, and capacity building to promote low carbon development and modal shift to Inland Water Transport (IWT) in Bangladesh, Client: World Bank through CPCS-Ca & KS Consortium, Duration: February – July 2018
Task
·  Coordinating with different ministries regarding project activities.
·  Organised workshop, seminar and network with donor and line ministries.
·  Event management coordination with various training institute.
·    Documentation and reporting to the project management.
 
5 .Short Term Consultant – Capacity Building- John Hopkins University, Centre for Communication Programs ( JH CCP), funded by UNICEF at Cox’s bazar and Uzziban project funded by USAID since January to June 2018.
Activities performed:
·  Review Training Manual
·  Develop Contents for capacity building workshops
·  Facilitate training sessions
·  Finalize training manuals
·  Prepare training report
·  Organize and Facilitate ToT training on IPC and mentorship program at Cox’s bazar related with Rohinga issues.
·  Assist capacity building on other activities.
·  Supervise PO and provide hand on supports on training.
·  Supervise and Monitor the Learning Centres, identify the weakness & gaps and take initiatives to improve.
·  Collect and disseminate necessary information gathered from government and other actors/agencies.
·  Conduct dialogue with community and other stakeholders.
·  Ensure timely monthly, quarterly and final programmatic report particularly on training.
·  Keep liaison with relevant NGOs, GOB officials and for effective program implementation.
 
6. Short Term Consultant- HRD Expert (12th December 2016-11th February 2017) for Impact Assessment of the, IADP-PGB project    implemented by Department of Agriculture Extension (DAE) under the Ministry of Agriculture, BD.

7. Short Term Consultant- PRA Expert (10th September 2016-15th October 2016) for SMART project (Security, Market Access, Rights and Transparency) in Coastal Bangladesh end evaluation, funded by ICCO Cooperation, run by CODEC.

8. Short Term Consultant – Capacity Building Team Member, Maxwell Stamp PLC (MSP) under Community Legal Services (CLS) Programme funded by DFID. (November 2012- September 2013)

Tasks: Undertake specific organisational development needs assessments of successful grant recipients, which will include partner organisations to the main recipient where this is appropriate. Provide inputs into specific development plans for capacity development of grant recipients, which will include partner organisations to the main recipient where this is appropriate. Undertake regular field visits to funded organisations and their partners to: Facilitate learning and development through informal and more formalised activities (mentoring; workshops; encouraging engagement in peer learning events etc). Facilitate reflective review of project progress and learning. Monitor progress against work plans and delivery of outputs towards outcomes. Identify learning from projects that could be more widely disseminated.
9. Short Term Consultant (Team member) of DFIDBangladesh for Review of Pay and Emoluments for Transparency International Bangladesh. (November 2008 to December 2008).

10. Short Term Consultant- Training Facilitation (1st December 2006-14th January 2007) for Char livelihoods program project, funded by DFID-B, run by PMTC Bangladesh
 

Full time job:
 
1. District Capacity Building Coordinator (Technical) – Nutrition Governance. Under the project Leadership to Adequate Nutrition (LEAN). The Project is financed by European Union (EU) and i am employed  Global Alliances for Improve Nutrition (GAIN), Geneva based INGO. Location: CHT,   Chottogram  and the duration was February 2019- April 2020
 
Major Task:

1. In collaboration with technical coordinator and other coalition members drive to implement the work plan to ensure coherent and     consistent delivery of activities within the agreed timeline for LEAN.
2. Conduct training to strengthen capacity and inter-departmental coordination in nutrition sensitive programming and service delivery of relevant government line departments, Local Government Institutions (LGIs), Hill Councils (HCs), and relevant Service Providers (SPs).
3. Promote multi-stakeholder’s platforms that link to MSMEs, Service Provider Associations (SPAs), relevant government line agencies, Hill Councils, Local Government Structures, Private Sectors, Finance Institutions and Chambers of Commerce and Industries.
4. Dialogue and negotiation with the district and upazila (sub-district) level nutrition coordination committees for inclusion of food safety and nutrition issues/agenda on priority basis.
5.Recommend and implement innovative process/ideas to enhance efficiency and cost effectiveness of delivery mechanism/implementation strategy.
6.  Provide technical support to partner to ensure timely and effective delivery of project interventions in the selected districts/sub-districts.
7.   With support from Knowledge Leadership, ensure that an effective monitoring and reporting system is in place for achieving agreed project targets and milestones.

2. Capacity Building and Learning Specialist under the project Sustainable Agriculture, Food Security and Linkages (SaFaL) which is funded by kingdom of Netherlands and employed by Solidaridad Network Asia (SNA), based in Netherlands during the period of December 2013 to April 2015.
Task:
·        Organize and facilitate project orientation at different level. Support to conduct various assessment including nutrition    sensitive value chain analysis and market assessment and analysis.
·        Strengthen small and medium enterprises, entrepreneurs and private local service provision: Facilitate public and private sectors and develop training modules/manuals for local service providers through on communities’ need Assessment. Organize capacity development events (training, exposure, accompaniment, coaching etc.)
·        Dissemination of low-cost nutrition technologies through School gardening program to raising awareness  to the school children for homestead gardening, personal  hygiene, basic  nutrition.
·        Community awareness program through group session, community pregnant mother to anti natal check up, visit union health facilitator. Develop health facilitator through training by the upazilla health complex. Organise and provide training on diversified food intake, sources of Vitamins and minerals, elements of food etc.
·        Capacity building of partners: Lead and guide the design and implementation of capacity building and learning initiatives; Develop a system of evaluation of trainings and monitoring of capacity building and learning initiatives; Review, evaluate, and modify training curricula available within the project or from other public-private sources where appropriate.
·        Develop appropriate training schedule and curricula that uses best practices in instructional design for the target audience. Identify technical expertise required, procure and seek inputs from subject specialists as needed

Major Achievements:
Successfully organized Project orientation with all the project staff including partners staff. Developed Lead Farmer selection criteria, roles and responsibilities and trained 500 Lead Farmer on various issues like group governance structure and decision-making process of the PGs, organize to trained LF on improved agricultural practices and sustainable issues. Organised and facilitated several TOT (Good aquaculture practices, dairy farm production and management, EDBM, Business plan development, crop protection and loss minimization etc.) for the programme staff. Develop guidebook on Producer Group management. Assist to develop Gender Strategy and Gender mainstreaming guideline for the PG members. Prepared various stakeholder consultation report. Assist to prepare Project six-monthly and annual project progress report. Organized Learning visit for the producer group members to BARI, HRC, BAU to learn and explore good agricultural practices (GAP) for safe food production.
3. Capacity Building and Training Coordinator (1st June 2009- 30 Nov. 2013) with the project of Urban Governance and Infrastructure Improvement Project (UGIIP II) under the Ministry of Local Government, Rural Development and Co-operatives (MLGRD&C), employed by GIZ Bangladesh and funded by ADB and KFW.
Task: Assist the team of experts for implementation and evaluation of the project activities in all respect to carry out the assignment related to local economic development and poverty reduction on central/regional basis. Coordinate with Governance Improvement and Capacity Development (GICD) Consultants to identify the area of intervention related to conducting training and orientation  to staff, elected representatives and  project stakeholders. Assist different sectoral Development Adviser in conducting baseline survey to identify the needs of Pourashava staff/elected representative/other stakeholders of all selected Pourashavas within the region. Prepare separate training and orientation plans, related to Urban Governance Improvement Action Programme (UGIAP) implementation for the potential Pourashavas as selected for ranking to have new entry into the project; Organize and facilitate training/workshop/meetings, seminar at central, regional and Pourashava level in coordination with GICD/UMSU consultants using training modules updated/refined by Governance Programme Development (GPD) experts;
Support UMSU, Project management office (LGED) in monitoring the performance of the training programs at all level, within the region
Major achievements:
·        Organize and established Pourashava Resource Corner in the project area.
·        Develop Pourashava wise Resource pool (minimum five members) in five Pourashavas.
·        Handling Pourashava wise project budget for capacity building.
·        Organize 10 TOT training program for the Pourashava and LGED staffs.
·        Handling Budget preparation and budget minimizing for program/workshop.
·        Prepare at least monthly/quarterly activity report based on the region wise activities and submit to the higher authority.
Ø  Prepare and submit monthly/quarterly and half yearly activity forecast and try to meet the dead line of the each activity.
Ø  Attended 08 international Meeting/Seminar in home and abroad.
Ø  Directly involved to develop 4 training modules and 02 guide book and indirectly 10 modules and 06 guidebooks.
1.    Town Level Coordination Committee (TLCC)
2.    Pourashava Office Management
3.    Concept of Good Governance and its application in the municipalities of Bangladesh.
4.    Community based Solid Waste Management
Ø  Directly involve to develop guidebook on Pourashava Resource Poll and Resource Corner, guidebook on “Adequate staff structure of a Pourashava
·      Governance related paper presented in the Sector Network Governance Asia (SNGA) held in Siem Reap Cambodia in 2010 which published by GIZ in 2011. The name of the paper is: “Enhancing transparency and accountability in the governance of Pourashavas (Municipality) through the people’s participation- A case study on the Municipal Coordination Committee, the Town Level Mini Parliament”.
·      Active member of the Governance training task force of the Sector Network Governance Asia of GIZ.
·      Organized and facilitated at least 50 training courses at Pourashava, Regional and Central level.
·      Trained at least 600 participants from PS senior level (including Mayor) staff and potential citizens from the respective 35 Pourashava.
·      Organized TNA for the Municipal staffs.
·      Organize and facilitate to develop Tool for IEC materials like Poster, Flip book, leaflet etc
·      Coordinated to finalize the 18-capacity development related documents.
·      Working on E- governance project under GUG program of GIZ.
·      Develop Good Governance training module and Facilitate with the Municipal senior staffs.
4. Training Coordinator – (3rd April 2006 to May 2009) Bangladesh Water Supply Program Project (BWSPP). The project was funded by World Bank and implemented by DPHE under the Ministry of Local Government, Rural Development and Co-operatives (MLGRD & C)
Task: Facilitate training and workshops at different level, Assess Training Needs in the field as well as in the project management. Co-ordinate and supervise field-training activities, develop training plan, Prepare work plan of field training program. Provide support in preparation of training modules, Evaluate training courses during training execution. Monitor and follow up the training impact. Prepare training reports and feed results into the project’s monitoring and evaluation system. Perform special assignments as and when required by the project authority.
5. Training and Community Development Specialist (16th June 2004 to 1st April 2006), Disappearing Lands Supporting Communities Affected by River Erosion (REP) project, implemented by Intermediate Technology Development Group (Practical Action)-Bangladesh, UK based International Organisation and funded by Lottery fund, UK.
Task: Responsible to coordinate overall project multi-sectoral (Agriculture, Fisheries, Livestock. Small Enterprise, Light Engineering, agro-processing, ) and Volunteer group development for disaster focused training programmes which includes both social and technical aspects. Overall responsible to arrange TOT courses. Responsible to support partners and project team in design, planning and management of the training courses. Responsible to provide technical support to the partners and in addition to strengthening partner’s staff capacity building. Responsible to produce a number of training modules and materials. Monitor the effectiveness of the training courses as necessary and document the findings address to the project needs. Solely responsible to develop community based organisations with the target groups and its institutionalized as an outcome of the project. Maintain liaisons with the local/regional/national right based and social institutions to establish effective network. Responsible to prepare Quarterly/Annually training plan and its budget jointly with the Po’s of the project and partners. Involved in regular follow-up, monitoring, training evaluation, impact assessment activities and support PME system of Practical Action-Bangladesh for smooth organizational reporting. Assist different social studies as per project needs and assist other colleagues to share knowledge. In absent of Area Manager, he is responsible for office and staff management.
6. Training Coordinator (25th February 2002 to 15th June 2004)  under the project empowerment of children in special Needs of protection, funded by UNICEF and employed by Save the children – Australia
Task: Training Coordinator (Deputy Project Coordinator) is responsible for providing support on Training and field operation to Field Team Leaders and Trainers. Responsible to coordinate and communicates programme-related information with collaborative partners, Executive Personnel of PNGOs and related GOB Officials. TC is responsible for training, supervision, monitoring and evaluation of the programme and report to field Coordinator (FC). Other duties include liaison with collaborative partners, PNGOs and GOB Officials (as required) for strengthening the program implementation, capacity building, coordination, development of communication skill and other management issues and takes responsibilities in absence of Field Coordinator with GOB and NGO in the Unit areas
7. Trainer (1st September 1998 to 30th October 2000), Fisheries Training & Extension project- II (FTEP-II). It is Government of Bangladesh Project, under the Ministry of Fisheries & Livestock with Financial technical assisted by Department for international Development (DFID), UK.
Task: Help to prepare and implement Training Needs Assessment for FTEP II target groups. Support to prepare training materials for various for Training courses. Act as “Lead Trainer” on individual for FTEP II training courses. Manage training resources for individual training courses.  Manage budget for individual regional training courses.
8. Training officer and Aquaculture Officer (01 December 1993 –15 August 1998), Aquaculture Extension Project, Mymensingh. It is Government of Bangladesh Project, under the Ministry of Fisheries & Livestock with Financial technical assisted by Danish International Development Agency (DANIDA).
TASK: Liaison with the Upazilla Administration, local NGO’s and participating banks. Regular reporting on project activities. Ensure establishment of sufficient project nurseries at Upazilla level. Ensure sufficient markets and marketing of food fish within the Upazilla. All training activities in the Upazilla and to participate actively in planning and implementation of the training activities. Maintenance of all accounts and inventory. Administrative and financial management of project staff and personnel of the Upazilla. Active co-operation with the Upazilla Fisheries Officer (UFO). Supervision and development of immediate subordinate.

Involvement with Published Manual:
1.     Training module: Incestuous  child sexual abuse – English to Bangla, save the children- Australia
2.     Prototype module on Wash program by DASCOH International
3.     Module on Aquaculture, Published by ITDG-B, an INGO, 2005
4.     TOT Module on Disaster Management, by ITDG-B, an INGO, 2005
5.     Module on year-round vegetable production by ITDG-B, an INGO, 2005
6.     User Manual on poultry vaccination for vaccinators, by ITDG-B, an INGO, 2005
7.     Training Module on Gender and development for field level staff. By MAEP, 1997
8.     Training Module on Pourashava Administration and Office Management published by UGIIP-2, LGED, 2010

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Other Academic/Professional Acheivements

Membership
Ø     Member
, BUKAN, British Council, Dhaka
Ø     Member
, Bangladesh Human Resource Development
Ø     GIZ Sector Network Governance Asia
Ø     Member, Alumniportal, DEUTCHLAND
Ø     Member
, Wolverhampton University Alumniiportal, UK.
Ø     Member
, Lions club of Dhaka Blues, Lions clubs
international
, District-315
Language Proficiency
Bangla- Native
English –   Excellent (speaking & writing)
Computer Literacy  :   MS Word 2002, Excel, PowerPoint and internet applications etc.
Countries Visited on Professional Assignments                       : United Kingdom, Thailand, Sri-Lanka, Cambodia and UAE.

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Countries that you are willing to work

Bangladesh, Afganistan, Nepal, Thailand, Tanjania, Barma, Srilanka, Maldip

Any Other Information

Mr. Khuda has been working in the Human Resource Development and Training management Profession more than 22 years. He has gained  knowledge and practical experience in multi-sectoral program planning, organising, and coordinating, facilitating and management for Donor Funded Government and Non government Organisations. His core expertise is to  develop capacity building strategy, training Proposal, and ensure implementation of trainings for target beneficiaries and stakeholders.  He has experience to organise, coordinate and conduct training needs  assessment of the targeted beneficiaries and stakeholders and partners . He has practical capacity to building training sessions, workshops, brain storming sessions, focus group discussions (FGD), Key informant Interviews (KIIs), SWOT analysis and ensuring proper documentation. Experiences to develop capacity building plan (long and short term) for the team members and partner organizations. Experienced to develop training modules and materials, proposal, position papers, Donor report, concept notes and policy paper on various development issues including gender development.  Experienced to develop business through contracting with the donor agencies, writing proposals, negotiating with the resource personnel and various institutes within home and abroad­­­­­

I have  proven experienced to work with multi-disciplinary and multi-institutional team  of   World Bank, FAO, DFID, GIZ, ADB, DANIDA, EKN, UNICEF and USAID funded project through various International organisations and those activities are in close collaboration with government officials and private sector partners, as well as NGOs.

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