Arzoo Kanwal

Arzoo Kanwal


Pakistan Red Crescent



About me













Positions Held


2017- Present

Pakistan Red Crescent

Planning Monitoring Evaluation and Reporting Manager

DRR, Livelihoods &Emergency Response


KEMA Consultancy France- NorCross

Evaluation Consultant (Short Term)

Climate Change, Health, Livelihoods & Volunteerism

2015 - 2016


Planning, Monitoring  Evaluation Manager

Climate Change & Urban WASH

2013 – 2014

German Red Cross

Senior Monitoring Officer

Climate Change ,Livelihoods  & Community Mobilizations

2010 – 2012


Monitoring Officer

Emergency Response and Livelihoods

2009 – 2010


Program Monitor & Support Technician

Climate Change, Food Security & Livelihoods

2008 – 2009


Field Monitor Assistant

Emergency Response, Health & Education

2007 – 2008

Mercy Corps

Community Mobilizer

Public Health- TB  Program

2004 – 2007

 Community Development Foundation

Community Mobilizer

SMC Teachers Trainings




A development practitioner brining along more than 13 years of varied and rich development, management and evaluation experience.

Presently working as evaluation consultant and my assignment as local consultant include evaluating impact and effectiveness of emergency assistance programs in Pakistan.

Having substantive knowledge and expertise in development and implementation of M & E framework and strategies & had handsomely contributed in the process of effective implementation of program on DRR including climate smart agriculture and livelihood.

Contributed to the preparation and development of  baselines, end line reports, annual and project completions reports









skills & expertises




  • Climate Change & Food Security online course – IFRC Learning Platform
  • Climate Change Adaptation (CCA) Workshop – USAID at UAE
  • Build Batter Response Training –USID at Nepal
  • Climate Change Adaptation workshop- GRC-PRCS
  • Parma Culture and Waste Management Training –IDEP
  • Social Mobilization, Communication and Presentation Skills -CHIP
  • Mobilization on TB. DOTS program - Mercy Corps & PTP
  • Team Management & Leadership - Mercy Corps
  • Monitoring and Evaluation of projects and programmes - UNWFP
  • Basic and Advance Security - UNDSS
  • Project cycle Management - ACF
  • Security SSAFE Training - UNDSS
  • Awareness-raising on Sexual Exploitation and Abuse – IOM
  • Stay Safe Security Training – IFRC



  • Excellent report writing skills


  • written and oral communication skills


  • MS Office applications












Sindh University, Jamshoro

        Masters in Public Administration 2003-2004


Sindh University, Jamshoro

       Bachelors in Public Administration 2000-2003



  • Mother tongue : Sindhi
  • English
  • Urdu
  • Siraiki






Planning Monitoring Evaluation and Reporting manager (PMER)

Pakistan Red Crescent

Feb 2017-Present

Karachi, Pakistan

  • Establish and develop standardized PMER processes at provincial level for all on-going projects.
  • Maintain good communication with all PRCS managers and officers at provincial branch and National headquarter level and ensure regular, timely accurate narrative Monthly Quarterly and annually report submission at each level.
  • Monitor and meet deadline, ensuring information coming inform all tiers at provincial level is accurate.
  • Coordinate the collection of data from PRCS program managers in districts branches.
  • Analyse and consolidate all gathered information and in appropriate format (both the regular program and during disaster response
  • Maintain all updated fact and figures for the project/ program at provincial level and communicate accordingly.
  • Maintain regular communication with relevant stockholders (including beneficiaries, UN, RCRC technical counterparts and other agencies in the field for the accurate collection and dissemination of information.
  • Provide quality progress report at agreed interval.
  • Setup Beneficiary communication and accountability BCA feedback System as per guidelines from NHQ
  • Facilitate any PMER and BCA related training for PRC/IFRC provincial staff.
  • Facilitate and support all PMER/IFRC provincial staff.
  • Support Program manager and management with undertaking progress monitoring visit and feedback loop with two way beneficiary communication.


KEMA Consultancy France- NorCross

Feb 2016- June 2016

Karachi, Pakistan

  • Evaluate the performance of NorCross supported Programs of PRC in Sindh province Develop evaluation protocols, standard operating procedures
  • Conduct first hand training of Data Collectors
  • Monitoring visits to study sites ( Jacobabad and Jamshoro)
  • Assist Lead Consultant in debriefing and report s.


Planning Monitoring & Evaluation Manger


May 2015 – Jan-2016

Karachi, Pakistan

  • Developing Urban Urban WASH Monitoring & Evaluation Framework
  • Receives and responds to data inquiries in compliance with standards
  • Access files through knowledge of computer terminal and manual file system.
  • Enters data to update M&E reports and standards promulgated by the organization
  • Provides a variety of clerical and administrative support for other programs as necessary
  • Performs quality control checks on Information data and removes erroneous information in accordance with established procedures.
  • Ensure the consensus on which data to gather, defining tools, methodology and analysis of the implications of M&E data as well as the proper process is in place
  • Undertake regular visits to the field to support implementation of M&E and to identify where adaptations might be needed.
  • Assist to plan and conduct Community base activities and ensure that they are in line with the agreed processes.


Senior Monitoring Officer-Livelihoods

German Red Cross with IFRC contract

August 2013–December 2014

Karachi, Pakistan


  • Setting up the M&E system and ensuring it is implemented effectively by the implementing partner
  • Ensure the process for identifying the key performance questions and parameters for monitoring programme performance and comparing the targets. Design formats and questionnaires
  • Review the quality of existing social and economic data on the programme area, the methods of collecting it and degree to which it will provide good baseline statistics for impact evaluation
  • Assist PRCS to plan and conduct the beneficiaries’ selection, household and baseline surveys and ensure that they are in line with agreed processes.
  • Ensure the consensus on methodology and on analysis of the implications of M&E data
  • Ensure that monitoring data are discussed in the appropriate forum and in a timely fashion in terms of implications for future action.
  • With PRCs review their existing approaches and management information systems and agree on any required changes, support and resources
  • Developing Emergency Monitoring & Evaluation Framework
  • Assist to develop the Annual Working Programme Budget (AWPB) and monitor the prograemme budget execution.
  • Ensure cash transfer arrangements and delivery mechanisms are synchronized with beneficiary selection and in line with the beneficiary records and ensure accurate monthly reporting of cash transfers to identified beneficiaries utilizing a robust and secure system of accountability and control
  • Ensure problems arising are quickly resolved to maintain programme progress and experience gained is properly documented.
  • Plan for regular opportunities to identify lessons learnt and implications for the project’s next steps.
  • Liaise and coordinate with PRCS to design Beneficiary Communications communication strategies to disseminate key CTP messages, provide effective monitoring and establish appropriate feedback channels to ensure the programme's commitment to beneficiary accountability
  • Undertake regular visits to the field to support implementation of M&E and to identify where adaptations might be needed
  • Guide the regular sharing of the outputs of M&E findings with the PRCS project staff and PRCS and GRC management
  • Assisted external evaluator in project Mid-term evaluation.  

Monitoring Officer


Nov 2010 – Feb 2012

Sukkur,Hyderabad, Pakistan


  • Assist in developing M&E framework for the project
  • Design and conduct baseline, vulnerability/livelihood assessment surveys in the areas assisted by the project
  • Conduct ad-hoc and regular training of FAO and IP staff on standard M&E Data collection, particularly on surveys defined under the project M&E system
  • Assist in the management and supervision of field data collection processes for monitoring and evaluation, backstopping regional field offices as necessary
  • Prepare and improve the real time, output and outcome evaluation tools for project activities
  • Conduct quality control tests on all incoming data and ensure high quality reporting to the donor and relevant FAO staff
  • Liaise with the concerned project staff to ensure regular and timely information flow so that comprehensive data on input movements are continuously captured and updated
  • Ensure regular and timely reporting from partners, through direct monitoring and follow-up
  • Generate regular reports from the M&E system
  • Compile progress reports and other reports on the project as per project requirements
  • Collection and analysis of relevant data from external sources, surveys and studies to supplement the internal information resources;
  • Conduct periodic monitoring trips to project sites, including random checks on IPs activities, using standard monitoring formats;
  • Ensure compliance with monitoring and evaluation recommendations from FAO M&E consultants and mission, as applicable, and identify additional training and capacity support requirements among IPs, if envisaged
  • Participate in and assist with any other assessment and related surveys as requested
  • Perform any other duties as required
  • Coordinated with communication, logistics, database management departments for data and information sharing.


Program Monitor & Support Technician

ACF (Action Against Hunger)

Oct  2009-Nov 2010

Thatta, Pakistan

  • Work directly under the supervision of FSL[1] Program Manager to develop partnership and linkages with line departments, CBOs and other international or, local civil society
  • Work directly under the supervision of FSL[2] Program Manager to develop partnership and linkages with line departments, CBOs and other international or, local civil society
  • To collect all the report form staff then Marge and forward to PM
  • Responsible for House hold registration; prepare seasonal Calendar, Village Mapping, CBO registration, Data Base, Data entry & Analysis
  • Prepare strategy for curriculum and methodology for soil sampling, demonstration and trainings
  • Develop training curriculum (i) Saline soil reclamation through organic farming practices and, (ii) Sustainable seed production and storage practices
  • Facilitate replication of Farmer Field School trainings, “transfer of knowledge from farmer to farmer” to other farms as suggested by the beneficiary communities
  • Ensure that the activities that are carried out are within the federal, state and local policies and guidelines.
  • Define appropriate methodologies and tools in collaboration with the technical partner i.e. (i) tools for measuring overall output of demonstration plots and distribution mechanism (ii) soil tests for comparative seasonal and yearly analysis.
  • Ensure the daily monitoring of program activities and continuous evaluation of methods and project follow up
  • Participate in the analysis and drafting of activity reports and the evaluation of those responsible for projects
  • Ensure active coordination, facilitation and information-sharing with partner line departments e.g. Pakistan Agriculture Research Council, Agriculture Department and other NGOs
  • Responsible for organizing technical meetings with the partner line departments and other technical related activities assigned by the line manager
  • Coordinate with the Agriculture Marketing Specialist in areas of program overlap
  • Participate in program strategy reviews
  • Collect and report any new security information, incident or any change to the Supervisor
  • Inform the Supervisor of any professional problems encountered
  • Be flexible and adaptable with regards to the implementation of the daily work
  • The Program Monitoring and Support Technician should justify his absence during working time to supervisor (FSL PM).

Field Monitoring Assistant


Feb 2008 – March 2009

Karachi, Pakistan


  • Monitor the Education, EMOP emergency programme and Health related activities in Sindh
  • Collecting and Analysing field data
  • Developing formats for base line
  • Developing emergency/health and education  Monitoring & Evaluation Framework
  • Writing field trip reports/ Note for record etc,
  • Co-ordinate and monitor implementation of programme at the local level, in close collaboration with the implementing partners i.e. Govt Health Department, Govt. Education Department and other partner NGOs (like TRDP, PVDP, SCOPE and TDDO)
  • Monitor and review the overall commodity movements such as food deliveries, storage, transport and distribution at the site and verify if the amounts received have been properly recorded, damaged or suspected to be damaged
  • Supervise the efficient distribution of food items at the site and ensure proper feedback to field officer and others on the distribution
  • Assist in implementation of the plan of action, review achievement and constraints and provide feedback to managers accordingly
  • Report periodically to the WFP Officer on relevant event regarding food management, distribution and other related issues
  • Identify any apparent issues in the programme and report them to the appropriate personnel
  • Supervise and train other personnel as and when required.
  • Over all work in 9 districts of Sindh, Islamabad Head office and Peshawar office also.

Community Mobilizer

Mercy Corps

May 2007–Feb 2008

Jacobabad, Pakistan


  • Sensitization, motivation, mobilization and formation of male and female groups
  • Organize and arrange Media conferences for community mobilization
  • Air talk shows on FM 105 for disseminating TB related messages
  • Recording and developing success stories
  • Organizing seminars, TB Walks and different Community based activities, Coordinating and collaborating with the Stakeholders, local councils, line departments and community organizations.
  • Keep official records and prepare monthly and quarterly reports
  • Delivering community level trainings and awareness workshops pertaining to TB DOTS.
  • Co ordinate with local CBOs and support organizations for identification and mobilization of grass roots level institutions
  • Conducting field assessment survey for distribution of food and non-food items among the flood affected community of district Jafferabad
  • Impart IPC trainings to LHS/LHW on monthly basis.


Community Mobilizer


Sep 2004 – April 2007

Jacobabad Pakistan

  • Arranged Male and Female teachers training of Primary schools and formation of (SMC) School management committee to enhance the capacity of teachers and Community.
  • Designed and conducted community mobilization activities for behaviour change.
  • Designed and conducted different capacity building trainings for clients –educational institutions and organizations.
  • Trained more than 200 school teachers in pedagogy, school management, teaching of Maths and English in primary classes,          
  • Trained government School Management Committees (SMC) in their role & responsibilities in school management and development,
  • Provided on job support to 10 primary school teachers for one year to enhance their teaching skills and dealing with misbehaviour in classroom,       
  • Trained 50 NGO professionals of community based organizations (CBOs) in organization development.


Other works:


Trainings Delivered

  • Training onIntegrated vulnerability and capacity Assessment (IVAC) to PRCS Staff.
    • Workshop on Climate Change adaptation GRC-PRCS Karachi.
    • Training on Report writing to PRCS Karachi.
    • Orientation training at Behaviour change communication at HANDS Karachi
    • Report writing training for GRC/PRCS staff at German Red Cross forum Karachi
    • Agriculture practices training (for Paddy and Vegetable) in Farmer Field School at ACF
    • Interpersonal Communication trainings to LHWs on monthly basis at Mercy Corps Jacobabad
    • School Management Committee (SMC) Training to school teachers at Jacobabad
    •  Need assessment and resource mobilization training to District & Taluka Nazimis  and Councillors  and NGO representatives at Jacobabad

Trainings Attendant

  • Integrated vulnerability and capacity Assessment (IVAC) from Norwegian Red Cross and Pakistan Red Crescent Society (Karachi)
  • PMER Capacity Self-Assessment from Norwegian Red Cross -PRCS – IFRC (Islamabad)
  • Building a Better Response: Integrated learning Workshop from USAID- IMC- CONCERN world Wide –Harvard Humanitarian Initiative ( Nepal )
  • Technical  Training for Integrated Community Based Risk Reduction (ICBRR) Program Staff Organized by PRCS- IFRC (Islamabad)
    • Training  days to day on “Permaculture and Waste water Management training  of IDEP foundation Indonesia                         
    • Training on “Awareness-raising on Sexual Exploitation and Abuse” organized by IOM- Pakistan
    • Training on Social Mobilization, Communication and Presentation Skills, organized by (CHIP) Islamabad
    • Training workshop on TB. DOTS by Mercy Corps Pakistan & PTP Sindh
    • Training on Team Management & Leadership organized by Mercy Corps Pakistan
    • Training on Monitoring and Evaluation of projects and programmes, organized by (UN-WFP)
    • Training on Monitoring and Evaluation organized by UNWFP
    • Training on Advance Security organized by UNDSS
    • Training on Project cycle Management Organized by ACF Pakistan
    • Training on Advocacy on Youth issues organized by RHIYA- UNFPA

Survey Conducted

  • End line Survey Conducted for IFRC
    • Baseline survey conducted for Canadian Red Cross with the lead role.
    • Venerability & Capacity Assessment VCA with German Red Cross
    • Venerability & Capacity Assessment VCA with UNFAO
    • Food Security & Livelihood Baseline Survey with ACF
    • Baseline survey on Conventional cropping practices with ACF
    • Baseline survey on Marketing (Producer, Trader, Commission agent, Wholesaler, Retailer) with ACF
    • Baseline survey on poverty with UNWFP

Agriculture related research/ survey experience:

  • Post Distribution Monitoring of Paddy: prepared survey formats, designed and selected sample respondents, supervised the PDM, entered the data, analyzed the data and prepared PDM report
  • Post Distribution Monitoring of Vegetable: prepared survey formats, designed and selected sample respondents, supervised the PDM, entered the data, analyzed the data and prepared PDM report
  • Post Harvest Monitoring of Paddy: prepared survey formats, designed and selected sample respondents, supervised the PDM, entered the data, analyzed the data and prepared PDM report
  • Rapid Assessment of flood affected area in Thatta: Prepared Formats with the consultation of PM – FSL, supervised the survey, entered and analyzed the data and prepared the report
  • Conventional Farmers practices baseline: the baseline was conducted by the previous team, I have done data analysis and prepared the report.

Material Developed

  • Baseline Report under the German Red cross livelihood project
  • Designed and executed Post Distribution and Post Harvesting Monitoring tools and prepared PDM and PHM reports under the German Red cross livelihood project.
  • Prepared Self-Assessment Questionnaire for Training under the German Red cross livelihood project
  • Develop Monitoring and Evaluation Mechanism for GRC
  • Prepared seasonal calendar and strategy papers for implementation of various components of the ACF – FSL project (funded by World bank and JSDF – Japan)
  • Designed and executed Post Distribution and Post Harvesting Monitoring tools and prepared PDM and PHM reports under the World Bank project.
  • Prepared innovative presentations in local Sindhi languages on the cost – benefit ratio of various crops under the project (for Farmer Days)
  • Designed and lead the Rapid Assessment and prepared Rapid Assessment report in District Thatta (with ACF – International)
  • Training Manual Development for Centre for Women Enterprise and Development an Initiative of BasicNeeds Pakistan.

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