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ABDUL RAHMAN SENIOR CONSULTANT (U.S. Citizen) 11700 Crest Maple Drive Woodbridge, VA 22192 Phone: 703 436 1591 Email: KEY QUALIFICATIONS: 25 years of experience in donor administration and support working with USAID, the United Nations and the World Bank in administrative, operations, financial, accounting, grants, human resources, procurement and logistics’ policies and procedures. I have extensive experience in administration, finance, human resources, grants, contracts, operations, elections, food distribution, procurement and logistics for donors and NGOs on UN, UNDP, UNOPS, USAID and World Bank-funded projects including CDM Constructors, Inc. C & G Homes, Inc., Glocoms, Inc, MCC and IFES. I have worked in Afghanistan, Cambodia, Georgia, India, Pakistan and Vietnam. I have deep experience in the cultural, languages and professional knowledge and skills required in post-conflict areas. EDUCATION: • Certificate in Administration, Indiana University, USA, 1967 • Baccalaureate, Rahman Baba Lycee, Kabul, Afghanistan, 1965 Other Training: • Management of Development Assistance – MODA’s Workshop on Influencing Skills and Quality Service Practices, January 2000 • Certificate in Computer Training, Aman’s Center of Excellence, Islamabad, Pakistan, 1993-1994 • Certificate in PC and LAN Hardware Support, Asian Institute of Technology (AIT), Bangkok, Thailand, 1993 LANGUAGES: English, Pashto, and Dari [Farsi/Persian] (fluent); Urdu (good); Khmer (fair); Arabic, Vietnamese and Georgian (basic) GEOGRAPHIC EXPERIENCE: Afghanistan, Cambodia, Georgia, India, Pakistan, USA, Vietnam PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE: July 2008 to December 2008: Kabul, Afghanistan. Administration and Finance Advisor to the Independent Election Commission, for IFES, 1101 15th Street, NW, 3rd Floor, Washington, DC 20005 (Project funded by USAID). Administration: Assisted in preparing the work program of the Administration Department; determined priorities and resources needs for the timely completion of outputs; shared responsibility for election administration; managed, and trained IEC staff in administration, finance, human resources and procurement; developed systems for capacity building; assisted in compiling regular progress reports to IEC management and donors; advised and supported IEC provincial offices. Prepared Policies and Procedures Manuals for a)Administration, b) Finance, Human Resources and c) Procurement, Human Resources: Advised on all recruitment of national IEC staff for the IEC throughout Afghanistan; internal Human Resources issues, short-listing candidates, job descriptions/terms of references, interviews, contracts. Prepared Human Resources Policies and Procedures Manual and ensured that human resources systems are in place and implemented. Finance: Advised and support the Head of Finance in budget matters; managed and trained finance staff; took active part in the interaction with the Ministry of Finance and the Civil Service Commission for inclusion of IEC budget in the national budget; advised and supported the finance staff in IEC Provincial Offices. Prepared the Finance Policies and Procedures Manual and ensured that finance resources systems are in place and implemented. Procurement: Supervised, monitored and accounted for IEC procurement; trained staff; advised and supported the Procurement Staff in IEC Headquarters and Provincial Offices. Prepared the Procurement Policies & Procedures Manual and ensured that finance resources systems are in place and implemented. . June 2006 to June 2008: Hanoi Vietnam and Tbilisi, Georgia as Senior Procurement Consultant, Glocoms, Inc., 40 East Chicago Avenue 200, Chicago, IL 60611. Prepared International Competitive Bidding Documents (ICBs), specifications, tender documents, Procurement Procedures for contracts with World Bank and MCC. Prepared recommendations and comments for Direct Contract, ICBs including bidding, contracts and procurement. November 2006 to December 2006: Islamabad Pakistan as Finance and Administration Consultant: CDM Constructors, Inc., Pakistan Earthquake Reconstruction and Recovery Program (PERRP), F 8/4, #94 Nizmuddin Road, Pakistan, Islamabad, (Project funded by USAID). Administration and Logistics: Set up new office; logistics; supervised and trained local staff. Finance and Accounting: Reconciled monthly accounts and supervised and trained local finance staff. Procurement: Procured all office equipment, IT equipment, vehicles, real estate; bids and vendor selection, contracts. Supervised and trained local staff in the use of modern transparent procurement techniques. June 2004 to June 2006: Administrative Associate, C & G Homes, Inc. 6-60, Fresh Pond Road, Maspeth, New York 11378 Contracts, correspondence, vendor relations, calendaring, expense reports, creating spread sheets, management of escrow accounts, filing, scheduling meetings. February 2003 to May 2004: Kabul Afghanistan Finance/Operations and Procurement Manager, Afghanistan Primary Education Program (APEP), Project funded by USAID., Finance and Accounting Administration: Project financial administration; sub-contracting to agencies and RFPs; analyzing bids and vendor selection, contract negotiations, sub-contract agencies’ local finance staff. Operations: Setup offices and transportation; developed project business/work plans; managed employees; responsible for efficient implementation of financial, operations and administration activities. Personnel Recruitment: Contracts and job descriptions for local staff; annual "like organization" surveys. Procurement: Purchasing and bid documents for 45 million school textbooks. Procured project equipment and handled customs clearance. Supervised and trained local staff in procurement. Logistics: Distribution and shipping of textbooks and equipment to villages in remote areas. Event Organization/Coordination: Made arrangements for visiting Government and USAID officials. July 1998 to January 2003: New York Personnel Associate, United Nations Office for Project Services, (UNOPS), Recruitment and administration of international consultants and local project personnel contracts. Responsible for salary benchmark verification, processing of per diem/daily subsistence allowance (DSA) and processing of travel claims. May 1998 to July 1998: Regional Electoral, Finance and Administrative Manager, United Nations Electoral Assistance Secretariat (UNEAS), Phnom Penh, Cambodia. Monitored administrative and operational support to the project. Managed and equipped approximately 10,000 observers; safety; daily contacts; petty cash; budget and reports; procurement and logistics for equipment; renting premises. Supervised and trained field electoral officers, finance, administrative, human resources and transport staff. February 1994 to April 1998: Program/Administration and Finance Manager, UNOPS, Phnom Penh, Cambodia. Provided administration and coordination of 11 NGOs’ subcontracts. Prepared RFPs and contracts for numerous community development sub-projects, monitored and evaluated performance, produced reports and certified expenditures of 11 projects implemented by local NGOs. Made budget revisions and statements for headquarters. Analyzing bids and acquisition of commodities/equipment. Provided training in finance, human resources, procurement, logistics, computer software. March 1985 to January 1994: Program Assistant (Program Support Unit), United Nations Development Program (UNDP), Kabul, Afghanistan. Prepared and distributed the UNDP Country Program Management Plan (CPMP) and Development Cooperation Report (DCR). Managed financial and statistical data of UNDP Country Program funds for 60 UNDP funded projects. Responsible for the Afghanistan Disaster Management Task Force (DMTF) in 1990-1991. Played a pivotal rule in the UNDP Disaster Management Task Force (DMTF) relief management. Maintained daily radio contacts with provinces affected by floods and landslides. Coordinated with DMTF, UN Disaster Relief Organizations (UNDRO), NGOs, bilateral and multilateral organizations with respect to contributions. Procured supplies. June 1980 to February 1985: Senior Finance Assistant and occasionally Officer-in-Charge, UNDP, Kabul, Afghanistan Responsible for financial administration of UNDP accounts, managed cash flow, payrolls, foreign exchange, etc. May 1978 to May 1980: Business Manager/Administrative Officer, American International School of Kabul, Kabul, Afghanistan Finance and Administration of teachers and local staff salaries, fees, school grants, receiving tuition fees and banking. Responsible for assessing and payment of disbursements and reporting. Logistics and procurement, transportation of students and teachers, maintaining equipment inventory, obtaining visas and making travel arrangements and insurance of school premises and equipment. October 1977 to May 1978: American Peace Corps: Kabul, Afghanistan Finance and Administrative Officer: Administration of Peace Corps volunteers: finance and administration, salaries, responsible for disbursement of funds and reporting. Procurement and logistics. Briefing and assisting instructing 150 Peace Corps volunteers on arrival on administrative matters and other services (security, housing, visas, travel, transportation, shipping of household effects and in tax returns and explaining policies and procedures. January 1975 to September 1977: Columbia University Project, Kabul, Afghanistan, Project funded by USAID Administrative/Finance Officer: Financial management, preparation of monthly accounts, payroll, processing various payments, reconciliation of cashbooks. Procurement of vehicles, office supplies office equipment, printing of curriculum textbooks, expendable and non-expendable equipment. Management of transportation of staff including international and local travel arrangements. REFERENCES: Available upon request.

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