About Aamir Islam:
I am a Finance and Operations expert having over 18 years of invaluable working experience in Pakistan, South Sudan, the Philippines, and Afghanistan (Afghanistan remotely from Pakistan). I am specialized in managing the implementation of effective and efficient financial, operational, and compliance activities to deliver projects in accordance with contractual obligations, company policies, and guidelines.
Being a member of the senior management team, I provide specialized advice and report to senior management on overall financial and operational areas as well as to ensure robust collaboration and coordination of support function teams, so that Programme teams are fully equipped to efficiently deliver activities in a financially robust way.
A review of my attached CV will quickly confirm to you that I have been involved in overseeing day-to-day project operations including Finance, administration, procurements, Human Resources, logistics, and operational systems. Currently, I am working for UNDP as Project Operations Manager – MAGP and managing a financial portfolio of USD 32 million including funding from FCDO, Japan, and USAID.
My operational management skills include day-to-day management of the operations departments and proficient in handling operations functions entailing management of grants, sub-grants, projects’ budgets management, cash/bank management, Accounting cycle, payroll management, taxation, donor financial reporting, managing annual/quarterly forecast, financial analysis, financial compliance, formulating policies & procedures to facilitate internal operational process controls, detailed account analysis, month / year-end processing, funding tracker, master budget/portfolio budget, GAP, BVA, procurement trackers, Human resource hiring tracker, capacity building of both finance and non-finance staff on organizational operations process and procedures etc. In addition to this, I have a very good grip on ensuring compliance of different donor grants/funds like FCDO, USAID, OFDA, CIDA, AusAID, DANIDA and UN Agencies etc.
I have also managed operations in complex political situations, security contexts, conflict, and emergency situations. I have experience in planning, robust starting, implementing, and phasing out of Projects and Programs. I have managed funds in complex and ever-increasing regulatory and compliance requirements, multi-donor portfolios, and quick spending anticipation situations.
I have a proactive management style with highly developed communication skills. I have frequently been required to manage a team under pressure and enable them to meet strict deadlines.
I am very proficient with essential computing programs such as Microsoft Office, ATLAS, Quantum, SUN System, Sidat Hyder Financials, Agresso, and QuickBooks. Regarding my qualifications, I have an MBA in finance and a CMA-Foundation Course.
I will bring to your organization not only my years of expert experience but also my personal drive for results and positive outcomes. I am prepared for the next challenge in my career and look forward to hearing from you.
Look forward to hearing from you.
I have had the privilege of working with esteemed organizations such as the United Nations Development Programme, Save the Children International and Coffey International Development (now Tetra Tech). Over the years, I have managed diverse financial portfolios, exceeding US $280 million, and have consistently delivered results that align with high standards of compliance and efficiency.
I am specialized in managing implementation of effective and efficient financial, operational and compliance activities to deliver projects in accordance with contractual obligations, company policies and guidelines.
Currently, I am working with UNDP as Operations Manager and I provide specialized advice and reporting to senior management on overall financial and operational areas as well as to ensure robust collaboration and coordination of support function teams, so that the programme teams are fully equipped to efficiently deliver the activities in a financially robust way.
During my tenure at UNDP since 2018, I've had the privilege of overseeing a substantial financial portfolio, of $60 million including a significant allocation of $41 million from USAID funds. In managing this substantial USAID-funded portion, I've been responsible for ensuring that these resources are allocated efficiently and effectively in alignment with the objectives and goals set forth by both UNDP and USAID. Furthermore, this has entailed meticulous financial planning, budget management, and compliance monitoring, all while adhering to the stringent guidelines and regulations established by both organizations.
Regarding my qualifications, I have an MBA in finance and a CMA-Foundation Course.
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