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Ismat A Saeed
Public Health Specialist , Canadian Red Cross
Thunder Bay, Canada
Have extensive experience in humanitarian and development sector with donor funded projects and programs. Worked with international reputed organizations include Canadian Red Cross, IFRC, UNICEF, International Medical Corps, Oxfam GB. Expertise’s are around designing and implementing capacity building process in community-based initiatives both in humanitarian response and development sector
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Area of Expertise:
  • Agriculture, Livelihoods, Microfinance, Rural
  • Capacity Building, Training, Advocacy, Political
  • Disaster, Aid, Emergencies, Relief
  • Environment, Climate, Energy, Water, Sanitation
  • Social, Education, Gender, Youth, Child
Professional Experience:
Have more than 10 years of working experience in development and humanitarian response projects focusing on reduction of public health risks in sustainable manner involving significant stakeholders including affected population, local NGOs, government ministries, departments and private sector. I achieved these working opportunities with international reputed organizations include Canadian Red Cross, IFRC, UNICEF, International Medical Corps, Oxfam GB, The World Bank, UNDP, CIDA and GTZ. I am familiar with reporting processes of USAID, CIDA, DIFD, ECHO etc.
A continue thrive to updated knowledge and skills through a continuous learning process of upgrading my education and attending different short training events as part of my professional efficiency. Achieved hands on expertise in assessing, designing and implementing capacity building activities in the area of behavioural change communication, health/hygiene promotion, Family planning, nutrition, microcredit, gender & development issues to facilitate cross-sector coordination mechanisms at national level to the provincial and lower tiers operations.
I worked as part of the team in assessing, reviewing and evaluating different development projects. I gained extensive working experience in conflict zones while working in Somalia, Iraq, Syria, Sudan-Darfur Sri Lanka and conflict zone of Philippine.
A trained trainer, has ability to design and carry out training event based on the need analysis of the clients by using participatory training techniques e.g. PRA (Participatory Rural Appraisal), SARAR (Self-esteem, Associated strength, Resourcefulness, Action planning and Responsibilities), PAR (Participatory Action Research) and PHAST and Zopp methodologies
Since March 2020, I am engaged with Canadian Red Cross as Public Health Specialist in COVID 19 pandemic response to support Long Term Care, First Nations vaccinations and different testing programs. This opportunity enhanced knowledge and skills to be effective and efficient in pandemic response.

Excellent report writing skills in English in the form of workshop reports, project proposals, newsletters and performance and evaluation reports

Traveled extensively, skills of working independently with efficiency, competence, integrity and a good team player
Education:
I am a nurse graduated from Aga Khan University Karachi Pakistan in 1987 and upgraded the same qualification from Mc Master university Hamilton, Canada under the Bridging program of Internationally Educated Nurses (BIEN) in 2011.
Completed two-year diploma in Public Health from Public Health School Peshawar Pakistan complemented with a certification course on Introduction to the social services Ontario Ryerson University Toronto, Canada in 2009. In 2020, I received a diploma in Aboriginal Community Advocacy Program from Confederation College Thunder Bay Canada. Apart from technical education, I received my degree in Master in Business Administration (Management) from Preston University Islamabad Pakistan in 1996.
As humanitarian and development worker engaged with reputed international organizations provide me opportunities to receive work related courses include SHPERE Standards, Humanitarian accountability, Back Build Better, Rapid assessment, WASH Cluster Coordination and Gender Equality and Social Inclusion learning solutions, Protection in Emergency and Disaster management, project management, project cycle in gender perspective
Since March 2020, I am working with Canadian Red Cross on different COVID 19 response project, I prepared myself for the work by attending the following courses:
• Infection Prevention and Control (IPC) for COVID 19 Virus
• Emerging respiratory viruses including COVID 19: Methods for detection, prevention, response and control
• Infection Prevention and Control (IPC) core components and multimodal strategies
• COVID 19: Basic Information & Infection Prevention and Control Practices
• Building a safe and Respectful Workplace
• COVID 19 Contact Tracing
• Psychological Frist Aid COVID 19 – Elders, Children and Families
• Psychological First Aid -Remote support

A trained trainer, has ability to design and carry out training event based on the need analysis of the clients by using participatory training techniques e.g. PRA (Participatory Rural Appraisal), SARAR (Self-esteem, Associated strength, Resourcefulness, Action planning and Responsibilities), PAR (Participatory Action Research) and PHAST and Zopp methodologies

Since 2012, I am engaged with Canadian Red cross and attending the courses offered related to my job requirements.
Affiliations and Achievements:
Worked as United Nations Volunteers based in Addis Ababa -Ethiopia from Feb. 2000 to Feb. 2002
Engaged with Community Living Burlington Ontario Canada as Family Associate Care Provider March 2010 – March 2014 to provide family support to mentally challenge children
Professional associations:
Professional association:
• Registered Nurse with College of Nurses of Ontario Canada (expired)
• Member of CARE for Internationally Educated Nurses in Ontario, Canada
• Registered on Emergency response roster with UNICEF, Oxfam, Canada EM and Canadian Red Cross
• United Nation Volunteer roster
• Terry Fox Run for Cancer Canada – volunteer
• Heart & Stroke Foundation Canada –Volunteer
• Plan Canada – Volunteer

Available for:
  • Consulting assignments
  • Job opportunities

    Years of Experience:
    15-20 years
    Highest Qualification:
    Masters
    Languages:
    English
    Nationality:
    Canada
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