Our Team

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Adnan Khan – MBBS, MS.
Chief Knowledge Officer

Dr. Adnan Khan is a Public Health Researcher with qualifications from Indiana University and the Regenstrief Institute. At RADS, he leads the technical teams in research, evaluation, and publication. He has headed impact evaluations of family planning and urban programs, and was the Pakistan Primary Investigator for the PMA2020. He has worked in collaboration with international organizations including FCDO, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, UNICEF, and John Hopkins University. In his work with the Pakistan Ministry of Health, he helped incorporate evidence-based decision-making within the HIV and Family Planning programs, and helped run the Ministry’s Health Policy Unit.
He has, in close collaboration with the WHO, UNICEF, and UNAIDS, provided consultancy services in the Middle East and Asia. He is also member of the Advisory Board of the Asian AIDS Data Hub, the UN Reference Group on HIV and Drug Use, and the Technical Review Panel of the Global Fund for the Fight Against AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria.

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PROGRAM TEAM

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Hassan Rizvi
Technical Manager

With nearly 40 years of experience spanning academia, development sector and technology entrepreneurship, Hasan has been a pioneer in more than one area. The first 10 years of his career were devoted to academic research culminating in his work at the European Centre for Nuclear Research (CERN), Geneva, for four years. He played an instrumental role in bringing email and Internet to Pakistan – under the aegis of a UNDP project – and set up the first knowledge portals and networks of practitioners highlighting the issues of development– including environment, energy and water resource management – for the country; he led World Conservation Union (IUCN) in Education, Communications and Knowledge Management programs in Pakistan as a programme director.
He has worked in LEAD Pakistan as its Chief Knowledge Officer (CKO), spearheading its work in research, training and knowledge management while taking up projects as an independent consultant in the areas of climate change, SDGs and water resources management.

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Inaam ul Haq
Operations and Research Manager

Inaam ul Haq has a Masters’ degree in Statistics and Economics and more than 8 years of experience in the development sector. At RADS, he works as a Senior Research Analyst and is responsible for proposal development; project planning, management, and budgeting; and design and implementation of monitoring, evaluation, and analysis. He has previously worked for Oxford Policy Management as a Monitoring and Evaluation Officer and with the Institute of Social Policy as a Research Associate.
His research interests include education, health and sanitation, nutrition, gender, reproductive health, family planning, population and development, household characteristics, and migration and urbanization.

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Annan Saeed
Research Analyst

Annan Saeed has a Master’s in Economics, graduating with honours from the National University of Sciences and Technology, Pakistan. Previously worked for UNICEF on a project exploring the capacity of lady health workers in Pakistan for the provision of polio vaccination, at RADS, she works as a Research Analyst on an FCDO funded project DAFPAK for which she employs her expertise in research, report writing, data analysis, tool development and trainings. She has also been engaged in grant submissions for the organization. She is also interested in research and has publications to her name. Annan also has worked as a consultant in family planning and adolescent sexual reproductive health the most notable being for the World Health Organization. Her research interests include socioeconomic issues, family planning, and adolescent sexual and reproductive health.

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Nafia Nawaz
Research Analyst

Nafia Nawaz holds a Master’s in Risk Management from the University of Nottingham, UK, and a Bachelor’s in Economics from the National University of Sciences and Technology, Pakistan. At RADS, she works as a Research Analyst as part of the DAFPAK Program Team. She performs data analysis, report writing, and survey tool development, and also assists in the management of project deliverables.
Her research interests include human development, women empowerment, poverty reduction, and income and gender equality.

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Arfa Shuaib
Research Analyst

A recent graduate from University of Nottingham with MSc in Entrepreneurship, Innovation and Management with bachelor’s degree in Economics (gold medalist) from National University of Sciences and Technology (NUST). Relevant research experience gained through both postgraduate and undergraduate degrees, which helped in developing problem solving, time management, persistence, consistency and team working skills.
At RADS, she is involved in analysis framework of a 90-million-pound project (DAFPAK) regarding
Family Planning. Responsibilities include data analysis through software tools (SPSS) and training of
enumerators to conduct household surveys. She is also involved in proposal searching/ writing for RADS and sister Institute Akhter Hameed Khan Resource Center (AHKRC) to capture international and national grants.

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Sulaman Ijaz
Ethnographer

Sulaman Ijaz is a trained, qualitative researcher and Anthropologist. His immense interest in culture, social interaction, and human behavior that encompass human beings in its totality remained a vital force to guide his educational and professional paths. He has done Ph.D. Anthropology, from Quaid I Azam University, Islamabad. He is alumni of the Department of Anthropology, University of Heidelberg, Germany. Currently working as an Ethnographer with RADS and leading the study “Ethnographic Insights into Polio Vaccine Refusals in Priority Communities. Over the period of 8 years, he extensively worked in the domain of sexual and reproductive health, family planning, human rights, identity, nationalism, gender (masculinity), and women empowerment. He enthusiastically deals with the research studies related to baseline, midline, endline, client exit interviews survey, formative researches, qualitative and quantitative evaluations, impact assessment, KAP studies, tools development, training, and supervision of research projects. He executed research projects across Pakistan and remained part of the research studies in Germany.

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Zainab Khuwaja
Research Analyst

Zainab Khawaja is a Commonwealth Shared Scholar from the University of Warwick, UK, where she did her Master’s in International Development. She holds a Bachelor’s in Sociology and Anthropology from the Lahore University of Management Sciences (LUMS), Pakistan. At RADS, she works as a Research Analyst and is part of the qualitative team.
She performs data analysis, report writing, and qualitative tool development, and is currently involved in an ethnographic study on Polio vaccine refusals funded by the BMGF.

Her research interests include indigenous health systems, maternal health, infant feeding, and food security.

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Rafia Amir
Research Analyst

Rafia Amir holds a Bachelor’s in Public Administration from the National University of Sciences and Technology, Pakistan. At RADS, she works as a Research Analyst and the IRB Coordinator. She is a part of Qualitative team and worked in Impact evaluation for Cold Chain Equipment Optimization Platform (CCEOP) by GAVI and Sehat San Khushali project by HANDS.

She performs qualitative analysis, report writing, and survey tool development. She carries out ethical review of study proposals, coordinates IRB meetings, and is focal person for the clients.
Her research interests include education, child labor, and poverty reduction.

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DATA MANAGEMENT UNIT (DMU)

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Maisam Ali
Monitoring and Data Analyst

Maisam Ali has master’s in Social Sciences from SZABIST, Pakistan. He works as a Data and Research Analyst at RADS and supervises the Data Management Unit. His responsibilities involve largescale data handling, including management, cleaning, analysis, and interpretation. He has worked on projects on family planning, vaccination and immunization, water and sanitation, and nutrition. He is the focal person for a project on vaccines cold chain funded by GAVI. His research interests include reproductive health, nutrition, immunization, and water and sanitation.

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Ibtisam Sajjad
Monitoring and Data Analyst

Ibtisam Sajjad has a Master’s degree in Finance from Bahria University, Pakistan. He works at RADS as a Data and Research Analyst as part of the Data Management Unit. His responsibilities include overseeing the Health Program Dashboard. He also performs data management, cleaning, editing, analysis, and interpretation. He has worked on projects on family planning, immunization, nutrition. His research interests include reproductive health, nutrition, and immunization.

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Sohaib Aqib
Data Analyst

Sohaib Aqib has an MPhil in Economics from Arid Agriculture University, Pakistan. He has diverse experience in data analysis and management, project management, and monitoring and evaluation. He has previously worked for the Sustainable Development Policy Institute as Project Coordinator for the Enumeration and Implementation of the National Socio-Economics Registry Survey conducted by the Government of Pakistan. His responsibilities included project and field monitoring and evaluation to ensure adherence to international research standards. He currently works at RADS as Data Analyst, managing and analyzing data for projects on family planning and immunization. He is the primary Monitoring and Evaluation Analyst of a family planning project being implemented by HANDS, and funded by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. He is also a visiting faculty member for the Department of Economics at COMSATS University, Islamabad, and Arid Agriculture University, Rawalpindi. His research interests include environmental economics, climate change, adaptation to climate change, and sustainability.

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Kaleem Ullah
Data Editor

Mr Kaleem Ullah is a graduate from PMAS-University of Arid Agriculture Rawalpindi, with a number of computer skill courses in office management and graphics. He has been working in this organization since November, 2018. At RADS, he coordinates in data handling and research operations of the RADS Data Management Unit. He has worked on projects such PPIF, AHKRC-FOSI Health Project, DAFPAK, GAVI Cold Chain Equipment Optimization Platform (CCEOP) etc.

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HR, FINANCE & ADMINISTRATION

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Agha Aamir
Senior Finance Officer

Agha Amir Ali has more than 16 years of successful work experience within Project Management, and Grants and Finance departments. He currently works at RADS as Finance Officer, assisting in development of annual budget, and financial audit. The coordination, time management, and interpersonal skills demanded by the role have given him the ability to effectively interface with individuals from all levels.

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Adeel Hassan
HR Officer

Adeel Hasan Jalali is an HR professional with over 7 years of experience in the field of Human Resource Management including but not limited to Organizational Development, HR Operations, Performance Management and HR Startups. In his current role, he is managing overall HR Function as HR Officer at RADS. Since 2014, he has worked in multidimensional HR Roles and has provided consultancies to national and international HR Startups.

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Shazia Naseer
Senior Admin and Logistics Officer

Shazia Naseer is an Admin & Logistics Officer in RADS since three 03) years She has also worked in UNICEF during earth quick in 2005 as a Supply Officer . She has also performed duties as a Procurement Officer in MERLIN & Save The Children. She has a multiple experience in the the field of Customer Services, Administration, Procurement & Logistics. In her current role she is dealing with all administrative & Logistics activities in RADS.

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Waqas
Procurement and Finance officer

A professional in the field of Procurement, Logistics, Administration and Finance having 10 years’ hands-on work experience. A candidate who prioritizes strong communication to eliminate the possibility of errors due to miscommunication. Extensive experience completing administrative tasks and maintain organized approach to procurement. Incorporate evaluation and analysis to identify beneficial investments.

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SUPPORT STAFF

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Muhammad Azad
Support Staff

Azad has been a member of the staff for 3years ensuring the work environment at the office is at its best.

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