Senior Management Team

Muhammad Khuram Gondal

Country Director - Save the Children, Pakistan

Mr. Khuram Gondal is a development and humanitarian sector expert with more than 18 years of experience in emergencies and non-emergencies. He has been working with Save the Children for the past 16 years in multiple country offices around the globe. Currently, he is the Country Director at Save the Children in Pakistan. In this role, he ensures strong collaborative relations with national/local government entities, relevant foreign embassies, and donor representatives. He has fostered a supportive learning environment where staff is encouraged to grow, develop, account for their responsibilities and provide feedback to strengthen the organization and ensure that it can effectively cater to the rights and needs of children in Pakistan.

 

Ghulam Farooq

Director Programmes - Save the Children, Pakistan

Farooq Khan is a development and humanitarian professional with more than 16 years of experience in emergencies and non-emergencies portfolios in Pakistan and globally. Farooq has been working with Save the Children for the past one year in Pakistan as Director Programme Operations. In this role, he oversees the operational side of program implementation including partner management, stakeholder engagement and organization representation at respective levels. 

 

Waleed Ikram

Advisor Program Quality, Evidence & Learning - Save the Children, Pakistan

Waleed is a medical doctor with a Master’s in public health and has more than 15 years of program management and leadership experience within emergency & development settings including working with refugee, internally displaced and host populations in various global contexts. His experience includes working with INGOs, Red Cross movement and UN in various roles while assuming progressively higher levels of responsibility working on multi-million-dollar grants. Currently, he is the interim Advisor PQEI at Save the Children Pakistan. He is responsible for overseeing and ensuring strategic development of high quality, evidence based, innovative programs that deliver immediate and lasting change for children and contribute to Save the Children’s global breakthroughs.

 

Bilal Taj

Director Finance - Save the Children, Pakistan

Bilal is a professional accountant with over 15 years of experience in development and humanitarian response. While working with INGOs and Audit Firm, he has been able to acquire a diversified range of Finance & Grants Management skills. He has worked at the managerial level with various Country Offices at Save the Children, including Pakistan, Japan [Tsunami Response], Yemen, Lebanon and Tanzania. Notable, he also worked as Global Roving Financial Controller for Save the Children London office – under which he was deployed to Central African Republic, Ethiopia, Kenya, and South Sudan. He has a Graduate Degree from Pakistan and has additional certification in accounting and finance from Institute of Chartered Accountants of Pakistan. Bilal is responsible for overall financial management of Save the Children Pakistan country program and ensures financial, legal and control oversight of the country program. As part of his current role Bilal is also contributing his 50% Level of Effort to Save the Children Asia Regional Office as Regional Finance Manager.

 

Muhammad Usman Aslam

Director Humanitarian Assistance Support & Government Liaison

Mr. Muhammad Usman Aslam has diverse experience of more than 14 years of delivering multiple high impact & sustainable community development / humanitarian projects across Pakistan. Usman has led and managed Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) programs at some of Pakistan’s leading organizations such as: Pakistan Oil Fields Limited, Telenor Pakistan and Mari Petroleum Company Limited – where under the role of Senior Sustainability & CSR specialist, he managed a portfolio of PKR 1 billion. Furthermore, Usman has worked closely with high profile government authorities/agencies of Pakistan, including the management of Corporate and Government relations for Pakistan Poverty Alleviation Fund. He brings a wealth of experience with him which will go a long way in helping Save the Children Pakistan to achieve its strategic targets in coming years.

 

Maria Aftab

Coordinator Human Resources, Safeguarding & Gender - Save the Children, Pakistan

Maria Aftab has been working with the humanitarian sector for past 9 years on various roles including, child protection, child participation, Gender/GBV, Safeguarding (PSEAH), and HR. She has experience of working in multiple complex emergencies as a first respondent team member, including the IDP Response in North Waziristan Pakistan (2012), Floods emergency (Pakistan 2010), Syrian Refugee Crises in Lebanon(2017), influx of refugees in Europe (including resettlement), Tigray response in Ethiopia(2020-2021) as well as the recent Afghanistan crisis(2021).  She also served as elected Co-chair for PSEA/AAP regional network in Tigray, in addition to supporting the Tigray response as Gender and safeguarding Advisor. Maria holds Master’s degree in Human Rights and democratization (MENA) from European Inter-University Centre for Human Rights (Italy), with a bachelor’s degree in HR (OD) and advance certification in project management from Asian Institute of Management Sciences, Philippines. 

 

Noor ul Amin

Senior Officer - Admin & Security 

Noor ul Amin has more than 22 years of experience in the development and hospitality sector. He has been working with Save the Children for the past 8 years. Currently, he is the Senior Officer Administration, Fleet and Security at Save the Children in Pakistan. He is very keen to develop himself and others and to build the team capability to achieve the organizational goals and ensure that the focus of the organization remains on catering to the rights and needs of children. He excels at the management and effective implementation of security protocols, office administration, as well as government liaison.