Managing Director

Personal Information:


Rahatullah “Naeem”



Place of Birth

Kunduz Province

Contact Address

Rahatullah Naeem, Managing Director, Afghan   Development Association (ADA), Kabul, Afghanistan.

Mobile #

+93(0) 799-202 137



M.Sc (Honors) in Rural Development and   Agriculture Economics

NWFP Agriculture University, Peshawar,   Pakistan

Research in M.Sc   (Honors)

Social and Economic Causes of Child Labor

B.Sc (Honors) in Agriculture Economics

Agriculture Economics University of   Agriculture Faisalabad Pakistan

Computer Skills

Windows, MS – word, MS – Excel, MS – Power   Point, MS-Access, Internet, MS – Access XP Package & Programming Course

Work Experience

Brief Summary: I have extensive experience (More than 11 Years) in management (program management & implementation, supervision, proposal development, sub grants management, project approval documents and program monitoring & evaluation, financial management, program budget preparation, administration, coordination, planning, policy and strategy (with national & international agencies, ministries and government agencies at technical and senior levels).

Date and Duration


1st July 2011 to   date

Managing Director, Afghan Development Association (ADA)

07 Feb 2011 to End   of June 2011

General Director of Human Resources, Independent Directorate of Local   Governance (IDLG), Government of Islamic Republic of Afghanistan, Kabul,   Afghanistan

24 Jan 2010 to 07   Feb 2011

Director of Human Resources, Independent Directorate of Local   Governance (IDLG), Government of Islamic Republic of Afghanistan, Kabul,   Afghanistan.

Main Duties: Supervised and managed all HR   related activities including planning, recruitment, capacity building,   coordination and etc.

July 2009 to 24   Jan 2010

Manager of Program Support Section, Independent Directorate of Local   Governance (IDLG), Kabul, Afghanistan

Main Duties: Managed, coordinated and provided   all technical operational and coordination to the implementation of IDLG’s   donor funded programs in the areas of administration & finance,   procurement, HR and staff recruitment.

11 Oct 2008 to   July 2009

Manager of Program Implementation Section, Strategic Coordination Unit (SCU),   Independent Directorate of Local Governance (IDLG), Kabul, Afghanistan

Main Duties: Provided technical support to all   IDLG Programs in planning, implementation, coordination and monitoring.

15 Sept 2005 to 30   Sept 2008

Pillar Manager/Sector Coordinator, Afghanistan National Development Strategy   (ANDS)/Joint Coordination and Monitoring Board (JCMB), Gulkhana Palace,   Sadarat, Kabul

20-Dec-2004 to 13-Sept-2005

Project Officer (National Officer-A), Child Protection, Social Protection   Section, UNICEF ACO, Kabul United Nations Operation Center (UNOCA),   Industrial Zone, Jalalabad Road, Kabul – Afghanistan.

4-Dec-2003 to 08-Dec-2004

Canada Fund Coordinator and Canadian CIMIC   (Civil and Military Cooperation) Monitor, Program Support Unit (PSU), Canadian International   Development Agency (CIDA), Canada Embassy, Kabul, Afghanistan.

06-Aug-2002 to   10-Nov-2003

Project Supervisor   (Canada Fund, AusAid and CIDA Programs), Partnership Umbrella Initiative   (PUI) (Grant Program; Implemented through IPs) CARE International Kabul   Afghanistan

01-Jan to   06-Aug-2002

Assistant   Coordinator and Community Mobilizer, Community Development, AREA   (Agency for Rehabilitation and Energy Conservation in Afghanistan), Main   Office

Training Workshop/Seminars attended:

International Workshop/Seminars Attended:

Exposure visit and studying political, governance,   municipalities and community development systems of Switzerland, Security,   Stability, Transition and Reconstruction (SSTaR), the George C. Marshall   European Center for Security Studies, Garmisch - Partenkirchen, Germany,   Training of Facilitators in Results-focused Project Design and Management,   Thailand, Regional Cooperation Training, New Delhi, India, International   Workshop on HIV/AIDS, Bangkok, Thailand, Proposal Writing , Arranged by   British Council in Peshawar Pakistan.

National International Workshop/Seminars   Attended:

Placement and Human Resource Development,   Community Mobilization and Cooperative Management, Peace building and   Conflict Resolution, Strategic Planning, Logical Frame Work, Financial   Management, Personal X Professional Development (P2D) Workshop, Stress   Management Workshop, Program Policy and Procedure (PPP) Workshop.

American Management   Associations USA
  Self Study/Distance Learning Courses on Management

Complete Training Course for Managers   (Certificate)

Managing and Achieving Organizational Goals   (Certificate)

How to Manage Conflict in Organizations   (Certificate)

Successful Project Management (Certificate)



Appreciation Letter in recognition of   dedicated and outstanding contribution to the successful completion of   Afghanistan National Development Strategy (ANDS) from Prof. Ishaq Nadiri,   Senior Economic Advisor to the President and Chair of ANDS & JCMB


Presidential Medal in recognition of   outstanding Performance to successful completion of Interim Afghanistan   National Development Strategy (I-ANDS)


Qualified and selected for Fulbright   Scholarship for University of Nebraska at Omaha, USA on merit basis


Recipient, UNHCR (DAFI) Scholarship during my   M.Sc (Hons) on merit basis.


Recipient, Islamic Development Bank (IDB)   Scholarship during my B.Sc (Hons.) on merit basis.


Recipient, UNHCR (DAFI) Scholarship during my   F.Sc on merit basis.

Languages: Pashto, Dari, English and Urdu

References: Reference will be provided upon request