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Health Program Manager

Peshawar, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan
8000-9000 AED
November 14, 2018

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Saima Riaz

Abbottabad, Pakistan

Mobile: 033*-*******


Personal Profile

MSc(Hons)/MPhil qualified Nutritionist with 7 years of humanitarian, development experience, and leading roles in Nutrition projects. Exceptionally seasoned and compassionate nutritionist with an outstanding record of services in different National, International organizations and department of health.

Practicing as Nutritionist/Dietician in Aesthetic, Laser and Hair Clinic (Wellness and healthcare Center) since July-2017 and dealing with patients and clients who are coming with specific concerns.


January 2003 – October 2005 MSc (Hons) Human Nutrition

Agricultural University Peshawar Grade achieved: 3.65/4.00

1.Hospital based research work on the knowledge, attitude and practices of mothers towards child feeding during diarrhoea.

2.Community based research work on the assessment of nutritional and other risk factors associated with hypertensive adults (40-60 years) in district Abbottabad.

January 1998 – December 2002 BSc (Hons) Human Nutrition

Agricultural University Peshawar Grade achieved: 3.00/4.00

1.Review paper on exclusive breast-feeding and weaning food practices in South Asia with special reference to Pakistan.

2.Hospital based research work on the relationship between nutritional status of pregnant woman and birth weight of babies.

Work Experience

Nutritionist/Dietician at Skin First Aesthetic, Laser and Hair Clinic (Wellness and healthcare Center) Abbottabad

July 2017- Till Present


1.To assess the nutritional status and dietry requirements of patients and clients.

2.Dietry and life style counseling related to nutritional needs of the clients.

3.Counsel patients on nutrition issues, healthy eating habbits and creating individulized nutritional plans.

4.Providing dietry regimes for weight management (weight loss, weight gain) for optimal health.

5.General Nutritional counseling for morbidity related diseases e.g heart disease, hypertension, Diabetes, polycystic overy etc.

6.Promote better health by speaking to clients about Diet, Nutrition and relationship between good eating habbits and preventing or managing specefic diseases.

District Nutrition Coordinator at Integrated Nutrition Program Nowshera

January 2015-June 2017


1.Plan, coordinate, implement, supervise/monitor and report activities of the project and develop communication network for this purpose in coordination with DHO of District.

2.Keep effective liaison with local health institutions, key District stakeholders, health authorities and partners in the implementation of the nutrition project in the District.

3.Plan, develop and undertake need-based capacity building training in close collaboration with DHO of district and provide technical assistance for implementation to the target health facilities in the district.

4.To plan and ensure adequate nutrition supplies are available and regularly replenish at the target health facilities in the district.

5.Mobilize, coordinate and supervise/monitor nutrition related field activities of the project staff (nutrition assistants), health care providers at the facility levels (MOs/LHVs/FMTs) and health workers at the community level (LHWs and LHSs) and partner organizations [I/NGOs] involved in the implementation of nutrition program in the target health facilities.

6.Undertake at least three test field visits in a week on a regular basis and duly report to DHO and Provincial Nutrition Coordinator on findings and develop strategies and recommendations for improvement in the nutrition program.

7.Any other task assigned by the supervisor.

8.Weekly, monthly and quarterly work plans and activity reports based on work plan develop.

Nutrition Deputy Program Manager at ACF International Kohat

June 2013- December 2014


1.Ensure the Community Management of Acute Malnutrition (CMAM) nutrition program successfully implemented according to approved donor and government agreement.

2.Supervise treatment activities at IYCF and CMAM sites.

3.Nutrition supplies, equipment’s and stock management.

4.Meeting and coordination with the relevant stakeholders.

5.Supervise the daily and monthly reporting by the team.

6.Compile and submit weekly, biweekly and monthly routine CMAM

Team Leader at Relief Pakistan Swat

September 2010 – July 2011


1.To support, supervise and monitor Outpatient Therapeutic Program, Supplementary Feeding Centres staff (LHVs & Screening Assistants) and field activities.

2.To ensure the production and quality of OTP & SFP monthly progress reports.

3.To ensure timely distribution of supplementary foods (UNIMIX, plumpynuts, multi micronutrients, and medicines including Amoxicillin, Mebandazole, Antimalarial,) and other necessary supplies to the target health facilities.

4.To monitor records of functional OTPS and SFCs and knowledge and skills of staff.

5.To identify irregularities in the field and correct/notify them to the Health and Nutrition Coordinator.

Nutrition/Monitoring & Evaluation Officer at Relief International Mansehra

August 2007- October 2008


1.To support, supervise and monitor Supplementary Feeding Centres staff (LHVs & CMs) and field activities.

2.To assess training needs of the facility based health staff (LHVs, MTS/FMTs) regarding Nutritional surveillance and supplementary feeding program as well as arrange and facilitate trainings of the health staff.

3.To ensure the production and quality of SFP monthly progress reports.

4.To ensure best possible use of staff and resources under her control.

5.To ensure timely distribution of supplementary foods (UNIMIX, Fortified Biscuits) and other necessary supplies to the target health facilities.

6.To notify the seniors and take corrective actions whenever any regularities are suspected and/or detected.

7.To ensure that all the field staff under her direct supervision (CMs, LHVs/FMTs) is appropriately performing their duties in their monthly schedule.

8.To interact with community in the project area in order to achieve project objectives.

9.To monitor knowledge and skills of SFCs staff and facilitate training of health staff as and when required.

10.To identify irregularities in the field and correct/notify them to the Field Medical Coordinator/National Program Manager.

Nutritionist at Community Uplift Program (CUP)

August 2006-Nov 2006


1.Assist the Project Coordinator in result-based management of project activities.

2.Assist the Project Coordinator in preparation of IEC material and training modules and session plans.

3.Organize and conduct awareness raising sessions in villages in collaboration of trained health volunteers, and field assistant in clinics/Health camps.

4.Management, coordination and record keeping of nutritious foods and supplements to be distributed in selected three clusters by logistics/field assistant.

4. Rapid assessment of malnourished/undernourished individuals in target villages.

5. Food (Adult & Weaning) demonstration and distribution of cooked food to the target group in selected villages to target group.

6. Provided extensive input for preparing Training Manual for Union Council Volunteer Coordinators to manage volunteers at the grassroots level.

Field Coordinator at Basic Education and Employable skills Training (BEST)

November 2005 – July 2006


1.Establishment of Child Friendly Spaces in tent villages of earthquake affected areas.

2.Registration of Children of 3-18 years of age and provision of recreational facilities, food items (biscuits and dates) to registered children in Child Friendly Space.

3.Collection of data of orphans, unaccompanied, separated and disable children of 3-18 years in tent villages.

4.Psychosocial support to traumatized children in target camps.

5.Report writing on daily, weekly and monthly basis.


1.Five days training on nutrition in Emergencies (NIE) by department of Health and UNICEF.

2.Five days TOT on IYCF (Infant and Young Child Feeding Practices) by Ministry of Health and UNICEF.

3.Four days training on Health System strengthening arranged by ACF.

4.Five days TOT on IYCF (Infant and Young Child Feeding Practices) by UNICEF.

5.Three days capacity building training on CMAM and IYCF by WFP.

6.Seven days TOT workshop on Community Management of Acute Malnutrition (CMAM) and Infant and young child feeding in emergency (IFE).

7.One month Dietitian training course in Bar Dubai UAE in VLCC (company working on beauty and fitness in UAE).

8.Five days training workshop on “Disaster Risk Reduction, Human Nutrition and Prevention/Control of Communicable Diseases, An Integrated Approach” organized by Relief International in collaboration with UNICEF & Department of Health.

9.Five Days Workshop on Nutrition Management of Severely Malnourished Children for the Establishment of Therapeutic Feeding Centre (TFC) in the Earthquake affected areas of NWFP by UNICEF.

10.One-day workshop on introduction to Energy Psychology Techniques and Trauma Healing Peace Protocol.

11.Two days workshop on report writing and communication skills by (Basic Education & Employable skill training) BEST.

12.One day training on Guiding Principles on Internal Displacement and Key concepts of Protection by Red R.

13.Two days workshop on mental health and psychosocial support by UNICEF.

14.One week training on diabetic care at Abbaseen Institute of Medical Sciences (AIMS) Peshawar.


Six-week internship at Shifa International Hospital Islamabad

Major Responsibilities

1.Preparing meal menus/plans for the hospitalized patients.

2.Regular visits to hospitalized patients for counselling about diet.

3.Modification/changes in diet plans observing patient condition.

4.Making diet charts/plans for consultants who come for consultation.


1.Master trainer (CMAM and IYCF).

2.Nutrition based event (IDD, WABA) management.

3.Report writing

4.Monitoring and Evaluation





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