Ambreen Zaman


I have done my Master’s with majors in Management and Marketing. I possess almost thirteen years of experience. My expertise includes but are not limited to:

● Project Management & Development
● Training & Development
● Building Linkages
● Corporate Social Responsibility
● Stakeholder Management
● Developing Partnerships
● Mentoring
● Managing External Relationships
● Public Relations
● Planning & Coordination
● Learning & Development
● Convening & Managing Corporate Events
● Managing Donor Funded Interventions
● Women Economic Empowerment
● Understanding of Youth Programs Highlights
⦁ Directly managed the budget of $6.5 million with maximum cost effectiveness for training 3000 women
⦁ Achieved 20% more than the planned targets within the stipulated time
⦁ Managed external relationship with more than 25 public and private entities
⦁ On boarded corporate sector for sustainability
⦁ Developed linkages with micro-finance institutions, incubation centers, and business communities for development of start-ups under the program
⦁ Led the recruitment and selection of service providers, trainers, technical consultants’, project staff and mentors
⦁ Supervised the design, content and delivery of entrepreneurship trainings, soft skills trainings, vocational skills trainings and life skills trainings. Also conducted the pre-training orientations and post-training debrief sessions.
⦁ Developed annual training plans, work plans, trackers and timelines that ensured tracking of performance
⦁ Developed and led a “National Mentorship Program” of 150 mentees by engaging more than 25 successful women
⦁ Conducted high-level panel discussions that were well received by the external audiences and the stakeholders
⦁ Managed the solicitation of the partners and successfully managed the buy-in of all stakeholders
⦁ Provided status reporting regarding milestones, deliverables, dependencies, risks and issues, communicating to the relevant stakeholders and the donor
⦁ Facilitated linkages between implementing partners, training providers and employers in order to expand opportunities for internship and job placement for the young women
⦁ Developed linkages with micro-finance institutions, incubation centers, and business communities for development of start-ups under the program
⦁ Delivered trainings on presentation skills, public speaking skills, planning to execution of a training session

Work Experience Consultant June 2018 to date


Working as Program Analyst in the Certification unit performing evaluations for small, medium and large NGOs and INGOs with diverse portfolio in energy, economic growth, agriculture, governance, education and health. As Program analyst I lead the evaluation planning, including data collection and analysis plans; disseminating data collection tools; collecting and analyzing data; preparing findings, conclusions and recommendations; debriefing the PCP technical team.

Conduct detail evaluation of the NGOs for acquiring the PCP certification. The evaluation process encompasses detailed review of the programs, policies, regulatory obligations and audited accounts. The process is a combination of desk review and field evaluation.

USAID SMALL & MEDIUM ENTERPRISE ACTIVITY-Competitive Enhancement Specialist

Positioned as a women enterprise specialist and headed the responsibility for identifying and planning capacity building areas of the SMEs and execute trainings. Played a key role as a Sector Specialist and

directed women led enterprises across the seven sectors to design and implement comprehensive working strategy. Formulated business model with financials and technical analysis of women owned businesses to determine and address key factors affecting/contributing behind the low productivity and less profitability of women SMEs. Liaised with micro-finance institutions, incubation centers, chambers, TVETs and business communities for development of strategic partnerships, empowerment workshops and on-site trainings. Worked closely with the M&E team to ensure efficient and effective implementation of monitoring and evaluation framework. My achievements were:

⦁ Developed strategic relationships with the Chambers, Associations and other platforms in more than 10 cities.

⦁ Successfully developed linkages with formal and informal platforms in Lahore, Karachi, Quetta, Peshawar, Attock, Multan and Rawalpindi

⦁ Trainings conducted for 80 SME in Lahore, Quetta, Multan, Karachi and Peshawar.

⦁ 63 SMEs connected to Business Development Support Providers.

⦁ The documentation and selection memos of the extension support cases approved for SMEA’S Competitive Enhancement Grant. The SMEs started working with the service providers

⦁ 45 SMEs mentored in terms of eligibility and documentation

⦁ Guided and assisted SMEs were for NTN registration


Established strategies and targets for the enterprise development program in collaboration with team members. Organized all planning and educational events, including seminars, workshops, and trainings at provincial level and conduct regular coordination meetings with the field teams for progress updates.

⦁ Functioned in close collaboration with United Nation Office for Drugs & Crime (UNODC), Hashoo Foundation and The Millennium University College.

•Delivered strategic directions and guidance staff members to manage all program, demonstrated keen insight to identify areas for support and interventions within the thematic areas of organization.

USAID Training for Pakistan • Islamabad, Pakistan Jan to May 2018

Program Manager
Managed programs from planning to scoping, estimation, tracking, implementing project plans with fixed budgets and deadlines; defined best practices and interfaced with clients during all phases of program lifecycle. Established and administered all aspects of project and program engagement from planning, external relationships, stakeholders’ management, communications, resources, budget, and advocacy. Forged excellent relations with public/ micro-finance institutions, incubation centers, and business communities to develop start-ups under the program.

•Represented project at various external forums and USAID platforms, recruited training institutes, supervised manual development and training delivery material, and linked trainees to mentors, incubation centers & MFIs.

.Conducted fi eld assessment for market-driven trainings in three provinces (Punjab, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and Sindh) with the stakeholder

.Lead design and monitoring of annual training plans; conducted pre-training and post-training debrief sessions

.Oversaw the design and delivery of entrepreneurship, vocational and life skills training for capacity enhancement to promote quality work and personal development

•Formulated and delivered reports to the relevant stakeholders and the donor on project milestones, deliverable, dependencies, risks and issues, while managing budget of $3.5M in training activities.

•Ensured all aspects of the program addressed the cross cutting themes of access to formal education, women friendly workplaces, employ-ability, non-traditional professions for females and gender equality. •Created project /work plans, scope, and objectives while participating in relevant stakeholders to analyze the successful completion of goals with agreed timelines and ensure technical feasibility.

USAID Training for Pakistan Project • Islamabad, Pakistan Sept 2015 to Dec 2017

Senior Taining Officer
Led the inception, design, management, and implementation of the multi-dimensional Let Girls Learn-Pathways to Success (LGL-PTS) program in Pakistan. The program recruited and trained 3000 young girls from disadvantaged socio-economic areas of the country in entrepreneurship, Technical Education and Vocational Training (TVET), and life skills. I was responsible for project management, learning & development, youth workforce development, building linkages, building public private partnerships, stakeholder management, advocacy campaigns, convening & managing events, organizing & delivering trainings and project implementation.

⦁ Identified the success stories and positioned the success stories for advocacy

⦁ Coordinated and ensured the case study development

⦁ Documented the lessons learnt and best practices

⦁ Developed and delivered progress reports, required documentation, and presentations for various audiences, including the project team, sponsors, and key stakeholders

⦁ Disseminated the “Youth Empowerment” and “ Gender Equality” message through high level panel discussions, media events and radio shows for multiple audiences

⦁ Represented the project at various external forums and USAID platforms; planned and coordinated events

⦁ Created awareness of the program themes though mentorship program

USAID Training for Pakistan Project • Islamabad, Pakistan

Mar 2014 to Aug 2015 Training Officer

Worked in program team of USAID-training for Pakistan Project for training needs assessment & content design, training implementation plan, training schedule, pre-departure orientations and de-briefs, action planning of Australia, Malaysia, Turkey and U.S trainings. Established and retained first-rate relations with the stakeholders of each program according to the requirements to select and recruit trainees/candidates for trainings/scholarships according to the specified criteria. •Spearheaded USAID Teacher Education Master Scholarship Program, led trainings/capacity building for faculty of Pakistan Institute of Fashion

Design (PIFD) in United States and created program implementation to meet target.

•Designed and implemented the annual training plan to assure compliance with all requirements of the USAID’’s framework of policies, procedures and guidelines.

•Acted as the member of selection committee for this scholarship and devised recruitment and selection process for teachers of private and public sector (3052 Applicants).

Abasyn University • Islamabad, Pakistan Jun 2013 – Feb 2014 Visiting Lecturer

Provided high level support to low ability students with individual attention for succeed academically. Educated various courses, such as principles of marketing, fashion merchandising, interpersonal skills, principles of management, human resource management, fashion marketing, and self-management skills to the students.

•Built talent-focused objectives to transform the culture, capacity, and effectiveness of faculty development, teaching, learning, and student engagement.

Pakistan Girl Guides Association (PGGA) • Islamabad, Pakistan Sep 2013 – Feb 2014

Director Trainings
Competently designed trainings for the capacity building of the trainers and staff to examine and evaluate trainings conducted at the head office and all regional offices.

•Represented PGGA at conferences, public education departments, private education bodies and related events, built linkages, and executed advocacy campaigns with public and private organizations.

•Examined and supervised operations with office of the National Chair Person and executed annual training plan according to Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) to achieve desired goals.

Organized “Youth Forums” under gender violence campaigns. Built linkages and implemented advocacy campaigns with public and private organizations. Developed and implemented a number of advocacy campaigns in partnership with other organizations ranging from civic responsibility to corporate social responsibility

Iqra University Islamabad (IUIC) • Islamabad, Pakistan Oct 2011 to- Jun 2013

Manager Training /Industrial Linkages Department & Iqra Center for Social Responsibility

⦁ Led the communication and relationship building between industry and academia

⦁ Involved in the strategic planning of the budget, resource planning, human resource utilization, policy administration and coordination of activities with other university departments to accomplish the department’s mission

⦁ Represented Iqra University at strategic conferences, business forums, job fairs, education expos and related events

⦁ Liaised with external providers and internal skilled employees to resource the annual plan, which incorporated courses, workshops, seminars, and hands on projects, guest speaker sessions and other measurable means of competency development

⦁ Conducted Seminars/Workshops/Guest Speaker Sessions & Trainings by building strategic partnerships

⦁ Managed projects for Iqra Entrepreneurship & Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Society

⦁ Liaised with the alumni to bring entrepreneurs onboard, and liaised with the chambers of commerce for conducting trainings. Supervised the planning, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of CSR projects and campaigns

⦁ Taught various course to the undergraduate students .Mentored students regarding career enhancement, business ventures/start-ups, career counseling, self-management skills, fear of public speaking

Prior Experience

Adjunct Faculty Member Iqra University Islamabad (IUIC) Islamabad, Pakistan Sep 2008 to Sep 2011
Lecturer/Program Coordinator Iqra University Islamabad (IUIC) Islamabad, Pakistan Feb 2006 to

On-Line Feedback Communication Officer, Customer Care Dept Air Blue Islamabad, Pakistan Jan 2007 to Jan 2008

Assistant Program Coordinator/Lecturer Iqra University Islamabad, Pakistan Feb 2004 to Feb 2006

Assistant Program Coordinator Fatima Jinnah Women University Islamabad, Pakistan Feb 2003 to Jan 2004


Masters of Public Administration, Marketing & Management, Fatima Jinnah Women University, 2002 (CGPA 3.46)

Seminars/Workshops/Guest Speaker Sessions

⦁ Trainings Conducted/ Administered

Short Film making workshop in Collaboration with PNCA, Apr 2013

Empowerment for Life –training for graduating class of Iqra in collaboration with the School of Leadership, Mar 2013
GIST Tech Connect, Pakistan. Mentors & Investors across Geographies. Live audiences in Washington DC, Islamabad, Karachi and Lahore, Oct 2012

Workshop on Public Speaking Skills: Adv. Level – in Coll. With US Embassy, Mar 2012

Career management and communications, US Embassy,2011


Feb 2011-Attended the International Visitors Leadership Program (IVLP) by Department of State USA

Panelist in Round Table Discussion at Thunderbird School of Business Management, Arizona

Studied the model of Women Business Center, Beaver Street, Florida

“Women Entrepreneurs-Success & Challenges” seminar at Manhattan Chamber of Commerce, New York

Jun 2010-Selected for Women Entrepreneur Exhibition & Network (WEXNET), Lahore

Volunteer Work

Participant –Conference on Culture, Society & Tourism-

July 2018
Participated in three days sessions and developed CSR proposals on tourism development and civic learning.

Start-up Cup Mentor-2014, 2015

Global Entrepreneurship Network-2012 ,2013

Executive member of Pakistan United States Alumni

Network (PAUN)-2012

Served as Executive Member of PAUN under Cultural Affairs Section of US Embassy. Responsible for selection and implementation of education, gender inclusive, work force and youth development projects.

Women Political Empowerment Project (WPEP) in 2011-12
I was a part of the team to design, manage and implement advocacy campaigns and youth forums to raise awareness on gender based violence with Pakistan Girls Guide Association. Being a team member of the Women Political Empowerment Project (WPEP) in 2011-12, I conducted sessions on following components of the project:
Islamabad Women Chamber of Commerce-2009

Camps of Internally Displaced People (IDPs) due to earthquake-2005

Special Children Sports Competition-2002

Pakistan Foundation Fighting Blindness-2000

Presentation Convent School-1999

Contact info:

Ambreen Zamn:
Brand Name: Ambreen
Creative Head: Ambreen Zaman
President: Rawalpindi Women Chamber of Commerce & Industry (2019-2020-RWCCI)
Member: National Business Women Council (NBWC-2017)
Office: DD-72/2 ST# 6, Gulshan Dadan Khan Rawalpindi
Mob: +92 3005012663
Mob: +92 3115196096
Office: +92 514935037
E-mail: [email protected]

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Address: Shaheed Benazir Butto, Human Right Centre For women,Socail Welfare Complex II Shamsabad Rawalpindi.