NRDF - National Research & Development Foundation, Peshawar


Organization Structure & Capacity

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Organizational Structure & Capacity

The NRDF is a well established organization located in Peshawar. It has one sub office in Mardan.

The organizational structure of NRDF consists of a governing body (Board of Governors), Working Committee, Advisory Council and faith based groups comprising of Ulama and members of local communities in each district.

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Organizational Structure of NRDF

Board of Governors

The governing body comprises of eleven board members who are responsible for the policy formulation, taking policy decision, funds generation and assuring accountability and transparency within the NRDF. The local volunteers and associates nominate the BOG members. The chief of working committee is a non-voting member of the board. All the members of board of governors are highly qualified and seven of them have studied abroad. A complete list of board of governors is separately attached.

Working Committee

The working committee consists of 44 full-time and 10 part-time salaried professionals. A strong core of volunteers, religious scholars and clerics and network members in the target area equally assists them. The senior members of working committee have had vast experience in working with rural communities and managing planning, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of projects, organizing training events and seminars, conducting research on social issues and writing reports of projects. They have developed and maintained strong links with local communities. The district core groups support them during the planning and implementation of activities.

All the team members of NRDF have rich experience of working with reputable institutions, Ulama and communities in the past. Through their intensive involvement in working with these groups, the team has developed a sense of professionalism combined with voluntary spirit, commitment and integrity towards development work. In addition, they possess an in-depth understanding of the socio-cultural and religious patterns of the province and have the ability to communicate in the local languages in the target area. These demonstrated qualities and strengths enabled the team members to make the most sensitive and challenging previous projects a success. The CVs of the key team members are available upon request.

Advisory Council

A 10-member group of senior advisors from the development field and other walks of life provide support to the chief of working committee to effectively run the organization. The chief coordinator maintains a close liaison with them and seeks their support whenever necessary.

Network of Moderate Religious Personnel

NRDF has developed and maintained a strong network of moderate religious scholars and local communities in Pakistan. The network readily supports the activities of the organization, maintain close link with them and fully support it in their respective jurisdictions.

Monitoring and Evaluation Procedures

NRDF maintains functional Monitoring and Evaluation System which is used to guide project strategy and ensure effective and efficient operations. It is a part of the larger project management system and its aim is to maximize the impact and lessons learnt and to minimize the risk of project failures. A detailed M&E plan is drawn up and documented during the project start-up and mobilization phases. The M&E system is monitored and updated throughout the life of a project. The M&E system has the following three key parts:

  1. Gathering and managing information;
  2. Using experience and information more effectively to improve action; and
  3. Communicating and reporting results.

Regular monitoring is a key feature to follow project progress and influence project success. Monitoring, including systematic reporting, are standard requirements for all our projects regardless of duration and budget.

Project success is seen as the project achieving or exceeding its intended impact within its allocated resources.
Monitoring & evaluation tools

The following tools are applied in the ongoing monitoring & evaluation of projects:

  • Monitoring visits of project activities
  • Meetings with project partners and stakeholders
  • Narrative reporting
  • Analysis for better results