Arsalan M. Kashfi, PakistaN

Program Consultant, Pakistan

Arsalan Kashfi is a development professional with ten years’ experience in the nonprofit sector. He holds a Master’s degree in Statistics from Quaid-i-Azam University, Islamabad. His core functional and sector expertise include program coordination/management, research, evaluations, strategic planning, proposal writing/resource mobilization, transparency/accountability, microfinance, enterprise development, and post disaster recovery. He brings hands-on experience of managing donor funded projects for livelihood, social mobilization, education, microfinance, enterprise development, nutrition, and food security. He started his professional career in 2006 with National Rural Support Program (NRSP), the largest RSP of Pakistan, when it launched the post-earthquake operations in Pakistani part of Jammu & Kashmir. In a career spanning over 7 years, Arsalan, established the NRSP Microfinance portfolio and later introduced innovative micro loan products.

In 2012, he was selected as one of the 15 fellows of the prestigious Emerging Leaders of Pakistan (ELP) program, launched by the South Asia Center of Atlantic Council, USA. In 2013, Arsalan made a career move to development consulting and joined an international development consulting entity, where he lead the projects & partnerships development unit. In 2015, he was selected as an “EGLI - Atlas Corps Fellow” to serve at Disaster Accountability Project (DAP), an independent watchdog of disaster relief and humanitarian aid based in Rockville, MD. Afterwards, he served as Coordinator for Evaluation of Humanitarian Assistance (EHA) – UNICEF Yemen Country Office 2016 for an international consulting firm based in Islamabad and Oslo. Now days, he is serving as Senior Program Officer for Pakistan Centre for Philanthropy (PCP), a non-profit public service organization with a mandate to promote the volume and effectiveness of philanthropy for social development in Pakistan.