Mavra Zehra has over three years of experience in the nonprofit sector and earned a Bachelor’s of Science in Economics from the Lahore University of Management Sciences in Pakistan. While working as a Monitoring and Evaluation Officer with Development Alternatives Incorporated (DAI) for countering violent extremism (CVE) program in Pakistan, she has developed the monitoring and evaluation framework for forty-five small grants running in South Punjab. She was the M&E representative of a four-member core team, which partnered with the District Government of Multan to pioneer a district-wide CVE campaign. Additionally, she was appointed by the USAID-Office of Transition Initiatives to lead the research titled, “Gender & CVE” – programming with women and was the M&E consultant on the first-ever CVE mapping exercise in Pakistan. Previously, Mavra worked with a public trust organization, Idara-e-Taleem-o-Aagahi, where she prepared an assessment and improvement strategies for the low-cost private school sector in Pakistan and contributed to the market research study for the same. Through these experiences, she developed strong research and monitoring and evaluation skills. Her recent assignment with the World Health Organization involved data review, data visualization and data analysis of the Measles SIA campaign that ran across Pakistan for two weeks. Mavra takes a keen interest in projects that value research backed social interventions and which offer room for innovative M&E mechanisms.

Host Org: Transparency & Accountability Initiative
Role at Transparency & Accountability Initiative

As the Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning (MEL) Fellow, Mavra will help to implement and refine TAI’s internal MEL system and practices.