Syed Muhammad Ahsan is the founder and CEO of Roshan Youth Welfare Organization (RYWO). He started his career in the development sector as a social entrepreneur. He has a strong knowledge of operational planning and management of NGO’s. He knows how to oversee the planning, implementation, and evaluation of the organization’s programs, projects, and activities. He is well versed on compliance and hand-holding of small grants of donors. Being a CEO of RYWO he has managed grants of local, national and international organizations. He has implemented, managed and successfully completed several social and development projects funded by USAID, UNDP, The Asia Foundation, Aurat Foundation, DTCE, and others. He has also ensured the maintenance of accurate program and financial records to ensure compliance with organizational and donor guidelines, and he has liaised regularly with donors and implementing partners regarding all program and budgetary issues. Working with the staff and the Board (Finance-Committee) he has prepared and implemented a comprehensive budget and five-year strategic plan of the organization. He has held the key responsibilities of overseeing and management of financial transactions, ensuring adherence to financial policies, budgets, internal controls, and provision of guidance on the development of programs, projects, and grant proposals. He is a board member of the Shah-e-Hamdan Welfare Trust International and the Delton services Private limited and the founder and director of Key to Ability & Knowledge Consultant. In December 2013 he received best social work award of 2013 from Pakistan National Council of Social Welfare Capital Administration & Development Division.
Host Org: United Nations Foundation
Role at United Nations Foundation: Syed will help support the UN Foundation’s various health portfolios including measles and rubella, antimicrobial resistance (AMR) and Universal Health Coverage. This includes supporting UNF’s coordination of partners, administering grant portfolios, developing materials for outreach, supporting the team’s work plan, and organizing events.