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Organizational Profile

Organization Name

Balochistan Rural Development Society

Abbreviation

BRDS

Geographical Coverage

Balochistan Province

Registration

Previously registered under Voluntary Social Welfare Ordinance 1961

with the GOVT of Balochistan on Oct 29, 2005 (Registration No. DSW-130)

Re-registration

Registered with Balochistan Charities Registration & Regulation Authority (BCRA) under the Balochistan Charities Act No. XI of 2019 (dated 26-02-21)

NTN No.

4117129-2

EOBI Registration No.

DAA0476

SAFRON Registration Date

01-Jan-16

WWF Membership No.

30212QGPP-2014

PCP Certification No

PCP-2020/753

MoU with EAD

Jan 07, 2021 (MoU signed with Economics Affairs Division)

Contact Details:

Phone Number

Fax Number

Website


081-2862233, 2862230

0812862230

www.brdspk.org

Contact Person:

Name

Designation

Cell Number

Email Address


Mir Haider Shahwani

CEO

03448287375

Ch.brds@gmail.com

Head Office Address

BRDS Head Office, Kiazai Killi, Kerkhasan Road, Western Bypass, Quetta

Introduction

BRDS is a Balochistan-based non-government and non-profit organization for development. It aims at mitigating poverty of the poorest of the poor by empowering them socially, economically as well as politically. Since its inception in 2005, BRDS has been proactively involved in the social and economic development of the ultra-poor and vulnerable people in districts of Balochistan with poor indicators and alarmingly lower human development index (H Dl).

BRDS employs a range of locally-appropriate and tailor-made strategies to eradicate poverty of the poverty-stricken people on-a-sustainable-basis. They entail, among others, capacity building, training, awareness raising, campaigning, advocacy, as well as service delivery. By adopting the tool of social mobilization and approach of participatory development, BRDS has been able to reduce poverty and thereby increase livelihood opportunities.

In addition, BRDS plays a pivotal role in the event of a natural calamity and or disaster. It instigates its emergency and relief operations within 48 hours and extends a helping hand to different humanitarian agencies and the government to contain the losses to the minimal. Being aware of the humanitarian challenges, BRDS attaches great importance to the humanitarian accountability principles (HAP) and replicates them in all its activities and interventions.

Vision

BRDS envisages an ideal life, where people from all races, creeds and backgrounds, without discrimination of their religion, status and values, have the prospect to serve and to be served in consideration with gender equality and respect for their rights and cultures

Mission

BRDS is committed to: raising self-reliant communities by helping them acquire greater control over their critical resources; carrying forward initiatives and concerns; harnessing their potentials through participatory people’s activities’ and empowering them through building their capacity with emphasis on women.

Objectives

  • Alleviate poverty of the ultra-poor and vulnerable communities to meet their basic needs of water, food, shelter, health, education, etc.
  • Establish local community based organizations and to enhance their capacity for collective voice and participatory development.
  • Introduce livelihood enhancement programs to ensure ultra-poor and vulnerable population starts earning income on-a-sustainable-basis.
  • Build community basic physical infrastructure, i.e. water, sanitation, irrigation, agriculture, road, etc. to improve living standards of the community and thereby improve their income.
  • Contribute to the primary, secondary and high school education by increasing access of children to school, by improving quality of education, and by ensuring parents and teachers’ active participation in improving children’s education.
  • Provide basic and reproductive health facilities and services in far-flung and disadvantaged areas of the province with primary emphasis on mother and child.
  • Initiate awareness raising and advocacy programs for the human rights of the children, women, youth,
  • Contribute to natural resource management through awareness raising, capacity building, advocacy, introduction of innovative technology.
  • Provide humanitarian assistance to disaster affected areas in the province.

BRDS' Core Values

  • Gender equality
  • Environment
  • Democratic governance
  • Accountability & transparency
  • Stakeholders’ engagement

Thematic Areas

S. #

Thematic Areas

Type of Supports BRDS Provides

1

Women empowerment

· Trade information dissemination
· Skill enhancement of the women
· Modernized embroidery techniques; and
· Linkages with the market

2

Capacity building

· Provision of technical & vocational skill trainings
· Development of micro-enterprises; and
· Provision of loans to develop small enterprises

3

Poverty eradication

· Establish community based organizations
· Enhance capacity of the community organizations
· Mobilize communities to plan and undertake their own development; and

· Develop community physical infrastructure
· Develop water supply schemes

4

WASH & Infrastructure

· Develop water supply schemes
· Provision   of latrines,     hand         washing and    bathing places, drainage, and solid waste disposal systems
· Provision of WASH facilities in BHUs and schools; and

· Develop irrigation, transportation, and flood protection infrastructure of poor community

5

Health & Nutrition

· Conduct free medical camps

· Promote behavior change communication (BCC)

· Conduct awareness sessions on nutrition

· Commence long-term primary and reproductive health programs, focusing primarily on women and children

· Launch nutrition-focused projects and programs to address the nutritional problems of children and mothers

· Improve and rehabilitate BHUs and other health centers to
ensure provision of health services to the poor and needy

· Build capacity of health staff in the province to ensure effectiveness of their services; and

· Spread awareness about health among community members, linking it with nutrition, such as breastfeeding of children under 6

6

Education

· Dissemination of information of technology

· Building capacity of the school teachers to improve quality of teaching and children's effective learning

· Rehabilitation and maintenance of schools' infrastructure to reduce drop-out among children

· Introduction of innovative technologies and approaches to improve children's ability to read and write; and

· Development and provision of reading and schooling material

7

Emergency Relief &
Rehabilitation Services

· Rehabilitation and reconstruction of shelters, health units, schools, WATSAN facilities, livelihood, agriculture and irrigation schemes
· Provision of immediate life-saving services to affective people to reduce suffering and bring relief; and

· Distribution of food, shelter, clothing, medicine, and utility supplies

BRDS' Donors / Partners

• Pakistan Poverty Alleviation Fund (PPAF)
• United States Aid for International Development
• Concern Worldwide Pakistan (CW)
• GIZ
• United Nations International Childreni :s Fund
• UNOCHA
• Medicines Sans Frontiers (MSF)
• World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF)
• Helpage International
• NAVTTC
• Trust forVoluntary Organization
• Social Welfare Department (SWD)
• Government of Balochistan (GoB)
• Provincial Nutrition Directorate (PND)

BRDS in Network and Alliances

BRDS is a member of the following networks, alliances and consortium:

    • Balochistan Development Network (BDN)
    • Youth Advocacy Network
    • Human Resource Development Network
    • National Humanitarian Network
    • Gender Based Violence Network Balochistan
    • Alliance for Social Mobilization Balochistan
    • Balochistan Education Forum
    • Green Member of WWF

BRDS' Geographical Coverage / Presence

With the passage of the time, there has been substantial growth for the organization in terms of capacity, volume of funds, portfolios as well as outreach. BRDS has had presence or has worked in the following districts of the Balochistan:

Quetta

Awaran

Naseerabad

Kalat

Kachchi (Bolan)

Chaghi

Jaffarabad

Khuzdar

Sibi

Noshki

Sohbat Pur

Harnai

Jhal Magsi

Mastung

Ziarat

Pishin

Dera Bugti

Kohlu

Qilla Saifullah

Lasbela

Project Programs / Implemented

BRDS has successfully launched and completed several projects and programs in the poverty-stricken and calamity-hit districts of the Balochistan with the financial and technical support of the national and international donors and supporters. The implementation of various projects and programs over a lengthy period of ten years has brought ample experience to the table for the organization and has enabled the organization to work with large strategic donor agencies.

The following is the table of projects and programs BRDS has successfully implemented:

S.#

Sector

Project Title

Location (District)

Budget (PKR)

Implementation

Donor 

1

Behavior Change Communication (BCC), Health, Water, Sanitation & Hygiene 

Emergency Response to Cholera Outbreak in Dera Bugti 

Dera Bugti 

10

Million 

From May to Aug 2022

PPAF 

2

Microfinance, BCC 

Interest Free Loan (IFL) Program

Awaran

12

Million 

From Jun 2021 to Jun 2022

PPAF

3

Technical Training, Emploment Development 

Skills Enhancement & Employment Development (SEED) - Phase II

Sibi 

13

Million 

From Apr 2019 to Dec 2019

GIZ

4

Health, Water Sanitation & Hygiene 

Emergency Response to Covid-19 in Balochistan Province 

Quetta & Chaghi

40

Million 

From Aug 2020 to Dec 2020

USAID/

Concern

5

Food, Agriculture, Livestock& Livelihood 

Livestock & Covid-19 Econnomic Revival Assistance 

Naseerabad & Dera Bugti 

24

Million 

From Jun 2020 to Aug 2020

PPAF

6

Health

Balochistan Emergence Response 

Ziarat & Pishin

535

Million 

From Jan 2020 to Mar

HelpAge Interaional

7

Disaster Preparedness infrastructure 

Building Resilience to Disaster & Climate change 

Naseeabad 

85

Million 

From Jan 20       to Apr 2021

       PPAF 

8

Health 

Balochistan Emergency Response 

Ziarat & Pashin 

3.5

Million

From Jan 2020 to Mar 2020

HelpAge Internation 

9

Technical Traning, Employment Development 

Skills Enhancement Development (SEED)

Sibi

8.582

Million

From Apr 2019 to Dec 2019

GIZ

10

Libelihood, Agriculture, Livestock, Water & Snitation 

Porvision of Life-saving Serviices to Drought Affected Families through Multi- Sector Approach in Chaghi District 

Chaghi 

77.75

Million 

From Jun 2019 to Apr 2020

PHPF, OCHA

11

Water & Sanitation 

Restoration of WASH Facilities in District Kalat 

Kalat 

38

Million 

From Jul 2019 to Apr 2020

USAID/ Concern 

12

Nutrition, Health 

Balochistan Nutrition Program for Mothers & Children (BNPMC)

Sibi 

19

Million 

From Jul 2019 to Dec 2020 

Provincial Nutrition Directorat

13

Social Mobilization Health & Nutrition 

Deepening in UC Sham Dera Bugti (Phase III) 

Dera Bugti 

65.3

Million

From Apr 2018 to Mar 2020

PPAF

14

Social Mobilization, Health & Nutrition, Livelihood, Infrastructure 

Dera Bugti Development Project Phase II

Dera Bugti 

32

Million 

From Jun 2016 to jan 2018

PPAF

15

Social Mobilization, Livelihood 

Community Integrated Development Project 

Sibi 

33 

Million

From Jan 2016 to Mar 2016

PPAF

16

Social Mobilization, Health & Nutrition, Livelihood 

Dera Bugti Develpment Project Phase I

Dera Bugti 

10

Million 

From Jul 2015 to Dec 2015

PPAF 

17

Social Mobilization, Liveli

ID, Infrastructure 

Sibi

25

Million

From Mar 2015 to Sept           2015

PPAF

18

Social Mobilization, Livelihood 

ID and Livelihood Project

Sibi 

37

Million 

From Apr 2013 to Aug 2015

PPAF

19

Water, Sanitation & Hygiene 

WASH Rehbilitation Project 

Naseerabad 

18

Million 

From May 2014 to Sept 2014

Concren 

20 

Water, Sanitation & Hygiene 

Flood Affectees' WASH Project 

Naseerabad 

23

Million

From Jan 2014 to Sept 2014

      ERF

21

Water, Sanitation & Hygiene 

WASH Assistance to Flood Affected People

Sohbatpur

23

Million 

From Jan 2013 to May 2013

Concern

22

Water

Water Supply Schemes 

Bolan Harnai

4.5

Million

From 2012
to 2013

UNICEF/
PHE

23

Education And Water and Sanitation 

Education / WASH 

Kalat Sibi 

17 

Milllion 

From May 2012 to Dec 2012

UNICEF

24

Water, Sanitation & Hygiene 

Emergency WASH Response 

Kalat

10 Million 

From Nov 2011
to May 2012

ERF

25

Education, Water
and Sanitation

School WASH
Project

Sibi

5.4
million

From Jul 2011
to Dec 2011

UNICEF

26

Water, Sanitation
& Hygiene

WASH Recovery
Response

Naseer
abad

8.8
million

 
From Jun 2011
to Sept 2011

UNICEF

27

Water, Sanitation
& Hygiene

Early Recovery
Response

Jaffarabad

16
million

From Feb 2011
to Aug 2011

UNOCHA

28

Social
Mobilization,
Infrastructure

Community
Development
Program

Sibi

22
million

From Apr 2010
to Dec 2012

PPAF

BRDS' Planned Future Interventions

BRDS has planned to launch and or carry out the following interventions in the near future to accomplish its set of objectives:

    • Behavior Change Communication Focused on Health, Nutrition & Hygiene
    • Initiation of Projectsto Improve Nutrition of Children and Mothers
    • Provision of Basic and Reproductive Health Services
    • Expansion of Community Mobilization & Capacity Building
    • Poverty Alleviation through Microcredit, Enterprise & Skill Development Programs
    • Extension of Community Physical Infrastructure Schemes
    • Provision of Education Services
    • Natural Resource Management
    • Advocacy Campaigns for Mass Awareness Building
    • Youth Empowerment
    • Disaster Preparedness
    • Relief & Rehabilitation

Organizational Policies

Policies and procedures are the backbone of any organization. Good organizations demonstrate a high level of professionalism in the light of the organizational policies. Having adequate and robust policies would mean the organization is on the path to growth and sustainability and the fact that donors and sponsors are more likely to work with organizations with strong organizational policies. Knowing this very fact, the board members and the senior management of the BRDS had worked on the fundamental and mandatory policies of the organization and have come up with the following policies for adherence and compliance. The policies of the organization have evolved systematic over a period of approx. 10 years and are mostly reflective of the best practices and experience of the senior management and highly experienced board members.

      • Administration policy
      • Financial policy
      • Audit policy
      • Human resource policy
      • Monitoring & evaluation policy
      • Security policy
      • Program policy; and
      • 5-year strategic plan of BRDS

Board of Directors

BRDS is governed by a Board of Directors. The Board is comprised of 9 directors both male and female, who are involved in policy issues of the organization. They appoint the CEO of the organization, who is responsible for overall management of the organization

Name 

Position 

Occupation 

Shazia Noreen 

President 

Social Worker 

Manzoor Zaman 

Vice-President 

Businessman 

Mohammad Shafeeq Ahmed 

Junior-President 

Professor, Balochistan University 

Ziviqar 

General Secretary 

Assistant Director, PCSIR 

Mohammad Ishaq 

Member 

Chief Engineer, Metropolitan 

Mohammad Saleem Ahmed 

Finance 

EX-Resident Engineer, National Bank

Farzana Manzoor 

Information Secretary 

Social Worker

Mohammad Idrees Kasi

Member

Businessman 

Tasneem Jameel 

joint  Secretary 

Head of Gynecology Ward, Civil Hospital 

Mir Haider Shahwani

Member 

CEO, BRDS 

Management in BRDS

The Management Structure of BRDS comprises of CEO, Administration and Managers and support staff. The projects/Programs of BRDS have their own management structures. The units are Finance, Administration, HRM, Program, MER, and Internal Control. The Finance and Administrative unit looks after the day-to-day administrative affairs of the organization and manages its finances. It has two sections, administrative and finance headed by administrative and finance managers with support staff.

Human Resource Unit, headed by a human resource manager, is meant to look after the human resources of the organization and to augment capacity of the human resources.

Program Unit, headed by a director programs or manager programs and assisted by program officers, coordinators & support staff, designs, implements, and reports program activities.

Monitoring and Evaluation Unit, headed by an M&E manager with support staff, monitors and evaluates the projects and programs of the organization to keep the activities on the right track.

Internal Control Unit, led by an Internal Controller or Auditor, conducts internal audits of the organizations to ensure compliance with the procedures detailed in the organizational policies and donors’ requirements.


The following table is the list of BRDS’ senior management—unit heads:

Name 

Designation 

Qualification 

Mir Haider Shahwani 

CEO 

MA & MSc

Abdul Rehman 

Internal Auditor

CA from UK & USA

Mir Ahmed 

MER manager 

MPA & LLB

Javed Iqbal Jattak

Finance Manager 

MBA & M. Com

Samra Nazir 

HR Manager 

MBA (HR)

Mohammad Ayub 

Chief Engineer 

BE Civil 

Ali Haider 

Senior Social Organizer

BA-Social Political Science