WOMAN-FOUNDED
CYNOSURE CONSULTANTS (PVT.) LTD.
INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT CONSULTANCY FIRM
WOMAN-FOUNDED, WOMEN-LED
DELIVERING ASSIGNMENTS
MORE THAN A DECADE EXPERIENCE
ACROSS DIVERSE THEMATIC AREAS
DELIVERING ASSIGNMENTS
10 COUNTRIES
EXPERIENCE UNDERTAKING PROJECTS IN OVER
FOUR CONTINENTS
10 COUNTRIES
ACROSS
WITHIN Pakistan
WE WORK IN ALL FOUR PROVINCES, AZAD JAMMU AND KASHMIR, GILGIT BALTISTAN, AND FATA.
WITHIN
PAKISTAN
GENDER
IS A CROSS CUTTING THEME AND INTEGRATED IN ALL OUR SERVICES
GENDER
STRONG FOCUS ON
STRONG FOCUS ON
HUMAN-CENTERED DESIGN (HCD) APPROACH
DELIVERING 100%
EXCEPTIONAL TRACK RECORD OF
ASSIGNMENTS ON TIME
DELIVERING 100%

Management

UMM E ZIA (MANAGING DIRECTOR)

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Ms. Umm e Zia is the managing director of Cynosure Consultants (Pvt.) Ltd. She holds an MBA from the University of Washington D.C and George Washington University (USA),and has more than 16 years of national and international experience in leading value chain studies, project evaluations, baseline studies, situation analysis, and impact assessments of donor and government funded social development, organizational development and community development projects. Her areas of expertise include Agriculture, Value Chain Finance, Food Security,Gender, Governance, Environment, Energy, and Economic Growth.

During her career, she has provided consultancy services to the international development sector in more than ten countries including Australia, Bhutan, Cambodia, China, Egypt, Indonesia, Myanmar, Nepal, Pakistan, and USA.Within Pakistan, she has worked across all regions, including KPK, Baluchistan, and FATA. Some of her clients include UNDP, UNIDO, FAO, IFAD, ILO, UNICEF, GEF, IFC (World Bank), JICA, CIDA, and EC etc.

Umm e is fluent in English, Urdu ,Sareiki, Punjabi, and Pashto and has limited proficiency in French, Nepali, and Sindhi.

MUNAZZA ZIA (DIRECTOR)

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Ms. Munazza Zia has over 14 years of experience serving various sectors including the US Government, Information Technology (IT), Mortgage Finance, Telecommunications, and the International Development Sector in U.S.A. and Pakistan.

Currently, Munazza is serving as a management consultant providing solutions and support to the international NGO’s and donor agencies in Pakistan. She holds an Executive MBA from the National University of Science and Technology (NUST) and an Undergraduate degree in Decision Sciences and Management Information Systems from George Mason University, Virginia (USA).

Covering all provinces of Pakistan, she has undertaken various national projects and conducted value chains, baseline research studies, evaluations, impact assessments of multi-sector projects including but not limited to social development, livelihoods, food security, emergency rehabilitation, rural and urban development, etc.

Munazza has strong knowledge of quantitative and qualitative research methods and proven experience in designing participatory data collection instruments. Having an appropriate balance of management and technical skills, she effectively manages multi functional teams for Research, Report Writing, Business Process Improvement, and Business Development.

She is fluent in English, French, Urdu, Pashto (multiple dialects), Sarieki and Punjabi.

M. RAZA ALI (PROJECT MANAGER)

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Mr. Muhammad Raza Ali holds an MBA from COMASTS Institute of Information Technology Islamabad. With more than seven years of total professional experience, Raza is currently working as Project Manager in Cynosure Consultants (Pvt.) Ltd. where he manages the project lifecycle of multi-sector assignments including baseline research studies, project evaluations, value chain assessments, trainings, and impact assessments of donor funded projects focusing on agriculture development, governance, social development, livelihoods and food security, WASH, organizational development, etc.

Raza supports Cynosure Consultants (Pvt.) Ltd. in locating potential business deals, discovering and exploring opportunities; responding to tenders in a timely manner (proposals development); and effective implementation of the project. In this regard, he is specifically involved in development of data collection tools; hiring and training of data collection team; conducting field visits to gather data and monitor field teams; database development, data entry and analysis; production of research reports and publications.

Having an active commitment to continuous improvement and quality standards, Raza remains a team player and always work hard to create a positive atmosphere that motivates others and build team spirit. He has excellent knowledge of project planning processes along with exceptional project management and coordination skills.

MUHAMMAD ARIF (PROJECT MANAGER)

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Mr. Muhammad Arif holds a combination of BSc (Hons) Agronomy and MBA (Agribusiness). He has formerly worked with National Rural Support Programme (NRSP), where he served as Social Organizer (Education). In that position, he gained valuable experience in training delivery. While working with ECI (Pvt) Ltd., Mr. Arif has developed eight handbooks on agriculture (Horticulture, Food Science and Dairy). At Cynosure Consultants (Pvt.) Ltd., he is primarily assisting in agriculture related projects.

 

 

 

Our Values

At Cynosure, we believe that our clients' success is our success. We pride ourselves on being a customer driven and result-oriented organization that consistently delivers knowledge based solutions using a targeted approach.

Our team strongly believes in stakeholder participation and utilizes consultative processes to build consensus on critical aspects of the projects.

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  Address

House No. 497, Street No. 19,
Shahzad Town, Islamabad, Pakistan

  Phone No
0092-51-831-9116

  Email ID
info@cynosure-consultants.com

Website
www.cynosure-consultants.com