Ashfaqul Wahab

ashfaqul-wahab Ashfaqul Wahab has extensive experience leading relief and development assistance in Africa, Asia, the Middle East, and the Caribbean. For nearly twenty years, he has been serving a financial role within the international NGO sector.

Prior to his rejoining CARE USA in January 2012 as Grants and Contract Manager of South Sudan, he worked with a number of leading international agencies like CARE Inc, Christian Aid (UK), Habitat for Humanity International (USA), Malteser International (Germany), and Non Violent Peace Force (USA). He has considerable capability and experience managing finance during emergencies, as well as general financial management, internal control assessment and system design, grant and contract management, capacity assessment and capacity building training, NGO financial monitoring, managing administration and annual budgeting, and financial systems development. Also, Ashfaqul has remarkable expertise in coordination, planning and organization, and in donor reporting and compliance for organizations like the European Commission Disaster Emergency Committee, USAID Office of Foreign Disaster Assistance, UK Department for International Aid, Australia Aid for Development, United Nations International Children Emergency Fund, United Nations Development Program, Canadian International Development Agency, Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ), and the American Red Cross.

During his long and successful career, Ashfaqual has been able to maintain perspective so that finance and administrative objectives are directed toward achieving organizational goals. He has been contributing strategic planning for NGO capacity development. He has skills monitoring and reviewing a range of internal financial processes, including payables, receivables, payroll and budget reconciliation.

He led the Human Resources, Information Systems, Internal Audit, Knowledge Management and Finance departments of CARE and Malteser International, Sri lanka through more than 15-20% annual agency growth by focusing on building teams, developing managers in their respective disciplines, strengthening oversight and internal controls, and challenging staff toward continuous improvement.

He is a Bangladesh national, Masters in Accounting (Rajshahi University) and holds professional certificates and training in administration, humanitarian response and conflict resolution, security management, and gender and microfinance management from renowned institutions like American Management Association (Boston, USA), Asian Center for Population and Community Development (Thailand), Humanitarian training for NGOs and relief workers worldwide, Non Violent Peace Force, (USA). He has also been involved with DCI for the past several years and currently plays a role as honorary financial advisor for DCI, with a special role in Grants and Contract Management.