Provincial Ombudsman for
Khyber Pakhtunkhwa

In the thirty years of employment worked in leading public sector/INGO management and specialized positions in Pakistan. Handpicked by Government to effectively restructure Land Revenue Department to develop and implement LRMIS to improve transparency, security, and accessibility of land records; and to head the Construction & Works Department to design and implement corruption free tendering system which was successfully completed in 5 months. Successfully delivered goods as Commissioner to build confidence of general populace and government departments to approach the newly establish office for resolution of their problems. Successfully won over tribals to agree to conversion of their area to settled one. As Deputy Commissioner focused interventions of departments to improve public services, and identification of development initiatives resultantly public satisfaction in government increased. Led provincial team to coordinate and assist social service departments to successfully implement WB assisted structural. For a period of 3 years took leave to work with Research Triangle Institute (INGO) as Provincial Manager to improve primary education access in rural areas in Sindh province (USAID); and with Options Ltd. (INGO), DFID assisted, as Financial Management Specialist improving budget preparation, procurement processes, and execution of Primary Health Projects implemented by Federal Government followed by need based trainings of Project Managers, Procurement, and Finance personnel. At midcareer level gained prominence while working in the provincial Planning & Development Department (P&D) as bridge between provincial departments and donors to formulate projects and their execution; provided advice to overcome bottlenecks in project implementation. Applied knowledge and experience gained in P&D in 3 assignments as Project Director for area/rural development and community infrastructure improvement projects funded by IFAD and ADB.

Mr. Waqar Ayub has held important field postings of Commissioner, Deputy Commissioner, and Assistant Commissioner in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, FATA, and Northern Areas (now Gilgit-Baltistan). He also held important positions in Finance, and Planning & Development Departments. He worked with Research Triangle Institute (INGO) as Provincial Manager to improve primary education access in rural areas, and improve teachers' skills in the province of Sindh (USAID); and Options Ltd. (INGO) as Financial Management Specialist improving budget preparation, procurement processes, and execution of 7 Primary Health Projects executed by Federal Government of Pakistan by indicating institutional weaknesses followed by need based trainings of Project Managers, Procurement, and Finance personnel (DFID). Mr. Waqar Ayub has a law degree from University of Peshawar. He has also attended courses in Fiscal Decentralization, Development Studies, and Market Economy from USA, Netherlands, and Japan.