• Islamabad, Pakistan
  • mtariq@chemonics.com

Country Director JSI

Tariq started USAID | DELIVER PROJECT, Pakistan Field Office operations in 2009 with a seed money of $1.2m and provided strategic management of the Country Program towards sustainable supply chain, logistics and health systems strengthening solutions to the federal, provincial regional governments; liaised with the Government, donors and international partners, recruited and supervised key staff and represented project at all fora. Under a global winding up, Tariq closed out Pakistan Field Office in June 2016 where project reached operations worth $170m. During these times, Tariq managed a team ranged 3-110 employees across Pakistan and enabled systems, policies, standards for better governance and accountability of the three major public health supply chain systems in public and private sectors.
Instituted following systems across Pakistan in a short period of time.
Contraceptive Logistics Management Information System: (Coverage and Availability) www.lmis.gov.pkDesigned, developed and deployed in 143 districts of Pakistan for the PWD, DOH, LHW, MNCH, PPHI, MSS, Greenstar and FPAP
Vaccine Logistics Management Information System: (RI Coverage and Reducing Wastage) www.lmis.gov.pkDesigned, developed and deployed this integrated system meeting needs of WHO/UNICEF/UNFPA deployed VSSM, LSS, SDMS and CCEM in 96 Polio endemic and RI priority districts of Pakistan and assured sustainable financing for country wide scale up in cMYP and NISP with performance based DLIs. He is also managing projects financed by Gates Foundation and DfID in Sindh and Punjab.
Tuberculosis Drug Management Information System: (Coverage and Availability) www.lmis.gov.pkDesigned and developed for the Ministry of National Health Services, Regulations and Coordination and National, Provincial and District TB Control Programs for >120 districts
Enabled two central warehouses ISO certified which are responsible for national storage and country wide distribution of contraceptives and vaccines, these are Central Warehouse & Supplies (CW&S), Karachi and Federal EPI vaccine and ancillary items stores.
Created synergies of financing and better health outcomes by integrating WHO, UNICEF and UNFPA solitary IT logistics software of VSSM, CCEM2, LSS and SDMS to successfully deployable Pakistan LMIS system;
Introduced barcoding and GS1 for vaccines and contraceptives which also guided global industry and manufacturing concerns on “serialization and quality” of barcodes on primary, secondary and tertiary packaging;
Built country-wide HR capacity with IT infrastructure of more than 6,500 public sector individuals in 143 districts of Pakistan
Developed capacity through development and institutionalization of more than 50 PSM related policy manuals, operations guidelines and training material for the entire country for a decentralized administrative environment of federal and provincial governments of Pakistan; and Helped USAID and Pakistani government use such legacy products to deliver better health, productively and independently to women, men and children of Pakistan.