Program Manager, IRCC Program Innovations
Yusra has a Master’s degree in Sociology from Pakistan and is an Erasmus Mundus scholar for her MS degree in Human Rights Practice from Europe. She has 12 years of experience of designing and managing projects aimed at empowering vulnerable and marginalized groups, resource mobilization, monitoring and evaluation and report writing.
She has rich experience of working with civil society, vulnerable groups and public institutions for driving long term development efforts. Mainstreaming vulnerable groups in governance processes, working on meaningful social inclusion and evidence based advocacy are her primary interests. She has contributed to both emergency relief and disaster risk reduction work as well as development work. Her expertise include programme design and management, contract management, resource mobilization, monitoring and evaluation, communications and reporting. She has also significantly contributed to work with conflict affected communities especially with women, young people and children. She has been managing regional and international programmes including field work, partner coordination and donor management.
Prior to her engagement with Mother Matter Centre Yusra was working with United Nations Development Programme for mainstreaming vulnerable women and young people to minimize discrimination and catalyze development especially for areas severely affected by conflict and prone to violent extremism.
She enjoys writing for social causes, traveling, and piloting innovations for finding better ways of achieving results.