Umer Khanzada possesses more than 20 years of experience in international donor development project management, monitoring, evaluation, learning, and value for money management. Over his career, he has managed various large projects focusing on democracy and governance, economic growth, community participation, humanitarian assistance, and social service delivery in both education and health care. He has a strong ability to lead strategic planning, results-based management, monitoring, evaluation, and reporting of development projects.

As Project Director of Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning, Umer is providing technical leadership to DAI’s Europe approach to effective monitoring and evaluation and to support all efforts geared towards Managing for Development Results across the entire portfolio. He is also Team Leader for the Alignment, Monitoring, and Results programme, providing overall technical, administrative, financial, and personnel management, ensuring technical quality and effective delivery.



Archie D. Lightfoot

Archie D. Lightfoot has worked with DAI since 2015, supporting and directing projects in Botswana, Ethiopia, Ghana, Mexico, Mozambique, Pakistan, and Palestine. He took over as head of DAI’s Global Security function in 2021.

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