Profile - Aslam Saja

Aslam Saja is an Engineer by education and was humanitarian/development worker for 7 years by training and experience. He holds PhD, MSc in Engineering and BSc in Engineering. Saja is currently attached to the Faculty of Engineering, South Eastern University of Sri Lanka as a Lecturer/Researcher.

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EXPERIENCE - EXPERTISE - ENGAGEMENT

Project Cycle Management
Project Grant Management
Emergency Response and Management
Disaster Risk Reduction/Disaster Resilience
Humanitarian Principles/Standards
Community Development/Participatory tools


Facilitation

  • Training facilitation
  • Meetings/forums/conferences facilitation
  • Community discussions
  • Team building

Assignments

  • Project - Needs Assessments, Planning, Evaluations
  • Proposal development, report writings, and budgeting
  • Base line and End line surveys
  • Organizational assessments, strategic planning
  • Training Needs Analysis
  • Project publications and digital applications

Learning and Development

  • Lecturing
  • Training of Trainers
  • Coaching
  • Mentoring

Research and Development

  • Research study designs
  • Field based surveys
  • Research data collection/analysis
  • Research reporting/publications

Humanitarian and development deployments

  • On-site disaster deployments
  • Remote support to humanitarian/development workers
  • Crisis and risk management support
  • Technical support services

Youth and Career Guidance

  • Motivational talks
  • Youth development
  • Conference talks and discussion forums

VISUAL CLICKS

AWARDS


BIARI 2015

Brown International Advance Research Institute (BIARI) Fellow 2015, Watson Institute for International Studies, Brown University, Providence, USA

NFP 2007

Recipient of Netherlands Fellowship Programme (NFP), 2007

PMD 2011

Has passed (92%) in Project Management in Development Examination – Level 1 conducted by PMD-Pro, accredited by APM Group Ltd (UK), 2011

IYP Fellow 2017

International Young Professional Fellow 2017

Young Scientist 2017

Integrated Research on Disaster Risk Young Scientist 2017

International Fellow - HII 2006

International Fellow - Center for Human Rights and Humanitarian Studies (Since 2016)

Community Solutions Fellow 2018

Community Solutions Fellow, IREX, USA State Department, 2018

UNU Fellowship 2020

World Risk and Adaptation Futures – Summer Academy

DELIVERY NODES

Experience Sharing

Learning

Awards    |    Conferences    |    Courses    |    Degrees    |    Grants    |   

Professional Career

ECHO Experience    |    RedR UK    |    Work Experience

CAREER

PhD

School of Built Environment, Science and Engineering Faculty

M.Sc. Eng

Faculty of Engineering

B.Sc. Eng

Faculty of Engineering

G.C.E (A/L)

General Examination of Ordinary and Advance level Studies

Lecturer

Faculty of Engineering

Programme Officer

DG Humanitarian Aid & Civil Protection (ECHO)

Project Manager

Learning Support and Capacity Building Program

TESTIMONIALS

Saja has made a significant impression on me through all aspects of his work as an efficient administrator, his execution of a programme of workshops for humanitarian agencies in the north of Sri Lanka, and as a creative and committed student. He is conscientious in all the activities he has undertaken, and he definitely has the potential to take on further responsibilities.

Bryan Walker

Saja is super efficient and detail oriented in every activity. He is also very supportive and takes time to listen to the team. Saja enjoys studying a broad area of subjects. He is particularly fond of numbers and the magic of Excel.

Fathema Mansoorallly

Saja is a very competent, capable and talented employee. He is very adaptable and supporting in many different roles and has proven himself capable of managing the most demanding of situations during his time with ECHO Sri Lanka. Aslam is very conscientious person and has the clear potential to be a leader in different roles.

Michelle Cicic

WRITINGS

Saja published in interreligious symposium on community resilience

Aslam Saja and Yasir Javid published an article on Role of religious institutions in building resilient communities on Interreligious Symposium on Community Resilience Religious Leadership for Resilient Communities This symposium was held on 22 August 2019 @ Hector Kobbekaduwa Agrarian Research and Training Institute, Colombo. https://hcommons.org/deposits/objects/hc:33838/datastreams/CONTENT/content

Saja published an article in MDPI Sustainability on Solid Waste Management

Municipal Solid Waste Management Practices and Challenges in the Southeastern Coastal Cities of Sri Lanka by  Abdul Majeed Aslam Saja, Abdul Majeed Zarafath Zimar and Sainulabdeen Mohamed Junaideen Sustainability2021, 13(8), 4556; https://doi.org/10.3390/su13084556 – 20 Apr 2021 Viewed by 186 Abstract Municipal solid waste management (MSWM) has become a major challenge in Sri Lanka for post-conflict development activities. Many urban...

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