To WhomIt MayConcern:
Please accept this letter in application for anyrelevant position. I have enclosedacopyof my
résumé for your review.
Myacademic andprofessional backgroundhas allowedme to fullyappreciate the importance of
strengtheningmonitoringandevaluation processes within the fieldof rural development, with a
focus on built environment andnatural resource management. For several reasons, I believe
these experiences qualifyme as an ideal candidate for workingwithin the organisation.
Workingas part of amultiinput earthquake reconstruction andrehabilitation programme in
AzadJammuandKashmir, Pakistan, as aResearchofficer for the MonitoringandEvaluation
section, providedme an exposure to various fields of rural development, notablybuilt
environment, education, andlivelihoods. This multiinput approach addresses the multi
dimensional needs of communities bycapitalisingonefficient resource utilisation with initiatives
organisedunder one umbrellaandaholistic focus on outcomes. The approach aims at
promotinglongtermareadevelopment throughan emphasis on sustainable interventions and
participatorytechniques. As part of this experience, I have learnt to monitor andevaluate the
abovementionedsectors, usingamultidimensional approach, for programme improvement over
the short, medium, andlongtermin arehabilitationsetting. In addition to strengtheningmy
evaluation skills, this experience also allowedme to comprehendandappreciate the overall
vision of the AgaK. Development Network.
Throughout myinvolvement as aResearch Officer within the MultiInput Earthquake
Reconstruction Programme MERP in ChakhamaValley, I hadthe opportunityto evaluate a
multiinput programme focusedon riskconscious reconstruction. In afirst instance, this
translatedinto activelyparticipatingin aoverall baseline assessment of the entire programme.
This exercise further allowedme to comprehendthe multidimensional needs of Chakhama
Valleyresidents, while strengthen mydatacollection andanalysis skills, for bothquantitative and
qualitative data. In asecondinstance, I was activelyinvolvedin conductingenvironmental
assessments of the various projects implementedbyMERP, which allowedme to further
strengthen myknowledge of the impact of built environment onto various sectors such as health
In closing, I wouldlike to reiterate the fact that myexperience at the AgaK.Development
Networkin AzadJammuandKashmir makes me asuitable candidate for this position as I have
firsthandknowledge of monitoringandevaluation processes. Mystrongmotivation for this
position lies in the opportunityto further explore anddevelopinnovative methods of capacity
buildingin an effort to more effectivelypromote the transformation of knowledge into practice.
Thankyoufor consideringmyfile. I lookforwardto meetingwith youto further discuss this
professional opportunity. Shouldyourequire anyfurther information, please do not hesitate to