Division Chief (Acting), Design, Monitoring and Evaluation, and Applied Learning (DMEAL) Division, USAID/BHA
Arif Rashid leads the Bureau for Humanitarian Assistance’s (BHA) Design, Monitoring, Evaluation, and Applied Learning (DMEAL) Division that leads efforts to ensure high-quality programming, and innovation through strategic planning and activity design, consistent and effective performance monitoring, comprehensive and appropriate evaluation, and purposeful learning across the full spectrum of BHA responses and programming. Arif joined USAID in 2013. He led the Monitoring and Evaluation Team in the legacy Office of Food for Peace (FFP) before he assumed his current acting role in BHA. He received his Master’s in Agriculture and Resource Economics from the University of Arizona, and a Master’s in Sociology from the University of Dhaka, Bangladesh. He has nearly 30 years of experience in international emergency response and development work focusing on assessments, analysis, project design, monitoring, evaluation, and management. Prior to joining USAID, he worked for a global food security and nutrition project designed to increase capacity of food security implementing agencies, networking and knowledge management; a private contractor providing technical assistance to UN agencies and NGOs; and worked for NGOs managing multi-sectoral food security projects.