National Project Director
Deputy Minister of Marine Environment and Wetlands of the Department of Environment.
Acting National Project Manager
Neda Asad Falsafi Zadeh
Monitoring and Evaluation Specialist
Ms. N. Falsafi holds a Ph.D. in Agricultural Economics – Water Economics. Prior to the current position, she was working in for about 10 years as technical expert, lecturer and project coordinator in national and international projects. As Monitoring and Evaluation Specialist in Sistan Project, her prime responsibility is to ensure day to day implementation of the project in accordance with annual work plan, project document, UNDP national implementation rules and EU procedures. She also oversees management of the project budget and finance.
National Technical Specialist
Mr. H. Varjavand holds PhD in Environmental Planning and Management. He has 12 years of relevant work experiences as an expert, in the fields of environmental governance, landscape assessment and analyzing social networks and other environmental issues in different national and international organizations and projects. Also, he has a wide experience of working with local communities as a facilitator in natural and urban ecosystems.
In Sistan Project, he supports the team both in the national and regional offices with technical information regarding natural resource management including climate-smart agriculture, wetlands protection and restoration and sustainable land and water management.
National Technical Specialist
Ms. N. Daryaei holds a PhD in Agricultural Development. She has 10 years of relevant experience as a research supervisor, facilitator, lecturer and project manager in several national and international projects and has proper experience of working with local communities in various wetland ecosystems.
In Sistan Project, she supports the team both in national and regional offices with technical information regarding development issues including local economic development, and alternative livelihoods.
National Technical Expert
Mr. S. Ghaffari holds a Master's degree in Hydraulic Structures Engineering and has five years of relevant work experience in water resources management, natural ecosystem restoration, hydropolitics, hydraulic structures, and cooperation in national projects. In Sistan Project, he supports the team in the national and provincial offices with technical information regarding capacity development of regional sectoral departments and key stakeholders to ensure the restoration and management of the wetlands, institutional arrangements, and sustainable water and soil management.
Ms. D. Danaei has a PhD in Information Science. She has 10 years of relevant work experiences as a journalist, translator, Public Relations, internal communication specialist and graphic design in private sector companies.
In Sistan Project, she helps to ensure the highest level of information exchange, awareness raising, and public participation at both national and regional levels in accordance with annual work plans, and develops strategy for each theme.
Finance and Procurement Specialist
Mr. R. Derakhshandeh has a Master of Science in Fisheries. He has got more than 16 years of relevant work experiences as a national ecology expert in wetlands, contract management expert, administration and finance expert and procurement responsible in joint international projects.
In Sistan Project, he is in charge of ensuring sound and quality financial management of the project and timely and quality procurement of goods and services.
Programme and Administrative Assistant
Ms. Rahimi holds a Bachelor's degree in Agricultural Engineering, Food Science and Technology from the Faculty of Science and Research, Azad University, and a Master's degree in Urban Management from the University of Tehran. She has nearly 16 years of experience in office work, business affairs, logistics, sourcing of goods and services, importing, and working with various domestic and foreign suppliers. In the Sistan project, she supports the procurement process and financial and office affairs.
Mohammad Reza Jarkeh
Provincial Technical Specialist
Mr. M. Jarkeh has a Master degree in water resource engineering. He has got almost 14 years of relevant experience, of which a 5-year period is related to facilitating in the rural area of Sistan. His work experience includes operation expert for agricultural irrigation network in Sistan, irrigation system design supervisor, social studies supervisor for water supply to Sistan farms and water resource engineering for water plans in eastern basins of Iran.
Currently, he is working as provincial technical specialist, based in Zabol and he supports planning and implementation of Sistan Project in the field of Water & Soil.
Provincial Technical Expert
Mr. A. Sargolzaei has a Master degree in Water Science and Engineering. He has got more than 7 years of experience in water and soil projects in Sistan area.
In Sistan Project, he is working as technical expert in the project provincial office, based in Zabol and supports the team in the regional office with technical information regarding capacity development of regional sectorial departments and key stakeholders to ensure the restoration and management of the wetlands. He also supports the drafting of reports and procurement processes when needed and provides support to the project central and field offices.