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Haniya Dar

Hamilton Verney Consulting

As an independent consultant, Haniya supports INGOs with the paradigm shift from grants to commercial contracts. She enables organisations to undertake contracts and complex grants by evaluating systems and processes; designing strategic road maps; identifying skills gaps and capacity needs; and supporting pre-positioning strategies.

She provides advice and training on bidding for commercial contracts, negotiation, payment by results and value for money, as well as representing organisations in negotiations with partners and commissioners. She also sits on review boards evaluating commercial contract applications.

Haniya established and chaired the Bond Commercial Contracts Group three years ago. Her previous roles include Head of Commercial Contracts at the International Rescue Committee and Acting Country Director for Somalia at Islamic Relief Worldwide. She has been a speaker at the InterAction Annual Conference in Washington, D.C. and the Bond Annual Conference and Exhibition in London.

Haniya currently resides in Kyiv, Ukraine. She enjoys fencing, archery and studying Russian.


Alphabet soup
20 June 2017
Get past the acronyms and buzzwords and there are still many potential pitfalls when it comes to commercial contracting - here are some recommendations for how INGOs can make a success of it.
Conference speaker and audience
21 September 2016
DFID’s fourth Annual Suppliers Conference brought together DFID staff from across the department with their suppliers. This year’s conference was eagerly anticipated, as more INGOs are applying for DFID commercial contracts.
Diving board
26 July 2016
Commercial contracts are no longer the preserve of the private sector. International NGOs are taking on the dark side of the development sphere. Is your organisation ready to take the plunge?

Conference sessions

Invest Session
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At this session you'll hear from NGOs who have generated income outside of normal proposals and project funding.



Mon, 03/20/2017 - 14:15 to 15:45

This session will give examples of how NGOs are resourcing their mission-driven work by selling goods or services.



Tue, 03/01/2016 - 14:30 to 16:00