Before taking oath as Ombudsman Khyber Pakhtunkhwa on September 22, 2015, Mr. Waqar Ayub had rendered over thirty five years services in the public and development sectors. He has varied experience of having held various management and specialist positions in provincial governments in Pakistan and INGOs..
The Government of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa utilized Mr. Ayub’s experience in policy reforms to reform structures and procedures of Revenue & Estate Department (Board of Revenue) where he successfully supervised development and introduction of software to improve quality, strengthen security, and improve accessibility and transparency of land records. In Communication & Works Department he improved transparency in procurement matters by introducing means to eliminate physical contact between contractors and engineering staff especially in contract award processes. Simultaneously, he put in place administrative measures to improve governance and service delivery within the departments..
While heading the Sarhad Development Authority he improved the financial health of the public sector organization creating fiscal space to carry out long awaited improvement of dilapidated infrastructure of existing industrial estates, and initiating development of new phase of Hattar Industrial Estate.
He led the Chief Minister’s Inspection Team wherein he recommended action to the Chief Minister for improving functioning of supervisory tiers, internal controls, and capacity building while enquiring into cases of misappropriation and maladministration.
Mr. Waqar Ayub has held important field postings of Commissioner, Deputy Commissioner, and Assistant Commissioner in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, FATA, and Northern Areas (now Gilgit-Baltistan). He also held important positions in Finance, and Planning & Development Departments.
He worked with Research Triangle Institute (INGO) as Provincial Manager to improve primary education access in rural areas, and improve teachers’ skills in the province of Sindh (USAID); and Options Ltd. (INGO) as Financial Management Specialist improving budget preparation, procurement processes, and execution of 7 Primary Health Projects executed by Federal Government of Pakistan by indicating institutional weaknesses followed by need based trainings of Project Managers, Procurement, and Finance personnel (DFID).
Mr. Waqar Ayub has a law degree from University of Peshawar. He has also attended courses in Fiscal Decentralization, Development Studies, and Market Economy from USA, Netherlands, and Japan.