Our Story

We are a global management consulting firm with over 20 years of experience in the social sector. We provide sound and cost-effective global consultancy within the context of population and health, nutrition, and cross cutting issues: gender and social inclusion, education, monitoring and evaluation, and water, sanitation & hygiene (WASH).

With a commitment to social advancement and a mission to help disadvantaged communities in developing countries, we work with national governments, international development agencies, and civil organizations across hemispheres to implement successful social sector programs.

Our Core Values

  • We are committed to creating long-lasting positive change in communities by improving the lives of people across the globe.

  • We have a mission to help underprivileged and vulnerable communities by supporting quality education, promoting good health and gender equality, and improving access to clean and safe water supplies.

  • We bring together communities, private sector companies, government entities, and other organizations to foster positive change.

  • We place the utmost importance on cultural sensitivity and respecting cultural differences.

  • We are a responsive, innovative, and forward-looking organization that delivers results.

Our Strengths

We have a proven track record of working for national and international agencies. Having earned its name for provision of highly competitive consultancy services, SoSec has undertaken various assignments for international donors such as DFID, AusAID, World Bank, WHO, USAID, ADB and UN agencies.

Our experience is geographically diverse. SoSec has worked on projects in numerous developing countries. We have the required expertise, local level contacts, and physical capabilities to implement various projects. In addition to the core team of professionals at our headquarters, we have access to a pool of qualified consultants who are professionally respected in their fields.

We have access to resources. SoSec maintains a large database of health consultants and a network of scientists from around the world. This includes research and teaching institutes, as well as other consultancy organizations and national and international NGOs.

Our Story

We are a global management consulting firm with over 20 years of experience in the social sector. We provide sound and cost-effective global consultancy within the context of population and health, nutrition, and cross cutting issues: gender and social inclusion, education, monitoring and evaluation, and water, sanitation & hygiene (WASH).

With a commitment to social advancement and a mission to help disadvantaged communities in developing countries, we work with national governments, international development agencies, and civil organizations across hemispheres to implement successful social sector programs.

SoSec was launched in 1995 in South Asia with a mission to improve the reproductive and maternal health of individuals in underprivileged regions. Fast forward to 20 years later, we have evolved into a dynamic organization, supporting partners with a portfolio of a wide range of projects spanning across the globe. Such projects involve systems development, systems research, public policy review and survey design and management, among others.

SoSec is headquartered in Sydney, Australia, with an office in London and strong presence in Pakistan and the U.S. In Pakistan, our wealth of experience has translated to dramatic growth in available resources and partnerships.

While we have grown over the last 20 years, our mission has not changed: we are still guided by a deep-rooted commitment to bring quality education, clean drinking water, gender equality, and better health to the world’s most vulnerable groups.

As a result of the breadth of our expertise and experience, we have been successful in partnering with clients, such as the UK Department for International Development (UKAID), United States Agency for International Development (USAID), UN agencies (UNICEF, UNAIDS, UNFPA, UNDP, UNODC, WHO), World Bank, Asian Development Bank (ADB), and Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA), among others.

As a trusted leader, we continue to work closely with national and international partners to bring tangible results and positive impact in the lives of people in developing countries.

Dr. Riaz A Malik

Chief Executive Officer (CEO)

Dr. Riaz A Malik founded SoSec Consulting Services in Pakistan in 1995. Dr. Malik serves as the CEO and managing director of SoSec International Pty Limited and is a member of the technical advisory committee.

Professional experience

Dr. Malik served in the Federal Ministry of Health, Government of Pakistan for more than 12 years, including as the Assistant Director General Health from 1991 to 1995. He is a well-respected senior public health specialist with a wide range of experience in designing, managing, and implementing different health and population projects, including nutrition, maternal and child health (MCH), and reproductive health.

Dr. Malik was actively engaged in the development of a uniform Health Management Information System (HMIS) for Pakistan while at the Ministry of Health. He has conducted workshops targeted to train health professionals on different subjects, including use of information, research methodologies, training methodologies, referral systems, emergency handling, and integrated child survival training. To this day, Dr. Malik remains involved in the development of the skill-based curriculum for health professionals.

In addition, Dr. Malik served as a visiting lecturer at various national and international postgraduate medical institutions, including the Harvard School of Public Health, the College of Community Medicine in Pakistan, and the Asfan School of Public Health in Iran.

Educational background

  • Master in Public Health/TM, Tulane University, School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA
  • B.B.S, King Edwards Medical College, Punjab University, Lahore, Pakistan