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Work experience

Feb 2008Present

Research Associate

International Center for Religion & Diplomacy
  • ­Conducted research and performed data analysis, gaining a good perspective on educational system and curriculum at madrasas (religious schools) in Pakistan.
  • Planned and designed teacher training material which was adopted by the University of Peshawar, Pakistan and University of Karachi Pakistan for their Religious School Teachers Training Course.
  • Developed Curriculum for Madrasa (Religious School) Teacher Training Programs at various universities in Pakistan.
  • Developed training materials for teacher trainings and workshops, including training manuals, readings materials, activities, PowerPoint presentations etc.
  • Reviewed and updated training materials.
  • Designed and carried out monitoring and evaluation of teacher training programs. Developed reports for management and board.
  • Developed negotiation plane for ICRD and Foreign Office of the Swiss government to facilitate negotiation between the Government of Pakistan and Madrasa Boards.
  • Translated various educational materials from Arabic, Farsi, Urdu, and Pashto to English and vice versa.
  • Assisted with administrative tasks such as grant writing and budget review.
  • Regularly updated ICRD website.
  • Created and maintained ICRD training, trainers and trainees database.
Jul 2004Aug 2006

Human Resource Officer

Aga Khan Foundation
  • ­Managed recruiting and staffing of teaching as well as project and program staff
  • Conducted performance management and improved systems
  • Dealt with employment and compliance to regulatory concerns
  • Conducted employee orientation, development, and training
  • Facilitated policy development and documentation
  • Maintained employee relations
  • Facilitated organization employee and community communication
  • Administrated compensation and benefits
  • Ensured employee safety, welfare, wellness and health
  • Managed charitable giving
  • Managed employee services and counseling
  • Dealt employee grievances and litigations
Nov 2001Jun 2004

Training Officer

Karakoram Area Development Organization
  • ­Established necessary links with government, civil society, including local Non Government Organizations (NGOs) and International NGOs (INGO) to effectively roll out the jointly laid down plans and activities
  • Built the capacities of local NGOs by employing a tailor made, time bound and result oriented capacity-building plan
  • Built capacities of key provincial departments by employing a tailor made, time bound and result oriented capacity-building plan
  • Built capacities of local staff of various INGOs by conducting both demand driven as well as need based training programs, coupled with objective in-house coaching support
  • Designed and conducted research studies on development issues, especially women development issues in the area.
  • Identified donors for the local grassroots level organizations and established their partnership.
  • Established women enterprises on action research basis, now four out of six have become successful enterprises in the area


Sep 2006Dec 2007


Brandeis University

Overall GPA 3.7

Subjects Studied: Coexistence and Conflict Theory and Analysis, Dialogue and Mediation Skills, Conflict Research Method, Strategies for Coexistence Interventions, Managing Ethnic Conflicts, NGO Governance, Gender Armed Conflict & Peace Making (MIT), Development Aid and Coexistence (noncredit course)

Jan 1999Sep 2001


University of Peshawar

Overall GPA 3.8

Subjects Studied: Principals of Sociology, Sociological Thoughts and Theories, Social Anthropology, Research Methodology, Sociological Research, Social Statistics, Community Development

Nov 1996Dec 1999

B.A (Hons.)

University of Peshawar

Overall GPA 3.1

Subjects Studied: History of Islam, An Introduction to Islam, Islamic Theology, Hadith, Quran, Arabic Language, Arabic Grammar, Comparative Study of Religions

Computer Science: Disk Operating System, Database Management, Basic Programming Language, COBOL, Fox Pro, Network Security, Trouble Shooting.




Azhar Hussain

Azhar Hussain

Douglas Johnston



Film making


Web Desgning

Social Networking


Development Course for Junior Executives

Pakistan Institute of Management

Proposal and Grant Writing

Aga Khan Foundation, Pakistan

Research Method & Techniques

Aga Khan Rural Support Program- Gilgit

Training of Trainers

British Council, Pakistan