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Summary

An Economics graduate with a minor in Marketing and demonstrated experience of 4 years in various fields. Expertise in Communications. Solid funding report, proposal writing, editing skills. Possesses valuable field experience. Successfully worked in culturally diverse teams across multiple sectors. 

Education

Jan 2013Apr 2018

Bachelor of Social Science in Economics (Minor in Marketing)

North South University

CGPA: 3.00 (First Class) 

Aug 2010Apr 2012

Advanced level GCSE under CIE (Cambridge International Exams)

Sunnydale School 
Jan 1996Apr 2010

Ordinary level GCSE under CIE (Cambridge International Exams)

Sunnydale School 

Experiences

May 2018Present

Research Assistant 

WEDU Global 
  • Conduct secondary research on Bangladesh's context based on the research objective.
  • Gather relevant information on changes in education policies and/or updates to the education system relevant to Bangladesh.
  • Work on new recommendations that can shape the future of education for students in the respective regions.
Apr 2018May 2018

Program Assistant, Child Protection Program

Danish Refugee Council
  • Facilitate reporting and information sharing within the Protection Working Group.
  • Continuous liaison and communication with PWG members for coordination and the accumulation of information.
  • Ensure that the Protection Working Group has a functional information management strategy and mechanism
  • Ensure that the PWG produces regular updates and briefing notes on the protection concerns in the affected population, response activities, challenges and recommendations.
  • Ensuring PWG work-plan targets are met, in collaboration with UNHCR and other PWG members.
  • Oversee and carryout information management needs for the PWG and DRC, such as service mappings, 4Ws, accumulation and consolidation of data, document management
  • Support development of PWG information sharing portal, as based on leading examples from the region.
  • Develop and distribute shared training plans within the WG to support capacity development within the sector.
  • To provide advice and support to DRC teams and other WG members concerning information management best practice.
  • Liaise with WG members to receive regular activity and necessary updates, with dissemination and updating to WG when necessary.
  • Support UNHCR and NGO PWG co-lead agencies for the coordination of WG meetings
  • Collaboration with PWG sub Task-forces for the development of ToRs, work-plans, etc.
  • Coordinate initiatives to build the protection capacity of partners, and civil society.
  • Support protection mainstreaming efforts within the PWG and externally.
  • Provide strategic support to PWG for the harmonisation of systems, processes, vulnerability criteria, etc.
Jan 2018Mar 2018

Executive, Grants and Proposal

Junction Bangladesh Ltd.
  • Drafted proposals, concept notes, presentations and other supporting documents in response to grants, tenders and innovation funds.
  • Served as a liaison to all funding agencies or organizations. 
  • Identified new funding opportunities and new program areas to match client's priorities using research tools. 
  • Maintained a repository of ongoing projects. 
  • Assisted with communication needs, branding efforts, platforms, and products.
  • Maintained and implement funding calendar activities. 
  • Prepared copies, proofread, and revise communications.
  • Assisted with planning and strategizing.
  • Wrote reports to corporate, foundations and other funders. 
Jun 2017Dec 2017

Associate, Communication and Branding

Junction Bangladesh Ltd.
  • Assisted with communication needs, branding efforts, platforms, and products.
  • Prepared copies, proofread, and revise communications.
  • Assisted with planning and strategizing. 
  • Drafted press releases.
  • Assisted with development and deployment of social media content on various platforms including Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, YouTube, and Instagram.
Jun 2017Sept 2017

Social Media Manager

Footsteps Organization 
  • Drafted content for external communications, blogs, and social networking platforms.
  • Used creative means to plan, organize, and implement a range of social media programs and/or events.
  • Contributed to and regularly update external social sites: such as Facebook, Twitter, Youtube, and other community sites.
  • Developed content calendar.
Nov 2016Dec 2016

Delegation Liaison Officer

Global Forum on Migration and Development
  • Assisted the delegates' participation during the conference, round table, and side events.
  • Ensured logistics support to the delegates.
  • Assisted the organizers in ensuring timely and smooth operation.
  • Worked with the delegates from Burkina Faso, Central African Republic, Congo, Cameroon, Swaziland and Burundi.
Sept 2017Present

Global Correspondent 

Development Innovation Insider 
  • Developed engaging content for articles, blogs, stories and social media to enthuse and engage the audience.
  • Researched ideas and facts pertinent to the type of content/topic assigned.
  • Developed ideas derived from online/offline research and organize them.
  • Wrote fresh content based on research and brainstorming by following instructions provided for each type of document.
  • Proofread content for errors or additions and ensure that content is written per instructions.
  • Ensured that web page content is edited properly to increase on-screen readability.
  • Edited and proofread content created by other content writers to provide detailed feedback.
Jun 2016Aug 2017

Treasurer

NSU YES! (Young Entrepreneurs Society)
  • Maintained cashflow with utmost sincerity and meticulousness. 
  • Devised the budget for all club-related purposes and conducting financial analysis of club events.
  • Devised a comprehensive "Leadership Development Program" for training the members. 
  • Maintained liaison with NSU Accounts, event sponsors, and various other beneficiaries.
  • Took strategic decisions for the club and its events.
  • Groomed and trained the member base.
  • Worked as the Promotions and IT Head of Ad Maker Bangladesh 2016
  • Worked as the Editor for Ad Maker Bangladesh official magazine "Take 5" and Masters of Ideation official magazine "Unleashed"
  • Worked as the media in-charge for NSUers Meet Corporate Icons 2015
  • Master of Ceremony for Recruitment 2015.
  • Worked in the delegation, intellectual and many other departments in various events.
Aug 2016Dec 2016

Web Content Manager

GEEKY Social 
  • Developed content strategy aligned with short-term and long-term marketing targets.
  • Collaborated with marketing and design teams to plan and develop site content, style and layout.
  • Created and published engaging content.
  • Edited, proofread and improved writers’ posts.
  • Developed an editorial calendar and ensure content team is on board.
  • Stayed up-to-date with developments and generate new ideas to draw audience’s attention.
Mar 2015Dec 2016

Feature Writer

Dhaka Tribune
  • Originated and wrote engaging daily articles on a range of topics. 
  • Ensured published content meets the high editorial standards.
  • Sourced, edited and published images to required standards.
Aug 2015Dec 2015

Copywriter

StrateGeek Digital
  • Generated copies for promotional materials.
  • Assisted with primary research
  • Contributed in content and strategic planning.

Awards and Honors

  • Senior Judge I The Queen's Commonwealth Essay Competition 2018 
  • Rising Star (Mentee) | WEDU
  • Winner | DMP Youth Cooperation Series - Student Chapter Idea Generation Competition
  • Finalist | Women's Innovation Camp 2017 
  • Finalist | Youth Innovation Challenge 2016
  • Finalist | Battle of Minds 2016
  • Semi-Finalist | Champions of Earth
  • Semi-Finalist | Presentation Whiz Kids Nationals

Academic Publications 

  • How Tourism Can Help Achieve The Sustainable Development Goals in Bangladesh

    13th International Knowledge Globalization Conference 2018 

  • Tax Incentives and Foreign Direct Investment in Bangladesh: An Empirical Analysis

    15th Asian Business Research Conference

  • A Case Study on the Impact of Microfinance on the Overall Informal Employment of Bangladesh

    15th Asian Business Research Conference

Voluntary Experience

  • Campus Ambassador, BRAC
  • Volunteer Tutor, Jaago Foundation
  • Youth Council Member, ActionAid 
  • International Social Media Intern, Opportunity Desk  

Trainings and Certifications 

  • Marketing to the Bottom of the Pyramid, Acumen 
  • Design Kit: Human-Centered Design, IDEO.org
  • Design Kit: Prototyping, IDEO.org
  • Emergency Management Training, U.S. Department of State
  • Design Thinking with Thinkdemy, Google Business Groups (GBG), Dhaka
  • Writing Quantitative Research Paper, South Asian Youth Research Initiatives for Development
  • SDGs and the Challenges for Bangladesh, ActionAid