My Resume

Always Learning

Programme Manager/Management Consultant
Always Learning

I am an experienced professional in the area of Program Management having 7+ years of experience involving a wide range of skills such as project design and supervision, financial management and stakeholder management. I have worked in different projects dealing with Private Sector, Government and Development Agencies. I love to work for a purpose that contributes to the socio-economic development as well as uphold the image of the logo that I work for.

Experience

UNICEF, 07/2016-Present

National Consultant
Major Responsibilities
  • Establishing proactive liaison and play a pivotal role between Development Partners and the Government of Bangladesh
  • Managing resources in supporting the Government of Bangladesh in implementation of Primary Education Development Plan III as per annual operations plans
  • Managing implementation of approved recommendations and organizing bi/multi-lateral communications between development partners and government
  • Finalizing and disseminating records of discussions, aid memoire and briefing notes
  • Monitoring and following up task progress across Agencies and Government, and adjusting processes and resources to keep target actions on track
  • Working closely with Ministry of Primary and Mass Education and Directorate of Primary Education to discuss institutional and procedural shortcomings with respect to meeting programme targets
  • Facilitating the development of objectives, strategies and plans aimed at achieving stakeholder satisfaction and the efficient use of resources
  • Representing/facilitating the consortium in negotiations, communications, consultative meetings, missions and working group forums
  • Establishing and directing operational and administrative communications for the consortium
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Save the Children, 03/2014-07/2016

Manager, Communications and Private Sector Engagement
Major Responsibilities
  • Formulating and executing multi-layered strategies that clearly sets out key messages and modalities for internal and external stakeholders
  • Orienting partners and central staff on the strategy; differentiate how different levels can utilize the strategy optimally among different audiences.
  • Establishing project branding and visibility around Head Office and all field offices
  • Developing and managing communications strategies, plans and budgets
  • Supervising the National Partner NGOs in implementation of Save the Children, USAID and READ Communication Strategy
  • Work out a system for sharing information and knowledge, not just flowing from field to Country Office but also guiding the sharing of research and other findings in local contexts i.e. using EGRA findings to mobilize parents and teachers or to inform Quomi Madrassah leadership.
  • Monitoring and following up task progress and performance across Agencies and adjusting processes and resources to keep target actions on track
  • Establishing proactive liaison and play a pivotal role with both Private and Public institutions
  • Working closely with Directorate of Primary Education to discuss institutional and procedural shortcomings with respect to meeting project targets
  • Facilitating the development of objectives, strategies and plans aimed at achieving stakeholder satisfaction and the efficient use of resources
  • Ensuring that dissemination of instructions/information employ a well-considered mix of approaches according to analysis of the market or end-users, for example, policy-makers (policy briefs), training institutions (training notes), parents, school leadership, teachers
  • Representing/facilitating the organizations in contracts, negotiations, communications, and thematic working group forums
  • Establishing and directing operational communications for the partner NGOs
  • Facilitating capacity building of relevant partners and stakeholders
  • Ensure active collaboration with existing groups such as CAMPE, Library Associations, Reading Associations, Teacher Associations, and the like
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North South University, 01/2013-02/2014

Lecturer, School of Business
Major Responsibilities
  • Taught courses like Marketing, Human Resources Management and Management Information Systems at the Undergraduate level
  • Modified the general education curriculum for special-needs students based upon a variety of instructional techniques and technologies.
  • Introduced online student enrolment, lecture downloads and result publishing
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Adam Smith International, London, 11/2011-12/2011

Adviser, Private Sector Development
Major Responsibilities
  • Short Term Assignment on Policy and Intervention Design based on M4P framework
  • Performed market analysis and developed strategic plans for industry growth
  • Assessed, defined and document scope of projects
  • Analyzed key aspects of the market systems to evaluate the factors driving results and summarized results into presentations
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Swisscontact Indonesia, Nias, 06/2011-07/2011

Consultant, Private Sector Development
Major Responsibilities
  • Analysed the livelihood strategies of the NISA (Nias Income generation through Sustainable Agriculture) project
  • Uncovered and qualified prospects and opportunities of M4P model in targeted sectors
  • Developed detail report based on analysis and findings with recommendations
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Katalyst, 07/2007-08/2011

Senior Business Consultant
Major Responsibilities
  • Develop market research for service innovation in consultation with management and sector teams for specific target groups
  • Analyse selected sectors to identify growth opportunities and underlying problems impeding growth within sector
  • Seek opportunities to work (as per sector strategy by analyzing and evaluating current systems and structures relevant to sector and sector players in Bangladesh) with project’s defined target groups
  • Interpret results of research projects and recommend associated product and service development solutions to management
  • Formulate and implement approved strategies /interventions to develop service markets to enable trade environment for local businesses and entrepreneurs
  • Advise senior management on matters requiring attention and decisions that requires resource mobilization
  • Develop and design market interventions in consultation with industry partners after management approval
  • Develop and negotiate contracts to partner with private and/or public entities for implementing interventions
  • Work with facilitators, service development professionals (experts) , private sector partners and relevant implementing bodies to ensure that strategic objectives are met
  • Play a mentoring role for junior consultants to help them understand business process
  • Facilitate capacity building of the partners and direct them towards service innovation to better meet the needs of target market
  • Collect and analyze results associated with interventions managed and prepare periodic progress reports to portray success
  • Communicate project outcomes to advocate Government and other private sector players
  • Prepare relevant documentation for monitoring and result measurement  process
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bracNet, 01/2007-06/2007

Marketing Manager
Major Responsibilities
  • Directed and coordinated marketing activities and policies to promote products and services
  • Reviewed the financial aspects of product development, such as budgets, expenditures and research and development appropriations
  • Developed pricing strategies while balancing firm objectives with customer satisfaction maximisation
  • Worked closely with clients to identify their needs and challenges and provide solutions-oriented campaign themes
  • Generated BDT 6 million in sales through professional lobbying and social networking
  • Developed and maintained long-term relationships with policyholders and small business entities
  • Maintained and organised a customer database of over 600 clients
  • Supervised a team of 7 sales personnel
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British American Tobacco, 02/2006-04/2006

Territory Officer
Major Responsibilities
  • Effectively led a seasoned team of partner managers and account coordinators
  • Oversaw sales forecasting, goal setting and performance reporting for all accounts
  • Developed competitive comparison tables of Cigarette pricing, fees, ratings, category and product performance to use for account sales calls.
  • Built client relationships by acting as the liaison between the customer service and sales teams
  • Cultivated and managed relationships with key clients, vendors and community partners
  • Managed all issues regarding branding and also launched a new brand ‘Pall Mall’ in 3 territories
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Bank Asia Limited, 01/2003-12/2003

Credit Relations Officer
Major Responsibilities
  • Assessed clients’ financial situations to develop strategic financial planning solutions
  • Organised financial analysis, market research and due diligence filings materials for potential investors
  • Researched industry competitors and compiled detailed analysis data
  • Managed a portfolio of BDT 640 million
  • Established strong liaison with Key Corporate Accounts
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Saimon Group, 01/2002-12/2002

Business Consultant
Major Responsibilities
  • Designed and established company IT infrastructure including internet, web, software and email services
  • Facilitated in producing business development proposals
  • Assisted Management in promoting business across international organizations
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Academics

SOAS, University of London, 09/2011-09/2012

M.Sc Development Studies
Specialisation: Economic Development

North South University, 01/2004-12/2005

Master in Business Administration (MBA)
Major: Marketing

North South University, 05/1997-12/2001

Bachelor in Business Administration (BBA)
Major: Marketing, Management Information Systems (MIS)
Professional Involvements
Founder and CEO, STEERWEB
A micro venture on Web and E-commerce solutions, www.steerweb.com
Founder, JIBIKA Foundation
A non-profit personal philanthropy on Economic Development, www.jibika.foundation
Fellow, Bangladesh Organization for Learning and Development (BOLD)
The apex platform for developing talents and human capital in Bangladesh, www.bold.org.bd
Adviser, Heroes for All
A US based non-profit organization working for Youth Development, www.heroesforall.org
Online Volunteer, United Nations
An online platform of United Nations Worldwide Volunteering, www.onlinevolunteering.org
Member, AIESEC Alumni Bangladesh
Acted as VP, HR and IT of the Bangladesh chapter of AIESEC, world’s largest providers of high-calibre youth talent and volunteers, www.aiesec.org
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