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Researchers & officials

Wazida Hasan

Research Associate -I

Wazida Hasan has a Master’s degree in Public Administration from the University of Dhaka. Her working 6 years of experience in conducting social research activities involves various participatory methods, such as Key Informant Interviews (KII), Focus Group Discussions (FGDs) and Participatory Rapid Appraisals (PRA) etc. Expertise in writing proposals, Expression of Interests (EOMs) and study reports with profound ability of analyzing data. She has contributed in some remarkable studies including development of objective oriented data collection instruments, generating and facilitating the interaction process in participatory communication methods, techniques of analyzing the data and reporting for the study. Wazida has conducted studies sponsored by different international organizations. She had been engaged in reviewing the training courses and developing the complete set of courses and manuals for Bangladesh Rural electrification Board (BREB). Recent major involvements include working with children and youth with focus on Developing Communication Strategy on ‘Prevention of Mother-to Child HIV/AIDS transmission (PMTCT)’ for Women in Special Population Group and Study on the ‘Viable Livelihood Options of Street/Slum Children and Youth’.

Md. Razib Hasan

Junior Research Associate

Md. Razib Hasan has a Master’s in History from Jahangirnagar University. He has more than 4 years of working experience in both marketing and research sector. Currently he is working as a Junior Research Associate at Development Research Initiative (dRi). ). He is experienced in quantitative and qualitative research tool development, field management, data processing and analysis, and producing final reports. For dRi he had opportunity to work with various national and international organizations including The World Bank, The WorldFish, SNV, Save the Children, GRIPS, BRAC. 

Dipanjan Sidhanta

Junior Research Associate

Dipanjan Sidhanta has a Master’s degree in Anthropology. He is currently working as a Research Assistant at dRi. His 4 years of working experience in research works includes both quantitative and qualitative research tool development, field management, data processing and analysis, transcribing, translating and producing final reports. Sidhanta holds excellent research potential and ability to actively contribute to the research projects goals. He is able to interact with all researchers in a constructive, creative and professional manner during the processing, storing and logging process. Beside working as a research assistant, Sidhanta worked as the co-ordinator of ProChESTA (Promoting Childhood Education for Sustainable and Transformational Achievements), a sister concern of Development Research Initiative (dRi) from 2017 to 2018.

Rafsanul Hoque

Junior Research Associate

Rafsan comes with a multidisciplinary academic background, wide-ranging research interests, and multiple involvements concerning social issues. He completed his bachelor’s in Development Studies from the University of Dhaka. Meanwhile, his participation in an exchange program on Journalism and New Media at the University of Washington inspired him to engage in a deeper understanding towards transformative communication and their role on various aspects of social development. This led him to pursue his master’s in International/Intercultural Communication from Bowling Green State University in United States, focusing on global communication and social change. He was recently published in the journal Democratic Communiqué and presented two papers at the International Association for Media and Communication Research (IAMCR) 2019 conference in Spain. He has also been published in national and foreign news outlets and blogs. His areas of interest include social development, migration and refugees, identity, political communication, media studies etc.  Passionate towards issues of social justice, Rafsan co-founded the social movement Human Library Bangladesh, which promotes tolerance and empathy by bringing audiences face to face with diverse storytellers under a positive conversational framework.

Md. Mostak Elehy

Research Assistant

Md. Mostak Elehy has completed his graduation and post-graduation in Public Administration from University of Rajshahi. He is proficient in communicating, writing, reading and Speaking in English and Bengali. He is also expert in Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Power Point. Currently, he has been involved with the “Assessment of Compensation and Preparation of Resettlement Action Plan (RAP) for Transmission Lines”. His job responsibility includes conducting Focused Group Discussion and Public Hearing/ Consultation Meeting with Project Affected People, Data Entry, assisting In Data Cleaning, preparing EP ID card, and preparing Compensation Distribution List.

Nadia Binta Mahfuz

Research Assistant

Nadia Binta Mahfuz has a Bachelor degree in Urban and Regional Planning from Jahangirnagar University. Her research experience includes both qualitative tools development, conducting Focused Group Discussion & KII, quantitative data collection, data entry, assisting in data cleaning etc. As a researcher of dRi, she had the opportunity to work with various national and international organizations including The World Bank, SNV, Save the Children, IRC, UNHCR, BRAC etc.

Enamul Hoque Tauheed

Intern

Tauheed is an undergraduate student at Dhaka University studying Development Studies in the Department of Development Studies. He has a strong background in organizational skills and teamwork with relevant work experience in management, communication and academic writing. His research experience includes working as a Research Assistant for European Union, World Vision, UNICEF, Cabinet Division of GoB etc. on project basis assignment.

Tahrima Binte Tarique

Intern

Tahrima is an Undergraduate Student at Dhaka University studying Development Studies in the Department of Development Studies. Eager to learn new things, acquire new skills and experiences, she is currently aspiring to learn as much practical knowledge on Social Research. She worked as a Research Assistant for European Union, World Vision, UNICEF, Cabinet Division of GoB etc. on project basis assignment.

Md. Imran Azad

IT Analyst

Md. Imran Azad is currently working as an IT Analyst at Development Research Initiative (dRi) since January, 2018 to present. The major responsibilities performed under this organization include assisting in planning and designing of the research projects, conducting training session for the field researchers, and preparing questionnaire for survey, preparing Quantitative Data Collection Tools in various platforms such as ODK, SurveyCTO, KOBO toolbox etc., operating data collection applications and maintaining servers like Survey Solution, Akvo Flow etc., supervising the field researchers and making sure that quality of data is collected, transcribe, transcript the primary materials and assist in conducting analysis of the data, assisting in cleaning raw data and analyzing it on various data analysis software like SPSS, STATA and maintaining communication with different donors for various research projects.

Raju Ahammed

Senior Finance and Admin Officer-I

Raju Ahammed has graduated with a Master’s in Islamic History and Culture from Rajshahi University. His responsibilities as a senior finance and administrative officer includes day to day administrative and financial issues, finance and accounts related activities including banking, keeping records of all types of inventory, preparing financial reports for the donors as required, maintaining communication with different donors for various research projects and communication with other organizations. He has also experience in conducting social research including quantitative and qualitative research tool development, field management, data processing and analysis. He has almost 15 years of programme implementation experience in Targeting the ultra-poor (TUP) & research experience in resettlement, rehabilitation and livelihood restoration of development interventions, gender and women empowerment, urban poverty, urban slums dwellers, disaster management, climate change and local adaptation strategies, food security and social safety-net issues. He worked with donor agencies including BRAC, BRAC University, Institute of Development Studies (IDS), University of Manchester, World Bank, World Food Program (WFP), Save the Children, Oxfam, Overseas Development Institute (ODI), Center for Policy Dialogue (CPD) and other local and international organizations. 

Md.Wahab Ali

Admin Officer

Md. Wahab Ali has an MBA (Accounting) from Institute of Govt. Bangla Collage under Dhaka University. He has been working as an Admin Officer for two years. Before that he worked as a Research Assistant and Back Checker for dRi in different research projects for three years. His current job responsibility includes day to day administrative issues, supporting research teams deployed in different projects, assisting Senior Finance and Admin Officer in his tasks etc. For dRi he had opportunity to work with various national and international organizations including The World Bank, The WorldFish, SNV, Save the Children, GRIPS, BRAC etc. in different research projects.

 

Jubaida Islam

Junior HR & Finance officer

Ms. Jubaida Islam joined dRi as a Research Assistant after completing her Bachelor’s Degree from American International University – Bangladesh. She has been successfully supporting research teams that deploy qualitative and quantitative methodologies in a number of projects. Her research experiences cover different sectors such as education, child marriage, child abuse and exploitation, legal rights and social development. Her expertise includes data processing and transcription of qualitative information.

 

 

Md. HafigurRahman

Senior Office Assistant

Md. HafigurRahman is working dRi since 2014. His working responsibilities include >>>>>>

Md. Ariful Islam

Office Assistant

Md. Ariful Islam has joined dRi in 2016. He is currently working as an Office Assistant. 

Md. Tyzul Islam

Caretaker

Md. Tyzul Islam is working as the Caretaker of dRi since 2018.

 

 

Kholesha

Cleaner

Kholesha is working at dRi as a Cleaner. She has joined dRi in 2018