Communications for Development specialist with 10+ years experience in Pakistan and Afghanistan. Currently,Project Manager for BBC Media Action in Afghanistan overseeing delivery and quality assurance of a (£2.5m) Global Affairs Canada (GAC) women’s and girls’ rights and empowerment behaviour change communication project and a UNICEF (£1.2m) Strengthening Childhood Vaccinations (polio) media campaign. Experienced in producing and disseminating content on print, television, online and radio platforms. Media Campaign Manager on a (£25m) DFID funded education initiative in Pakistan, created a nationally recognisable brand with over 3 million Facebook followers. Managed multi-million pound advertising budgets. Campaign Specialist with WaterAid, led delivery of a UNICEF funded WASH communications campaign. Media Coordinator with Oxfam Pakistan, led development of communications strategies for humanitarian emergencies during the 2010 and 2011 floods. Worked with UNICEF Pakistan, to handle external communication and media engagement for former UK Prime Minister Gordon Brown’s visit to Pakistan in his role as UN Special Envoy for Global Education. Thorough knowledge of qualitative and quantitative research techniques. MSc in Social and Public Communication from the London School of Economics and Political Science.
media affairs / public relations
global affairs canada
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