RMMRU Team

RMMRU is an organisation filled with dedicated individuals all working towards a common goal of better governance and services in the migration sector. Below is a list of our wonderful team!

Founding Chair

Dr. Tasneem Siddiqui

Dr. Tasneem Siddiqui is a Professor of Political Science at the University of Dhaka and the founding Chair of Refugee and Migratory Movements Research Unit (RMMRU). Her works on climate change adaptation and migration, drivers and impact of internal and international labour migration, safe and sustainable cities inclusive to migrants have been published in the journals of Population and Environment, Development Policy Review, Urban Studies and in different volumes of Palgrave Macmillan, Edward Edgar, Routledge, Springer etc. She led the drafting of the National Strategy for Disaster and Climate Induced Internally Displaced Persons in Bangladesh, the national Overseas Employment Policy, 2006 and was a committee member that prepared the first draft of the Overseas Employment and Migration Act of 2013.

She is in the Global Editorial Board of Oxford Journal of Migration Studies. Since June, 2019 she has joined the state led Platform on Disaster Displacement (PDD) as member of the Advisory Committee. She is also one of the members of Board of trustees, Transparency International, Bangladesh Chapter.

Short Bios and CV of Tasneem Siddiqui:
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Founding Members

Dr. Chowdhury Rafiqul Abrar
Executive Director, RMMRU

Dr. Shahdeen Malik 
Advocate, 
Bangladesh Supreme Court
Dr. Sumaiya Khair
Professor of Law, University of Dhaka and Adviser, Executive Management, TIB 
Dr. Yasmin Ali Haque
UN Resident Coordinator a.i. and UNICEF Representative

Department of Administration and Human Resource

C R Abrar
Executive Director

Dr. C R Abrar is the Executive Director of RMMRU. He taught International Relations at the University of Dhaka for four decades. His area of research includes Rohingya refugees, short-term labour migrants and citizenship status of the camp dwelling Urdu speaking community in Bangladesh. He has published in national and international journals on labour recruitment industry, social protection and rights of Rohingya refugees.

Abrar played a major role in organising the camp dwelling Urdu speaking youth to assert their Bangladeshi citizenship. He successfully filed a writ petition to secure release of Rohingya refugees who served out their sentences for illegal entry but were continued to be incarcerated. He facilitated the filing of a writ petition that led to the release of more than 200 returnee migrants who were illegally detained and charged. Abrar is a regular contributor to The Daily Star on migration and rights issues.

Nayan Mitra
Admin and HR Coordinator

Nayan Mitra is responsible for management and administration of RMMRU. He leads formulation and implementation of its policies. He assists the Executive Director in holding meetings of Annual General Body and Executive Committee, and dealing with procurement and recruitment. Mitra started his career as a Human Resource Officer in a reputed Pharmaceutical Company. He joined RMMRU as an Assistant Administrative Officer in May 2009. He has completed his Masters from Bangladesh Agricultural University. He has also completed MBA from Bangladesh Open University and received a specialised training on Personnel Management from Bangladesh Institute of Management (BIM).

Md. Parvez Alam
Senior Officer (IT and Communications)

Md. Parvez Alam is the Senior IT and Communications Officer of RMMRU. Parvez Alam maintains RMMRU office Network, Data Server, and ERP system. He develops and maintains the Unit’s website and the official pages in the social media. He also designs Policy Briefs, Working Papers, and Migration Trends reports. Alam assists the research team in formatting the questionnaires applying online survey techniques (KoBoToolbox, Qualtrics). Alam is also the designated information officer of RMMRU. He is a human rights defender and maintains liaison with Forum Asia. Alam has a post-graduate degree in Computer Science and Engineering from Bangladesh Institute of Science and Technology and he has completed Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA) from the American International University-Bangladesh (AIUB).

Saira Afrin
Junior Programme Officer (HR and Administration)

Saira Afrin is the Junior Programme Officer (HR and Administration) at RMMRU. She has completed her graduation from the Department of Sociology, East West University. She assists Admin and HR coordinator in recruitment, procurement and general administrative issues. She maintains the online attendance system of RMMRU. She is currently involved in managing the field work of the RMMRU research project on the Impact of Migration on Poverty and Local Development (IMPD-3) in 20 districts. She is a co-author of one of the chapters of the book titled, The Other Face of Globalisation: COVID-19, International Labour Migrants and Left-behind Families in Bangladesh. She was engaged in Fairer Labour Migration in Bangladesh (FLM) project in 2020. Afrin has successfully completed JDR3 Scholars Programme Training Policy Influence in Social Science Research, which was organised by Winrock International.

Kamal Hossain
Office Assistant

Kamal Hossain provides technical support during official meetings and workshops, sets up conference and meeting rooms, and maintains the office premises. He is responsible for general secretarial tasks such as distributing documents to staff, managing office equipment, sending mail and photocopying reports. Other duties include ensuring proper functioning of office equipments.

Fairer Labour Migration (FLM) Project

Marina Sultana
Director, Programme

Marina Sultana is leading and providing strategic guidance to the RMMRU programme team on migration governance, inclusion of migrants from the grassroots and protection of migrant rights. She has over two decades of experience in project development, policy and media advocacy, conceptualising video documentaries, monitoring, network building etc. She closely works with government and non-government stakeholders and beneficiaries to ensure qualitative implementation of programmes. She has expertise in Grievance Management System, action research, policy review, field intervention, capacity building, partnership development, and so on. As a migration analyst and activist, she represents RMMRU in various national and global platforms like GFMD, Abu Dhabi Dialogue etc. She has achieved her Masters’ degree in Zoology (Entomology) from the University of Rajshahi and has co-authored a number of publications as well. Ms. Sultana is a Senior Fellow of Safe Migration and Development of Youth Policy Forum.

Rabeya Nasrin
Senior Programme Officer

Rabeya Nasrin is the Senior Programme Officer with FLM and SafeStep project. She has more than four and half years of experience on of safe migration and migration governance. She is enaged in proposal writing, implementing project plan, coordinating field activities, monitoring activities, networking and maintaining liaison with government and non-government stakeholders and beneficiaries. She is responsible for organising conferences, workshops, seminars, dialogues, trainings etc. She is also involved in documentation and report writing. Nasrin worked as an Associate Researcher of the book on “Justice at the Doorsteps: Mediation on Migration Fraudulence” and co-author of one of the chapters in the book “The Other Face of Globalisation”, Annual Migration Trends Reports etc. She is the member of the RMMRU trainers’ pool and Anti Sexual Harassment Committee. She has completed her BSS and MSS from the Department of International Relations, University of Dhaka.

Nusrat Mahmood
Senior Programme Officer, Advocacy

Nusrat Mahmood is the Senior Programme Officer and in charge of the advocacy wing of the Fairer Labour Migration project. She is principally responsible to execute project plans, maintain liaison and communication with key stakeholders, media houses etc. She is also assigned for documentation, report writing, designing the media advocacy plan, materials and strategy, organising press conferences, seminars, trainings and policy dialogues. Mahmood has obtained her LL.B. degree from BRAC University and Post Graduate degree on International Law from East West University. She has independently worked with legal researchers and has assisted on various research related to migration and refugees. She has co-authored one of the chapters in the book The Other Face of Globalisation. Mahmood is also the coordinator of the Bangladesh Civil Society for Migrants (BCSM) platform. Her areas of interest include human rights, humanitarian law, refugee law and migrant law. 

Mohammad Inzamul Haque
Senior Research Communication Officer

Mohammad Inzamul Haque is the Senior Research Communication Officer at RMMRU under the Fairer Labour Migration (FLM) project of the PROKAS Programme, British Council. With almost five years of work experience in the legal and development sectors, Haque’s core responsibilities include network building and maintaining liaison with government organisations, NGOs/INGOs, news media; organising national/international events, assisting in project proposal development and preparing reports etc. He is skilled in advocacy, research, report writing, communication, video documentation, project management and developing digital contents. Haque has completed his Bachelor of Laws (LL.B.) from BRAC University and Master of Laws (LL.M.) with concentration in International Law from East West University. His research interests include labour rights, human rights, labour migration, refugee law and preventing violent extremism (PVE). His co-authored article on labour rights has been published in the International Journal of Human Rights and Constitutional Studies, Switzerland.

Md. Khayber Hossain
Senior Programme Officer-IGA

Md. Khayber Hossain is the Senior Programme Officer-IGA at RMMRU. He has sound working experiences in Income Generation Activities (IGA), agribusiness development, value chain, market linkage development and capacity building at grassroots level. He is responsible to implement the IGA programme for returnee migrants especially for women. He identifies the targeted beneficiaries and operationalise the developed business model/IGA in collaboration with local migrant stakeholders.

He is assigned for organising IGA related meetings, workshops, trainings, budgeting etc. with relevant stakeholders at local and national level. He ensures market linkage of IGA, reporting and case documentation. Hossain has obtained his Post Graduate Diploma (PGD) in Management and Master of Business Administration (MBA) with concentration in HRM and Master of Arts (MA) from a renowned University in Rajshahi.

Md. Shimonuzzaman
Programme Officer (Legal Support)

Md. Shimonuzzaman is the Programme Officer (Legal Support) at RMMRU under the Fairer Labour Migration (FLM) project of the PROKAS Programme of British Council. With almost four years of work experience in the legal and development arena, Shimon’s core areas are to assist in reviewing the documents on legal issues, manage data on complaint issues, documentation of cases for legal process, preparing reports, coordinating with NGOs, field activities and media, networking and maintaining liaison with relevant government functionaries, NGOs/INGOs. His key role is to provide legal assistance to the victims, pursue and communicate with government agencies and other stakeholders to facilitate access to justice for affected migrants. Shimon has obtained his LL.B. (Hons.) and LL.M. degree from the Department of Law, Islamic University. His areas of interest include migrant law, refugee law, Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR), labour rights, human rights, labour migration etc.

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Nazmul Haque
Research Associate

Nazmul Haque is a Research Associate at RMMRU. His major responsibilities include conducting literature surveys, collecting research materials, facilitating stakeholder discussions, conducting content analysis and supervising report writing and research processes. Haque is adept in developing research tools, writing reports and supervising the data collection process. He has worked as a Co-Principal Investigator in research titled ‘Identifying the Laps and Gaps in the Service Delivery System of Government Institutions for Ensuring Fairer Labour Migration’ funded by PROKAS Programme, British Council, Bangladesh. He has also co-authored an article on Catalonia Crisis published by BIISS journal. Haque has completed his Bachelor of Social Science (BSS) and Master of Social Science (MSS) from the Department of Political Science, University of Dhaka. His research interest covers international labour migration, climate change and climate-induced migration, human rights, political violence and corruption.

Anika Tabasum Barsha
Research Assistant

Anika Tabasum Barsha is a Research Assistant at RMMRU under the Fairer Labour Migration Project. She is assigned to facilitating research and policy documentation, in policy analysis, conducting study, reviewing publications, communications and also in conducting field work. She is also responsible for developing write ups for different publications of RMMRU and also other project relevant activities. She is skilled in organising meetings, taking notes, drafting press releases etc. Barsha has attained her BSS (Hons.) and MSS in Development Studies from Bangladesh University of Professionals (BUP). She has previous experience of working in several development projects as Researcher. Her areas of interest include human rights and gender, labour migration and social development.

Social and Economic Exclusion and Migration: Inclusion of Excluded Groups into Migration Process (SEEM) Project

Ashraka Saleem
Assistant Programme Officer

Ashraka Saleem is the Assistant Programme Officer under the SEEM project. She has more than ten years of working experience in the migration sector at RMMRU. Her main responsibilities are to organise meetings, workshops, consultations, supports the procurement team, maintain files and documentation, support regular administrative works such as official memo, drafting official letters, human resources management, prepare media tracking reports, etc.  She is also responsible to follow-up with the project beneficiaries, collect case stories from the field and prepare reports. She has completed her post-graduation on Social welfare from the National University. She is one of the members of the Gender Committee of RMMRU. Her major areas of interest are human rights, labour migration and social development. 

Strengthened and Informative Migration Systems (SIMS) Project

Advocate Hossain Mohammad Fazle Jahid
Project Manager

Hossain Mohammad Fazle Jahid is the Project Manager of the SIMS project supported by Helvetas Swiss Intercooperation for the well-being of the migrant community through improved quality of services and information. Jahid is responsible to oversee all project activities and he is the contact focal for the government, donors, and other stakeholders. He is the key person to lead the project and supervise the execution of deliverables. Previously, Jahid was in-charge of RMMRU Legal Support Cell and contributed to policy advocacies as the coordinator of Bangladesh Civil Society for Migrants. He also writes in newspapers on protection aspects of migrants. He recently coordinated a research titled The Other Face of Globalisation: COVID-19, International Labour Migrants and Left-behind families in Bangladesh involving BCSM partners. Jahid is a licensed legal practitioner of the Bangladesh Bar Council. His areas of interest include access to justice for migrants, human rights and migration, and ADR.

Skilling of Returnee Migrants through Skills and Enterprise Development Programmes (SRM-SEDP)

S N Azad
Adjunct Senior Fellow

S N Azad is a specialist on migration, strategic communications, gender empowerment and equity, entrepreneurship, enterprise development. He has, worked for more than two decades on migration, displacement, social exclusion of migrants, stateless children’s safety and education, poverty issues, enterprise development, entrepreneurship mentoring, labour market data management and programme evaluation. He has taught public and development policy, entrepreneurship, strategic management and supply chain management. Azad has done BSS and MSS in International Relations from the University of Dhaka and MA on Migration Studies from University of Sussex, UK. He received orientation on International Humanitarian Law, Human Rights Law and Refugee Law by ICRC, UNHCR and at National Law School of India in Bangalore. Azad is engaged in strategic partnership planning and networking. He is currently a part of the RMMRU programme Skilling of Returnee Migrants through Skills and Enterprise Development Programmes (SRM-SEDP) of the ILO as a Senior Adjunct Fellow.

Rabab Ahmed
Research Associate

Rabab Ahmed is a Research Associate working at RMMRU since July 2020. He completed his ‘O’ and ‘A’ levels from Sunbeams School and graduated from Brac University with a major in Economics and a minor in Marketing. He is affiliated with the RMMRU programme of Skilling of Returnee Migrants through Skills and Enterprise Development Programmes (SRM-SEDP). Ahmed is also involved in documenting and translating the case stories on the violence on returnee female migrants for Manusher Jonno Foundation (MJF). He was also engaged in questionnaire preparation and field work in the Impact of Migration on Poverty and Local Development (IMPD) project. Ahmed has also assisted in creating questionnaires for the ongoing Migration Sustainability and Transformation (MISTY) programme and The Environmental and Labour Dimensions of Work in the Bangladeshi Brick Industry programme from the grassroots level. Earlier, he worked as a marketing associate at Uber Bangladesh limited.

Shatadru Saha
Research Associate

Shatadru Saha is a Research Associate at RMMRU in the project by ILO-RMMRU on Support for Skilling and Enterprise Building for Returnee Migrants. She was a Research Coordinator at Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation-SDC’s Project on Scoping and Planning for Productive Use of Remittances of Migrant Workers and Their Families. She was also coordinating the Impact Evaluation research of Women Business Centre. Saha previously worked as an Assistant Administrative Officer at Department of Innovation and Entrepreneurship, Daffodil International University and was a Field Research Assistant at RMMRU. She has obtained her B.Sc. (Honors) in Environmental Science and Disaster Management from Daffodil International University in 2019 and is currently doing her Masters in Disaster Management at Institution of Disaster Management and Vulnerable Studies, University of Dhaka. She has completed her Internship at Child Sponsorship Department, Action Aid Bangladesh in 2019.

Rukaia Parveen Tuba
Research Associate

Rukaia Parveen Tuba is a Research Associate at RMMRU. Her responsibilities include conducting research on Support for Skilling and Enterprise Building for Returnee Migrants. She has worked as a Research Associate and Report Writer at Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation on Scoping and Planning for Productive Use of Remittances of Migrant Workers. She has also worked with BRAC and Share-Net International as a Research Assistant on a project of Sexual and Reproductive Health Rights. She was a Facilitator at Data 4 Action Project of American Red Cross, IFRC. Tuba is a senior volunteer at the Bangladesh Red Crescent Society and IFRC since 2014. Besides, she is a leader of AGRAGAMI programme organised by MCCI. She has completed her M.Sc from Department of Environmental Science, Jahangirnagar University and B.Sc from Department of Environmental Science and Disaster Management, Daffodil International University.

Research Team

Mahmudol Hasan Rocky
Research Coordinator

Mahmudol Hasan Rocky is a Research Coordinator and team leader of a field research group at RMMRU. He is the key person to process and analyse the data by using SPSS software. He is also involved in report writing, questionnaire designing, training, monitoring etc. He is one of the co-authors of the book titled, Impact of Migration on Poverty and Growth in Bangladesh and a co-author a chapters of the book Deltas in the Anthropocene; Where People Live and Move in Deltas; Palgrave Macmillan 2019 and of the journal article titled ‘Human security of urban migrant populations affected by length of residence and environmental hazards’. He is currently involved in the ongoing research project on, ‘Impact of Migration on Poverty and Local Development’, and also ‘Migration, Sustainability and Transformation’.

Tamim Billah
Research Associate

Tamim Billah is a Research Associate at RMMRU. He graduated in English Literature from the National University and received a Masters in Development Studies from BRAC University. At RMMRU, he is involved in policy advocacy research on climate and disaster induced migration and displacement in Bangladesh. Additionally, he played an important role in successfully planning and delivering a series of advocacy programmes on the adoption of the National Strategy on Internal Displacement for the Ministry of Disaster Management and Relief. His works on safe and sustainable cities inclusive to migrants have been published in Global Policy and Journal of Peace Research. He worked with several international collaborative research projects including the Next Frontier of Climate Policy supported by Royal Holloway, University of London and Safe and Sustainable Cities in partnership with the University of Exeter, UK. Currently, he is coordinating Climate Induced Migration Project supported by the PROKAS programmes of the British Council.

Redwanul Islam Chowdhury
Research and Communication Officer

Redwanul Islam Chowdhury is a Research and Communication Officer at RMMRU. In 2018, he started worked for RMMRU as a Field Research for the research project “Safe and sustainable cities: human security, migration, and well-being”. Later, he worked as Field Supervisor in the research projects titled “Building resilience to violent extremism among Bangladeshi migrant workers”, funded by UNDP and Impact of Migration on Poverty and Development supported by SDC. He completed his post-graduation from the University of Chittagong. As a social science student, he was always been a research enthusiast and involved in field research since his student life. He has extensive experience in data collection and data cleaning using KoBoToolbox as well as entering data into SPSS. Currently, he is working in the Climate-Induced Migration Project supported by the PROKAS programme of the British Council.

Parvez Bhuiyan
Research Assistant

Parvez Bhuiyan is a Research Assistant at RMMRU. He supervises Field Research Assistants during the data collection phase of different projects. He assists the Research Coordinator in analysing data by using SPSS. Additionally, he also takes part in data cleaning, data correction, developing questionnaires, and training Field Research Assistants. Currently, he is working on the project titled “Impact of Migration on Poverty and Local Development” (IMPD-3). He has been working at RMMRU for a long time as Field Research Assistant and Field Supervisor under different projects. He has completed his graduation from Dhaka International University (DIU).

Department of Finance and Accounts

Md. Kaisar Hossain
Finance and Accounts Coordinator

Kaisar Hossain is in-charge of RMMRU’s financial management. He joined RMMRU in 2005. He completed MBA in Accounting and Information Systems (AIS) from University of Dhaka and has completed M. Com in Management. He supervises the overall fund management and budgetary control of RMMRU. His responsibilities are reviewing, managing and monitoring the financial staff, activity and coordination between projects, maintaining liaison with donors, NGOAB, NBR and other related stakeholders, analysing budget, identifying and monitoring variance, and developing control mechanism, reviewing expenditure patterns and budget compliance, ensuring monthly/quarterly/yearly financial statement, bank reconciliation statement, assisting and guiding the management by providing relevant financial information, providing financial support for procurement and logistic requirement, reviewing and checking accounting records, all types of vouchers and transactions on regular basis for adequacy of documentation and availability, identifying problems and developing solutions for best financial practice. He is a member of senior management team of RMMRU.

Mohammed Sherajul Islam
Accounts Officer

Mohammed Sherajul Islam is an Accounts Officer at RMMRU. He is responsible for preparing and maintaining voucher, ledger, cash book, bank book, bank reconciliation, financial report, budget variance and different kind of registers related to finance and accounts and is responsible for tracking all the financial transactions for implementing the programme and preparing accounts as per the requirements of the funding agency. He ensures compliance with VAT and Income Tax act of GoB. He also conducts field monitoring visit as per project plan in coordination with accounts and programme. Islam is responsible for completing all relevant papers and statement needed for audit process and responsing to audit findings. He has completed CA(CC)under the ICAB andhas completed his graduation and post graduation from Govt. Titumir College. He has three years of working experience in auditing as well.

Md. Qazi Sham Sun Newaz
Accounts Officer

Md. Qazi Sham Sun Newaz is an Accounts Officer at RMMRU. He is responsible for checking all outgoing and incoming transactions, keeping records of all expenses for annual auditing purposes and specialises in performing different accounting tasks. Additionally, he summarises and analyses all financial documents in order to prepare reports on Financial Status during Management meetings. He is also skilled in Tally Software. Newaz is also able to perform auditing tasks, ensuring that financial transactions are accurately represented. He has completed CA-CC from Ata Khan & Co. under the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Bangladesh (ICAB). After completing CA-CC, he started his career in the Manufacturing Industry.

Imran Ul Haque
Accounts Officer

Imran Ul Haque is the Accounts Officer at RMMRU. He has completed his BBS and MBS in Management under the National University. His main responsibilities are to prepare and maintain books of accounts, financial statements as per the requirements of donor agency and management. Haque also prepares receipts and payment vouchers, journal voucher, cash book, bank book, petty cash, general ledger, vat-tax challan, maintains various register related to finance and accounts on a day-to-day basis and ensures expenses are reasonable, allowable and allocable to the project. He also provides financial information needed to respond to audit findings. He has been working with RMMRU since 2017.

Obhibashi Sheba Kendra, RMMRU, Tangail

Nazma Akhter
Field Coordinator

Nazma Akhter is the Field Coordinator at RMMRU under Fairer Labour Migration (FLM) and SafeStep project. Her key responsibilities are coordinating the implementation of the project activities, field intervention, monitoring, networking and maintaining liaison with district level stakeholders like DC Office, Bar Association, DEMO Office, TTC, Welfare Office and other Government and Non-Government Organisations. She plays a major role in the functioning of the Grievance Management Committees (GMC), Youth Volunteer and Advisory Committees. She is responsible for organising district level workshops, seminars, dialogues, trainings, meetings and others. Akhter is responsible for facilitating field programmes such as courtyard meeting, haatshova, tea stall meeting, popular theatre etc. She is also assigned to develop project materials, documentations, report writing etc. She has thirty years of vast experience in project implementation at the field level. She has obtained her BA degree under National University.

Ayub Ali
Programme Officer

Ayub Ali is a Programme officer at RMMRU under the Fairer Labour Migration (FLM) project of PROKAS programme, British Council. He is responsible for field implementation, monitoring, report writing, documentation and case collection. He plays a key role in arranging mediations, courtyard meetings, counseling, advisory committee meetings, conducting pre-decision and pre-departure trainings, and workshops at field level. He is skilled in local level communication with Government and Non-Government Organisations, CSOs and migrants as well. One of the main activities that he undertakes is keeping record of the mediation session and documentation of the case stories. He is responsible for managing the field accounts, administration, procurement etc. His main areas of interest are promoting safe labour migration, remittance management and developing close connection with the vulnerable migrants’ community. Ayub has completed B. Com in Accounting under National University. He has thirteen years of experience in the migration sector.

Halima Akter
Field Facilitator

Halima Akter is a Field Facilitator at RMMRU under the Fairer Labour Migration (FLM) project of PROKAS programme. She develops close connectivity with migrant stakeholders at grassroots level and is responsible for providing technical assistance in organising meetings, trainings, workshops, setting up meeting rooms and maintaining the office premises as well. She also maintains the general administrative tasks such as distributing documents to staff members, managing office equipments, distributing mail and photocopying reports etc. Her other duties include collecting data from field and providing support to communicate migrants’ households, making phone calls, conducting follow up etc. Akter had started her career in 2019 and is continuing her higher study in Political Science under National University.

Md. Yasir Arafat
Field Facilitator

AMd. Yasir Arafat is a Field Facilitator at RMMRU under the Fairer Labour Migration (FLM) project of PROKAS programme. One of his major roles includes implementing field activities through developing close connectivity with migrant stakeholders at grassroots level. Arafat is also responsible for organising meetings, trainings, workshops etc. He maintains the general administrative tasks such as drafting reports, collecting information from the field, providing logistics support, distributing documents to field, communication with community leaders and group members etc. He also supports in collecting data from field, communicating with migrants’ households, making phone calls, conducting follow up etc. He is continuing his higher study in Computer Science at City University.

Obhibashi Sheba Kendra, RMMRU, Dakshinkhan, Dhaka

Rajib Chandra Ghush
Programme Officer

Rajib is a Programme Officer at RMMRU under SEEM project. He is responsible for coordinating Migrant Service Center (MSC), RMMRU, Dakshinkhan, Dhaka and implementing project activities at the field. He maintains regular liaison and communication with the Probashi Kallyan Welfare Desk, Dhaka Airport, Upazila offices of Gazipur district and other related GOs/ NGOs etc. He is also assigned to manage emergency support to the returnee migrants at airport like food supports, shelter home services for the vulnerable female migrants, medical service and so on. Ghush organises regular meetings, counseling, follow up and communication with the left-behind family members etc. He prepares reports, case stories, and database for the returnee particularly those who receive emergency support from RMMRU. He is also engaged in creative contributions of RMMRU. He has completed his BA (Hons.) in Graphic Design and Multimedia and MBA in Finance and Banking from Shanto Mariam University of Creative Technology.

Obhibashi Sheba Kendra, RMMRU, Cumilla

Santa Rani
District Coordinator

Santa Rani is the District Coordinator of SIMS Project at RMMRU. She is responsible to ensure quality programme implementation through supervising Programme Officers and Upazila Coordinators, undertaking monitoring and evaluation functions, reporting, maintaining communication, and liaison with migration stakeholders at district level. Previously, she worked as Camp Focal and IMO at NGO Forum on Wash & amp, Protection Support Programme, Station Manager of Radio Sarabela (SKS Foundation) and Communication Officer in Borendra Unnoyan Prochesta. She was also an announcer at Bangladesh Betar, Rajshahi. During her career Rani achieved expertise in communication, advocacy, knowledge management, media administration, journalism with a special focus on gender, protection, CwC, and SBCC. She got the prestigious Asia Pacific Broadcasting Union (ABU) award-2017, Meena Media Award-2017 (UNICEF) and was privileged to be a speaker in International Community Radio Conference-2017 at Thailand and panel speaker in ABU 54th assembly at China. She is a post-graduate in Psychology from Rajshahi University.

Md. Salah Uddin
Accounts and Admin Officer

Md. Salah Uddin is the Accounts and Admin Officer at SIMS project. He is mainly responsible for preparing vouchers on day-to-day transactions and ensuring expenses are reasonable, allowable and allocable to the project. His key responsibilities also include maintaining books of accounts, petty cash, deduction of Tax & VAT at the source where applicable, and submission of relevant return on Tax & VAT office. He prepares the monthly financial reports and monthly budget variance reports. He also holds administrative responsibilities at Obhibashi Sheba Kendra, RMMRU, Cumilla. Uddin has completed CACC in 2020 from a reputed CA firm. Besides, he passed the CA certificate level in 2019 under ICAB. 

Md. Afzal Hossain
Monitoring Officer

Md. Afzal Hossain is the Monitoring Officer at SIMS Project in RMMRU. His main responsibilities are to monitor overall activities of the SIMS project with project target, develop different monitoring tools, measure achievements against the performance indicators, maintain the M&E database, identify lessons learned and develop case studies to capture qualitative outputs. As a project member, he is responsible for the monitoring of effective MEAL system and cross-cutting issues such as participation, gender, age, and disability are effectively addressed/ mainstreamed in all the project activities. Hossain has more than twelve years experience in the development field and also in programme monitoring and implementation, performance monitoring, and MIS-related activities. He has completed his BSc and MSc from the Department of Statistics, Rajshahi University.

Harunur Rashid Sagar
Programme Officer-Access to Information

Harunur Rashid Sagar is the Programme Officer-Access to Information of SIMS project in RMMRU. His core area of focus are to organise and supervise the activities to promote safe migration in the targeted 5 Upazilas in Cumilla through the field engagement of the Project. Sagar has obtained a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Photography with a major in Documentary from Osmania University (Hyderabad, India) and a Bachelor of Social Science degree in Public Administration from Islamic University (Kushtia, Bangladesh). Creative writing and documenting different cultures and lifestyles are his main passion. His areas of interest include art-culture, literature, human rights, environment, migration, and climate change displacement.

Md. Shazzad Kabir Bhuiyan
Programme Officer-Financial Literacy

Md. Shazzad Kabir Bhuiyan is the Programme Officer-Financial Literacy at RMMRU under SIMS Project. His main responsibilities are to organise and conduct financial literacy training, skill development training, update financial literacy and enterprise/IGA database, maintain liaison with skill training providers, business entities and develop business plans. He is also responsible to maintain coordination and organise linkage building meetings with MFIs, banks, financial service providers, and so on. He is involved in developing project materials, documentation and report writing on financial literacy. Bhuiyan has completed his BBA from Stamford University in Accounting and MBA from Jagannath University in Accounting and Information Systems (AIS). His main areas of interest are labour migration, remittance management, business and entrepreneurship development, human rights, and social development.

Mohammed Atiqur Rahman
Programme Officer-Access to Justice

Mohammed Atiqur Rahman is the Programme Officer-Access to Justice of SIMS project at RMMRU. His areas of work are to ensure justice for the migrant workers and the members of their families through coordinating with relevant public and private stakeholders. His key responsibilities include formulating and ensuring quality of Migrant Rights Protection Committees and Grievance Management Committees, identification of migration related disputes, and refer to GMCs, DEMO/ BMET or court cases. He is also responsible for maintaining a complaint database, regular follow-up and keeping liaison with the public and private stakeholders at the union, upazila, district and national level stakeholders to ensure access to justice for the project beneficiaries. His areas of interest include human rights, migrant law, Alternative Dispute Resolution, and labour law.

Obhibashi Sheba Kendra, RMMRU, Kaliakoir, Gazipur

Nazmul Hoque Moni
Programme Officer

Nazmul Hoque Moni is a Programme Officer at RMMRU under SafeStep project of Winrock International. He began as a Research Assistant of RMMRU, then promoted as Assistant Programme Officer under FLM project. His main responsibilities are to implement field activities, manage field team, conduct demonstration session, organise and conducting trainings, community meetings, monthly meetings of MRPCs and district level programme etc. As a key member of the project at field he is assigned to maintain communication and liaison with local government, UDC, CTC members, DC office, upazila office, government and non-government stakeholder as well as migrant’s community at grassroots. Moni is engaged in documentation, reporting, collection of beneficiaries profile, monitoring and follow up field activities. He has more than six years of experience in migration sector. He obtained his Bachelor of Tourism and Hospitality Management (BTHM) from IBAIS University. His areas of interest are safe migration, awareness building in migrant community, developing IGA plan for migrant’s community etc.

Jaber Al Safa
Programme Officer

Jaber Al Safa is a Programme Officer at RMMRU under SafeStep project of Winrock International. His main responsibilities are organising monthly meetings of MRPCs, organise and conduct demonstration sessions, trainings, awareness programmes etc. He also assists SafeStep team members to organise field level activities and engages community people with the project. He is accountable for documentation and reporting of project activities like preparing monthly report, collecting information of stakeholders and feedbacks from migrant’s community. As a project team member, he also communicates with local government, UDC, CTC members, MRPC members as well as community people etc. Safa has more than three years of experience and has started his career in RMMRU in 2021. He has completed his BA (Hons.) in Tourism and Hospitality Management from IBAIS University. His areas of interest are safe migration, awareness building of migrants, ethical recruitment etc.

Md. Kamrul Islam
Field Facilitator

Md. Kamrul Islam is a Field Facilitator at RMMRU under SafeStep project of Winrock International. His main responsibilities include office maintenance, assisting programme officers to conduct training, demonstration, community meetings, MRPC monthly meeting etc. He is also assigned to provides technical support like setting up all programmes, identifying migrants household, ensuring participants in programmes, ensure logistic support, distributing materials and keeping meeting minutes etc. Islam also communicates with community people, collects data, documents the profile as well as collects feedback from stakeholders. He has started his career in RMMRU and gained more than two and half years of experience in field facilitating activities. He is continuing his higher study in Zoology under National University. His areas of interest are information dissemination on safe migration, community engagement and network building with migrant’s community etc.