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. She 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 (alam@rmmru.org) 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).

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.

Department of Programme

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
Project Coordinator

Rabeya Nasrin is the Project Coordinator of the Promoting Rights of Migrant Workers: Enhancing Knowledge, Capacity for Transparent Recruitment Management project under the Asia Foundation. She is mainly responsible for implementing project plans and maintaining liaison with government and non-government stakeholders. She has expertise in proposal development, project management, documentation, report writing, and advocacy initiatives, like conferences, consultations, dialogues, capacity development training, etc. She is also one of the members of the RMMRU trainer’s pool. She has co-authored one of the chapters in the book “The Other Face of Globalisation” and the Migration Trends Report (2017-2023). She is also an Associate Researcher of the book “Justice at the Doorsteps: Mediation on Migration Fraudulence,” Untold Stories of Migrants: Dreams and Realities (Bangla version). She has completed her BSS and MSS from the Department of International Relations, University of Dhaka. Her areas of interest are labour migration, gender issues, social development, and migration mediation.

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. 

Mohammad Inzamul Haque
Project Manager

Mohammad Inzamul Haque is the Project Manager of the SIMS project supported by Helvetas Swiss Intercooperation Bangladesh working for the well-being of the migrant community through improved quality of services and information. Inzamul is responsible for overseeing 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. He is skilled in advocacy, research, report writing, communication, video documentation, project management and developing digital contents. Mr. 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.

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.

Md. Afzal Hossain
Project Coordinator

Md. Afzal Hossain is the project coordinator at RMMRU under the Recovery and Advancement of Informal Sector Employment (RAISE): Reintegration of Returning Migrants project. His main responsibilities are planning, implementing, supervising, managing, and coordinating all project activities. Ensure program management and financial management functions collaboratively. Manage the development and execution of RAISE project deliverables, project planning, monitoring, budgeting, action plans and monitoring processes. He has experience of more than fifteen years at the multisectoral development field and also experiences in program management, monitoring and implementation, performance monitoring, performance analyst & MIS related activities. He has completed his BSc and MSc from the department of Statistics, Rajshahi University.

Kamrunnahar Kona
Monitoring & Evaluation Officer
Kamrunnahar Kona is the Monitoring and evaluation (M&E) officer of the Refugee and Migratory Movements Research Unit (RMMRU). She has versatile work experience in the development arena. Currently, she is responsible for overseeing project performance, project planning, budgeting, implementation, monitoring, reporting, data management, and programme development. She is also the coordinator of the Bangladesh Civil Society for Migrants (BCSM). Ms. Kamrunnahar Kona has completed her BSS and MSS degrees from the Department of Population Sciences, Dhaka University.
Mahmudul Hassan
Programme Officer (Legal Service)
 
Mr. Mahmudul Hassan is a Programme Officer at RMMRU under the PERI Project of The Asia Foundation. His responsibilities encompass facilitating legal compliance, case management, case documentation, maintaining a case management database, and liaising with government and non-government stakeholders related to the legal rights of migrant workers. He is also involved in reviewing legal documents for case filing, submission to BMET, WEWB, etc., and providing legal assistance for mediation at the grassroots level.
 
With a background in law, including a Bachelor's and Master's degree from Eastern University, Mr. Hassan's expertise spans human rights, humanitarian law, labor law, migrant law, refugee law, and alternative dispute resolution. In addition to his legal expertise, Mr. Hassan also plays a vital role in monitoring field activities and supporting project implementation to ensure the effective execution of activities for migrant workers.

Department of Research

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; RMMRU 2018 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 ‘COVID-19 responses restricted abilities and aspirations for mobility and migration: insights from diverse cities in four continents’ at Humanities & Social Sciences Communications and ‘Urban sustainability and the subjective wellbeing of rural-urban migrants: the role of risks, place attachment and aspirations’ at Journal of Population, Place and Space. He is currently involved in the ongoing research project on, ‘Successful Intervention Pathways for Migration as Adaptation (SUCCESS)’.

Md. Shimonuzzaman
Project Manager

Md. Shimonuzzaman is the Project Manager of the ‘Pilot Assessment and Interventions to Avert, Minimize Displacement in Climate Stressed Districts of Bangladesh’ project of the Unit, which is initiated by The Platform on Disaster Displacement (PDD) and NORAD. He is the contact focal for the government, donors, and other stakeholders. His scope of work includes supervising, managing, and coordinating all components of the project with consultants and the team to achieve the project objectives and result; ensuring project management and financial management functions; overseeing field activities; planning, managing, coordinating the programmes. An e-book on migrants' legal rights co-edited by him with the Unit's Founding Chair has been published by RMMRU. His areas of interest include human rights, alternative dispute resolution (ADR), migration and refugee laws. Mr. Shimon is also an enrolled member of Bangladesh Supreme Court Bar Association.

Tamim Billah
Research Associate

Tamim Billah is a Research Associate at RMMRU. He graduated in English Literature from the National University and received a Master's degree 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 as well as he was involved in the preparation of the National Action Plan (2022-2042) to implement that Strategy for the Ministry of Disaster Management and Relief. His works have been published in several journals including Global Policy, Journal of Peace Research, and Transactions of the Institute of British Geographers etc. Currently, he is coordinating research on Just and Resilient Planned Relocation from Climate Change Project supported by the University of Exeter.

Redwanul Islam Chowdhury
Research and Communication Officer

Md. Redwanul Islam Chowdhury has been working as a Research and Communication Officer at RMMRU since 2021. He completed BSS and MSS in the Department of Political Science at the University of Chittagong. At RMMRU, he worked on several research projects including ‘Safe and sustainable cities: human security, migration, and well-being’, ‘Building resilience to violent extremism among Bangladeshi migrant workers’, ‘Impact of Migration on Poverty and Development’ etc as a Field Research Assistant. He was engaged in the preparation of the National Action Plan (2022-2042) to implement the National Strategy for the Ministry of Disaster Management and Relief. He organised several national and facilitated local-level stakeholder workshops. He has expertise in proofreading, photo voice research, FGDs, and quantitative data collection using KoboToolbox and analysing the data as well. Currently, he is working on the Just and Resilient Planned Relocation from Climate Change Project funded by the University of Exeter, UK.

Rukaia Parveen Tuba
Programme Officer

Rukaia Parveen Tuba is a Programme Officer. Her area of work includes conducting fieldwork, arranging meetings, events, workshops, etc. She has also contributed to the climate change-related projects of RMMRU. She worked with BRAC as a Research Assistant on a project on Sexual and Reproductive Health Rights. She was a Facilitator under the Data 4 Action Project of the American Red Cross. Tuba has been a senior volunteer at the Bangladesh Red Crescent Society since 2014. Besides, she is a leader of the AGRAGAMI programme by MCCI. She completed her M.Sc from the Department of Environmental Science, JU, and B.Sc from the Department of Environmental Science and Disaster Management, DIU.

Parvez Bhuiyan
Research Assistant

Parvez Bhuiyan is working for RMMRU as a Research Assistant. He supervises field research activities during the data collection phase in various projects of RMMRU. He assists in data analysis using SPSS. Additionally, he also takes part in data checking, cleaning, and correction. He also trains the Field Enumerators. He co-authored a chapter of the book ‘Impact of Migration on Transformation to Sustainability: Poverty and Development in Bangladesh’. Currently he is working on the project, titled ‘Successful Intervention Pathways for Migration as Adaptation (SUCCESS)’. At RMMRU, he worked on several research projects including ‘Social Cost of Migration on the Left-behind Elderlies and Siblings’, ‘Migration, Sustainability and Transformation’, ‘Impact of Migration on Poverty and Development’ etc. He has been working for RMMRU since 2019 as Field Research Assistant and Field Supervisor on different projects. He completed his graduation from Dhaka International University (DIU). His research interest covers migration, climate change, human trafficking, and social disaster.

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.

Fatema Rayhan
Accounts Officer

Fatema Rayhan serves as the Accounts Officer of the project. In her role, she is accountable for maintaining all financial records such as vouchers, cash books, bank books, general ledgers, and registers related to Finance and Accounts. Fatema ensures compliance with the VAT and ITA regulations of the government. She conducts field monitoring visits according to the project plan in collaboration with the accounts and programme departments. Furthermore, Fatema is responsible for preparing all necessary documents and statements required for the audit process. She has successfully completed her Chartered Accountancy (CA) articleship with Aziz Halim Khair Choudhury Chartered Accountants and possesses experience in teaching, as well as providing consultancy services in audit and accounts.

Welfare Center, RMMRU, Tangail

Nazmul Hoque Moni
Counsellor

Nazmul Hoque Moni is a Counsellor at RMMRU under the Recovery and Advancement of Informal Sector Employment (RAISE): Reintegration of Returning Migrants at Welfare Center, Tangail. His responsibilities are to support overall field-level project implementation by facilitating planned project activities, providing support to the registration of returnee migrants, Counseling, RMIS, Case management, Referral & RPL mechanism, post-referral monitoring, community mobilization activities, etc. He has acquired intensive skills in communication with Government line agencies, NGOs, CSOs, and migrants. He is also assigned to maintain liaison with local government, UDC, CTC members, the DC office, and the upazila office. He has Expertise in documentation, reporting, collection of beneficiaries' profiles, case collection and documentation, event management, monitoring and follow-up field activities, etc.
He has completed his Bachelor of Tourism and Hospitality Management (BTHM) from IBAIS University.

 

Ayub Ali
Counsellor

Md. Ayob Ali is a Counsellor at RMMRU under the Recovery and Advancement of Informal Sector Employment (RAISE): Reintegration of Returning Migrants at Welfare Center, Tangail. He has experience working in the Migration sector from 2007 to now in RMMRU. His main responsibilities are the registration of returnee migrants, Counseling, RMIS, Case management, Referral & RPL mechanism, post-referral monitoring, community mobilization activities, etc. He has also facilitated Spot Registration, Pre-camp, Camp, and community mobilisation activities.
He has completed B.COM from National University and completed M.COM Preliminary. He also has versatile experiences in LGED TIDP-3 as a Monitoring Officer, USC Canada Bangladesh as a Supervisor, Action Aid Bangladesh as an Accountant, BRAC as a supervisor in an education programme, RPDO as a programme Officer and Accountant, Ain o Salish Kendra as a Part Accountant, NGO Forum as Field Monitoring Officer.

Md. Emran Choudhury
Counsellor

Md. Emran Choudhury is a Counsellor at RMMRU under Recovery and Advancement of Informal Sector Employment (RAISE): Reintegration of Returning Migrants at Welfare Center, Tangail. His responsibilities are as Counselor to collect Returnee Migrants from the Community Level, Screening and Registration of returnee migrants at the field and office as spot and camp registration, orient them about the project, Counselling, Referred and following up with them regularly, assist in report writing, prepare documentation and maintain liaison with Government and Ngo sector. He has completed a B.S.S. and M.S.S. in Anthropology from Rajshahi University.

 

Jinat Rehena Parvin
Deputy Counsellor

Jinat Rehena Parvin is a Deputy Counsellor at RMMRU under Recovery and Advancement of Informal Sector Employment (RAISE): Reintegration of Returning Migrants at Welfare Center, Tangail. Her responsibilities are as Deputy Counselor to collect information on Returnee Migrants from the Community Level, Screening and Registration of returnee migrants, provide counselling and referral services and follow up with them regularly, assist in report writing, preparing filling, and orient them about the project. She also arranges spot and camp registration in the field and maintains a liaison with the government and NGO sectors.
She has completed her B.S.S. from National University and is a Paramedic Cum Counselor from Saver Gonoshasthaya Kendra.

 

Mansur Ahmed
Office Assistant Cum Computer Operator

Mansur Ahmed is an Office Assistant Cum Computer Operator at RMMRU under Recovery and Advancement of Informal Sector Employment (RAISE): Reintegration of Returning Migrants at Welfare Center, Tangail. His main responsibilities are to provide support in typing, screening, registration, and documentation of the project beneficiaries' data in the Reintegration Management Information System (RMIS). He also supports and organises meetings, events, and training in coordination with other project personnel and volunteers. Moreover, he is accountable for regularly maintaining office asset registers, inventory, requisitions, supplies, etc. He is also accountable for regularly maintaining office asset registers, inventory, requisitions, supplies, etc.

He has completed his H.S.C. in Business Studies from International College, Dhanmondi.

 

Kamrul Islam
Office Assistant

Kamrul Islam is an Office Assistant at RMMRU under Recovery and Advancement of Informal Sector Employment (RAISE): Reintegration of Returning Migrants at Welfare Center, Tangail. His responsibilities are as an Office Assistant to keep the office neat and clean with all necessary accessories and equipment, provide support to procure logistic materials as necessary, screening of returnee migrants, file documents properly, listing and maintain referral registers.
He has completed a B.S.C. in Zoology from the National University.

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.

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.

Mehedi Hasan
Accounts and Admin Officer

Mehedi Hasan is the Accounts and Admin Officer at SIMS project of RMMRU. 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. Mr. Hasan also performs administrative responsibilities at Obhibashi Sheba Kendra, RMMRU, Cumilla. Mehedi has completed CACC in 2022 from a reputed CA firm under ICAB.

Shovo Chandra Das
Support Staff

Shovo Chandra Das is the Support Staff of Obhibashi Sheba Kendar, RMMRU, Cumilla. He is providing support during meetings and workshops at the field level alongside maintaining meeting rooms and the office premises. He is also responsible for distributing and collecting documents, managing office equipment, sending and collecting courier, photocopying required documents, printing banners etc. Mr. Das has completed a Krishi Diploma Course from Krishi and Karigori College, Cumilla.


Obhibashi Obhijojon Sheba Kendra, RMMRU, Satkhira

Mohuya Monjuri Khuda
Programme Officer- Monitoring

Mohuya Monjure is the Programme Officer- Monitoring of the project. Her work includes monitoring the overall activities of the field office; assisting the team to implement the project activities; conducting FGDs, coordinating other field staffs to conduct monthly meetings of the Obhijojon Odhikar Committees at the union level, court-yard sessions with the climate-displaced community people; organising trainings, school based programmes, dialogues among CSOs, NGOs and govt. disaster committees at district level; maintaining close contact with local community and different stakeholders. She has experience to work on gender, nutrition, climate change and migration. Ms. Monjure completed her MA from the University of Dhaka.

Roksana Pervin (Papia)
Field Facilitator

Rokshana Pervin is the Field Facilitator of the project. Her scope of work includes identifying target beneficiaries; providing the Project Manager and Programme Officer- Monitoring with necessary information; ensuring that cross-cutting issues such as participation, gender, age, and disability are effectively addressed in all the project activities as per the policy; facilitating to implement the project activities at the field; assisting FGDs; facilitating monthly meetings of the Obhijojon Odhikar Committees, court-yard sessions with the climate-displaced community people; assisting trainings, school-based programmes, dialogues; maintaining close contact with different stakeholders; and disseminating IEC/BCC materials. Ms. Pervin’s areas of interest include women's rights, climate change, and migration.

SK Rafiqul Islam
Field Facilitator

S.K Rafiqul Islam is the Field Facilitator of the project. His areas of work include identifying target beneficiaries; providing the Project Manager and Programme Officer- Monitoring with necessary information; ensuring that cross-cutting issues such as participation, gender, age, and disability are effectively addressed in all the project activities as per the policy; facilitating to implement the project activities at the field; assisting FGDs; facilitating monthly meetings of the Obhijojon Odhikar Committees, court-yard sessions with the community people; assisting trainings, school-based programmes, dialogues; maintaining close contact with different stakeholders; and disseminating IEC/BCC materials. Mr. Islam’s areas of interest include income-generating activities, climate change, and displacement.


Obhibashi Sheba Kendra, RMMRU, Narsingdi

Md. Isahak Faraji
Programme Officer

Md. Isahak Faraji is the Programme Officer of Promoting Rights of Migrants Workers: “Enhancing Knowledge, Capacity for Transparent Recruitment Management”-PERI project of The Asia Foundation. He is a returnee migrant, activist, and the Secretary of “ANIRBAN Survivors Voice,” which works for the betterment of affected migrants and survivors. His roles include organising migration, awareness campaigns, conducting meetings, seminars, workshops, training, etc. He is assigned to managing GMCs, youth volunteer groups, advisory committees, and the migrant community. He has more than six years of experience in implementing project activities, writing reports, monitoring, liaison with grassroots stakeholders, monitoring and follow-up of field activities, etc. In addition, he is skilled at remittance management, reintegration of returnee migrants and survivor counselling, etc. The areas of his interest include human rights, labour migration, GMS, alternative dispute resolution, and human trafficking. He obtained his MBA degree in marketing from National University.

Ayesha Siddika Eva
Field Facilitator

Ayesha Siddika Eva is the Field Facilitator of the Promoting Rights of Migrants Workers: “Enhancing Knowledge, Capacity for Transparent Recruitment Management”-PERI project of The Asia Foundation. Her areas of work include identifying target beneficiaries, communicating with the migrant community, doing case collection, and assisting in implementing field activities like mediation, courtyard meetings, etc. She is also responsible for organising meetings, training, workshops, and courtyard sessions with the community people and disseminating IEC/BCC materials. She has graduated from Monohordi Govt College with a degree in Bengali literature and is doing post-graduation at Narsingdi Govt College.

Shohanul Islam Shurov
Field Facilitator

Shohanul Islam Shurov is the Field Facilitator of the Promoting Rights of Migrants Workers: “Enhancing Knowledge, Capacity for Transparent Recruitment Management”-PERI project of The Asia Foundation. He is responsible for assisting in implementing field activities, organizing courtyard meetings, mediation, training, workshops, etc. He is assigned to identifying beneficiaries, maintaining connections with the migrant community, case collection, maintaining communication with GMCs, Youth Volunteer Group, migrant community, etc., and disseminating different awareness-raising materials. He is responsible for He has completed his diploma in Electrical and Electronics Engineering (EEE) from Narsingdi Polytechnique Institute.


Obhibashi Sheba Kendra, RMMRU, Tangail

Nazma Akhter
Field Coordinator

Nazma Akhter is the Field Coordinator at RMMRU under the “Promoting Rights of Migrant Workers: Enhancing Knowledge, Capacity for Transparent Recruitment Management” project of the Asia Foundation. She has completed her BA degree from National University. She has thirty years of experience in project implementation at the field level. She has expertise in migration mediation, awareness campaigns, capacity-building training, and management of MRPCs, GMCs, Advisory Groups, and Youth Volunteer Groups, as well as economic reintegration of returnee migrants. She plays a key role in organising district-level workshops, seminars, dialogues, training, meetings, referral support, etc.

Her key responsibilities are coordinating and implementing the field-level activities and monitoring and maintaining liaison with district-level government and non-government stakeholders. She is assigned to develop project materials, documentation, and programme and financial report. She is also responsible for managing the field staff's accounts, banking transactions, administration, procurement, etc.

Md. Ali Ahmed
Programme Officer

Md. Ali Ahmed is the Programme Officer of the “Promoting Rights of Migrant Workers: Enhancing Knowledge, Capacity for Transparent Recruitment Management” project of The Asia Foundation. At RMMRU, he is assigned to implement field activities along with organising field programmes, community engagement, report writing, and documentation. Additionally, he is assigned to organising mediation, conducting courtyard meetings training, providing linking and referral support for vulnerable migrants, etc. He is skilled in communication and liaison building with government and non-government stakeholders, GMCs and Youth Volunteers Group, Advisory Committee, and migrant communities at the union, upazila, and district levels. He has completed his graduation and post-graduation in English Literature from National University. He has six years of work experience in the development sector. 

Md. Yashin Arafat
Field Facilitator

Yashin Arafat is a Field Facilitator at RMMRU under the PERI project of the Asia Foundation. His significant roles include implementing field activities through developing close connectivity with migrant stakeholders at the grassroots level. He is also responsible for organising courtyard meetings, assisting the mediation, collecting cases, collecting information, etc. He is assigned to provide logistics support, administrative support, communication with community people identifying migrants’ households, conducting follow-ups, etc. Arafat has completed a Graphic Design and Multimedia Course from ICT- Institute of Computer Technology & works as a designer in the Tangail office. He is in his final year of BSc in Computer Science and Engineering (CSE) at Northern University Bangladesh (NUB).

Md. Rakib Hasan
Field Facilitator

Md. Rakib Hasan is a Field Facilitator at RMMRU under The Asia Foundation's PERI project. His responsibilities include organizing mediation, courtyard meetings, training sessions, and field programmes. He is also responsible for general administrative tasks, information and data collection, case collection, and logistics support. He is also responsible for maintaining communication with the migrant community, affected migrants, and migrants’ families. Rakib also maintains communication with migrant households; currently, he is pursuing a BA in Social Work (final year) from the National University. Rakib is involved in social activities, including volunteer groups.


Welfare Center, RMMRU, Kishoreganj

Rajib Ghush
Counsellor

Rajib Ghush is a Counsellor at RMMRU under Recovery and Advancement of Informal Sector Employment (RAISE): Reintegration of Returning Migrants at Welfare Center, Kishoreganj. His primary responsibilities are supporting overall field-level project implementation by facilitating planned project activities (meetings, events, training, seminars, orientation, etc.). He also supports Registration, Counseling, RMIS, Case management, Referral & RPL mechanism, post-referral monitoring, community mobilization activities, etc.

He has over six years of experience in the Development and RMG sector and started his career at RMMRU in 2020. He also contributes to RMMRU through Creative Design and printing materials.

He has completed his BA (Hons.) in Graphic Design and Multimedia and an MBA in Finance and Banking from the Shanto-Mariam University of Creative Technology. His areas of interest are Human rights, Survey and research, and Reintegration of returnee migrants.

Md Azizur Rahman
Counsellor

Md Azizur Rahman is a Counsellor at RMMRU under Recovery and Advancement of Informal Sector Employment (RAISE): Reintegration of Returning Migrants at Welfare Center, Kishoreganj. His primary responsibilities are registering returnee migrants, counselling, referral, reporting, filing, and communicating with other public and private institutions according to the project's needs.
He has more than five years of experience teaching as an Assistant Teacher. He started his career in RMMRU in 2023.
He completed his M.A. in English Literature from the National University. He received training in Psycho-Social Counselling, Financial Literacy, and Psycho-Social First Aid (PFA) from the International Organization for Migration (IOM).

Tarikul Alam
Deputy Counsellor

Tarikul Alam is a Deputy Counsellor at RMMRU under Recovery and Advancement of Informal Sector Employment (RAISE): Reintegration of Returning Migrants at Welfare Center, Kishoreganj. His main responsibilities are selecting and registering returned migrant workers, providing orientation, psycho-social, and economic counseling, and enhancing staff skills and entrepreneurship through referrals. Moreover, He oversees documentation and a database containing information on returned migrant workers and monitors referrals for further support. He started his career in RMMRU in 2023.

He has completed her BSS and MSS degrees from the Department of Sociology. With his dedication and expertise, he remains committed to making meaningful contributions toward the well-being and empowerment of migrant workers and their communities.

Quazi Bayazid Hossain
Office Assistant Cum Computer Operator

Quazi Bayazid Hossain is working as an office assistant cum computer operator at RMMRU under Recovery and Advancement of Informal Sector Employment (RAISE): Reintegration of Returning Migrants at Welfare Center, Kishoreganj. His primary responsibilities are to provide support in typing, screening, registration, and documentation of the project beneficiaries' data in the Reintegration Management Information System (RMIS). He also supports organizing meetings, events, and trainings in coordination with other project personnel and volunteers. Moreover, he is also accountable for regularly maintaining office asset registers, inventory, requisitions, supplies, etc.

He has over two years of experience as an office assistant and computer operator and started his career at RMMRU in 2023. He has completed his HSC from the APS Degree College in Satkhira

Mr. Nazmul Haque
Office assistant

Nazmul Haque is an Office Assistant at RMMRU under Recovery and Advancement of Informal Sector Employment (RAISE): Reintegration of Returning Migrants at Welfare Center, Kishoreganj. His primary responsibilities are comprehensive administrative, logistical, and secretarial support to ensure smooth operations. This includes managing and organizing all documents and correspondence while maintaining cleanliness and order in office spaces and restrooms.

Moreover, He assists in procuring necessary logistics materials, stationery, and project supplies to support the efficient functioning of the office. He started his career in RMMRU in 2023. His areas of interest are Labor migration, Office Management, and Support for vulnerable returnee migrants.


Welfare Center, RMMRU, Mymensingh

Nur Muhammad
Counsellor

Nur Muhammad is a Counsellor at RMMRU under the Recovery and Advancement of Informal Sector Employment (RAISE) Reintegration of Returning Migrants project of Mymensingh Welfare Center. His prime responsibilities are to provide support to execute project activities at the field level in close coordination with AD, District, and Upazila administration. He also supports Registration, Counseling, RMIS, Case management, Referral & RPL mechanism, post referral monitoring, community mobilization activities, etc. He has fourteen years of professional experience in the development sector.

He has completed his BSS and MSS degrees from the Department of Sociology at National University.

Md. Muazzem Hossain
Counsellor

Md. Muazzem Hossain is the Deputy Counsellor at RMMRU under the Recovery and Advancement of Informal Sector Employment (RAISE) Reintegration of Returning Migrants project of Mymensingh Welfare Center of Mymensingh Welfare Center.

His primary responsibilities are selecting and registering returned migrant workers, providing orientation, psycho-social, and economic counseling, and enhancing staff skills and entrepreneurship through referrals. He also oversees and maintains documentation of the project activities.

He completed LLB degrees at the National University and has six years of professional experience in the migrant and development sector.

Toriqul Islam
Office Assistant Cum Computer Operator

Toriqul Islam is an Office Assistant Cum Computer Operator at RMMRU under the Recovery and Advancement of Informal Sector Employment (RAISE): Reintegration of Returning Migrants project of Mymensingh Welfare Center. He started his career in RMMRU in 2023. His primary responsibilities are to provide support in typing, screening, registration, and documentation of the project beneficiaries' data in the Reintegration Management Information System (RMIS). He also supports organizing meetings, events, and trainings in coordination with other project personnel and volunteers. He is also accountable for regularly maintaining office asset registers, inventory, requisitions, supplies, etc. He has completed a Preliminary in political science at the National University. He has four years of working experience at Bushra Printing House.

Polash Das
Office Assistant

Polash Das is an Office Assistant at RMMRU under the Recovery and Advancement of Informal Sector Employment (RAISE): Reintegration of Returning Migrants project of Mymensingh Welfare Center. He started his career in 2023 and has four years of professional experience as an Office Assistant. His primary responsibilities are documentation of the migrant’s register book, file management, and administrative, logistical, and secretarial support to ensure smooth operations. This includes managing and organising all documents and correspondence while maintaining cleanliness and order in office spaces and restrooms. He has completed HSC from Momenshahi Islamic Academy & College.


Welfare Center, RMMRU, Thakurgoan

Morshedul Alom
Counsellor

Mr. Morshedul Alam is a counsellor of RMMRU under the Recovery and Advancement of Informal Sector Employment (RAISE): Reintegration of Returning Migrants project of Thakurgoan Welfare Center. He oversees all project office activities, including registration, counseling, referral, coordination, communication, reporting, and office and team management of returnee migrants in the Thakurgaon Welfare Center. Before joining RMMRU, he served in leading positions in water sanitation, disaster management, youth employment, job placement, and training programs in INGOs, including Plan International, World Vision, and Practical Action Bangladesh, for 16 years.

Sajjad Hussain
Deputy Counsellor

Mr. Sajjad Hussain is the deputy counsellor of RMMRU under the Recovery and Advancement of Informal Sector Employment (RAISE): Reintegration of Returning Migrants project at Thakurgoan Welfare Center. His primary responsibilities are to assist the Counselors with overall field-level project implementation by facilitating project plan activities in close coordination with other welfare staff. He also leads volunteer engagement activities, including registration, counseling, referral activities of returnee migrants at Thakurgaon Welfare Center, and communication with various government and private departments. He has more than eight years of working experience in the development sector. He has completed a Masters in Management from Carmichael College.

Polash Hossen
Office Assistant Cum Computer Operator

Mr. Palash Hossain is the Office Assistant Cum Computer Operator of RMMRU under the Recovery and Advancement of Informal Sector Employment (RAISE): Reintegration of Returning Migrants project of Thakurgoan Welfare Center. His primary responsibilities are to provide support in typing, screening, registration, and documentation of the project beneficiaries' data in the Reintegration Management Information System (RMIS). He also supports organizing meetings, events, and trainings in coordination with other project personnel and volunteers.

He completed a Master's in Philosophy from the National University and worked as a Legal Assistant under National NGO RDRS for seven years.

Abdur Rob
Office Assistant

Abdur Rob is the Office Assistant of RMMRU under the Recovery and Advancement of Informal Sector Employment (RAISE): Reintegration of Returning Migrants project of Thakurgoan Welfare Center. His primary responsibilities are to provide administrative, logistical, and secretarial support and manage and keep records of all documents and correspondence. Moreover, he supports procuring logistics, stationaries, and project materials as necessary. He is studying in 2nd year of Honors at Thakurgaon Government College.