Fathema Zhura Khatoon


Fathema Zhura Khatoon is a Senior Research Associate at RED. She has started her research career with the national and International organisation and then moved to the Research and Evaluation Division (RED) of BRAC, Bangladesh in 2011. She has  ability in conducting impact evaluation research independently. She also has strong background in impact evaluation and social science research design, sampling strategy, instrument development, training of interviewers, qualitative and quantitative analysis of data, report writing and seminar presentation at both national and international levels. She has published research reports, working paper and has contributed in peer reviewed journals and books/book chapter, reports at national and international level.



Personal data
Name                       : Fathema Zhura Khatoon
Address                    : BRAC Center, 75 Mohakhali, Dhaka- 1212, Bangladesh
Telephone                 : 88 02 9881265 (Ext.5447) Cell: +880-171-533-2601
E-mail address          : fathema.zk[at]brac.net
Nationality                : Bangladeshi
Gender                    : Female

Education
M.A.in Geography (2007), University of Durham, United Kingdom
M.Sc. in Geography and Environment (1993), University of Jahangirnagar, Bangladesh
B.S.S (Hons.) in Geography and Environment (1992), University of Jahangirnagar, Bangladesh
H.S.C in Science, Lalmatia Mahila College, board Dhaka, Bangladesh
S.S.C in Science, Feni Govt. Girl’s High School, board Comilla, Bangladesh

Work experiences
Date                         : January. 2012- Present
Position                     : Senior Research Associate
Employer                  : BRAC
Type of business        : Non-profit organization/NGO
Area of work             : Impact Evaluation of Gender issues, Adolescents and Economic Empowerment
Major responsibilities  : Impact evaluation and research design, sampling, instrument development,   training of interviewers, qualitative and quantitative analysis of data, report writing and seminar presentation at both national and international level. In addition, Manuscript writing to publishing Peer Reviewed Journal and Working paper and Monographs, books/book chapter, reports to publish where possible.

Date                         : July. 2011- December. 2011
Position                     : Manager, Planning and Development
Employer                  : BRAC; Gender Justice and Diversity
Type of business        : Non-profit organization/NGO
Area of work              : Gender issues and Development
Major responsibilities  : Developed Annual Activity Plan and calendar, reviewed periodic progress, report on program activities, prepared wide range of thematic writings for internal and external dissemination. Developed monitoring and evaluation tools. Project proposal and report writing and contribute to develop MIS for different projects. Developed content for promotional products.


Date                        : January. 2010 June 2011
Position                    : Gender Specialist and Socio-economist
Employer                 : Prokaushali Sangsad Ltd. (PSL) Division GEN-B Gender and Energy Network, Bangladesh
Type of business       : Non-profit organization/NGO
Area of work            : Gender and Energy Network; Programme and research
Major responsibilities : Project design, implementation and evaluation, specifically on Gender and Development issues. Experience included organizing and facilitating workshops/ training/Seminar etc and coordinating/initiated a study on: Effects of bio gas on individual households, focused on gender issues.

Date                         : January. 2009 January 2010
Position                     : Research Fellow
Employer                  : UNEP-Eco Peace Leadership Centre; South Korea
Type of business        : International organization
Area of work             : Environment,Gender and Agriculture
Major responsibilities  : Study carried out to asses Role of Women in Agriculture and Farming Practices at KauniaUpazila; Rangpur division. Study focused to understand women’s value contribution in protecting the environment as well as for their own prospects, and their peace keeping role within the household.

Date                         : January2007 to 2009
Position                     : Researcher
Employer                  : BARCIK (Bangladesh Resource Centre for Indigenous Knowledge), House# 50,    Road# 16 Dhanmondi, Dhaka-1209
Type of business        : Non-profit organization/NGO
Area of work             : Indigenous knowledge, Local community and Assessment of vulnerability of women and children in relation to trafficking issues.

Major responsibilities    : Investigated impacts of Climate Change on lives and livelihood of the indigenous and local peoples, climatic perception, best practices aiming to enable communities fighting against changes to reduce losses and risks. Especially focused on local women in different sectors in order to examine their potential local knowledge to contribute to sustainable natural resource management plans and practices.Assessed vulnerability of women and children trafficking issues, identified high risk pockets (IOM Project).

Date                         : January2002 to 2005
Position                     : Interpreter and Translator
Employer                  : Education Department, Durham County Council; UK
Type of business        : International organization
Area of work             : Bangladeshi parents and child education

Major responsibilities  : Interpreted and interviewed Bangladeshi parents, shared information about their children with regard to their educational, social and emotional development. Exchanged information about the British education system and helped to strengthen parent partnerships with school. In addition supported practitioners in the Early Years with mother tongue assessments, interpreted for staff working with pupils, discussed options or issues relating to their pastoral care. Translated a wide range of documents including curriculum related glossaries, worksheet for pupils and leaflets for mothers with pre-school.

Date                         : 1997 to 2000
Position                     : Counsellor
Employer                  : Young one Sports Wear Industries Ltd., DEPZ; Savar, Dhaka
Type of business       : Multinational organization
Area of work             : Bangladeshi parents and child education

Major responsibilities: Assisted team, monitored factories compliance tools. Followed industrial human rights laws for worker safety, developed way forward and shared with management. Provided counseling support to the workers. Reported to the higher management.  

VII. List of publications
1. Saika U, Khatoon FZ,Huda KMS:Surface water quality of Dhaka city and its environmental impact In: Husain Z and Cajee L (Editors).  Water crisis in the Indian sub-continent. Delhi: Bookwell, 2012:387-410.
2.Taznin A, Khatoon FZ,Alam MM, Huda KMS:Water logging: women vulnerability and responsibility. In: Husain Z and Cajee L (Editors). Water crisis in the Indian sub-continent. Delhi: Bookwell, 2012:185-200.

Conference proceedings

8th Asian Society of Agricultural Economists (ASAE) International conference, 14-17 Oct 2014 in Dhaka, Bangladesh. Cited as:Khatoon FZ, Islam ZS, Yunus FM, Uddin MA, Marziana M: An Investigation of Post-Harvest Perishable Food Loss in Bangladesh.  

8th Asian Society of Agricultural Economists (ASAE) International conference, 14-17 Oct 2014 in Dhaka, Bangladesh. Cited as:Khatoon FZ, Ishio R, Marziana M, Uddin A: Role of BRAC Seed in Livelihood Changes.


Book/book chapters/ journal articles
Sen S, Khatoon FZ, Akther T, Akter S, Rahman AM, Rahman SM, Lamin S. Climate Change: Impacts and adaptation strategies of the indigenous communities of Bangladesh. Dhaka: BARCIK, 2009.
RED working paper
Alim.A, Nahar and A, Khatoon FZ, (2012): How the Adolescents Applied their Learning in their Lives: An Evaluation of the Adolescent Development Programme of BRAC. In: BRAC/RED (eds.):  Research Working Paper 32. Dhaka: BRAC Research and Evaluation Division.
Publications in National Geographical Association (in English) and Bhugal Patrika (in Bangla):
Taznin A, Khatoon FZ, Huda KMS:Women status, vulnerability and preparedness in river bank erosion (In Bangla). Bhugal Patrika 2010; 28:31-44.
Taznin A, Khatoon FZ,Huda KMS:Women oppression, torture and violence: a case study on Savar Paurashava. Bangladesh National Geographical Association 2010; 36 (1&2):53-67.
Taznin A, Khatoon FZ, Huda KMS:Spatial analysis of oppression, torture and violence on women. (In Bangla). Bhugal Patrika 2009; 27:17-36.