After spending a decade-plus working in the international development industry, I am witnessing how the industry is experiencing a seismic shift. There is a timely emphasis on advancing equity and social justice and prioritizing sustainable direct investments for community partners. Implementors are also diversifying their funding sources at a global level to maximize social impact.
How can I help you to adjust to this new landscape?
Here’s what I can do:
I translate clients' strengths into strategic, responsive solutions.
Collaboratively, I create products that are evidence- based, persuasively written, customer-focused, and grounded in industry best practices.
Whether it's partnering with capture teams or SMEs at startups and enterprises to get 'proposal-ready,' mapping a program management plan, or delivering a technical product in low- or high-tech settings, I adopt a participatory approach that's received my clients' nod of approval.
"Nassrin brings a strong work ethic to every project and assignment - she strives to fully understand the assignment and the technical elements of each task, iterates collaboratively with her team, and produces strong products."
"I was impressed with Nassrin's ability to quickly learn engineering technical concepts and produce 3 proposals for a new strategic initiative in 2 weeks, while demonstrating both flexibility and dedication to quality."
"Nassrin conducted a thorough mapping and preliminary evaluation of IYF’s life skills curriculum. Her attention to detail, ability to professionally interact with multiple organizations and individuals to successfully gather data, and keen analytic skills were all essential factors that contributed to her strong report and recommendations."
“I came to Nassrin with a last minute project that had gone off the rails. She dug right in, made herself available on our short timeline and quickly understood what was needed. Her work made the document more structured with a better flow, as well as better content. In addition to improving the structure and flow of the document, she also had a great eye for detail and consistency. She communicated in a very clear way, so expectations and deliverables were always clear. She does fantastic work and is fantastic to work with. I look forward to our next project!”
Organizational Capacity Building
ICT Mobile Solutions
Education and Technology/STEM
Donors and Implementors
The United States Agency for International Development (USAID)
Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA) of the U.S. Department of State
The Asfari Foundation
Jordan’s Youth Ministry
Souktel Digital Solutions
Education for Employment (EFE Global)
International Youth Foundation (IYF)
World Bank Group
> Reviewed DE&I assessments and finalized recommendations
> Secured $75K in funds on month 2 of engagement
> Developed Social Inclusion Resource Handbook, defining the organization's approach at the proposal development stage
> Standardized Corporate Capabilities resources on firm's key service areas across 11 countries
Organizations — particularly nonprofits in the Global Development Industry — are at different stages in the Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) maturity journey. Through socially inclusive programmatic mandates, nonprofits have strived for social change. Today, they are responding to a rapid call to 1) examine existing equity gaps in their programmatic mandates, and 2) transition to institutional-level change. To transition from a programmatic-driven DEI mandate to an integrated effort for the entire organization, an intentional and integrated approach is crucial.
I currently offer clients support with Business Development, Proposal Development, and Technical Consulting within and outside the International Development industry. Please contact me for a detailed menu of services and explore alignment.
*Preference to projects with a technical lead and/or proposal manager to facilitate and lead brainstorming and review sessions.
Your technical team developed a strong RFP response, and expert editing and review is important to ensure consistency of this effort. I offer:
After receipt of project documents, I offer a one-hour call to confirm expectations.
**Other content review services are also available.
Services to emerging professionals include:
Currently unavailable for speaking engagements.