Zahra Khan

Content Writer - Bid/Proposal Writer - Business Developer

Level
Mid Level
Location
London, United Kingdom
Availability
Locked Pro Plan feature
Professions
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Skills

  • Copywriting
  • Content and Media Writing
  • Brand Storytelling
  • Feature Writing
  • Marketing

Companies I’ve worked with

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      INSEAD

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        Article 25

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          Value Resources

          Work history

          2017

          Student Life Representative

          INSEAD

          Feb 2017 - Sep 2017
          • 77300 Fontainebleau, France
          • Freelance
          • • Organised social activities for the MBA Partners community (orientation week, networking events and day trips)  • Initiated new activities such as a partners’ blog to document and share the partners’ MBA experience, as well as social impact and volunteering opportunities in Fontainebleau

          2016

          Admission Essays Consultant

          None

          Jan 2016 - Dec 2016
          • London, United Kingdom
          • Freelance
          • Admittees at INSEAD (MBA), Warwick, Oxford, London Business School, King’s College

          2015

          Business Development Manager (Trusts and Statutory)

          Article 25

          Feb 2015 - Sep 2015
          • London, United Kingdom
          • Full Time
          • Strategy and Business Development • Established the first Trusts and Statutory team and developed proposals, concept notes and toolsets to break down complex technical information into simple spreadsheets and presentations ~ resulted in 10+ successful new partnerships in < 6 months • Designed fundraising tools & SOPs to streamline proposal development and forecast various revenue streams ~ increasing efficiency by 70% • Created a brand new stream of revenue with an estimated turnover of £250k/year Leadership and Teamwork • Mentored a team of 7 associates, delivered in-house training on client cultivation and proposal development • Worked in collaboration with events and communications teams to put out press releases and appeals for Article 25’s outreach activities contributing to a revenue of £100,000 in 6 weeks Communication and Stakeholder Relationships • Delivered presentations and organised meetings with high value clients and corporate partners ~ led to joint bid submissions worth more than £1m to Humanitarian Innovation Fund, Global Innovation Fund and the World Bank

          2014

          Feb 2012 - Dec 2014
          • Pakistan
          • Full Time
          • Innovation and Project Management • Developed a social impact initiative Education Entrepreneurs which was awarded £500,000 by DfID UK • Proposed a strategic stakeholder dialogue to inform provincial education strategy which was awarded 50,000 CAD by CIDA, the initiative reached out to 1000+ schools in the Punjab province and laid the foundation that led to the establishment of the first ECED centre in the country in 2015 Problem Solving/ Analytics • Collected data for an international children’s gorganisation using a variety of research tools (survey, FGDs and KII) from 9 field exercises in rural locations including conflict areas in Pakistan ~ outputs included donor reports and log frames informing their 5 year strategic plans • Facilitated and managed the development of budgets of £500k including project variance reports with recommendations

          2012

          Research Associate

          Value Resources

          Oct 2010 - Feb 2012
          • Pakistan
          • Full Time
          • Research and Evaluation • Delivered full project cycles from proposals and budgeting to advising the clients, articulating learnings to determine future investment benchmarks. Clients and international partners included DfID UK, DfID Netherlands, British High Commission, AusAID, CIDA, World Bank, Mercy Corp, USAID, UNICEF, Save the Children, ILO and Government of Pakistan Training and Development • Designed and co-facilitated training workshops for 200 World Vision and ILO staff and partners on Research Methodologies and Gender Mainstreaming ~ feedback revealed 100% participant satisfaction on relevance, content applicability and recommendation

          Education

          2010

          BSc Economics and Management (Hons)

          LSE

          Jul 2007 - Jul 2010
          • London, United Kingdom