Rudaba Khondker

Country Director, Bangladesh

Dr Rudaba Khondker is a medical doctor with expertise in paediatrics and with fifteen years’ experience working in leadership and advisory roles in humanitarian, post-conflict and development contexts in Africa, Asia, and the Pacific. 

Rudaba joined GAIN Bangladesh in 2014 as Senior Advisor and Project Manager for GAIN’s largest programme in Bangladesh - the Maternal, Infant and Young Child Nutrition (MIYCN) programme - supported by the Children Investment Fund Foundation (CIFF). Rudaba has been working closely with GAIN’s partners - BRAC, Renata Limited and Social Marketing Company (SMC). 

Prior to joining GAIN Rudaba worked for many international organisations, including BRAC, Concern Worldwide, GOAL, Right to Play, Save the Children and UNICEF. In her leadership roles, she has worked closely with governments, UN agencies, civil society organisations and diverse development partners, global networks and the private sector. With a key emphasis on children and women, Rudaba has worked in a range of countries including Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Ethiopia, Kenya, Mozambique, Pakistan, and Tanzania. She has significant experience in integrated programming that encompasses innovative and rights-based approaches of keeping children safe and integrating development through sport and peace in core programming of education, health, nutrition, child survival, sexual and gender-based violence, HIV and AIDS.