Please turn on your javascript Zain Karim Virani - Research Assistant - The Aga Khan University (AKU) - Institute for Educational Development - Karachi, Pakistan

Summary

I am a recent graduate of The Australian National University looking for an exciting and challenging opportunity to commence my career in economic policy design, research and data analysis.

Projects

The Role of Deposit Insurance in Liquidity Risk Management

Experience

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Research Assistant
The Aga Khan University (AKU) - Institute for Educational Development
Mar 2016 - Present | Karachi, Pakistan

1. Assisted with the following on-going projects at IED -

'Assessing the Impact of Teachers’ Professional Development on Student Learning Outcomes in Lower Secondary Schools in Mathematics and Science: A Pilot Impact Study' | Principal investigators: Dr. Sadia M. Bhutta & Dr. Sherwin Rodrigues.

Tasks undertaken as part of this position:
(i) Graphical/distributional analysis of the relevant variables;
(ii) Bivariate analysis to explore fundamental relationships;
(iii) Multiple linear regression - starting point;
(iv) Multilevel mixed-effects linear regression - a more rigorous methodology to model hierarchical data;
(v) MANCOVA (Multivariate Analysis of Covariance)

2. Prepared teaching materials for the course 'EDUC-7046-8004: Quantitative Research Methods' taught by Dr. Sadia M. Bhutta to students enrolled in Master of Education and Master of Philosophy in Education at AKU-IED.

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Research Assistant
The Australian National University
Nov 2015 - Mar 2016 | Canberra, Australia

Hand collect and scrape bank deposit insurance and various other data required for analysis; write Stata code to clean and merge data; help run some of the analysis.

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Study Canberra (CBR) Student Ambassador
ACT Government
Jan 2015 - Jan 2016 | Canberra, Australia

Study Canberra (CBR) represents a partnership between the ACT tertiary education providers and the ACT Government to promote Canberra as a study destination for local, Australian and international students.

Position description:
1. Share knowledge and experiences of studying in the ACT with prospective students.
2. Provide support to the Study Canberra (CBR) team at exclusive events.
3. Provide editorial content for use on promotional materials.
4. Provide personal profile or comments on a specific topic which may be used with an accompanying image for Study Canberra CBR promotional materials.

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Academic Tutor
The Australian National University
Jul 2013 - Dec 2015 | Canberra, Australia

Conducting one-on-one/group tutorials; building conceptual understanding of the course themes; providing student support; helping with assignments, quizzes, exam preparation and marking. Courses tutored include Economics, Management, Accounting, Mathematics, Econometrics and Statistics.

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Intern (Treasury Department)
Aga Khan University Hospital
Dec 2010 - Jan 2011 | Karachi, Pakistan

Responsible for daily monitoring of revenue from all AKUH branches in Pakistan; preparing vouchers for various kinds of payments to suppliers; audit of POS machines in AKUH, Karachi.

Education

Australian National University
Bachelors in Arts ‎
Economics, Finance
Percentage 82%
2015

Skills

2 Years Academic Tutoring
2 Years best at communications
2 Years Educational Institutions
1 yearFinancial Statement Analysis
5+ Years Microsoft Excel
5+ Years Microsoft PowerPoint
5+ Years Microsoft Word

Languages

Beginner Gujerati
Beginner German
Expert Urdu
Expert English

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