Ahmad Shakeb is a dedicated humanitarian aid worker with a passion for making a positive impact in the world. Born and raised in Afghanistan, Shakeb has always had a strong desire to help those in need and make a difference in their lives. Over the years, Shakeb has worked in various conflict and disaster-affected areas, providing emergency relief and long-term development assistance to vulnerable populations. He has a strong understanding of the complexities of humanitarian crises and is skilled in coordinating and implementing effective aid programs.
In 2022, Shakeb transitioned to the United States, where he became a part of JVS, a Boston-based non-profit organization. At JVS, his role as a Career Coach involves assisting immigrants and refugees in securing employment and achieving self-sufficiency, embodying his commitment to empowering marginalized communities.
Before working with JVS, Shakeb worked as a Humanitarian Affairs Officer and Head of Monitoring at the Afghanistan Humanitarian Fund (AHF) in UNOCHA, Afghanistan. He started working at UNOCHA in May 2015 to collaborate with humanitarian partners across the country in identifying the most urgent humanitarian needs, planning responses, and determining the necessary budgets to address them. Shakeb’s primary expertise was in managing complex emergencies and coordinating effective and principled humanitarian action in partnership with national and international actors to alleviate human suffering.
Shakeb previously worked with the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) as a Policy Development Officer and Head of Programme for the Southern Region of Afghanistan. In addition, he worked for the Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) as an Education Programme Coordinator for the Eastern Region of Afghanistan. As a Private Sector Development Specialist at DAI-USAID, Shakeb made significant contributions to the establishment of small and medium enterprises, out of which five were women-owned and -led textile companies in Nangarhar. He also worked as a part-time Assistant Professor at Nangarhar University for six years.
Shakeb holds a B.A in Economics from Nangarhar University, an M.B.A from Khurasan University, and an M.A. in Humanitarian Assistance from the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy and Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy at Tufts University.