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Coming together is a beginning ~Joining as a new Team Member~

Hello to all Colleagues at JEN!
First I want to introduce myself. I am Hanief Khan and belong to Chakdara, Lower Dir in Pakistan. I have done my master in Sociology and M.Phil in Urban and Regional Planning. I am working in the humanitarian sector for the last 7, 8 years and I am proud to say that I have learned a lot from my supervisors, colleagues and community people etc.

For me the most important and the most enjoyable experience is to work with team members. This is the beauty of humanitarian sector that you work with people from all over the country as well people from all over the world. This is the best opportunity to experience the people from all religions, cultures and societies. You have the opportunity to share your thoughts with them. It was always a great feeling to know other cultures, languages, religions etc.

Now most luckily I got an opportunity at JEN. I joined JEN as a Programme Assistant at Islamabad office. Let me admit that it is an honor to be here and be your new colleague. This is my first month at the office. From my first moment I got the feeling that I have entered an amazing place. A very friendly and cooperative atmosphere, everybody welcomes me in a very friendly way.

The other exciting thing about my new responsibilities is that I am recruited for Afghanistan programme. A Refugee camp has been established at Chakdara (my village) since Afghans were displaced from their home land. So I have lot of friends from my school days. We have participated in each other ceremonies for the last 30 years. So its like joining old friends. Though I still do not get opportunity to meet or interact with all field staff at Afghanistan. But I already heard from my colleagues that all of them are very friendly and cooperative. I believe that working with JEN will further enhance my skills and capabilities.

I am most lucky that wherever I got opportunity I met with great team members. For me the key to be a successful team member is to listen to your colleagues and cooperate with them. All I learn is that be cooperative, listen and talk to your colleagues and you will see the warm response from your colleagues too. Talk and interact with your teammates to understand what you have to be achieved as a team.


There is a famous saying,”Coming together is a beginning. Keeping together is progress. Working together is success.”So for I have a perfect beginning and sure will succeed with the help and support of colleagues.

Hanief Khan.

May 23, 2013 in Afghanistan |