As the Regional Director for the Caucasus, Central & South Asia (CASA) region at Mercy Corps, Najia oversees Mercy Corps' initiatives in Afghanistan, Pakistan, Tajikistan, Kyrgyzstan, and Georgia. Najia grew up in Pakistan and has over 20 years of development experience in the public and non-profit sectors. She has worked in Africa, East, South and Central Asia, the Balkans, the Caucasus, the Middle East and the USA. She earned her MS in Anthropology from Quaid-i-Azam University, and her MA in International Studies from University of Oregon.
She ensures that country programme operations are of the highest quality and standards and that they achieve the desired impact effectively.