Aida is based in the Azeri capital Baku working for the National Democratic Institute (NDI) as their Programme Manager. The NDI implements a wide range of programmes aimed at strengthening democracy. Aida is currently managing Women's Leadership Program and a network of six information centers. Previously, Aida provided training and advice to the regional and national chapters of the major political parties in Azerbaijan on the basics of party organisation. At the time of the 2006 Fellowship Programme Aida held the same post based in the Kyrgyz capital Bishkek.