My Masters and Ph.D. degrees in Sociology and professional degree in natural resource management have provided me with the theoretical knowledge to understand the nuances of rural livelihood and poverty. With more than twenty years of wide variety of exposure and experience of working at the grassroots level and dealing with development issues through impact studies and practice, I am well placed to deal with issues of social development and natural resources management. Dealing with service delivery and institutional reforms at the local and national level and also issues of the poor, especially the ethnic minorities has sharpened my understanding of policies on rural/urban development and natural resources management. I have a proven ability to work productively with senior government officers, civil society organizations and development agencies, especially in the rural and urban development sectors through donor funded and Government aided projects. These projects have provided me with the knowledge and experience of dealing with the community and governance issues. Such skills and experience will enable me to effectively advise the organization on various aspects of development and project management issues.
Safeguard Specialist with background in Natural Resource Management and social development; over 20 years of experience in appraisal, design, planning, implementation, monitoring, and evaluation/impact assessment of infrastructure projects and programs, including preparation of IEE/EIA reports, EMP/RAP etc.
Skilled with LFA, application of RBM and theory of change (TOC), well acquainted with SPSS
Experienced in conducting workshops and training/capacity building exercise for different clients including primary and secondary stakeholders in projects/programs
Experienced with design and implementation of awareness raising and IEC activities, policy & advocacy, participatory approaches
Experienced in coordination/management of multi-disciplinary teams for projects financed by the State, National Governments and International bilateral and multi-lateral agencies
Provided implementation support to different aspects of project/program cycle management
Conducted socio-economic surveys , feasibility studies, project/program reviews and impact assessment
Worked with a wide range of stakeholders, including national and state governments, NGOs and CBOs
Working Experience: 26 years
Seeking Contracts: Short Term Consulting,
Sector Experience: Capacity Building, Environment, Evaluation, Food Security, Forestry, Gender Equality, Infrastructure, Irrigation, Land Management, Migration, Monitoring, Poverty Reduction, Rail, Road Infrastructure, Rural Development, Social Development, Sustainable, Training, Transport, Water,