Sajeev Padinjarapurakkal

Regional Head - Programme Development & Support (South Asia) at Aide et Action International


Programme Execution/Management


Senior Mgt (VP, CxO, Program Director)


A Social Development practitioner since 1996 with demonstrated acumen in conceptualising, leading, managing and implementing complex rural and urban development projects in India, Nepal, Sri Lanka and Bhutan for NGOs, CorporateFoundation entities especially JK Corp Limited, Capgemini, Jocknik Foundation, Hemandra Kothari Foundation, Microsoft, National and International Organisations UNICEF, UNGEI, World Bank, IGNOU and Action Aid International – India. My experiences and competencies have its roots in working directly with the some of the most distressed and underprivileged communities at the grassroot level and the various management hierarchies with proven achievements.

Professional Experience

  • Officer - Plantationsjul-1996 - aug-1999

    JK Paper Ltd

    Developing, operationalising CSR Projects for small and marginal farmers Community based Livelihood through plantations in 12 Districts of Orissa 3 Districts in A.P. Spearheading review and research initiatives, Community and Stakeholder engagements Networking with Panchayats, Forest Department and NABARD

  • Regional Head - Programme Development & Support (South Asia)jul-2009 - oct-2016

    Aide et Action International

    Provide strategic support in designing multi-stakeholder multi-locational projects on; Access Quality Education for underprivileged children, better life through employability entrepreneurship skills for underprivileged youths and managing disaster response actions when there is a need. Strategic guidance to a multi-disciplinary and multi-hierarchical Team. Develop and institutionalize systems processes to enhance project effectiveness and timely adherence of compliances. Facilitate the spread of actions across South Asia and periodic capacity building initiatives for the team and NGOPs. Oversee and facilitate development and review of Regional Annual Plan Budget, Grant Management, Resource mobilization, Compliance Management, Knowledge Management, and Communication Management. Provide strategic support to South Asia Region - Management Team, India Board, South Asia Advisory Board and Aide et Action International - Management team on organizational development processes, adva

  • National Programme Co-ordinator, National Tsunami Response Programmeoct-2000 - jul-2009

    Action Aid International - India

    Design, lead and manage Anti-Poverty projects at State and National level. Grant and NGO Partnership Management. Lead the Tsunami National Tsunami Relief and Rehabilitation Programme NTRRP in T.N. Kerala, A.P., Pondicherry and Andaman Nicobar. Institutionalise organisational policies, Programme management systems, Quality management systems. Facilitate Individual and Institutional Capacity building initiatives, Multi-stakeholder networking, Advocacy and Knowledge Management. Extent strategic support to the National Team.

  • Associate Programme Co-ordinator - Participatory Monitoring and Evaluation (Operational Management)sep-1999 - oct-2000

    Samarthan Centre For Development Support

    Designing and implementing Pilot Projects for UNICEF, GoMP, World Bank and IGNOU Capacity building of PRIs, NGOs and Institutions, Spearheading Participatory Research, Pilot Projects, Project Monitoring Evaluations, Training Teams in PRA, Documentation and Knowledge Management

Volunteering Experience

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Awards & Certifications

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