Consultant at Development Consultant



Rural and Urban Development

Senior Mgt (VP, CxO, Program Director)


Over 25 years development experience working at grassroots and with national and international development organizations. Core professional strengths are projectprogram cycle management, grant and contract management, budgeting, capacity development, resource mobilisation strategies from CSR, international and bilateral donors and evaluation of development programs. The competencies also include organizational development, strategic planning and reporting on large development programsgrants. Experience in planning and managing programs in the areas of natural resource management based livelihoods, micro and macroeconomic enterprises amongst urban rural poor, food security strategies, gender and disaster management

Professional Experience

  • Consultantjan-2011 - sep-2015

    Development Consultant

    Development Consultant January 2011 onwards Professional consultancy services to national and international NGOs and government agencies in the areas of project planning, capacity building, documentation, monitoring, evaluation and organisational development. The projects handled are in the areas of natural resource management based livelihoods, promoting improved traditional soil and water conservation practices, Agriculture Scale Up, Violence Against Women Gender Justice GRB, women’s participation in governance, Inland Fisheries, Land Rights of Indigenous Communities, Child Rights and Child Education. Some of the recently handledongoing assignments and achievements are • Documentation of a rural WASH program and mapping in 3 tribal dominated districts of Chattisgad state, India. The programme is supported by CSR, Foundations and State Government July 2015-onwards for a period of 2 months. • • Planning a Melghat tribal development and Convergence Program in Maharashtra for a C

  • Program Coordinatornov-2008 - dec-2010

    Oxfam India oxfam Australia Program

    Oxfam India is a donor organisation which works with NGO partners on the thematic areas of Economic Justice, Gender Justice, Essential Services, Disaster Risk Reduction and Climate Change Adaptation. Responsibility for Oxfam Australia North West India program handed over by it to Oxfam India as a part of Oxfam merger processes in India. The achievements were • Strategic planning of regional office for Economic Justice thematic area focused on Natural Resource Management, DRR and Climate Change adaptation in North West India for 2009 to 2013. To realise the strategic plan the strategies incorporated included empowering poor and indigenous communities by establishing their rights over natural resources for livelihoods, rights of informal sector labour, advocacy on DRR climate change adaptation. Managed 20 funded projects in the North West Indian states having multimillion budget outlays. • Project designing for support to Oxfam India western India office from Oxfam Australia based on

  • Managing Directorapr-2004 - oct-2008

    Constructive Catalyst Community Development Consultancy Services Pvt. Ltd., Pune, India

    Responsibilities included business development and management of staff, finance and program, bidding, partnership management and Legal compliances. HR procurement, liasoning and reporting to Board were also part of functions. This is a social development consulting company which provides professional services to national, international and government agencies in India and other countries. Some of the major clients given professional services in the capacity of Team Leader and the achievements were • Department For International Development DFID UK funded Poorest Areas Civil Society Programme PACS Services provided in the areas of project development, monitoring, capacity building, organisational development and Evaluation of CSOs funded by DFID under PACS programme in target districts of India. PACS’s focus was on strengthening civil society organisations in the areas of Local Self Governance, Women’s Empowerment, Livelihood Rights, Self Help Development, Social Inclusion and Advoc

  • Program Coordinatorjul-1994 - mar-2005

    Oxfam Australia North West India office, Pune, India.

    Oxfam Australia OAus was an international donor organisation with its headquarters at Melbourne and North-west India headquarter at Pune. Oxfam Australia merged with Oxfam India after the merger of Oxfams in India in September 2008. OAus provided financial assistance to NGOs to undertake development projects in the areas of Natural Resource Management, Women’s Strategic Needs gender and urban poverty. Humanitarian aiddisaster management during emergencies natural disasters were an integral part of OAus‘s work in India. The achievements are narrated below • Appraisal, Monitoring, Capacity Building and Review of funded projects. • Developed ‘One Programme Approach’ OPA amongst NGO partners • Contacting and appraising potential partners for OAus support. • Planning, monitoring and evaluation support to partners in the State of Gujarat after 26 January 2001 earthquake for relief, rehabilitation reconstruction and livelihood restorationpromotion amongst people affected. Worked closely wi

  • Project Officerjul-1988 - jun-

    Oxfam Great Britain

    Oxfam GB merged with Oxfam India in September 2008. Oxfam GB is an international relief and development organisation with its headquarters at Oxford UK. Oxfam provided financial support to NGOs in undertaking development projects and relief and rehabilitation projects after emergencies in western Indian states. The achievements are narrated as under • Responsibility for Oxfam supported projects in Gujarat and Rajasthan states of India. The multi-sectoral projects handled included community development, income generation, Natural Resource Management agriculture and watershed development and drought mitigation. • Identification of potential project partners, assessing funding and non-funding support needs and giving appropriate funding recommendations. Designed a NRM and drought mitigation programme for Western Rajasthan and established contacts with new NGOs to fund support from Oxfam. The work also involved networking amongst the partners, similar minded organisations and individual e

  • Field Executivejan-1984 - jun-1989

    Indo-German Social Service Society, New Delhi, India

    • Indian donor organisation and major Indian recipient of Miserior e.V. Germany funds. IGSSS was responsible for managing MISERIOR e.V. Germany programme in India and I handled responsibility for appraisal, monitoring, capacity building and evaluation of NGO partners supported by both Indian and German organisations in western and central India. • The projects were in the areas of Education, technical training, employment generation, livelihoods, housing for poor, watershed development, women and youth development. Education • L.L.B. with Labour and Trusts, Pune University 1989, India • Master of Social Work MSW Pune University 1983, India • Bachelor of Science with Statistics, Kolhapur University 1981,India Professional Trainings • Voluntary Agencies Management Appreciation Programme VOLAGMAP, IRMA, Anand, Gujarat, India 1993. • Fundraising Strategies organised by South Asia Fund Raising Group SAFRG – Nepal Chapter, Kathmadu Nepal 1998. • “Human Rights Advocacy and Business” o

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