Krishna Jha

Specialist-Livelihood(NTFP) at UNDP



Corporate (for Profit)

Senior Mgt (VP, CxO, Program Director)


MBA in Rural Management from XISS, Ranchi having more than 25 years experience in Rural livelihoods which includes Farm and Non farm sector, Enterprise development, Natural Resource Management, agricultural value chains, agri marketing and rural finance,placement linked skill development etc. Have worked for govt,corporate and INGOs

Professional Experience

  • Specialist-Livelihood(NTFP)sep-2014 - oct-2015


     Independently managed activities related to Natural Resources management including, management of finance, risk assessment and environmental, social and technical standards under MKSPSustainable Agriculture NTFP  Promoted sustainable business models in 15 states including North Eastern Region of India  Promoted and replicated NRM models which included Project planning, budgeting through operational planning, developing project concepts, strategies, technical protocols including guidelines, manuals and procedures  Advised partner institutions in identifying needs, developing concepts and strategies, and provided technical inputs. Facilitated external support and advice, worked on policy recommendations.  Contributed in preparing and implementing the coordination process, joint project activities and work plan for the PIAs in the states.  Formulated ToRs, selected and supervised third parties to carry out project activities, including performance evaluation of MKSP  Condu

  • Project Managerjul-2014 - sep-2014

    CARE India

    Headed the Pathways project in India which aimed at Empowering Women in Agriculture  Worked in close collaboration with the operations team, programme staff in CARE Government officials, technical advisors and experts, donors and civil society ensuring successful pathways programme implementation.  Led and managed implementation of the project by ensuring alignment with organizational vision and priorities, particularly gender equity and women’s empowerment

  • Associate DirectorAug-2018 - Current


Volunteering Experience

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