Narender Sharma

Head-Operations/General Manager (Programs) at Population Services International

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Program management professional with 19 years of experience in designing, monitoring and implementing complex projects. Experienced communicator and collaborator. Strong strategic management, multi-tasking and creative problem-solving skills. Proven capacity for developing and maintaining excellent relationships with internal and external stakeholders in multi cultural environments.

Professional Experience

  • Lectureraug-1997 - jun-2000

    Hainault Public School

    Teaching Mathematics and Physics to Sr Sec School students.

  • Head-Operations/General Manager (Programs)may-2014 - nov-2016

    Population Services International

    Leading the Operations of BetterBirth program which is a randomized control trial and a quality improvement program. The trial will determine if the use of a WHO safe childbirth checklist saves lives. This is being implemented in 120 Govt health facilities covering 24 districts of Uttar Pradesh under a tripartite MOU between the Harvard School of Public Health HSPH, Govt. of Uttar Pradesh and Population Services International PSI with fund support from Bill Melinda Gates Foundation. The BB team comprising of over 250 professionals is working to carry out the world’s largest Randomized Control Trial RCT. This is a 30-item bedside checklist to efficiently aid health workers in ensuring adherence to standards of care associated with improved maternal, fetal, and neonatal outcomes. Job Roles Responsibilities - Provide effective leadership and operational management support to Research wing, Intervention wing and Data Quality Audit functions. - Integrate operations of research and interve

  • Executive Directorfeb-2006 - may-2014

    Himachal Pradesh Voluntary Health Association

     Worked as the Chief Executive of the organization.  Was Accountable for handlingmaintaining administration, project implementation, training, supervision, donor’sGovt relations, legal compliance, Management BoardGoverning Council, finance and human resource.  Interfaced with o NGO’s, National and International Funding Agencies. o Central Government and State Government.  Was Responsible for fund raising for the organization and for 40 member organizations NGO’s of HPVHA.  Demonstrated abilities in disbursing funds to 40 member organizations NGO’s of HPVHA and financial managementcontrol thereof.  Played a key role in implementation of projectsprograms on various health issues such as Reproductive and Child Health, Community Health, Medical Health Centre, STI Clinic, Disability, Disaster Management, Total Sanitation Campaign, Tobacco Control Programme, Tuberculosis, Education Projects, Urban Health, HIVAIDS projects, Child line, Budget for Children, Smoke Free Initiatives et

  • Project Officerdec-2002 - feb-2006

    Himachal Consultancy Organisation Ltd

     Was accountable for designing and managing socio-economic development projectsstudies and surveys.  Was responsible for the valuation of assets, project appraisal, techno-economic feasibility reports, pre-feasibility reports on proposed industrial unitssmall scales enterprises.  Was responsible for imparting entrepreneurshipskill development training programs for college and university students.  Was responsible for close liaising and networking with the banks, financial institutions.

  • Programme Officerjun-2000 - dec-2002


     Was accountable for implementation of rural development projects, watershed projects, field studies and surveys, developing proposals, report writing, documentation and monitoring of Projects.  Was also engaged in Capacity Building Training of Panchayati Raj functionaries, Training of Project Team, Advocacy, Networking and Liaising with Govt and Non-Govt officials.

Volunteering Experience

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Awards & Certifications

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