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- Pune (Maharashtr) - India
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Nationality : Indian
Birth date : 1968-03-19
Field of expertise : CLTS / Infrastructure / Groundwater

Headline



I am a Public Health (WASH) Professional with more than 20 years of experience in emergency, relief, recovery, development, participated resources planning, with special reference to drinking water and sanitation, hygiene promotion, irrigation, Water Users Associations and rural development, etc.

Work Experience



2013-06
2012-06
WASH Advisor - Oxfam GB (Sana'a - Yemen)
associated for the complex emergency response to work for malnutrition, food insecurity and in conflict affected areas in Yemen. Main responsibilities of this assignment included developing proposal, supporting and coordinating WASH response in Yemen, coordination with other agencies, etc.
2011-12
2011-06
WASH Consultant - UNHCR (Mbarara - Uganda)
associated with High Commissioner’s special project for WASH. The work was in four refugee settlements in Uganda, with total refugee population of more than 100,000. Role revolved around supporting implementing partners with technical back up, capacity building, budget preparation, etc.
2010-12
2010-10
Public Health Coordinator - Oxfam GB (Juba - South Sudan)
associated for emergency response and development programme. Main responsibilities of this role was - supporting emergency response preparedness in view of upcoming referendum, coordinating and documenting for 3 state’s public health programme, coordination with other agencies, etc.
2010-06
2010-05
Consultant - British Red Cross (Port Au Prince - Haiti)
associated for evaluation of theirERU – MSM20 response after Haiti Earthquake. This three weeks assignment was toreview the performance of the BRC MSM in terms of efficiency and effectiveness along witha review of performance against intended plans and MSM norms.
2010-01
2008-12
Programme Manager - IFRC (Nias - Indonesia)
associated for community Watsan projects under tsunami / earthquake programme. Main responsibilities included implementation and finalising WatSan projects in 33 villages, by managing staff of 40 local staff, liaison with other PNSs and Host national society, security, etc.
2010-10
2008-10
Consultant - British Red Cross (Male - Maldives)
associated with British Red Cross in Maldives for two weeks, to develop concept on ground water recharge with the help of consultants. Other main role was to coordinate with the respective government department.
2010-09
2008-09
Emergency Officer - RedR / UNICEF (Patna - India)
associated with UNICEF in Bihar state of India for emergency flood response for a month. Joined immediately after the flood and started district operations in coordination with the government department and local NGOs. Provided support to other districts.
2008-04
2008-04
Consultant - Concern Worldwide (Taloqan - Afghanistan)
associated with Concern Worldwide in Afghanistan as a consultant for evaluation of their WatSan programme. This 15 days assignment was to evaluate past programme to feed next five year programme.
2007-11
2006-11
WatSan / Utilities Delegate - British Red Cross (Male - Maldives)
Worked for community sanitation and electrification projects on one of the Island of Maldives under tsunami recovery programme. Responsibilities include preparation and finalisation of the design, liaison with various stakeholders, formation of utilities committee, working with contractor, etc.
2007-10
2006-06
Consultant - RedR India (Pune - India)
associated with RedR, India for a project on contingency planning for south India. Main role was to give inputs for quality improvement and actively involvement in state level contingency plan.
2006-06
2005-12
Public Health Coordinator - Oxfam GB (Calang - Indonesia)
associated in Aceh province of Indonesia for Tsunami related rehabilitation and development works and looking after public health interventions in 30 villages in Aceh Jaya with a team of 20 local staff.
2005-09
2005-07
Consultant - Oxfam India (Port Blair - India)
associated with Oxfam in India as a visiting advisor for Tsunami rehabilitation for some period. During this period he visited Tsunami rehabilitation work in the Islands of India and suggested various options for improvement.
2005-06
2004-07
Public Health Engineer - Oxfam GB (Nyala - Sudan)
The work involved in WatSan in various IDPs camps in various towns / camps by managing staff, planning, designing, implementing, liaison, staff welfare, security, representation, covering other bases when there is no staff, acting as technical coordinator during his absence.
2003-12
2003-12
Consultant - FAO (Rome - Italy)
associated with Food and Agricultural Organisation of United Nations (FAO of UN) for analysing the survey data collected for irrigation schemes in Afghanistan. This work was carried out based in Rome.
2003-08
2002-09
Head of Office - Relief International (Jalalabad - Afghanistan)
Joined as water Engineer and then promoted as Head of the office / Program Manager, for the sub office in Jalalabad. The program aimed at reducing poppy area by providing alternative livelihood by creating jobs by executing public works such as roads, clinics, schools, irrigation, agriculture, etc.
2002-03
2001-10
Public Health Coordinator - Oxfam India (Rapar - India)
Assignment included managing WatSan activities in about 200 villages in Kutchch district. Works included – design, implementation and evaluation, development of drinking water resources, water source augmentation, drilling of bore wells, drinking water pipe lines, water harvesting structures, etc.


Education



1989
1985
Bachelors - College of Engineering, Pune (Pune - India)
Engineering > Civil
Received Civil Engineering bachelors degree from reputed engineering college from Pune University, India.


Languages



Hindi - Fluent
Marathi - Native
English - Fluent
Urdu - Basic


Training



2003-10
2003-10
RedR training in “Environmental Heath in Emergencies”, India
2004-11
2004-11
RedR training in “Staff Security Management”, Sudan
2005-02
2005-02
RedRtraining in “Rapid Environmental Assessment in Disaster”, India
2007-03
2007-03
"Field Induction Course” in London by British Red Cross, England
2009-06
2009-06
“Financial Management” training by Mango training, Indonesia
2009-10
2009-10
“Emergency Response Unit” training in MSM20 by Austrian Red Cross, Austria


Software & Other Relevant Skills



• His most work related to preparation of reports, manuals, etc. is done with the help of computers. He has developed programmes with macros in MS excel. He has good command over MS office, Internet related softwares, utility softwares, word perfect, etc.



 
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