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    • Raj K Pandey, GPO Box: 19862, Kathmandu, Nepal, rajkpandey2000@yahoo.com, rajkpandey2000@hotmail.com CURRICULUM-VITAEPERSONAL INFORMATION Raj K Pandey, Jawalakhel, Lalitpur GPO Box: 19862, Kathmandu, NepalName : Raj K Pandey rajkpandey2000@hotmail.com rajkpandey2000@yahoo.comDoB : April 17, 1974 rajkpandey2000@gmail.comSex : Male Mobile: (977-01) 98510 86884 Mobile: (977-01) 9841 813529Marital Status : SingleHome Address : Triveni Bazaar-2, Triveni Susta VDC, Nawalparashi, Lumbini, NepalLanguages : Nepali, English, Hindi, Maithali, Bhojpuri, Awadi and NewariNationality : NepaleseEducation : Masters in: (i) Business Studies (MBS); and (ii) MA Rural DevelopmentArea Visited : India, Tibet, Thailand, Philippines, Singapore and 45 districts of NepalCAREER SUMMARYRaj K Pandey started his career in January 1990 with Save the Children-Norway (then Redd Barna), afounder member of International Save the Children Alliance. He also upgraded himself with education,knowledge and skills. Consequently, Save the Children-Norway not only groomed him properly but alsopromoted twice in admin support capacities during his tenure from January 1990 to November 1997.He moved to the Japan International Cooperation Agency/Japan Medical Association (JICA/JMA) fundedSchool and Community Health Project (SCHP) as a technical staff and worked with JICA/JMA from1997-October 1999. JICA/JMA also promoted him within 8 months of his services. He worked theredirectly with the backward grassroots communities in rural areas of Nepal, and acquired practicalfieldwork experience from community-based development programs along with project management.During October 1999-October 2001, he worked with the UK Government‟s Department for InternationalDevelopment (DFID) funded Rural Access Programme (RAP) as an Administrative Officer. From veryinception of RAP project designing phase, he engaged in admin support jobs for project management,administration, logistics arrangement, accounts keeping and office set-up for GBP30 million‟s project.From 2001, he worked with the interdisciplinary group of regional and international experts at UNFPA,Country Technical Services Team for South and West Asia (CST/SAWA Countries). He rendered hisgeneral services to the advisory group of Consultants that composed from different UN Agencies.During May 02-May 03, he produced & presented informative, educative and advocacy oriented; societyfocused; interactive radio programs "Our Concerns" and “Development‟s Friend” with HBC94FM Radio.He mainly advocated about the public concerned national burning issues on socio-economy, development,governance, human rights, poverty, minority, gender, children, etc. that are related with the civil societies.During May 03-December 04, he worked with the Office of the Prime Minister and Council of Ministersunder the UK Governments Department for International Development (DFID) funded Strengthening theOffice of the Prime Minister and Council of Ministers Project, based in the PM‟s Office of Nepal.From January-June 05, he worked with the DFID/Enabling State Program-Nepal, based in the PM‟sOffice to handover the outcomes, clean-up and phase-out the project activities under Strengthening theOffice of the Prime Minister and Council of Ministers Project funded by UK Government‟s DFID.Raj K Pandey, GPO Box: 19862, Kathmandu, Nepal, Mobile: (977-01) 98510 86884/9841 813529, (Page 1 of 6)
    • Raj K Pandey, GPO Box: 19862, Kathmandu, Nepal, rajkpandey2000@yahoo.com, rajkpandey2000@hotmail.comFrom July 05-May 07, he implicated as a freelancer Consultant for United States Agency for InternationalDevelopment (USAID)/National Democratic Institute; USAID/International Federal of Electoral System(IFES) and United Nations Children Fund (UNICEF)/Regional Office for South Asia (ROSA).During June 2007-September 2008, he worked with the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA)Nepal Office, particularly for the human security of JICA staff, Japanese JOCV volunteers and Missions.From October 2008 - to date, he is working with one of the specialized agencies of the United Nations(UN), based in Nepal, to provide supports for the UN funded Programs/Projects under Grant/Loan.PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE S Duration Designation Organization N From To 1 31 Dec 2010 To date Operations Assistant A Specialized Agency of United Nations 2 30 Sep 2008 31 Dec 2010 Administrative Assistant A Specialized Agency of United Nations 3 31 May 2007 30 Sep 2008 Area Security Officer Japan International Cooperation Agency 4 30 June 2005 31 May 2007 Freelancer Consultant USAID/IFES, NDI and UNICEF/ROSA 5 31 Dec 2004 30 Jun 2005 Act Project Coordinator DFID/Enabling State Programme Nepal 6 15 May 2003 31 Dec 2004 Project Officer Office of the Prime Minister (DFID/ESP) 7 15 May 2002 15 May 2003 Producer/Radio Anchor Himalaya Broadcasting Company (HBC) 8 01 Dec 2001 15 May 2002 Office Secretary UNFPA, CST for SAWA Countries 9 15 Oct 1999 31 Oct 2001 Administrative Officer DFID/Rural Access Programme (RAP) 0 30 Jul 1998 15 Oct 1999 Jr. Programme Officer JICA/Japan Medical Association (SCHP) 1 01 Dec 1997 30 Jul 1998 Technical Supervisor JICA/Japan Medical Association (SCHP) 2 01 Feb 1995 01 Dec 1997 Administrative Assistant Save the Children Norway (Redd Barna) 3 15 Oct 1993 01 Feb 1995 Logistics Secretary Save the Children Norway (Redd Barna) 4 01 Jan 1990 15 Oct 1993 Receptionist Save the Children Norway (Redd Barna)ACADEMIC QUALIFICATION Institution’s Name Level Division Major Subjects Public Admin. Campus MPA Study Development, Public Policy, Project Management, Jamal, Kathmandu 2011 Progress HRM, Administration, Budgeting, Auditing, etc. Shanker Dev Campus, MBS 1st Div. Research, Statistics, Organizational Behavior, A/C, Putalisadak, Kathmandu 2007 60.20% Managerial Economics, HRD, Marketing, Finance, etc. Patan Multiple Campus, MA 1st Div. Development, Economics, Sustainable, Anthropology, Patan, Lalitpur 2006 69% Sociology, Tourism, Linkage, Politics, Research, etc. People‟s Campus, BBS 2nd Div. A/C, Economics, Management, Marketing, Business, Pakanajol, Kathmandu 2002 46.79% Statistic, Finance, English, HRM, HRD, Project Mgmt. Peoples Campus, I Com 2nd Div. Mathematics, Economics, English, Management, A/C, Pakanajol, Kathmandu 1997 51.02% Business, Finance, Marketing, etc. GoN/SLC Board SLC 1st Div. Mathematics, A/C, Nepali, English, Rural Economics, Kathmandu, Nepal 1990 68.08% Geography, Science, etc.Raj K Pandey, GPO Box: 19862, Kathmandu, Nepal, Mobile: (977-01) 98510 86884/9841 813529, (Page 2 of 6)
    • Raj K Pandey, GPO Box: 19862, Kathmandu, Nepal, rajkpandey2000@yahoo.com, rajkpandey2000@hotmail.comTRAINING ATTENDED1. The Business Communication Course, The British Council, 16-29 Nov „102. The Professional Writing Course, The British Council, 3-26 Nov „093. Beginning Life in UN: Induction Program, Philippines, 24-28 Nov „084. Leadership Development Program, USAID/National Democratic Institute, 14-17 Sep „055. Cisco Networking Academy Programme (CCNA), Held at KU/KCM, 15 Feb-15 Aug 046. Imprest Account Handling, DFID/Nepal, 25-26 May 037. Radio Program Production/Presentation, HBC Radio, May „02-„038. Community Mental Health, GoN/Mental Hospital, WHO and Maryknoll/Ashadeep, 5-6 Aug 999. Training of Trainers (ToT) Course on Child-to-Child, Hatemalo Sanchar, 1-10 Jun „9910. A 8-weeks Computer Package Course, St. Xaviers Campus, 11 Aug-30 Oct 9711. A 30-hours Course on Mind Control, Personality Development and Impressing People, Memorex Institute, Russian Cultural Center, 4-6 Feb 9612. Vanguard Leadership Course, Patan Jayceettes, 10-11 Mar 9413. English Language Course, Acharya Language Institute, 6 Dec 93-6 Feb 9414. Participatory Monitoring and Evaluation of the Projects, 12-25 Sep 97 (Trainings by Redd Barna)15. Community Mobilization for Sustainable Development, 01-13 Jun 9716. Development Communication, Education and Gender Sensitization, 07-18 Apr 9717. Development Approach Needs Assessment, 12-21 Jan 9718. Participatory Rural Appraisal (PRA), 16-26 Nov 9619. Project Management and Evaluation Procedures, 13-21 Aug 9620. The Art of Leadership: for Community and Local Resource Mobilization, 01-13 May 9621. Book Keeping and Project Management: Refresher Training, 08-17 Feb 9622. Strategic Management of the Partner NGOs/CBOs, 18-29 Nov 9523. Understanding Socio-cultural Research, 04-17 Mar 9524. Accounting for Non-Profit Organizations, 19-25 Jan 9525. Administrative and Management Procedures at Non-Profit Organizations, 05-14 Nov 9426. Capacity Enhancement on Accrual Accounting and Store Handling, 11-23 Jul 9427. Training Need Identification of the NGOs/CBOs, 01-09 Mar 9428. Effective Supervision and Leadership Styles, 18-25 Nov 9329. Office Management and Communication, 07-15 Jun 9330. Leadership Development and Team Management, 12-18 Feb 9331. Communication and Presentation Skills in the Target Groups, 19-27 Dec 9232. Individual Behavior and Effective Communication for Team Spirit, 10-21 Aug 9233. Taking Personal Initiatives for Result Oriented Performance, 06-15 Mar 9234. Communication and Team Building for Group Dynamics, 18-25 Dec 9135. Facilitating Team Dialogue and Interpersonal Relationship in the Team, 13-22 Jun 9136. How to Deliver Effective Presentation, 11-19 Oct 9037. Roles and Responsibilities of Administrative Staff, 17-28 May 9038. Roles and Responsibilities of Employees in Humanitarian Organizations, 13-21 Feb 90EXTRA KNOWLEDGE/SKILLS Holding Driving (Motorbike) License, Nepali Citizenship, Passport and UN-DSS Certificates; Computer Skills (DOS, Excel, MS Word, MS Power Point, LAN and Novell Network); Excellent inter-personal communication as well as reading and writing skills; Supported to organize several seminars, workshops and interactive discussion programs; Can work independently for administrative, finance, logistics and program related jobs; Friendly working relationship with the office goods/service suppliers in Kathmandu; Sound knowledge about Donors, UN Agencies, I/NGOs, CBOs and Government of Nepal; Good working relationship with GoN, I/NGOs, CBOs and individual experts; Publication: "Co-writer of a Sanitation Training Manual" under JICA/Japan Medical Association; Interviewed several experts, freelancers, intellectuals and government authorities for radio.Raj K Pandey, GPO Box: 19862, Kathmandu, Nepal, Mobile: (977-01) 98510 86884/9841 813529, (Page 3 of 6)
    • Raj K Pandey, GPO Box: 19862, Kathmandu, Nepal, rajkpandey2000@yahoo.com, rajkpandey2000@hotmail.comWORKSHOPS/SEMINARS PARTICIPATED 1. Regional Workshop on Gender, Entrepreneurship & Economic Empowerment, ADB, 1-3 Feb „11 2. Nepal Country Portfolio Review, Ministry of Finance and ADB, 1-2 Dec „10 3. Nepal Portfolio Performance Review, GoN/MoF, World Bank, DFID, JICA, ADB, 3-4 Dec „09 4. Economic and Social Structure for Conflict, Royal Norwegian Embassy and CIDA, 16 Jul „07 5. Inter-agency Contingency Planning for Natural Disaster Management, UN-OCHA, 4-5 Jun „07 6. Challenges and Prospects for Planning Process, National Planning Commission, 15-17 Sep „06 7. Nepal Multiparty Women‟s Caucus Development, USAID/NDI, 30 Sep-2 Oct „05 8. Rural-Urban Relationship in the Development Planning Process, UNDP, 1-2 Jul „05 9. Accessing WTO and its Impacts, Management Association of Nepal (MAN), 2-3 Jul „05 10. Conflict and Impact on Rural Development, Action Aid, 6-8 Jun „05 11. Rural Poverty and State Delivery System, NPC/Poverty Alleviation Fund, 27 Apr „05 12. Raising Urban Poverty and Impacts of Conflict, FOHRID/KMC, 20 Apr, „05 13. Interaction on Governance Reform Program Roadmap, OPMCM & MoGA, 12-13 Jul „04 14. Effective Service Delivery for Better Governance in Nepal, OPMCM, 1 Jul „04 15. Public Service Reform, Management Association of Nepal (MAN), 30 Apr „04 16. Relationship of Nepalese Judges and Secretaries, Supreme Court and PM Office, 2 Apr „04 17. Issues on Government Reform, National Planning Commission and PM Office, 2 Jan 04 18. Microeconomic Policies and Reform Initiatives, NPC and PM Office, 21 Aug 03 19. Expectation of Innovation in Nepalese Bureaucracy, GoN/Cabinet Secretariat, 30 Jun 03 20. Strengthening the Civil Service and Improving Service Delivery, PM Office, 9 Jun 03MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES  Operations Assistant: Providing daily supports for the office administration; communication and coordination; thematic group meetings/workshops; portfolio management; Mission schedule and travel managements; and logistical and secretarial supports for smooth operation of UN including following routine responsibilities as mentioned under UN Administrative Assistant.  Administrative Assistant: (i) Office administration - provide daily administrative, logistical and secretarial supports; inter-departmental coordination for vehicle requirements and office supplies; and receive, log, distribute and filling of incoming/outgoing documents/correspondences. (ii) Communication and coordination - interact with the UN Program/Project Managers/Directors, government officials, development partners and private sectors on program/project issues and follow-up actions; drafting and proof reading of reports, daily letters/memos for supervisors and send them out; provide inputs on behalf of supervisors for quarterly reports; and screen incoming telephone calls, take accurate messages and deal queries from internal/external clients, mainly for assigned supervisors. (iii) Thematic group meetings/workshops - meeting arrangements with line ministries/departments, development partners and private sectors; and provide general supports to organize workshops/seminars and participate in relevant workshops/seminars as nominated by UN. (iv) Mission management/travel arrangement - prepare Supervisors and Mission members in-country and out-country travel arrangements, particularly for travel authorization requests to facilitate headquarters and other UN Residence Mission visits, travel itinerary, hotel reservation, UN security clearance, ticketing and travel plan; arranging appointments and meetings at central level for the headquarters missions visiting Nepal; and any necessary supports required for efficient and effective implementation of the UN funded programs/projects.  Area Security Officer: Briefing for management/all staff; prepare daily/weekly/monthly security situation analysis and assessment reports; coordination for the security-related matters with donor agencies, especially UN led Inter-agency security management and government counterparts; monitor and identify trends/potential problems and recommend counter-measures; maintain working relation with related authorities/agencies; keep updated records of national/international movement of staff/volunteers; and provide regular security briefings for all JICA staff/volunteers.Raj K Pandey, GPO Box: 19862, Kathmandu, Nepal, Mobile: (977-01) 98510 86884/9841 813529, (Page 4 of 6)
    • Raj K Pandey, GPO Box: 19862, Kathmandu, Nepal, rajkpandey2000@yahoo.com, rajkpandey2000@hotmail.com  Perform other regular duties - monitoring media; dissemination of security updates/information; residence security assessment; district security analysis for all visiting missions/JOCV volunteers, who are assigned across the country; monitoring staff movements and responsible for the human security as a core member of JICA/Nepal security management team for all staff/JOCVs.  Freelancer Consultant: Involved for research; report preparation; workshop note taker; logistics and general supports for the international level seminars and consultation with local stakeholders, particularly on governance, socio-economy, gender, development, poverty and democratic issues.  Act Project Coordinator: My major responsibilities were to coordinate/liaison with the Office of the Prime Minister and Council of Ministers for PM‟s Office Strengthening Project extended period to complete the remaining pending activities; hand over the outputs and project clean up.  Project Officer: Worked at the Office of the Prime Minister and Council of Ministers under the DFID/ESP. Our main responsibilities were to implement the PMs Office Strengthening Project; dealing senior bureaucrats/PM‟s Advisors for coordination/liaison; PM Office improvements; procurement; logistics services and consultancies provided by external experts; supporting Project Coordinator for administration, management, procurement, accounts keeping, secretarial services, planning, budgeting, documentation and any other activities as required to implement the Project.  Program Producer/Presenter: Produced and presented hard-talk radio programs on the national controversial burning issues entitled "Development‟s Friends" and “Our Concerns” with the Himalaya Broadcasting Company (HBC) 94 FM Radio Station. They were interactive live panel discussions among experts, concerned authorities and radio listeners on the socio-economy and development related issues, which are directly concerned with the civil societies of Nepal.  Office Secretary: I was assigned as Secretary to support regional and international expectorates, however, I also supported Finance and Administrative Officers as per office decision for daily administration, procurement, logistics supplies, finance keeping, vehicles management and I was responsible to arrange international travel movements of the UNFPA, CST/SAWA expectorates.  Administrative Officer: Our admin duties were for general supports in providing administrative, finance, transportation, logistics, procurement and secretarial services for 13 British expectorates and 12 local Nepalese experts who were engaged for GBP 30 millions‟ Rural Access Program (RAP) project preparatory design purpose during 1999-2001 through UK Governments DFID.  Assistant Program Officer: I was responsible in facilitating and escorting Japanese researchers and field visitors for research and studies; regularly visiting backward communities to support program team in implementing, follow-up, monitoring, supervision and evaluation of the project activities; working at central office for program related activities and technical paper preparation.  Technical Supervisor: Successfully introduced and implemented Child-to-Child concept in the sanitation, health awareness, income generation, community library, advocacy& school activities. It was new concept for JICA/JMA but I learnt it while working with Save the Children Norway.  Administrative Assistant: Supported admin section for managing support staff; management of vehicles; local procurement; maintaining inventory of the projects/head office; custom clearance; maintaining personal files; drafting routine correspondence and supporting program sections.  Logistics Secretary: I was implicated for secretarial jobs to facilitate Headquarters and Projects.  Receptionist: I was responsible for all the information and communication facilitation activities.Raj K Pandey, GPO Box: 19862, Kathmandu, Nepal, Mobile: (977-01) 98510 86884/9841 813529, (Page 5 of 6)
    • Raj K Pandey, GPO Box: 19862, Kathmandu, Nepal, rajkpandey2000@yahoo.com, rajkpandey2000@hotmail.comEMPLOYERS INTRODUCTION(09) United Nations is owned by member countries including 48 from Asia. Its main instruments forhelping its developing member counties are policy dialogue, loans, equity investments, guarantees, grants,and technical assistance. UN‟s vision is an Asia and Pacific region free of poverty and its mission is tohelp its developing member countries substantially reduce the poverty.(08) Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA), established in 1974, through a special act of theJapanese quest for international economic and technical cooperation to the outside world, which is solelyresponsible to implement the Japan Government‟s Official Development Assistance (ODA) in the world.(07) UK Governments Department for International Development (DFID), working in partnership withthe GoN, had funded Enabling State Program-Nepal. ESP is taking an innovative approach in addressingthe problems for the good governance in Nepal. In particular, it is seeking to avoid the common problemsexperienced by donor-funded projects of poor national ownership and the imposition of external ideas.(06) Strengthening Project: Office of the Prime Minister and Council of Ministers was a satellite project ofthe DFID/ESP with GBP700 thousands budget during 2003-04. The Strengthening Project was responsiblein merging Cabinet Secretariat and Prime Ministers Office; improving PM Office facilities; connecting PMOffice via IT/LAN System; introducing modern office procedures for efficient and effective PM Office;HR Development and supported for government plan, policy and strategy formulation through consultants.(05) Himalaya Broadcasting Company (HBC) 94 FM Radio Station was a well-known radio in Kathmandu.HBC was popular among its urban, sub-urban and rural listeners, especially for hourly news and folk songsas well as presentation of the diversified radio programs according to desires of its dispersed listeners.(04) United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) is one of the main bodies of UN system. UNFPA, CountryTechnical Service Team for South and West Asia (CST/SAWA Countries) is working to provide technicalsupports on population management issues. The team consists interdisciplinary regional and internationaladvisory group of experts from major UN agencies such as ESCAP, ILO, WHO, UNESCO, UNIFEM, etc.to work in a partnership basis with the government and other population related national/internationaldevelopment agencies, working in 15 South and West Asian Countries for population management issue.(03) The UK Government‟s Department for International Development (DFID)/Rural Access Programme(RAP) worked with an aim to reduce poverty in 6 eastern and western backward hilly districts of Nepalthrough rural access along with complementary social package programmes. WSP International, Helvetas-Nepal, GEOCE, University of East Anglia and Oxford Policy Management jointly worked in a partnershipas Consultants for designing and implementing RAP for improved livelihoods of marginalized people.(02) Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA)/Japan Medical Association (JMA) jointly funded andimplemented School and Community Health Project (SCHP) to uplift life standard of marginalized peoplethrough participatory community development approach in remote parts of Nepal.(01) Save the Children-Norway (previously Redd Barna) is a Norwegian semi-government voluntaryinternational humanitarian organization; with a worldwide membership; working to improve conditionsfor children; especially, children in difficult circumstances. It is a founder member of the InternationalSave the Children Alliance.REFERENCENames of referees will be provided upon requestRaj K Pandey, GPO Box: 19862, Kathmandu, Nepal, Mobile: (977-01) 98510 86884/9841 813529, (Page 6 of 6)