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  1. 1. Raj K Pandey, GPO Box: 19862, Kathmandu, Nepal, rajkpandey2000@yahoo.com, rajkpandey2000@hotmail.com CURRICULUM-VITAE PERSONAL INFORMATION Raj K Pandey, Jawalakhel, Lalitpur Name : Raj K Pandey (Chhetri) GPO Box: 19862, Kathmandu, Nepal DoB : April 17, 1974 rajkpandey2000@hotmail.com rajkpandey2000@yahoo.com Sex : Male Mobile: (977-01) 98510 86884 Mobile: (977-01) 9841 813529 Marital Status : Single (Never Married) Home Address : Sunaul Bazaar-2, Nawalparashi, Lumbini, Nepal Languages : Nepali, English, Hindi, Maithali, Bhojpuri, Awadi and Newari Nationality : Nepalese Education : Masters in Business Studies (MBS) And MA Rural Development Area Visited : India, Tibet, Thailand, Philippines, Singapore and 45 districts of Nepal CAREER SUMMARY Raj K Pandey started his career in January 1990 with Save the Children-Norway (then Redd Barna), a founder 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 also promoted 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) funded and self-implemented School and Community Health Project (SCHP) as a technical staff and worked with JICA/JMA from 1997-October 1999. JICA/JMA also promoted him within 8 months of his services. He worked there directly with the backward grassroots communities in rural areas of Nepal and acquired fieldwork experience from community-based developmental programs along with project management. During October 1999-October 2001, he worked with the UK Government’s Department For International Development (DFID) funded Rural Access Programme (RAP) as an Administrative Officer. From very inception of RAP project designing phase, he was engaged in admin support jobs for project management, administration, logistics arrangement, accounts keeping and office set-up for GBP 30 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 his general 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; society focused; 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 Ministers under the UK Government's Department For International Development (DFID) funded Strengthening the Office of the Prime Minister and Council of Ministers Project through ESP based in the PM’s Office. From Jan 05-June 2007, he worked with the DFID/Enabling State Program based in the PM’s Office and immediately implicated as a Freelancer Consultant with USAID/NDI, USAID/IFES and UNICEF/ROSA. Mobile: (977-01) 98510 86884/9841 813529, Raj K Pandey (Chhetri), Jawalakhel, Lalitpur (Page 1 of 5)
  2. 2. Raj K Pandey, GPO Box: 19862, Kathmandu, Nepal, rajkpandey2000@yahoo.com, rajkpandey2000@hotmail.com During June 2007-September 2008, he worked with the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) Nepal Office. Currently, he is working with a Specialized Agency of the United Nations (UN) System in Nepal, in the Administrative Capacity, which is a long-term permanent fixed job. PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE S Duration Designation Organization N From To 3 30 Sep 2008 To Date Administrative Assistant United Nations (UN) System in Nepal 2 31 May 2007 30 Sep 2008 AS Officer Japan International Cooperation Agency 1 30 June 2005 31 May 2007 Freelancer Consultant USAID/IFES, NDI and UNICEF/ROSA 0 31 Dec 2004 30 Jun 2005 Act Project Coordinator DFID/Enabling State Programme-Nepal 9 15 May 2003 31 Dec 2004 Project Officer Office of the Prime Minister (DFID/ESP) 8 15 May 2002 15 May 2003 Producer/Radio Presenter Himalaya Broadcasting Company (HBC) 7 10 Dec 2001 15 May 2002 Office Secretary UNFPA, CST For SAWA Countries 6 15 Oct 1999 31 Oct 2001 Administrative Officer DFID/Rural Access Programme (RAP) 5 30 July 1998 15 Oct 1999 Jr. Programme Officer JICA/Japan Medical Association (SCHP) 4 01 Dec 1997 30 July 1998 Technical Supervisor JICA/Japan Medical Association (SCHP) 3 01 Feb 1995 01 Dec 1997 Administrative Assistant Save the Children-Norway (Redd Barna) 2 15 Oct 1993 01 Feb 1995 Logistics Secretary Save the Children-Norway (Redd Barna) 1 01 Jan 1990 15 Oct 1993 Receptionist Save the Children-Norway (Redd Barna) ACADEMIC QUALIFICATION Institution’s Name Level Division Major Subjects Patan Multiple Campus, MA/RD 1st Div. Development, Economics, Politics, Anthropology, Patan, Lalitpur 2006 69% Sociology, Tourism, Linkage, Sustainable, Research Shanker Dev Campus, MBS 1st Div. Research, Statistics, Organizational Behavior, A/C, Putalisadak, Kathmandu 2007 60.20% Managerial Economics, HRD, Marketing, Finance, 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. People's 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. SEMINAR PARTICIPATED 1. Actively participated in several dozens of short-term seminars and workshops in different periods 2. Nepal Multiparty Women’s Caucus Development, USAID/NDI-Nepal, 30 Sep-2 Oct ‘05 3. Raising Urban Poverty and Impacts of Conflict, FOHRID/KMC, 20 April, ‘05 4. Interaction on Governance Reform Program Roadmap, OPMCM & MoGA, 12-13 July ‘04 5. Effective Service Delivery for Better Governance in Nepal, OPMCM, 1 July ‘04 6. Public Service Reform, Management Association of Nepal (MAN), 30 April ‘04 7. Relationship of Nepalese Judges and Secretaries, Supreme Court and PM Office, 2 April ‘04 8. Issues on Government Reform, National Planning Commission and PM Office, 2 Jan '04 9. Microeconomic Policies and Reform Initiatives, NPC and PM Office, 21 August '03 10. Expectation of Innovation in Nepalese Bureaucracy, GoN/Cabinet Secretariat, 30 June '03 11. Strengthening the Civil Service and Improving Service Delivery, PM Office, 9 June '03 MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES  Administrative Assistant: Responsible for daily administrative support activities to be provided for the multidisciplinary group of Expectorates at the United Nations (UN) Nepal Mission. Mobile: (977-01) 98510 86884/9841 813529, Raj K Pandey (Chhetri), Jawalakhel, Lalitpur (Page 2 of 5)
  3. 3. Raj K Pandey, GPO Box: 19862, Kathmandu, Nepal, rajkpandey2000@yahoo.com, rajkpandey2000@hotmail.com  AS Officer: Monitoring national media for situation assessments and weekly briefings; preparing situation analysis reports; residence security assessment; district security analysis for the missions and projects; maintaining staff movement plans and responsible for JICA/Nepal human security.  Freelancer Consultant: Involved for research; report preparation; workshop note taker; logistics and general supports for the international level seminars and consultation with the stakeholders.  Act Project Coordinator: My major responsibilities were to coordinate and liaison with Office of the Prime Minister and Council of Ministers for PM’s Office Strengthening Project extended period to complete the remaining on going 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 PM's Office Strengthening Project; dealing senior bureaucrats/PM’s Advisors for coordination and 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 support activities in strengthening the PM Office.  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 developmental 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 Government's 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. TRAINING ATTENDED 1. Beginning Life in ADB: Induction Program, 24-28 Nov 2008, ADB Headquarters, Philippines 2. Leadership Development Training Program, USAID/NDI-Nepal, 14-17 Sep ‘05 Mobile: (977-01) 98510 86884/9841 813529, Raj K Pandey (Chhetri), Jawalakhel, Lalitpur (Page 3 of 5)
  4. 4. Raj K Pandey, GPO Box: 19862, Kathmandu, Nepal, rajkpandey2000@yahoo.com, rajkpandey2000@hotmail.com 3. Cisco Networking Academy Programme (CCNA), Held at KU/KCM, 15 Feb-15 Aug '04 4. Imprest Account Handling In-House Training, Organized by DFID/Nepal, 25-26 May '03 5. Some In-House Trainings: Radio Program Production/Presentation, HBC Radio, ‘02-‘03 6. Community Mental Health Training, Organized by GoN/MoH, Mental Hospital, WHO and Maryknoll-Nepal/Ashadeep, 5-6 August '99 7. Training of Trainers (ToT) Course on Child-to-Child, Hatemalo Sanchar, 1-10 June ‘99 8. 8 weeks Computer Package Course, Held at St. Xavier's Campus, 11 Aug-30 Oct '97 9. 30 hours Course on Mind Control, Personality Development and Impressing People, Held at Memorex Institute, Russian Cultural Center, 4-6 February '96 10. Vanguard Leadership Training, Organized by Patan Jayceettes, 10-11 March '94 11. English Language Course, Held at Acharya Language Institute, 6 Dec '93-6 Feb '94 12. Participatory Monitoring and Evaluation of the Projects, 12-25 Sep '97 (By Redd Barna) 13. Community Mobilization: For Sustainable Development, 01-13 Jun '97 14. Development Communication, Education and Gender Sensitization, 07-18 Apr '97 15. Development Approach Need Assessment, 12-21 Jan '97 16. Participatory Rural Appraisal (PRA), 16-26 Nov '96 17. Project Management and Evaluation Procedures, 13-21 Aug '96 18. The Art of Leadership: For Community and Local Resource Mobilization, 01-13 May '96 19. Book Keeping and Project Management: Refresher Training, 08-17 Feb '96 20. Strategic Management of the Partner NGOs/CBOs, 18-29 Nov '95 21. Understanding Socio-cultural Research, 04-17 Mar '95 22. Accounting for None Profit Organizations, 19-25 Jan '95 23. Administrative and Management Procedures at None Profit Organizations, 05-14 Nov '94 24. Capacity Enhancement on Accrual Accounting and Store Handling, 11-23 Jul '94 25. Training Need Identification of the NGOs/CBOs, 01-09 Mar '94 26. Effective Supervision and Leadership Styles, 18-25 Nov '93 27. Office Management and Communication, 07-15 Jun '93 28. Leadership Development and Team Management, 12-18 Feb '93 29. Communication and Presentation Skills in the Target Groups, 19-27 Dec '92 30. Individual Behavior and Effective Communication for Team Spirit, 10-21 Aug '92 31. Taking Personal Initiatives For Result Oriented Performance, 06-15 Mar '92 32. Communication and Team Building For Group Dynamics, 18-25 Dec '91 33. Facilitating Team Dialogue and Interpersonal Relationship in the Team, 13-22 Jun '91 34. How to Deliver Effective Presentation, 11-19 Oct '90 35. Roles and Responsibilities of Administrative Staff, 17-28 May '90 36. Roles and Responsibilities of Employees in Humanitarian Organizations, 13-21 Feb '90 EXTRA KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS 1. Holding Driving (Motorbike) License, Nepali Citizenship and Passport; 2. Computer Skills (DOS, Excel, MS Word, MS Power Point, LAN and Novell Network); 3. Excellent inter-personal communication as well as reading and writing skills; 4. Supported to organize several seminars, workshops and interactive discussion programs; 5. Can work effectively for administrative, finance, logistics and programme supportive jobs; 6. Friendly relationships with the office goods and service suppliers in Kathmandu; 7. Sound knowledge about Donors, UN Agencies, I/NGOs, CBOs and Government of Nepal; 8. Good working relationships with the GoN, I/NGOs, CBOs and individual experts; 9. Publication: "Co-writer of a Sanitation Training Manual" under JICA/Japan Medical Association; 10. Interviewed several experts, freelancers, intellectuals and government authorities for radio; 11. Published some articles on different subject-matters in the office and campus magazines; 12. Associated with Nandi Student Welfare, HBC Radio, Memorex, KCM and ASHA/Nepal; Mobile: (977-01) 98510 86884/9841 813529, Raj K Pandey (Chhetri), Jawalakhel, Lalitpur (Page 4 of 5)
  5. 5. Raj K Pandey, GPO Box: 19862, Kathmandu, Nepal, rajkpandey2000@yahoo.com, rajkpandey2000@hotmail.com EMPLOYERS' INTRODUCTION (ANNEX: A) (08) Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA), established in 1974, through a special act of the Japanese quest for international economic and technical cooperation to the outside world, which is solely responsible to implement the Japan Government’s Official Development Assistance (ODA) in the world. (07) UK Government's Department For International Development (DFID), working in partnership with the GoN, has funded Enabling State Program-Nepal. ESP is taking an innovative approach in addressing the problems for the good governance in Nepal. In particular, it is seeking to avoid the common problems experienced 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 of the DFID/ESP with GBP 700 thousands budget during 2003-04. The Strengthening Project was responsible in merging Cabinet Secretariat and Prime Minister's Office; improving PM Office facilities; connecting PM Office 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 is a well-known radio in Kathmandu. HBC is popular among its urban, sub-urban and rural listeners especially for hourly news and folk songs as 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, Country Technical Service Team For South And West Asia (CST/SAWA Countries) is working to provide technical supports on population management issues. The team consists interdisciplinary regional and international advisory 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 or international development agencies, working in 15 South And West Asian Countries for population management issues. (03) The UK Government’s Department For International Development (DFID) has funded Rural Access Programme (RAP) with an aim to reduce poverty in 6 eastern and western backward hilly districts of Nepal through rural access along with wide range of complementary social package programmes. The budget of the RAP is GBP 30 million. WSP International, Helvetas-Nepal, GEOCE, University of East Anglia and Oxford Policy Management were jointly working in a partnership basis as Consultants for designing and implementing the RAP in 6 rural hilly districts of Nepal for improved livelihoods of marginalized people. (02) Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA)/Japan Medical Association (JMA) jointly funded and implemented School and Community Health Project (SCHP) to uplift life standard of marginalized people through participatory community development approach in remote parts of Nepal. Its major activities were: Infrastructure: schools, PHCs, HP/SHPs, School-toilet Construction; Sanitation: Drinking Water Supply; Community Health Promotion; Disease Control and Research: Deworming, IDD, THs, CHVs, HIV/AIDS; Child-to-Child; Literacy; Community Library; Income Generation; Nutrition; Self Help Group; Human Resource Development; Disaster Preparedness; Awareness Raising and Advocacy among communities, etc. (01) Save the Children-Norway (Redd Barna) is a Norwegian semi-government voluntary international humanitarian organization; with a worldwide membership; working to improve conditions for children; especially, children in difficult circumstances. Its main programmes were: Rural Backward Community Development-Income Generation; Self Help Group; Advocacy on UN Child Rights Convention (CRC); Child-to-Child (C-to-C); Community Based Rehabilitation (CBR); Women Empowerment; Infrastructure; Sanitation-Drinking Water Supply; Health Promotion; Literacy; Agriculture; Community Forest; Agro- Forest and currently acting as a donor agency for nearly 3 dozen Nepalese NGOs working for children. REFERENCE 1) Names of several referees will be provide; 2) Medical health reports will be submitted; 3) Academic credentials and working certificates will be presented; 4) Sufficient time for understanding will be given! Mobile: (977-01) 98510 86884/9841 813529, Raj K Pandey (Chhetri), Jawalakhel, Lalitpur (Page 5 of 5)