A professional with 16 years of experience in policy formulation, strategic planning, large scale program execution, institution building, proposal development, monitoring & evaluation in Agri & Rural Development sector.
•Experienced to work in multi-discipline fields like Rural Development, Agricultural Engineering & Processing, Post Harvest Management, Watershed & NRM, Environment Management
•Experience in execution of training and capacity building activities at scale in rural development projects.
•Skilled in handling execution of large scale projects at grassroots, state & national level.
•More than 5 yrs of work experience in projects supported by The World Bank in poverty eradication & rural development in Rajasthan & MP.
•Professional records of working with leading development governmental & non-governmental organizations such as Govt. of Rajasthan & MP, Govt. of India, ICAR, IFAD, UNDP, ITC limited, SRTT, AIF, Centre for Microfinance, SRIJAN etc, in different rural livelihoods projects since year 2002.
•Exposure to research, data analysis, impact analysis and publication of research papers, articles and technical bulletins.
•Guided students from IIT, IIM, IRMA, TISS, IIFM, XISS, NIAM, IIHMR, and students from various agricultural engineering institutes during their field work in above mentioned areas.
State Project Manager /Consultant (Institution & Capacity Building; Environment Management) at RGAVP, GoR, Jaipur
Nov 2012 - Present
•To lead state wide execution & scaling up of “Community Institution and Capacity Building component” of The World Bank funded project Rajasthan Rural Livelihood Projects (RRLP) and centrally sponsored project National Rural Livelihood Mission (NRLM). •To lead “Environment Management and Climate Change Adaption” vertical to ensure adaptation of “Environment Management Framework” in all livelihood projects of RGAVP. •Engaged in policy formulation, strategic planning and monitoring of execution of formation of SHG based institutions, credit linkage, financial inclusion, livelihood interventions and capacity building activities. •To provide support to field teams in implementation of various projects on income enhancement through agriculture & livestock productivity enhancement, promotion of climate smart agriculture, processing & value addition to agriculture crops, improvement in value chain of agriculture produce, promotion of agriculture based producer companies etc. •To facilitate regular management review, assessment of project outcomes and its impact on different social groups. •To develop resource pools, master trainers, guidelines and protocols to engage Resource Persons in capacity building activities. •To build Training and Capacity Building Architecture at The State, District and Block Levels. •Engaged in design and execution of various capacity building modules for managerial & field staff, community cadres and leaders. •To extend technical and coordination support to the state, district and block teams to roll out capacity building programs and monitoring through MIS. •To develop partnership with various national organizations to provide support in capacity building and livelihood programs. •To lead execution of project “Evidence based Targeting Ultra Poor” by J-Pal South Asia and SPM National Rurban Mission.
MBA in sustainable Development at Sikkim Manipal University
Jul 2012 - Jan 2014
M.TECH in agriculture and Food Engg. at IIT Kharagpur
Jun 2000 - Jan 2002
BE (Agricultural Engg.) at Rajasthan Agricultural University, Bikaner
Jun 1997 - Apr 2000