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Dynamic Educator / Instructional Design
Results driven leader with a proven record for meeting needs of multiple high-profile clients, balancing the
interests of all stakeholders, resolving issues and managing multi-layered global projects. Effective change agent
known for developing multicultural teams built on respect, delivering global training, and leading complex
initiatives to successful implementation. Expertise in educational and child rights arena, including early
childhood development, education, special education, child protection and public health for publicly known
organizations. Superb communication and presentation skills. Core competencies include:

Staff Management, Training & Coaching

Strategic & Tactical Planning
Operational & Cost Analysis
Change Management & Revitalization
Process Enhancements

Issue Management & Resolution

Staff Oversight & Coaching
Partnership & Consensus Building
Budget Development & Administration
Resource Mobilization

United Nations Childrens Fund (UNICEF), 1998 2015
CHIEF FIELD SERVICES, New Delhi, India, August 2012 June 2015
Coordinate high quality and continuous communication between 13 field offices and senior management -flagging issues, highlighting new data, collecting and disseminating information. Represent state office
concerns to national office on issues related to programme implementation. Convene systematic and routine
consultations with state offices to assist and inform decision making by senior management. Ensure that the
voice of the field is well represented at the national level, and that guidelines and programme/operational
direction and observations from the national level inform state level programme implementation and operations.
Provide oversight of management practices at the state level and the development of annual work plans and
office management plans that are aligned with national-level guidelines and directives and within the overall
strategic direction of the country programme. facilitate learning needs assessments and development of learning
plans to support
Selected accomplishments:
Advanced strategic partnerships with the private sector in 13 states.
Collaborated on the development of a new buisness model for India which is seen as a best practice
Streamlined and aligned office learning plan to identified staff development needs, monitored
implementation and achievement of learning goals.
Established new innovative partnerships and programs in two conflict prone areas of India.
Execute key strategies / initiatives aligned with organizations vision to facilitate major change impacting
children and women countrywide. Create and maintain performance-driven environment through results-oriented
management. Interface with high-level decision makers in government, business leaders, media, and opinion
leaders. Resolve and advise staff on complex program issues. Provide leadership to create, cultivate and maintain

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high staff morale and team work, sound management-staff relations, and ensure general staff welfare and
securityto achieve corporate goals.
Lilongwe, Malawi, January 2009 August 2012
Selected accomplishments:
Successfully positioned UNICEF as a trusted partner, and children's needs among government's high
Built and expanded broad based strategic partnerships and alliances to support national efforts in
responding to children's needs in Malawi.
Leveraged over $50 million for scaling up the social cash transfer program in Malawi.
Exceeded resource mobilization targets by mobilizing $155 million in additional resources for the
programs in Malawi which reflects a 160% increase in planned budget.
Expanded strategic alliances and established partnerships with the private sector to respond to childrens
needs in Malawi.
Envisioned and realized the establishment of the NGO Coalition for Childrens Rights.
Delivered $160 million in procurement services for vaccines, HIV and malaria health commodities.
Tirana, Albania, January 2004 December 2008
Selected accomplishments:
Spearheaded development of five-year, country program and implementation / management plan.
Secured $4.3 million for innovative nutrition program from highly competitive global grant mechanism.
Completed operational assessment and streamlined processes to increase efficiency as well as developed
backup office system for continued operation in staffs absence.
Introduced reporting system to monitor country program / office to track achievements and progress.
Mobilized private sector as partners in national campaign, Albania Reads, and secured $1.2 million of
a target of $3 million, to re-establish libraries in all schools to increase reading achievement of students.
Invited to serve as a member of the Board of Trustees for a two-year term on a multinational foundation
and a four-year term for a local non-governmental organization.
CHIEF, FIELD OFFICE, Kolkata, India, March 2000 January 2004
Spearheaded team of 25, defined direction, and implemented strategies to raise public awareness of childrens
rights within assigned region and advocate for policies to support organizational goals and objectives. Developed
plans of action and drove program execution through capacity development. Forged alliances with private sector,
government, and community. Monitored resources to remain cost effective. Coordinated preparation of major,
comprehensive report for two states. Played central role as member of country-management team and
management advisory group accountable for developing and monitoring the new country program.
Selected accomplishments:
Initiated full operational assessment of field office, leading to positive procedural changes based on
completed report now used as global model to boost efficiency and effectiveness.
Successfully boosted program implementation rates by 94% for three consecutive years through fiscally
responsible budget management of $5.5 million annually.
Strengthened collaboration, cooperation and coordination across multiple programs through clustering.
Directed, designed, and secured over $5.8 million in funding for initiatives affecting over 106 million
people in two states.

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Developed innovative programs, including a sports program to promote girls enrollment in and
completion of primary school, a community-based disaster-preparedness program adopted as the
national model, elementary education programs to reach the most disadvantaged children, and a
nutrition program to eradicate and prevent malnutrition in young children based on the concept of
positive deviance.

Assumed top program-leadership role to coordinate joint United Nations-Government of India community-based
education program to enrich learning and impact completion rates. Advocated and partnered with government of
India to design and develop education programs, capacity development of education professionls, and teacher
training programs. Contributed to joint-review of district primary-education program. Served as advisor to
support state programs and develop solutions to emerging issues.
Selected accomplishments:
Collaborated on creation of training and communication strategy / materials for the program.
Proposed development of classroom-observation system implemented across six states for teachers to
improve classroom quality; also assisted in identifying key factors related to higher achievement.
Forged relationship with multi-national corporation to support national-education program and
successfully negotiated proposal; led to increased attendance and student retention by educating children
and parents on the value of education and available grants through TV advertising and promotional
Served as integral member of management advisory groups, focused on fundraising, management
excellence, and research and evaluation.
Participated in early childhood development task force and UN interagency working groups with
primary emphasis on child labor, gender, and education.
Implemented various key initiatives, including national-level research study on cost and financing of
elementary education to improve accuracy of budget projections.
Charged with needs identification, planning, designing and evaluation of new early-childhood-development and
basic-education programs for various global regions, working in collaboration with field operations and partner
agencies. Contributed to the development of parent-education and child-to-child materials for programs.
Selected accomplishments:
Championed development of various educational programs and materials for global regions, including
Egypt and Asia; also cultivated strategic partnerships as well as sourced funds to support efforts.
Conducted program analysis of key elements, leading four-person team, developing study design and
protocol, analyzing data and trends, and developing report findings.
Played essential role in strategy development to impact program growth and student retention in specific
educational program.
Articulated conceptual framework for worldwide sponsorship program and designed / executed training
program for employees.
Designed, facilitated and implemented Regional Early Childhood Development workshop in Asia for
program staff to advance core advocate skills and knowledge for developing and monitoring early
childhood programs in their countries.

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AAAS Science, Engineering and Diplomacy Fellow, USAID, Global Bureau, Center for Human Capacity
Development, Washington, D.C.
Graduate Research Assistant, AIDS Clinical Trial Unit - Infectious Diseases
Project Director, Student Initiated Grant, Infant Care Project, Child Development Unit,
Duke University, Department of Pediatrics, Durham, NC
Project Coordinator, / Graduate Research Assistant,
University of North Carolina - FPG Child Development Center, Chapel Hill
Experience as Special Education Teacher


Doctorate of Philosophy (ABD): Early Intervention/Education
Master of Public Health: Maternal and Child Health
Master of Education: Early Childhood Special Education
Awards: Interdisciplinary Doctoral Fellowship in Early Intervention Scholarship, Master of Education
Bachelor of Science: Communicative Disorders

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