Gana Pati Ojha

Survey Director, Social Impact

December 2018 – present (Intermittent involvement) Population Based Survey of Feed the Future programme in Nepal. Specific tasks include: Participate in survey activity planning calls with the rest of the research team, as requested; Arrange and coordinate meetings with key stakeholders (including government agencies, USAID/Nepal contacts, and local data collection firms) for the December 2018 … Read more

Sector Specialist, CAMRIS International

November 2018 – February 2019 (Intermittent involvement)   Mid-term evaluation of Nepal Seed and Fertilizer (NSAF) project in Nepal. The project is about strengthening capacity of government and private sector in the business of seed and fertilizer by conducting trials and demonstrations on ready to use seed varieties developed by International Agricultural Research Centres and … Read more

International Consultant (Lead evaluator), United Nations Office for Drugs and Crimes, Bhutan

June 2018– October 2018 Independent Final Evaluation of the project “Enhance Government and Civil Society Responses to Counter Trafficking in Persons in Bhutan (BHUZ13). The project has four components: Strategy and policies; inter agency partnership and collaboration; awareness raising; and protection mechanisms for trafficked victims. Key tasks included coordinate and oversee the tasks of the … Read more

Agriculture Development Officer, Gorkha, Syanja (Nepal), Ministry of Agriculture

September 1985- December 1990 and January 1980- July 1983 Provided strategic and technical leadership in the overall governance of integrated agricultural development programmes in Gorkha and Syanja districts including the planning, organizing, directing and monitoring of human, physical and financial resources of the following projects: Resource Conservation and Utilization (USAID: 1980-85) Fertilizer and Related Inputs … Read more

General Secretary cum Institution Building Specialist, Center for Environment and Agricultural Policy Research, Extension and Development (CEAPRED) (Nepal) (Part Time)

May 1991- May 1996 Provided leadership in strengthening CEAPRED capability in proposal development and human resource management and enhancing managerial capacity of CBOs in Lalitpur, Dhankuta and Tehrathum districts by providing cooperative strengthening and business management training and conducting reinforcement visits. Studies included

Chairman / Principal, Capital College and Research Center (CCRC) Nepal

March 2001 – March 2004 Organizational development including establishment and management CCRC by providing strategic and technical leadership. Activities included developing vision, mission, goal, and objectives; developing organogram and governing procedure including human resource development and management plan; identifying and recruiting management and teaching staff; developing quality control system including performance monitoring and evaluation; developing … Read more

Livelihood Security Technical Advisor, Concern Worldwide (CWW) Pakistan Programme

April 2004 – March 2005 Provided technical and strategic support to livelihood programmes in Balochistan (conflict sensitive area) and Punjab provinces in Pakistan. Major responsibilities included capacity building of national staff for strategic partnership, coordination and networking with government authorities, local partners, civil society organizations (CSO), private organizations and UN systems; technical support to the … Read more

Senior Community Development Specialist, Nepal Australia Community Resource Management and Livelihoods Project (NACRMLP), Kathmandu, Nepal

July – October 2005 Developed criteria for community participation in sustaining the success stories of the project; developed criteria for sustaining the project successes at micro, meso and macro levels; trained staff of NACRMLP and civic society organizations in strategic planning, appreciative inquiry, gender, poverty and social equity (GPSE), and livelihoods analysis and option development, … Read more

Project Manager, Trace Foundation, New York: TAR China

November 2005-April 2006 Overall responsibility for managing two projects (1) Traditional Tibetan Medicines (TTM) and (2) Education Improvement in Nagchu Prefecture of Tibet Autonomous Region (TAR) of the People’s Republic of China (PRC). Activities included partnering with Chinese government in developing proposals, preparing memorandum of agreements and contracts; overall resource generation for Tibet programmes; financial … Read more

Team Leader and Program Director, NARMA Consultancy Pvt. Ltd., Kathmandu, Nepal

February -March 2007 Preparation of project implementation plan (PIP) of “Nepal: Peace Building from Below” for Canadian Agency for International Development (CIDA) to be implemented by Rural Reconstruction Nepal. Activities included team formation and orientation, team mobilization, monitoring of team performance, review of documents, defining methodology, stakeholder consultation at district and national levels, district selection, … Read more