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CURRICULUM-VITAE
PERSONAL INFORMATION Raj K Pandey, Jawalakhel, Lalitpur
GPO Box: 19862, Kathmandu,
Name : Raj K Pandey Nepal
rajkpandey2000@hotmail.com
DoB : April 17, 1974 rajkpandey2000@yahoo.com
Sex : Male rajkpandey2000@gmail.com
Mobile: (977-01) 98510 86884
Marital Status : Single Mobile: (977-01) 9841 813529
Home Address : Triveni Bazaar-2, Triveni Susta VDC, Nawalparashi, Lumbini, Nepal
Languages : Nepali, English, Hindi, Maithali, Bhojpuri, Awadi and Newari
Nationality : Nepalese
Education : Masters in: (i) Business Studies (MBS); and (ii) 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
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 practical
fieldwork experience from community-based development 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 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 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, based in the PM’s Office of Nepal.

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From January-June 05, he worked with the DFID/Enabling State Program-Nepal, based in the PM’s
Office to handover the outcomes, clean-up and phase-out the project activities under Strengthening the
Office of the Prime Minister and Council of Ministers Project funded by UK Government’s DFID.
From July 05-May 07, he implicated as a freelancer Consultant for United States Agency for International
Development (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.
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.
TRAINING ATTENDED

1. The Business Communication Course, The British Council, 16-29 Nov ‘10
2. The Professional Writing Course, The British Council, 3-26 Nov ‘09
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3. Beginning Life in UN: Induction Program, Philippines, 24-28 Nov ‘08


4. Leadership Development Program, USAID/National Democratic Institute, 14-17 Sep ‘05
5. Cisco Networking Academy Programme (CCNA), Held at KU/KCM, 15 Feb-15 Aug '04
6. Imprest Account Handling, DFID/Nepal, 25-26 May '03
7. Radio Program Production/Presentation, HBC Radio, May ‘02-‘03
8. Community Mental Health, GoN/Mental Hospital, WHO and Maryknoll/Ashadeep, 5-6 Aug '99
9. Training of Trainers (ToT) Course on Child-to-Child, Hatemalo Sanchar, 1-10 Jun ‘99
10. A 8-weeks Computer Package Course, St. Xavier's Campus, 11 Aug-30 Oct '97
11. A 30-hours Course on Mind Control, Personality Development and Impressing People, Memorex
Institute, Russian Cultural Center, 4-6 Feb '96
Vanguard Leadership Course, Patan Jayceettes, 10-11 Mar '94
12. English Language Course, Acharya Language Institute, 6 Dec '93-6 Feb '94
13. Participatory Monitoring and Evaluation of the Projects, 12-25 Sep '97 (Trainings by Redd Barna)
14. Community Mobilization for Sustainable Development, 01-13 Jun '97
15. Development Communication, Education and Gender Sensitization, 07-18 Apr '97
16. Development Approach Needs Assessment, 12-21 Jan '97
17. Participatory Rural Appraisal (PRA), 16-26 Nov '96
18. Project Management and Evaluation Procedures, 13-21 Aug '96
19. The Art of Leadership: for Community and Local Resource Mobilization, 01-13 May '96
20. Book Keeping and Project Management: Refresher Training, 08-17 Feb '96
21. Strategic Management of the Partner NGOs/CBOs, 18-29 Nov '95
22. Understanding Socio-cultural Research, 04-17 Mar '95
23. Accounting for Non-Profit Organizations, 19-25 Jan '95
24. Administrative and Management Procedures at Non-Profit Organizations, 05-14 Nov '94
25. Capacity Enhancement on Accrual Accounting and Store Handling, 11-23 Jul '94
26. Training Need Identification of the NGOs/CBOs, 01-09 Mar '94
27. Effective Supervision and Leadership Styles, 18-25 Nov '93
28. Office Management and Communication, 07-15 Jun '93
29. Leadership Development and Team Management, 12-18 Feb '93
30. Communication and Presentation Skills in the Target Groups, 19-27 Dec '92
31. Individual Behavior and Effective Communication for Team Spirit, 10-21 Aug '92
32. Taking Personal Initiatives for Result Oriented Performance, 06-15 Mar '92
33. Communication and Team Building for Group Dynamics, 18-25 Dec '91
34. Facilitating Team Dialogue and Interpersonal Relationship in the Team, 13-22 Jun '91
35. How to Deliver Effective Presentation, 11-19 Oct '90
36. Roles and Responsibilities of Administrative Staff, 17-28 May '90
37. Roles and Responsibilities of Employees in Humanitarian Organizations, 13-21 Feb '90

EXTRA 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.
WORKSHOPS/SEMINARS PARTICIPATED

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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 '03

MAJOR 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.

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 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 PM's 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 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.

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EMPLOYERS' INTRODUCTION

(09) United Nations is owned by member countries including 48 from Asia. Its main instruments for
helping 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 to help its developing member countries substantially reduce the
poverty.

(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, had 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 GBP700 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 was a well-known radio in Kathmandu.
HBC was 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/international
development 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 Nepal
through 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 partnership
as Consultants for designing and implementing RAP 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.

(01) Save the Children-Norway (previously 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. It is a founder member of the International
Save the Children Alliance.

REFERENCE

Names of referees will be provided upon request

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