Nava Raj Adhikari

Email: navaadhikari<at>hotmail.com
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Nepal
Date of Birth: 
26th July, 1972
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Curriculum Vitae: Nava Raj Adhikari, Nepal

 

PERSONAL DETAILS

 

A male, born in Tanhun, Nepal on 26/07/1972, married, having three daughters, with postal address as PO Box: 9929, Kathmandu, Nepal and current address as House No. 290/15, Sal Phant Marg, Kathmandu Metropolitan City, Ward No. 13, Bafal, Kathmandu, Tel: +977-1-4038292, Mobile: +977-9841-779822, E-mail: navaadhikari@hotmail.com, Skype: nava.raj.adhikari

 

CAREER HISTORY

 

KEY SHORT TERM ASSIGNMENTS:

 

1.      November – December 2013. Technical Consultant in developing a Project Document entitled “Empowering Conflict Affected Young People (Formerly Children) for Social Protection and Employment”. Ministry of Industry (MoI), Government of Nepal (GoN).

2.      January 2012. Technical Consultant in developing a Project Document entitled “Enhancing capacity of conflict affected women and girls (CAW&Gs) for gainful employment and enterprises development”. Ministry of Industry (MoI), Government of Nepal (GoN).

3.      September-November 2011. Technical Consultant in developing a Project Document to support the implementation of the National Action Plan on UNSCR 1325 and 1820, submitted at Nepal Peace Trust Fund (NPTF). Ministry of Peace and Reconstruction, Government of Nepal/Royal Norwegian Embassy, Kathmandu, Nepal.

4.      October – November 2011. Post-Abortion Care Programming related In-country Consultant. CAMRIS International, Inc./USAID Global Health Technical Assistance Project, Washington.

5.      September 2008: Team Member for the evaluation of the project "Empowerment of Women Political Workers for Meaningful Representation in State and Political Structures". Inter-Party Women’s Alliance (IPWA)/Rights Democracy and Inclusion Fund (RDIF)/DFID.

 

LONG TERM ASSIGNMENTS:

 

Executive Director (PART TIME), May 2005 – Present

World Vision Advocacy Forum (WVAF), Kathmandu, Nepal

•         Provides substantive support and guidance to consultants, project teams, and local partner organizations towards the achievement of project objectives.

•         Advocates for WVAF's work and represents Centre for Peace, Security and Justice with national authorities, INGOs, UN agencies, and donor community.

•         Creates public opinion and awareness to increase participation, accountability and governance for effective service delivery, women's empowerment, and social inclusion.

•         Ensures knowledge management and professional capacity development of the programme team and local partners.

•         Acts as focal person to develop and implement monitoring indicators of various projects.

•         Responsible for overall guidance and strategic direction to the development and administration of various projects on Human Rights, Rule of Law, and ESC rights, including

1.      Breaking the Barriers: Safeguarding the Rights of Girl Infants project (November 01, 2014 – October 31, 2017) funded by European Commission

2.      Promoting Equality and Accountability for Change and Empowerment (PEACE)  project  (November 01, 2014 – October 31, 2017) funded by Finn Church Aid

3.      Participatory Land Use Planning and Implementation project (26.03.2014 – 25.03.2015) funded by UN-Habitat

4.      Enhancing Marginalized Conflict Victims' Access to Justice project (25 November 2013 – ) funded by UNDP Nepal

5.      Establishing and running a Centre for Peace, Security and Justice (CPSJ) in Nepal project (01.04.2011 – Present) funded by UNDP Nepal

6.                  Go International project (01.01.2013 – 31.12.2015) funded by European Commission

7.      Nepal Ex-Kamaiya Education and Poverty Alleviation (NEKEPA) project (01.01.2013 – 31.12.2015) funded by Global Poverty Action Fund (GPAF)/DFID

8.      Enhancing Cultural Diversity for Dignity and Development of Indigenous Communities in Nepal project (01.01.2010 – 31.12.2012) funded by European Commission

9.      Local Body Grants Expenditure Review and Community Engagement Survey project (01.07.2011 – 30.06.2012) funded by Local Governance Community Development Programme (LGCDP)/Government of Nepal

10.  Community Based Monitoring of Local Government/Public Goods and Services project (01.07.2011 – 30.06.2012) funded by LGCDP/Government of Nepal

11.  Enhancing Political Participation of Marginalized Women in Nepal project (01.10.2008 – 30.09.2010) funded by United Nations Democracy Fund

12.  Fostering Health and Livelihoods of Conflict Affected People in Nepal project (01.03.2008 – 29.02.2010) funded by European Commission

13.  Supporting Marginalized Chepang Ethnic Community through Enhanced District Chepang Rights Forum project (01.01.2009 – 31.12.2009) funded by Taiwan Foundation for Democracy

14.  Partnership for Combating Local Level Corruption project (01.12.2007 – 31.12.2008) funded by DanidaHUGOU

15.  Campaigning Against Post Conflict Corruption project (01.09.2007 – 31.08.2008) funded by Partnership for Transparency Fund/World Bank

 

National Consultant, November 2012 – October 2013

UN Women, Nepal Country Office, Kathmandu, Nepal

•         Provided support to the UN Women, Peace and Security Unit for the implementation of the inception phase activities of the project Strengthening Implementation of the Women, Peace and Security Agenda in Nepal: Towards Implementation of the National Action Plan on UNSCRs 1325 and 1820 supported by Government of Finland.

•         Developed Terms of References for required human resources including project staffs, consultants, consulting firms, and Project Steering Committee.

•         Developed Request for Proposals and facilitated grant agreements with Responsible Parties.

•         Provided technical support to the Search for Common Ground for conducting a situation analysis.

•         Planned and facilitated start up and inception workshops at national and district levels.

•         Prepared analytical reports for UN Women and Government of Finland.

 

Monitoring and Evaluation Advisor, March 2010 – October 2012

Enhancing Cultural Diversity for Dignity and Development of Indigenous Communities in Nepal project/World Vision Advocacy Forum/European Commission, Kathmandu, Nepal

•         Supported in the development and use of participatory monitoring system.

•         Developed and facilitated results-oriented monitoring and evaluation training to the Indigenous Peoples Organizations (IPOs), project team, and local implementing partners.

•         Provided technical support to implement traditional enterprises promotional activities.

•         Provided substantive inputs to the development and implementation of annual work plans with effective operational strategies, clear deliverables, and annual targets with indicators.

•         Extended technical assistance to develop and roll out a district based monitoring and results verification strategies in all eight project districts.

•         Provided timely and quality submission of data, analysed reports, field trends, quarterly projections as per Monitoring and Evaluation requirements.

 

Thematic Leader – Institutional Capacity Building, March 2008 – February 2010

Fostering Health and Livelihoods of Conflict Affected People in Nepal project/World Vision Advocacy Forum/European Commission, Kathmandu, Nepal

•         Led institutional and capacity building component of the project on behalf of WVAF.

•         Developed and facilitated capacity development trainings for conflict victims, partner NGOs and local staff to enhance their capacity in organization management and institution building.

•         Ensured effective liaison and coordination among local partners in the implementation of capacity development activities.

•         Developed and implemented participatory monitoring and evaluation systems.

•         Designed and implemented Rapid Needs Assessment tool to assess the situation of conflict affected people and formulated local activities as per community need.

•         Liaised and coordinated with Ministry of Health and Population, Ministry of Local Development, I/NGOs for collaboration, partnership and sharing of expertise.

•         Coordinated with National Planning Commission (NPC), related Ministries (MoH and MoFALD), projects and I/NGOs, line agencies, local government and authorities;

•         Contributed to generate knowledge including synthesizing lessons from the project, capturing success stories and sharing experiences.

 

Social Inclusion Advisor, December 2005 – February 2008

Advocacy for the Rights of Indigenous Peoples project/Rural Community Development Society/ European Commission, Kathmandu, Nepal

•         Responsible for strategic planning for advocacy for effective networking and encouraged coordination meetings with key stakeholders.

•         Contributed to policy advocacy for social inclusion and effective mainstreaming of marginalized groups and communities.

•         Designed and applied livelihoods strategies to uplift living condition of indigenous people.

•         Monitored social inclusion advocacy campaigns.

•         Provided thematic and conceptual foundations in designing and publishing Indigenous Peoples Human Rights Book.

 

Fellow, June 2005 –November 2005

South Asia Regional Initiative/Equity Support Program, Academy for Educational Development (AED)/USAID India. New Delhi, India

•         Conducted research on "Violence against Women: the Effects of Caste and Gender based Discrimination on Dalit Women in India and Nepal", which emphasized the situation of migrated Dalit women from two countries who are subjected to human rights abuses, which result in an elevated risk of trafficking for commercial sex work.

•         Involved in collecting, developing, analyzing and communicating qualitative data on the specified research.

•         Conducted field interviews by using a variety of research techniques.

•         Developed and interpreted questionnaires; verified data - in both India and Nepal.

•         Produced and widely disseminated comprehensive research report.

 

National Project Coordinator, June 2004 – May 2005

Advocacy for the Basic Human Rights of Dalits project/Nepal National Dalits Social Welfare Organization (NNDSWO) / European Commission, Kathmandu, Nepal

•         Developed advocacy strategy at local and national levels for policy influence to eliminate 'untouchability’ and caste based discrimination.

•         Coordinated, mobilized District Chapters and provided technical supports to district teams for timely implementation, reporting, and promoting a learning approach.

•         Established and strengthened networks and carried out liaison functions with NNDSWO District Chapters, local authorities and line agencies, and European Commission.

•         Worked to combat stigma of 'untouchability' with various likeminded organizations.

 

Research Assistant/Consultant (June 2001–May 2003), Faculty of Agriculture,

Ehime University, 3-5-7, TARUMI, MATSUYAMA, 790-8566, JAPAN

•         Developed advocacy strategy at local and national levels for policy influence to eliminate 'untouchability' and caste based discrimination.

•         Coordinated, mobilized District Chapters and provided technical supports to district teams for timely implementation, reporting, and promoting a learning approach.

•         Established and strengthened networks and carried out liaison functions with NNDSWO District Chapters, local authorities and line agencies, and European Commission.

•         Collect, edit and process research;

•         Support and supervise research;

•         Involve in designing and managing information systems;

•         Collect and provide database to support institutional research activities;

•         Assist to the Team Leader by undertaking tasks in a supportive and collaborative environment; and

•         Support to publications, progress reports and proposals development and search for further funding support to the project.

 

Regional Director, July 1998 – September 2000

Women’s Empowerment Program (WEP)/Pact Nepal /USAID Nepal, Nepalgunj, Nepal

•         Overall responsible to manage regional programme of Women’s Empowerment Program.

•         Provided technical advice and assistance to the regional level project team in the effective planning and implementation of Women’s Empowerment Program.

•         Contributed to strengthening Village Bank and Management Information System (MIS).

•         Supervised training events and documented issues of marginalized women.

•         Prepared project progress reports and submitted to Pact Kathmandu.

 

Social Mobiliser, September 1995 – August 1997

Nepal-Australia Community Forestry Project/AnuTech/AusAID, Kathmandu, Nepal

•         Initiated drinking water schemes to support the Forest User Groups in the project area.

•         Enhanced organizational and management capacity of Forest User Groups to carry out community development works.

•         Coordinated and facilitated the project activities to achieve the goal of improved access, particularly of women and disadvantaged members of the Forest User Groups.

•         Stimulated participation of Forest User Groups members in planning and construction phases of drinking water schemes.

•         Assisted Forest User Groups to develop post project drinking water schemes operation and management plans for sustainability.

•         Observed and investigated social groups in relation to education, ethnicity, and poverty.

•         Assessed longer-term impacts of Drinking Water Projects.

 

EDUCATION

1.      Master of Art (MA) in Sociology (2013), Tribhuvan University, Nepal

2.      Post-graduation on Life Environment Conservation Science (2003), Ehime University, Japan

3.      Bachelor of Art (BA) in Political Science (1995), Tribhuvan University, Nepal

 

PUBLICATIONS

1.      Indigenous Peoples Human Rights Book (2006)

2.      Violence Against Women: "The Effects of Caste and Gender Based Discrimination on Dalit Women in India and Nepal (2005)"

3.      Gold medal awarded essay : “If I were the Vice Chancellor of Tribhuvan University, Nepal (1994)”

4.      Gold medal awarded essay : “2000 AD and Human Rights (1993)”

 

RECEIVED/FACILITATED RELEVANT TRAINING COURSES

•         2014: South Asia Training on Nonviolence in War or Armed Conflict. Kurve Wustrow Projects/Centre for Training and Networking in Nonviolent Action

•         2012: Resource Person. Human Rights and Transitional Justice Training to Security Officials. Human Rights Protection and Legal Service Centre (HRPLSC)/RDIF/DFID

•         2011: Organization Management and Institution Building training. Enhancing cultural diversity for dignity and development of indigenous communities in Nepal project of World Vision Advocacy Forum (WVAF)/ European Commission (EC)

•         2011: Resource Mobilization Training on Accessing EU Funding. DISVI International Cooperation/German Foundation for World Population (DSW)

•         2010: ToT on Cultural Rights. Enhancing cultural diversity for dignity and development of indigenous communities in Nepal project of WVAF/EC

•         2009: In-country training on Anti-corruption. U4 Anti-corruption Resource Centre/Tiri.

•         2009: Governance, Gender Auditing and Public Hearing. Enhancing Political Participation of Marginalized Women in Nepal project of WVAF/United Nations Democracy Fund (UNDEF)

•         2009: Gender, Social Inclusion and Advocacy (GSIA). Enhancing Political Participation of Marginalized Women in Nepal project of WVAF/UNDEF

•         2009: Organizational Development and Resource Management training. Fostering Health and Livelihoods of Conflict Affected People in Nepal project of WVAF/EC

•         2009: Participatory Learning and Action Approach training. Fostering Health and Livelihoods of Conflict Affected People in Nepal project of WVAF/EC

•         2008: Human Rights and Fundamental Democratic Principles (HRFD). Enhancing Political Participation of Marginalized Women in Nepal project of WVAF/UNDEF

•         2008: Mental Health and Psychosocial Counseling training. Fostering Health and Livelihoods of Conflict Affected People in Nepal project of WVAF/EC

•         2006: Staff ToT on Indigenous People's Human Rights Training. Advocacy for the Rights of Indigenous People Program of Rural Community Development Society (RUCODES)/EC.

•         2006: Institutional development Training. Advocacy for the Rights of Indigenous People (ARIP) Program of RUCODES/EC

•         2006: Project Management Training. Kathmandu School of Management/Advocacy for the Rights of Indigenous People Program of RUCODES/EC

•         2005: Management Skill Training. Kathmandu School of Business Administration/Advocacy for Basic Human Rights of Dalits Program of NNDSWO/EC

•         2004: Microsoft Project 2003. New Horizons Computer Learning Centers/NNDSWO/EC

•         2000: Appreciative Inquiry. Habitat for Humanity International/Pact/USAID. Kathmandu.

•         1999: Village Banking and Micro-enterprise Development for Women’s Empowerment Program (WEP) Practitioners. Lassen Associates/Pact/USAID Nepal

•         1998: Micro-Enterprise Planning and Management. Nepal Federation of Savings and Credit Cooperative Unions Ltd (NEFSCUN)/ Association of Asian Confederation of Credit Unions (ACCU) Thailand

•         1997: Training Material Production for Poverty Alleviation. NEFSCUN/ACCU, Thailand.

•         1996: Training Methodologies and Techniques. NEFSCUN/ ACCU, Thailand.

•         1994: Campaigning. Amnesty International Denmark/Amnesty International Nepal.

•         1994: Gender and Women’s Health. Resource Center for Primary Health Care (RECPHEC).

•         1993: Training Programme on AIDS and Family Planning. Women’s Rehabilitation Centre.

 

ATTENDED WORKSHOP AND SEMINARS

•         National Strategic Workshop on Gender and Transitional Justice, 21 - 22 March 2012. International Center for Transitional Justice (ICTJ)

•         National Workshop on Preventing Electoral Violence, 27-28 February 2012. Alliance for Peace (AfP)/ Department of Peace Operations (DPO) of Peace Action, Training and Research Institute of Romania.

•         Ist National Convention on Right to Information, 28-29 March 2011. Freedom Forum. Kathmandu, Nepal.

•         13th International Anti-Corruption Conference (IACC), 30 October - 02 November 2008. Transparency International (TI). Athens, Greece

•         10th Annual Congress of Japan Rainwater Catchments Systems Association (JRCSA), November 7-8, 2002. Wakayama, Japan.

•         Summer Seminar. The United Graduate School of Agricultural Sciences, Ehime University, June 17-19, 2002. Oju, Ehime, Japan.

•         First National Youth Conference. Amnesty International Nepal Section, July 28-29, 1995. Chitwan, Nepal.

•         First National Conference on STD/AIDS. Women’s Rehabilitation Center (WOREC), December 18-19, 1994. Kathmandu, Nepal.

 

SCHOLARSHIPS RECEIVED

1.      June 2005 –November 2005: Research Fellow, South Asia Regional Initiative/Equity Support Program, Academy for Educational Development (AED)/USAID India

2.      June 2001–May 2003: Research assistant of Faculty of Agriculture, Ehime University, Japan

3.      October 2000- September 2003: Japanese Government, Ministry of Education Scholarship.

 

REFERENCES

 

Advocate Dinesh Tripathi

Chairperson

World Vision Advocacy Forum (WVAF)

Sunar Gaun Marg, Rabi Bhawan, Kathmandu, Nepal

Phone: 00977 9851036307

Email: wvaf@ntc.net.np

Mr. Peter Barwick

Project Manager,

Conflict Prevention Programme, UNDP Nepal

Conflict Prevention Programme, UNDP Nepal

3rd Floor, KSK Building, POB 108 Pulchowk

Lalitpur, Nepal

Telephone: 00977 9802011399

Email: peter.barwick@undp.org

Mr. Sadhuram Sapkota

Joint Secretary,

Ministry of Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation, Government of Nepal, Kathmandu, Nepal

Phone: 00977 9851096262

Email: srsapkota@gmail.com

 

I, the undersigned, certify with full responsibility that the information provided is true to the best of my knowledge and belief.

Signature: NAVA RAJ ADHIKARI                    Date: January 17, 2015

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