Contact Address Ph # Off : 01-5523200 Mobile # 9851110534 Ph # Res: 01-4601944 email : kalpana.sarkar@undp.org Postal:
UNDP, P.O.Box: 107 Pulchowk, Kathmandu

Skills / Competencies:

Energetic and dynamic Development Worker skilled in managing interventions in community development through addressing Gender and Social Equity issues in project cycle at all levels.

Employment History

  1. United Nations Development Programme (UNDP):

Position Geographic Location Duration (years) Programme Officer Kathmandu August 2007- to date Major duties and responsibilities

  1. Provide Inputs to UNDAF, CPD, CPAP and other documents.

  2. Ensure effective planning, management and implementation of Support to Participatory Constitution Building in Nepal programme through effective oversight

  3. Initiation and revision of project document, preparation of contribution agreement; determination of required revisions; coordination of the mandatory and budget re-phasing exercises, closure of projects through review.

  4. Performs functions of Manager Level 1 in Atlas for vouchers approval, participates in overall recruitment processes for the projects.

  5. Financial and substantive monitoring of the project. Provide inputs to the project on programme and operation matter

  6. Contribution to the overall office effort in resource mobilization

Accomplishments:

• Contributed in the formulation and revision of Support to Participatory Constitution Building in Nepal project document

• Contributed in the formulation of Public Administration for State Reform Programme document and initial implementation of project

• As Programme Officer, provide support for the effective management, administration and coordination of a $ 20 million UNDP project consisting of 60 staff.

• Coordinated establishment of SPCBN project and Centre for Constitutional Dialogue including 60 staffs

• Coordinated entire procurement of initial Constituent Assembly Secretariat request.

• Together with project team developed a civil society outreach strategy for SPCBN project. Facilitated award process for 18 consortia of 90 NGOs and as a result more than 7000 public submissions to the constitution drafting process

• Organised Project Executive Board meetings and CCD steering group meetings on timely manner

• Technical support provided to the CA secretariat for the preparation of a proposal for CA outreach, as a result they received USD 3.5 m from Nepal Peace Trust Fund

• Contributed in UNDAF, CPD and CPAP preparation and reporting processes in constitution making areas and Public Administration

• In addition to my primary responsibility on the SPCBN project, I supported the Electoral Support Project during 2008 to 2009 and achieved the following:

  1. Established Electoral Resource Centre in 2008 for CA election and supported whole implementation until the closure of the centre

  2. Supported the technical assistance to the Election Commission of Nepal

  3. Contributed for the formulation of three years Electoral Support project and supported initial stage of implementations

Election Audit Advisor ( 14 August to 14 September 2014): Election Audit of Afghanistan 2014 PrPrePresPresPresidential Election

  1. International Development Enterprises Nepal (IDE/Nepal)/ Business Development Services Marketing Production and Services (BDS MaPS):

Position Geographic Location Duration (years) Project Manager Central Office- Kathmandu June 2005- 19 August 2007 Major Duties:

  1. Provide leadership to BDS MaPs Women Enterprise programme

  2. Planning, budgeting and overall management of BDS MaPs Women Enterprises program

  3. Maintain close and effective relationship with Government, NGOs, CBOs and local partners and participate in developing linkages to other programmes and be involved in the professional and programme growth of IDE Nepal as a whole

  4. Supervision and management of staffs

  5. Program monitoring, evaluation and feedbacks

Accomplishments:

• Developed a strategy and plan for Women Enterprise programme.

• Coordinated establishment of women enterprise project team

• Managed and implemented women enterprise programme successfully, as a result created 3400 women entrepreneurs and 80 service providers within two year

  1. Natural Resource Management sector Assistance Program (NARMSAP):

NARMSAP works for poverty reduction through sustainable management of Natural Recourses working in all 5 Regions of Nepal through Regional Directorate of Forest, 5 Regional Forestry Training Centre, 38 District Forest Offices and 14 District Soil Conservation Offices

Position Geographic Location Duration (years) Natural Resource Program Officer - Gender and Equity Western Regional Support Unit, Pokhara July 2004- July 2005 (1 yr) Major Duties and responsibilities

  1. Focal point for dealing with Gender, Social and Equity concern within Western Region

  2. Planning, budgeting and management of Civil Society, Gender and Social mobilization component program

  3. Provide support to the Regional training and Extension Centre (RTEC), District Forest Offices (DFOs), District Soil Conservation Offices (DSCOs), NGOs/CBOs and colleagues in gender and social inclusion aspects

  4. Capacity building of Regional Forestry Directorate, RTEC, DFOs, DSCOs filed level staffs in Gender and Equity concern

  5. Coordination of NGO support, Non Formal Education and Extension programme in western region

Accomplishments:

• Supported development of Social mobilisation, Gender Equity policy and strategy for NARMSAP

• Developed Non Formal Education program, Extension program, and NGO/ CBOs partnership program. Strategy for NARMSAP

• Introduced Non Formal Education program, Extension program, and NGO/ CBOs partnership program in Western region

• Supported 1 Regional Directorate of Forest, 1 Regional Forestry Training and Extension Centre, 9 District Forest Offices, 5 District Soil Conservation Offices and one Regional Seed Office for gender mainstreaming and social mobilisation process

• Coordinated 40 NGOs and 40 CBOs partnership programme within the region

Contact Address Ph # Off : 01-5523200 Mobile # 9851110534 Ph # Res: 01-4601944 email : kalpana.sarkar@undp.org Postal:
UNDP, P.O.Box: 107 Pulchowk, Kathmandu

Skills / Competencies:

Energetic and dynamic Development Worker skilled in managing interventions in community development through addressing Gender and Social Equity issues in project cycle at all levels.

Employment History

  1. United Nations Development Programme (UNDP):

Position Geographic Location Duration (years) Programme Officer Kathmandu August 2007- to date Major duties and responsibilities

  1. Provide Inputs to UNDAF, CPD, CPAP and other documents.

  2. Ensure effective planning, management and implementation of Support to Participatory Constitution Building in Nepal programme through effective oversight

  3. Initiation and revision of project document, preparation of contribution agreement; determination of required revisions; coordination of the mandatory and budget re-phasing exercises, closure of projects through review.

  4. Performs functions of Manager Level 1 in Atlas for vouchers approval, participates in overall recruitment processes for the projects.

  5. Financial and substantive monitoring of the project. Provide inputs to the project on programme and operation matter

  6. Contribution to the overall office effort in resource mobilization

Accomplishments:

• Contributed in the formulation and revision of Support to Participatory Constitution Building in Nepal project document

• Contributed in the formulation of Public Administration for State Reform Programme document and initial implementation of project

• As Programme Officer, provide support for the effective management, administration and coordination of a $ 20 million UNDP project consisting of 60 staff.

• Coordinated establishment of SPCBN project and Centre for Constitutional Dialogue including 60 staffs

• Coordinated entire procurement of initial Constituent Assembly Secretariat request.

• Together with project team developed a civil society outreach strategy for SPCBN project. Facilitated award process for 18 consortia of 90 NGOs and as a result more than 7000 public submissions to the constitution drafting process

• Organised Project Executive Board meetings and CCD steering group meetings on timely manner

• Technical support provided to the CA secretariat for the preparation of a proposal for CA outreach, as a result they received USD 3.5 m from Nepal Peace Trust Fund

• Contributed in UNDAF, CPD and CPAP preparation and reporting processes in constitution making areas and Public Administration

• In addition to my primary responsibility on the SPCBN project, I supported the Electoral Support Project during 2008 to 2009 and achieved the following:

  1. Established Electoral Resource Centre in 2008 for CA election and supported whole implementation until the closure of the centre

  2. Supported the technical assistance to the Election Commission of Nepal

  3. Contributed for the formulation of three years Electoral Support project and supported initial stage of implementations

Election Audit Advisor ( 14 August to 14 September 2014): Election Audit of Afghanistan 2014 PrPrePresPresPresidential Election

  1. International Development Enterprises Nepal (IDE/Nepal)/ Business Development Services Marketing Production and Services (BDS MaPS):

Position Geographic Location Duration (years) Project Manager Central Office- Kathmandu June 2005- 19 August 2007 Major Duties:

  1. Provide leadership to BDS MaPs Women Enterprise programme

  2. Planning, budgeting and overall management of BDS MaPs Women Enterprises program

  3. Maintain close and effective relationship with Government, NGOs, CBOs and local partners and participate in developing linkages to other programmes and be involved in the professional and programme growth of IDE Nepal as a whole

  4. Supervision and management of staffs

  5. Program monitoring, evaluation and feedbacks

Accomplishments:

• Developed a strategy and plan for Women Enterprise programme.

• Coordinated establishment of women enterprise project team

• Managed and implemented women enterprise programme successfully, as a result created 3400 women entrepreneurs and 80 service providers within two year

  1. Natural Resource Management sector Assistance Program (NARMSAP):

NARMSAP works for poverty reduction through sustainable management of Natural Recourses working in all 5 Regions of Nepal through Regional Directorate of Forest, 5 Regional Forestry Training Centre, 38 District Forest Offices and 14 District Soil Conservation Offices

Position Geographic Location Duration (years) Natural Resource Program Officer - Gender and Equity Western Regional Support Unit, Pokhara July 2004- July 2005 (1 yr) Major Duties and responsibilities

  1. Focal point for dealing with Gender, Social and Equity concern within Western Region

  2. Planning, budgeting and management of Civil Society, Gender and Social mobilization component program

  3. Provide support to the Regional training and Extension Centre (RTEC), District Forest Offices (DFOs), District Soil Conservation Offices (DSCOs), NGOs/CBOs and colleagues in gender and social inclusion aspects

  4. Capacity building of Regional Forestry Directorate, RTEC, DFOs, DSCOs filed level staffs in Gender and Equity concern

  5. Coordination of NGO support, Non Formal Education and Extension programme in western region

Accomplishments:

• Supported development of Social mobilisation, Gender Equity policy and strategy for NARMSAP

• Developed Non Formal Education program, Extension program, and NGO/ CBOs partnership program. Strategy for NARMSAP

• Introduced Non Formal Education program, Extension program, and NGO/ CBOs partnership program in Western region

• Supported 1 Regional Directorate of Forest, 1 Regional Forestry Training and Extension Centre, 9 District Forest Offices, 5 District Soil Conservation Offices and one Regional Seed Office for gender mainstreaming and social mobilisation process

• Coordinated 40 NGOs and 40 CBOs partnership programme within the region

Position Geographic Location Duration (years) Rural Sociologist Western Regional Program Office, Pokhara 1998 to 2004 (6Yrs) Major duties and responsibilities:

  1. Focal point for dealing with Gender Equality and Social Inclusion concerns within Western Region

  2. Planning, budgeting and management of Civil Society, Gender and Social mobilisation component program

  3. Provide support to the Regional training and Extension Centre (RTEC), District Forest Offices (DFOs), District Soil Conservation Offices (DSCOs), NGOs/CBOs and colleagues in gender and social inclusion aspects

  4. Capacity building of Regional Forestry Directorate, RTEC, DFOs, DSCOs filed level staffs in Gender and Equity concern

  5. Coordination of NGO support, Non Formal Education and Extension programme in Western region

Accomplishments:

• Supported development of Ministry of Forest and Soil Conservation Gender Equity, Social Mobilisation and District Forest Co-ordination Committee Policy and Strategy

• Supported 1 Regional Directorate of Forest, 1 Regional Forestry Training and Extension Centre, 9 District Forest Offices, 3 District Soil Conservation Offices and one Regional Seed for the integration of Gender, and social inclusion Issues in all programmatic activities

• Co-ordinated 30 NGOs and 30 CBOs partnership for Natural Resource Management and income generation programme

• Supported designing and implementation of Social Mobilisation and Gender Equity training packages

• Introduced a pro-poor programme in Natural Resource Management programme

  1. Karnali Local Development Program

Karnali Local Development Program works for poverty reduction of Karnali People through integrated community development program

Position Geographic Location Duration (years) Program Coordinator Dolpa 7th April- 30April, 1997 (1 Month) Major duties and responsibilities:

  1. Lead the process of annual plan formulation at the District level by ensuring that planning occurs from the "bottom up" approach

  2. Maintain a broad overview of ongoing and new program activities to ensure that these match with the overall KLDP Policies and strategy

  3. Coordinate with concerned actors such as partners NGOs, district level line agencies and own program team to ensure that planned activities are implemented timely and effectively

  4. Stimulating the implementation of a holistic and integrated approach to all field activities by all staffs

  5. Save the Children US Save the Children works for lasting and positive changes in the lives of women and children

Position Geographic Location Duration (years) Women Development Coordinator Siraha District May 1996-March 1997 ( 1 Yr) Major duties and responsibilities:

  1. Assess the needs of women particularly from disadvantaged

  2. Program planning, budgeting and implementation of IGA, micro-enterprise development, skill development programme for women

  3. Facilitate establishment and implementation of Early Child Development (ECD) centre and child club

  4. Plan and organize training, orientations for Women Development Assocaite, Motivators, supervisors, community members for institutional development and leadership development

  5. Monitoring, supervision and Follow up of overall activities implemented in the district under this component

Accomplishment:

• Designed policy, strategy and programs for women, child and poor

• Designed training package for income generation programme

• Developed 1000 women entrepreneurs

  1. Park and People Project The main objective of the project is to reduce people's pressure on park through buffer zone management by introducing participatory community development programs

Position Geographic Location Duration (years) Community Development Officer Suinsari District August 1995-February-1996 (7 Month) Duties and Responsibilities:

  1. Assist National Program Director to prepare Buffer Zone Management plan

  2. Assist Warden to carryout buffer zone activities

  3. Facilitate Buffer zone community development programme

  4. Ensure accountability for the use of project fund

Accomplishment

• Designed a buffer zone programme for Kosi Tappu Wild life reserve
• Established a buffer zone council and initiated implementation

  1. Village Community Development Centre

Position Geographic Location Duration (years) Program Advisor Sarlahi District 1993-1995 (2 Years) Duties and responsibilities:

• Program designing, planning, budgeting • Organize training/workshops and seminars • Monitoring, supervision and follow up of program • Networking with NGOs, other line agencies and Donors

  1. Action for Solidarity Equality, Environment and Development

Position Geographic Location Duration (years) Assistant Coordinator Kathmandu 199 2-1993 (1Yr) Major duties and responsibilities:

  1. Programme design, planning, implementation, monitoring and evaluation
  2. Coordination with partners
  3. Reporting

Accomplishment

• Actively involved in program designing, planning, implementation, monitoring and evaluations • Need assessment and training design for income generation program for most vulnerable groups • Develop coordination and linkages with GOs, I/NGOs and CBOs • Actively involved in monitoring and evaluation process of overall programs • Actively involved in analysing reports and documentation of key learning from programs

  1. Gyankunj Boarding School

Position Geographic Location Duration (years) Teacher and Hostel warden Kuleshwar, Kathmandu 1989 - 1990 (1Yr) Key Achievements:  Teaching science and mathematics  Supervision and taking care of hostel children as a warden

Educational Background, Scholarship and Awards

Qualification Institute Year Master's of Social Science Tribhuwan University 1997 Master's of Science in Botany Tribhuwan University 1993 Bachelor of Science in Biology Tribhuwan University 1989 Intermediate of Science in Biology Patana University 1986 Scholl Leaving Certificate Nepal SLC Board 1983

Scholarships & Awards
Outstanding Bachelor Scholarship TU Nepal Outstanding Master’s Degree Scholarship TU Nepal Outstanding Master’s Degree Scholarship RONAST A World wild life Fund 1993 for Field Research WWF-Nepal

Major Training/workshops Training/Workshop Institute Duration and Year Legal framework training UNDP 1 Day 2010 Ethics online course UNDP 1 Day, 2008 Regional Policy, Programme and Operations Workshop (PPO w/s) UNDP Dhaka, Bangladesh 12 Days, 2008 PRINCE 2 UK Government 3 Hours, 2008 UN Programme on the Prevention of Harassment, Sexual Harassment and Abuse of Authority UNDP 4 Hours, 2008 SSAFE UN DSS 2 Days 2013 Basic Security in the field-staff safety, heath and welfare UNDP 3 Hours, 2007 Advanced security in the field UNDP 4 Hours, 2007 and 2014 Sub Sector Market Development Lotus Intellect Pvt. Ltd. 4 Days, 2005 Course in Project Management KAMPSAX, Copenhagen, Denmark 3 Month, 2001 Training/workshop on Empowering Women in the Community Mount Carmel Training Center Haifa, Israel 1 Month, 1995 Officer’s Facilitation Training on Promoting Conservation Program Local Development Training Academy 12 Days, 1999 Team Building Orientation/Workshop Western Regional Program Office, NARMSAP 3 Days, 1999 Gender Workshop NARMSAP 5 Days, 1999 Training/Workshop on Business Planning of Co-operatives Save the Children US (SC/US) 5 Days, 1996 Training on Gender & development Save the Children US (SC/US) 5 Days, 1996 Training/Workshop on Partnering & Institutional Development Save the Children US (SC/US) 5 Days, 1997 Training/Workshop on Integrated Community Development for Saving & Credit Groups Save the Children US (SC/US) 7 Days, 1996 Gender Communicated and applied Training COMAT, Kathmandu 4 Days, 2000 Literacy Basic level Training Solid Nepal 12 Days, 1998 Literacy Advance Level Training Solid Nepal, 9 Days, 1999 Participatory Monitoring and Evaluation NARMSAP 3 Days, 2003 Workshop on Monitoring of continue literacy program in Nepal Non Formal Education Centre, Sanothimi, Kathmandu 6 Days, 2001 SARAR Tools training Community Forestry Division, 7 Days, 2003

Research Work and Publications
Research work

Project Paper Comparative Study of Indigenous Medicinal Plant of Palpa (Mahabharat Zone) and Parsa (Churiya Zone) Increased Women Participation in Decision Making Process of Community Forestry Program Of Western Region, Nepal ( Project Management Course at KAMPSAX, Copenhagen, Denmark) Development/Publication (Team effort) 1. Field Follow Up/Training Need Assessment Manual 2. Women Workshop Manual
3. RTEC Regional Level Training Catalogue 4. Draft Literacy strategy paper for Natural Resource Management Sector 5. Questionnaires and different reporting formats develop for NFE program 6. A study on Partnering with Civil Society Organisation ( Within NARMSAP supported district) 7. Regional Training and Extension Centre trimester bulletin 8. Developed SARAR tools and SARAR guideline 9. Developed Social Mobilisation package 10 Conflict study and report published for NARMSAP supported district 11. Curriculum design for Gender training for different level 12. A paper presented on fourth national community forestry workshop on "Operational guideline improvement in Community Forestry: Need of present context"

Personal Details

Age: 46 Yrs Marital Status: Married Sex: Female Dependants: 2