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NEWTON ISAAC
Director - Thematic Solutions- , International Non Profit Organisation based in India.
HYDERABAD, India
? 32+ years of experience in Rural and Urban Development promoting Justice & Equality, Sustainable Livelihood & FS, CSA & Gender. implemented 3 major projects on SL& FS.
? Leadership & Management: As Regional Head – Managed 12-14 large projects each in 3 regions (Bhopal, Mumbai and Hyderabad) consisting 2-3 states with 240-260 staff.
? Strategy: SMT member for 17 years.

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Area of Expertise:
  • Agriculture, Livelihoods, Microfinance, Rural, Urban
  • Director, CEO, COP, President
  • Monitoring, Evaluation, Policy, Research
  • Private Sector, Corporate Social Responsibility
  • Social, Gender, Education, Youth, Child
Professional Experience:
- Strategic Leadership:
- Expert in working with International Humanitarian Organisation in India improving living conditions of children, women and families fighting to survive extreme poverty in high priority states/High-burdened states of India.

- As Director- Thematic Solutions (2015-Till Date)

- Providing leadership to the team promoting innovative ideas, piloting new innovative projects to provide solutions to thematic issues such as Gender based violence, Inequality, Child Marriage, Disability, Unemployment among Youth, Hunger, Food Insecurity and Malnutrition, Climate and Slow onset disaster Drought etc.

- Providing handholding support to the team executing Innovative Projects on (CSA/Sustainable Livelihood -3, Gender & Development -3, Disability Inclusion -4, Youth Development-2) contributing to organizational strategic directives and SDGs for sustainable development in the community.

- Director Child Health Now Campaign (09/2012-06/2015):

- Led the “Child Health Now – Survive 5” campaign in 116 projects/programme across India and contributed to Global New Born Action adopted by members of WHA and influenced post MDG discussion.
- Engaged theses 122 NGOS/FBOS/Academia to mobilize 5.2 million people in India to voice and influence the Government organisations of state and national level.

As Regional Head-Programme Monitoring Office (04/2004-08/20012)

- Proficiency in Design Monitoring & Evaluation (LEAP/MEAL) - Providing monitoring support to the team implementing 36 large development projects with special focus on Nutrition & Food Security, Livelihood through CSA (Climate Smart Agri.) and SME development.

- Provided leadership to 12-14 large Area Development Projects/Programme each in three regions i.e. PMO- Bhopal covering States MP and Chhattisgarh, PMO –Mumbai covering Maharashtra and Gujarat and PMO-Hyderabad covering Telangana, Andhra Pradesh and Karnataka.

- Managed budget of Rs. 1.5 -2 Crore every year. Each programme covered 40,000 populations with 2000-2500 registered children under Sponsorship Program.


Manager - Monitoring and Evaluation (06/2002-03/2004):
- Pioneered the team responsible for training master trainers for roll out and to establish monitoring and evaluation system in the projects/programmes across India.
- Developed and rolled out Project/ programmes design based M&E System in Gujarat and Maharashtra states of India.
As Operations Manager (05/199-05/2002):

- Provided leadership to the 9 large Development Projects with focus on Livelihood &FS, Health & Education, Leadership and Advocacy, Gender and Development.
- Provided hand-holding support in planning, implementation of the programmes.
- Facilitated selection, training and placement of project staffs.
- Ensured timely evaluation and audit of the projects and timely submission of the quality reports.
Programme Manager (05/1995-04/1999):

- Pioneered and worked in 3 districts of Madhya Pradesh for 5 years. Familiar with Project Management Cycle of large development projects with special focus on Sustainable Livelihood.
- Empowering Women through promotion of Saving Groups/SHGs, Farmers Interest Groups, Children, Adolescent and Youth Development Producer Groups /federations, Micro-finance and Micro-enterprise development.

As Area Coordinator (05/1988-04/1995):
- Monitored rural and urban development projects in partnership with churches in MP, Chhattisgarh, Maharashtra and Gujarat funded by World Vision India.
- Provided hand-holding support in planning, implementation of the programmes.
- Helped NGOs in selection, training and placement of project staffs.
Education:

Educational Qualification
Ph. D. from Devi Ahilya University, Indore. M. P. India.
- Title: Impact of the Madhya Pradesh Rural Livelihood Programme (MPRLP) on Tribal Women- With special reference to tribal women of MP. Degree awarded on March 2018.
Masters of Social Work:
- Devi Ahilya University, Indore School of Social Work. Indore. Madhya Pradesh, 1986-1988
B. Sc. Dr. Harisingh University, Sagar, M.P. India
Affiliations and Achievements:
MEMBERSHIP:
Gideon International: - Life Member since 1998
Lion’s Club: - Ex- Charter Secretary 2014
M. P. and C. G. state Christian Council, India. - Ex-Vice President 2007
New Life Center Charitable Society, India - Ex-Treasure- 2003
AWARDs:
Meritorious Student Award- 1988 (Indore School of Social Work, Indore. M.P. India

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    Years of Experience:
    More than 20 years
    Highest Qualification:
    Doctorate
    Languages:
    English, Hindi, Telugu, Marathi
    Nationality:
    Indian
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