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Roma Banerjee
Senior Consultant , Multiple Organizations, Freelancing
Kolkata, West Bengal
A Social Development Expert, with over 20 years of experience in the field of Education, Health, Women and Child Development, Livelihoods and Social Welfare. Coordinated and provided time to time consultancy to International Organizations including, DFID, World Bank, ILO, AKF and UNICEF.
Networking with communities, NGOs and Government Organizations/ Agencies for sustainable development.
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Area of Expertise:
  • Health, Doctors, Nurses, HIV/AIDS, Nutrition
  • Monitoring, Evaluation, Policy, Research
  • Private Sector, Corporate Social Responsibility
  • Social, Gender, Education, Youth, Child
Professional Experience:
- As a Senior Consultant for 2 years, with the National Institute of Open Schooling, provided leadership to the world’s largest online in-service teachers training for ensuring compliance to the RTE Act 2009, for quality and trained teachers.
- Served UNICEF Kolkata as Senior Consultant for 6 years for augmenting Quality of Education, worked on developing School Efficiency Index (SEI) to understand the quality of Schools in Kolkata and Assam, and also conducted annual Large Scale Assessment with SSA West Bengal to determine the learning levels of children in Primary and Elementary grades.
- State Research Coordinator for DPEP (DFID Supported) and SSA for 4 years, and successfully set up 10 district research teams for monitoring and evaluation in West Bengal. Initiated a special program on ‘Deprived Urban Children’ in Kolkata.
- Conducted and facilitated several Research and Studies from the state level involving Benchmark Surveys, rapid assessments for project monitoring and evaluation.
- developed inhouse monitoring systems for reaching project objectives within the project timeline.
- Team Leader for the Innovative Challenge under the Kolkata Urban Services for the Poor (KUSP), and Lead 108 innovative / challenge fund livelihood projects focusing on ‘Quality of life’ and ‘Income Generation’ among Urban and Semi Urban population across the state of West Bengal, with special focus on the upliftment of women and children in difficult circumstances.
- Conducted an in-depth study on behalf of the P&RD department in West Bengal, and based on the findings drafted a Grievance Redress Mechanism for strengthening systems for accountability, transparency and compliance, under Institutional Strengthening of Gram Panchayats (ISGP) in West Bengal, a World Bank sponsored project,.
- Team Leader - Strategic Planning for 4 years, under the Technical Support Unit (TSU) set up by National AIDS Control Organization (NACO). Provided technical support for evidence-based planning and strategizing for HIV/AIDS to State Aids Control Society (SACS) in the urban pockets of Punjab, Himachal Pradesh and Chandigarh.
- Conducted awareness programs among migrants of Burrabazar, and counselling sessions with injecting drug users as part of advocacy against HIV/ AIDS (DFID supported).
- Coordinated an International Labour Organization (ILO) sponsored Project with the Indian Chamber of Commerce (ICC) in West Bengal on ‘De-addiction at workplace - against substance abuse at workplace’.
- As Consultant Program support, Strengthened convergence between the HIV/AIDS team and the Child Protection team of the Organization, identified specific entry points where Child Protection and HIV/AIDS teams can work closer together for upliftment of destitute women and children.
- Successfully conducted a Study on “Sex Tourism” in the tourist state of Himachal Pradesh, as a part of the National study, supported by the Women and Child welfare Department, GoI, The study brought out the mismanaged tourism industry which lacked proper regulations leading to low quality and undesired tourists, that increase vulnerability to trafficking and sex trade in the tourist states.
Secondary School (CBSE) from Holy Child Auxilium School, New Delhi (1979)
Senior Secondary School (CBSE) from Holy Child Auxilium School, New Delhi (1981)
B.A (Hons) in Sociology from University of Delhi: Jesus and Mary College, New Delhi (1984)
M.A in Sociology from Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi (1986)
M.Phil in Sociology from Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi (1989)
Qualified for University Grants Commission (UGC) for MPhil/PhD in 1986
•Training on educational research methods and planning – National Institute or educational Planning and Administration
• Counselling methods: Department for International Development (DFID)
• SPSS and Bio Statistics: Christian Medical College (CMC), Vellore
• Epidemiological Profiling: National AIDS Control Organization (NACO)

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    Years of Experience:
    More than 20 years
    Highest Qualification:
    English, Hindi, Bengali
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