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Akash Asthana
Head Of Office , Catholic Relief Services
Patna, Bihar
Experienced management professional with 17 years of experience in managing various projects related to child protection, responding to natural (flood, cyclone, drought and earthquake) and man-made (ethnic violence) disasters and agriculture and livelihood promotion. Strong skills in team management, partnership management, coordination, project and budget management.
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Area of Expertise:
  • Administration, HR, Management, Accounting/Finance
  • Agriculture, Livelihoods, Microfinance, Rural, Urban
  • Capacity Building, Training, Advocacy
  • Disaster, Aid, Emergencies, Relief
  • Social, Gender, Education, Youth, Child
Professional Experience:
Over the course of my career in development assistance I have worked on different categories of projects from women and child protection, agriculture livelihood and disaster management. My core competencies include Team Management, Monitoring & Evaluation (both organizational and community driven), Report Writing, Financial Planning, Disaster Risk Reduction, Disaster response, Livelihood Promotion, Community Organization, Agro-Enterprise Development, Agriculture and Partnership Management.
I have been associated with National and International NGOs in different states namely Bihar, Jharkhand, Gujarat, Rajasthan, Andhra Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh and Odisha handling sectoral/multi-sectoral Emergency response, emergency preparedness projects, women and child protection projects and Livelihood promotions projects especially focussing on excluded and marginalized communities. I have been instrumental in organizational on-going projects convergence with government programs and corporate organizations.
Education:
Post Graduation in Rural Management from the Faculty of Management Studies, Indian Institute of Rural Management, Jaipur. (2000-2002) – 64%

Higher Diploma in Software Engineering from APTECH Computer Education, Varanasi with distinction (1997 – 2000)

Bachelor’s Degree in Agriculture, Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi (1996-2000). Scored 5th position in the Merit List of the University. – 79%

Senior Secondary Examination from Central Hindu School, Varanasi (C.B.S.E. Board) (1996) – 64.4%

Secondary School Examination from Central Hindu School, Varanasi (C.B.S.E. Board) (1994) – 68.8%
Available for:
  • Job opportunities

    Years of Experience:
    15-20 years
    Highest Qualification:
    Masters
    Languages:
    English, Hindi, Gujarati, Bhojpuri, Gujarati, Rajasthani, Odia
    Nationality:
    Indian
    LinkedIn Profile: www.linkedin.com/in/akash-asthana-2261952
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