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Rashi Tiwari
Associate – Compliance and Risk , World Health Organization- India
Pune, Maharashtra
23 years of experience with World Health Organization, India in managing all aspects of administration including four year as a middle level manager of 45 field units and 200+ field personnel, including HR management, budget and finance management, procurement, inventory, emergency response, telecommunications, fleet management, building management, logistics, security, trainings/events.
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Area of Expertise:
  • Administration, HR, Management, Accounting/Finance
Professional Experience:
1.Associate – Compliance and Risk
January 2024- currently working, WHO – India, Regional Office Central, Pune, Maharashtra
Key Responsibilities & Accomplishments:
Support in the Finance functions including support the field offices in reviewing all types of committal documents to ensure compliance with Administrative & Finance Guidelines and established procedures and support for efficient and effective managing and monitoring of budget and financial reporting, aligned with aligned with WHOs Risk Management Roadmap (2023), Output 4: Optimizing available resources and skills to better manage risks.

2.National Professional Officer- Administration & Finance- Field Services)-NOA
August 2019- December 2023, WHO – India, Regional Office Central, Pune, Maharashtra
Key Responsibilities & accomplishments:
•Comprehensive Administration Management: 23 years of experience in managing all aspects of administration for 45 field units and 200+ field personnel, including HR, budgeting, finance, operations- procurement, inventory, emergency response, telecommunications, fleet management, building management, policy and compliance, logistics, and security by strategic planning, review, implementation, evaluation, monitoring and reporting mechanism to mitigate the potential risks and ensure compliance.
•Financial Management: Managed regional monthly and annual budgeting, accounting, external audits. Review, analysis and monitoring of budget and cash book to mitigate the risk and best value for money, ensured timely closure of IPOs/POs, developing key performance indicator to ensure adherence of financial guidelines and procedures. Supported development of new accounting tool-FAMS.
•Performance Management: Managed the Performance Management and Development System (PMDS) for 80 field staff, focusing on retention, evaluations, and professional development. Provided support in payroll, recruitment, separations, and workforce planning.
•Human Resource Initiatives: Led strategic HR initiatives, including recruitment, talent development, and Performance Improvement Plan management.
•Emergency Response Coordination: Coordinated emergency response efforts, ensuring seamless operational continuity during challenging circumstances such as floods and COVID-19.
•Stakeholder Engagement: Facilitated collaborative meetings, workshops, and training sessions to ensure adherence to policies, fostering communication and collaboration, especially with Government/UN partners and other vendors/suppliers.
3.Management Assistant
Nov 2014- July 2019, WHO – India, Regional Office Central, Pune, Maharashtra
Prepared and maintained regional office cash book, budgeting, petty cash. Facilitated effective communication and collaboration among 45 field offices-Regional, Sub-Regional, and Field Unit Offices and government counterparts. Managed logistics for short-term consultant visits and WHO officials, including accommodation arrangements, protocol meetings, and travel coordination. Provided administrative and logistical support for organizing training sessions, meetings, and workshops at the State and Regional levels.
4. Administrative Assistant
April 2001- Nov 2014, WHO India – Chhatarpur (MP) and Pune, Maharashtra
Coordinated with the State of Maharashtra for AEFI (Adverse Events Following Immunization), Routine Immunization (RI), and National/State Immunization Days (NID/SNID).Managed the routine administrative and financial operations of the offices and provided administrative support to the supervisor in administration- Budget, Accounts, Inventory, Trainings.
I am holding bachelor degree in Arts - Economics, English Literature and History with 60.11% from Doctor Harisingh Gour Vishwavidyalaya, Sagar.
I am also holding bachelor degree in Law with 53.6% form rom Doctor Harisingh Gour Vishwavidyalaya, Sagar
Affiliations and Achievements:
Administrative support and establishment of internal control system in 45 field unit offices to ensure compliances and managing 200+ field personnel.
•Forecast accurate budgeting of 2.1 Cr annually and supported in report preparations. Managed cash books of 45 field unit offices and external/internal audits to ensure compliance and prepared report to mitigate the financial risks and best value for money.
•Managed the relocation/refurbishment of 10 WHO offices.
•Ensured business continuity during lockdown/ teleworking due to COVID-19 pandemic. Ensured essential supplies and staff wellbeing during and setup of auxiliary health facility setup in Maharashtra.
•Facilitated capacity-building workshops for Technical and Admin teams totaling 128 personnel. Organized twelve training events for partners and Government counterparts
•Completed selection process as hiring Manager and supported onboarding in 25 vacant positions in Central and East Regions.
•Contributed to essential supplies and staff wellbeing during COVID-19, supporting auxiliary health facility setup in Maharashtra.
Conducted a review and analysis of 313 observations of external audit report, develop key performance indicator on the financial management, developed comprehensive guidelines for external audit procedures to streamlining processes across 240 field offices to enhance efficiency and effectiveness. Developed training materials and conducted 12 sessions, educating 161 field staff on WHO's Anti-Fraud and Anti-Corruption Policy. Organized and facilitated Capacity Building training of technical and administrative staff to awareness and enhancing skill to compliance with organization’s culture of integrity and respect.

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    Years of Experience:
    More than 20 years
    Highest Qualification:
    English, Hindi, Marathi(limited)
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