Work Experiences

  • Supporting to MDSI Pvt Ltd by sending Team Leader, and TVET and Labour Market Expert to conduct Labour Market Study for MoEST through SDC (August 2021 -November 2021).
  • Develop Corporate Policy of Siraichuli Hotel, Bharatpur, Chitwan in 2021 January-February
  • Conducted and carried out Hospitality consulting, trainings, Event Planning, Organization review, re-organization and restructuring, Management Training, Business Development in various restaurants like Trisara, Loulan, Hotel Padma, Beans and Creams, Twenty Forty, Vibe and others from 2016 till now.
  • Conductingexisting skilled Human Resources (HR) and near future HR needs assessment of Automobile Sector in Kathmandu Valley, funded by ENSSURE/HELVETAS Nepal.
  • Conductedexisting skilled Human Resources (HR) and near future HR needs assessment of Hospitality Sector in Kathmandu Valley (May 20-June 23, 2016), funded by ENSSURE/HELVETAS Nepal.
  • Developed Guidelines to Establish Institutionalize Policy Dialogue Process of TVET Policy 2012, funded by Support to Knowledge and Lifelong Learning Skills (SKILLS)/UNDP.
  • Evaluation of Private Sector Participation in the Labour Migration Management in Nepal, funded by International Organization for Migration (IOM). The objective of the project was to make impact evaluation of financial literacy, entrepreneurship development and skill development training in urban areas of Chitwan district. It was completed in May 2015.
  • Assessment on Impacts of Migration on Biodiversity, Forests and Local Communities, funded by WWF. The objective of the study was to make investigation on Impact of migration on biodiversity and skill used and conservation practices in community of TAL and CHAL areas. It was completed in April 2015.
  • Final Evaluation of Educational Support for Children with Disability in Baglung, Parbat and Myagdi District of Nepal. The objective of the assessment was to make final evaluation of Educational Support for Children with Disability in three districts (Baglung, Parbat and Myagdi) of Nepal implemented by Plan Nepal. Evaluation was conducted in December -2014.
  • Stakeholder Consultation with Dalit and Indigenous Communities in Khimti-Dhalkebar kV Transmission Line Project Area conducted meaningful public consultation with the affected households for preparing VCDP for the project, April 2014 to May 2014 funded by NEA.
  • Development of Results Based Monitoring, Evaluation and Reporting Guidelines and Results Measurement System for MEDEP. The objectives of assessment were i) to review current MEDEP M & E system, and ii) to prepare RBME system and guidelines. Based on the MEDEP IV and MEDPA program and strategic documents, the results chains are articulated, together with SMART indicators. Particular emphasis has been placed on higher level indicators rather than just on input and output level. The level of monitoring has been identified and the measurement tools, the monitors/assessors are identified. In order to insure, timely monitoring and evaluation, the timing of M&E has been identified. Particular attention has been placed on identifying indicators that could measure the progress and achievements as per the impact logic, measurement tools, measuring the attribution and possibilities of crowding-in and copying. A complete guideline together with relevant recommendations has been prepared for guiding effective implementation and management of the RBME system. The review and guidelines preparation activities were carried out during June-July 2013.
  • Final Evaluation of Educational Support for Children with Disability in Baglung, Parbat and Myagdi District of Nepal. The objective of the assessment was to make final evaluation of Educational Support for Children with Disability in three districts (Baglung, Parbat and Myagdi) of Nepal implemented by Plan Nepal. Evaluation was conducted in January and February -2013.
  • Evaluation of European Union Funded Culture Project. The objective of the assessment was to conduct an independent evaluation of project activities implemented by World View Nepal in 20 districts of 5 development reasons. The evaluation was made with focus on efficiency, effectiveness, relevance, impact and sustainability of project activities. Evaluation was conducted in January and February -2013.
  • Environmental management with focus on Livestock Training and assistance program in Hetauda-Bharatpur 220 kV T/L Project Area. The objective of this project was to implement social upliftment programme in the project area. Evaluation was conducted in January and February-2012.
  • Data Management / Processing of National Population and Housing Census 2011 in a joint venture with PHD and OMNI Business, funded by Government of Nepal. The objective was to carry out data management of 2011 Population Census with a focus on development of data management manual and data management system, data coding, data entry and data cleaning. The assessment was carried out in February to August 2012. Training was conducted for 700 enumerators and 14 supervisors.
  • Social Impact Assessment (SIA) of Hetauda-Dhalkebar section for Hetauda–Dhalkebar–Duhabi 400 KV TL in 2011. This five-month long project covered 285.2 km of Hetauda –Duhabi stretch. The SIA was carried out in association with Nepal Electricity Authority. The objectives of the assessment were to: establish baseline information of the Project area, identify beneficial and adverse social impacts of the project, analyze the critical impacts, propose mitigation measures for the adverse social impacts, and prepare social monitoring plan. The assessment was carried out from September 2011 to January 2012.
  •  Social Impact Assessment (SIA) of Duhabi-Dhalkebar section for Hetauda–Dhalkebar–Duhabi 400 KV TL in 2011. This five month long project covered 39 km of Hetauda –Duhabi stretch. The SIA was carried out in association with Nepal Electricity Authority. The objectives of the assessment were to: establish baseline information of the Project area, identify beneficial and adverse social impacts of the project, analyze the critical impacts, propose mitigation measures for the adverse social impacts, and prepare social monitoring plan. The assessment was carried out from September 2011 to January 2012.
  • Assessing the Condition of Community Learning Centres (CLCs) in Nepal to Achieving Education for All Goals, commissioned by UNESCO, Nepal. The objective of the assessment was to survey the existing condition of over 900 CLCs all over Nepal. Assessment activities included supervising the survey teams, data analysis, and preparation of report on situation analysis of CLCs in Nepal, including identification and assessment of best practices in training and training products in relation to culture and tradition and skill level. May 2010 – June 30, 2011.
  • Vocational Skills Training in the Eastern and Mid Western Regions of Nepal. This was an UNDP supported project which was implemented jointly by HDNCG and Training Institute for Technical Instruction (TITI). The main objective of the project was to equip youth, who were discharged from the Maoist army cantonments, with the necessary skills to enable them to secure gainful employment in the labor market.  The Project facilitated their participation in vocational training packages including on the job training (OJT) and apprenticeship suited to individual aspirations and circumstances. Training was provided in Banke, Dang, Kaski, Siraha and Morang. Other activities included monitoring and supervision of the skills training, and preparation of Project Completion Report. This project was carried out from January 2010 to August 2011.
  • Improving Local Service Delivery for the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) in Asia: Education Sector in Nepal was undertaken with financial support from UNESCO Regional Office in Bangkok. The study was part of a larger research initiative sponsored by four United Nations Agencies; UNICEF, UNCDF, UNDP and UNESCO.

The objectives of the UN Initiative, which were spelled out in a document entitled “Improving Local Service Delivery for the MDGs: Pilot of Methodology for Support to National Policy and MDG Strategies”; hereafter the Methodological Note to “examine the current system of institutional and fiscal arrangements of primary and secondary levels of education sector”. Adapting the Methodological Note, this case study focused on the following objectives:

  1. Conduct a review of the education policy and evaluate the performance focusing on service delivery and decentralization,
  2. Examine current system of formal and informal institutional and fiscal arrangements and its effect over actual functioning of the sector,
  3. Bring out findings that support the government and its partners in enhancing the education service delivery, and
  4. Identify issues, draw lessons learned and provide options for improving education service delivery.

The study followed the approach, the analytical framework and the concept notes provided in the Methodological Note of the UN Initiative and adapted these to the Nepalese context. Hence, this study involved review of literature, field visits to schools

and education agencies, interviews and focus group discussions; consultations and interviews with central level stakeholders; and meetings with a Think Tank formed specifically for the purpose of this study. Field studies were conducted in 17 schools from five districts, representing all geographic distributions. The study investigated the current institutional and physical arrangements for primary and secondary education; and examined the actual delivery of education at the local level, with a view for improving this delivery in the future. Key informants and stakeholders including members of the Think Tank were also consulted and their comments and suggestions were incorporated in the text as appropriate. This project was carried out from December 2008 – October 2009.

  • Education Sector Capacity Development Project, Package C: This was a project funded by ADB. The main tasks of this project were: school mapping, teacher mapping, social mapping and education mapping. This project covered 30 districts of the country involving 18000 household survey and 12000 schools. The survey activities were undertaken jointly by the concerned DEO staff and HDNCG. HDNCG mobilized 13 cluster supervisors to oversee activities in 30 districts in addition to a core team of staff at the central level. Geographical positioning system (GPS) recording of all schools was an integral part of the project. Data managers from all districts were trained and data entered in the respective District Education Offices. This project was carried out from December 2008 to June 2010. About 400 personnel were trained at district level with focus on data collection, data management and process of district education plan preparation.
  • Development of an ECD Situation Analysis, commissioned by ESAT/DANIDA, Kesharmahal, Ministry of Education and Sports. The main objective of this study was to conduct a situation analysis of the implementation of Strategy Paper for ECD (2004) and the ECD guidelines with respect to quantitative and qualitative achievements. Specific objectives included: a review of strategic action plan, asses the progress made against the target set towards achieving the first two EFA indicators relating to GER for ECD and share of new entrants of grade 1 with ECD,  review the process followed in implementing the Strategy Paper for ECD (2004) and the ECD guidelines, identify the lessons learned in providing access to and quality ECD in different geographical regions,  recommend measures for accelerating the pace for expansion of ECD/PPC classes ensuring quality for young children’s learning, and recommend for establishment of minimum standard for ECD centers. This project was carried out between February and August 2008
  • Analysis of Conservation Policies of Nepal and Building the Capacity of WWF NP on Policy Engagements, commissioned by WWF/Nepal. The objective of the work was to make review of policies and strategies related to conservation and analyze the prioritized policies for engagement of WWF Nepal. This project was carried out during May to July 2007. Capacity development of WWF Nepal was implemented.
  • Evaluation of Educating Change Agents and the Public on Human Rights Project, commissioned by:Worldview Nepal (WN). The objective was to carry out field survey in 7 project districts (Kathmandu, Bhaktapur, Lalitpur, Banke, Kailali, Dang and Parsa), by covering schools, students, teachers, trainers and media persons and to conduct impact and monitoring evaluation of the project. This project was commissioned during January-February 2007.
  • Standardized School Feeding Survey, commissioned by WFP. The objective of the project was to analyze the impacts of School Feeding Programme in Ramechap, Udayapur, Makwanpur, Nuwakot and Rasuwa districts. The project was carried out from April to July 2006
  • Baseline Study of Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) and Labour and Market Research, commissioned by UNESCO Nepal. The objective of the survey was to collect data / information of IDPs in Kailali, Banke, Rupandehi and Kathmandu districts. The project was carried out during January to March 2006
  • Impact Evaluation of Early Childhood Care and Development Project, commissioned by Plan Nepal. The objective of evaluation was to conduct survey on impact of Early Childhood Education in Morang, Sunsari, Bara, Rautahat, Makwanpur and Banke districts. Assessment of impact of the early childhood education on poor and marginal groups was especially focus. This project was carried out from Sept to Nov 2005.
  • A Proposal for Developing an HRD Plan for Effective Local Self Governance commissioned by the HRD Section, Ministry of Local Development, Pulchowk, Lalitpur. An HRD proposal was developed based on a detail review of related documents, consultation with the major stakeholders and a visit to local development training center in a few locations outside the Kathmandu valley. The purpose of developing the proposal was to assist the Ministry of Local Development in seeking an appropriate development partner for reforming the entire local development effort of the public sector including an effective implementation of the Decentralization Act. This project was carried out in 2004.
  • Enhancing Quality Education through Teacher Management Systems (TMS), commissioned by MOES/ESAT- DANIDA. The TMS made a detail review and analysis of the rules and regulations on teacher administration, plans and policies, research studies, and related documents on TMS. It completed a survey of 15 districts by a visit to schools, training centers, district education offices, regional directorates, school management committees, teacher unions and campuses. Data collected from the 15 districts on different aspects of teacher management were tabulated, analyzed, interpreted and organized into five sets of reports including Institutional Analysis on Teacher Service Commission, National Center for Educational Development and Teachers Records Office; Study on Status of Teacher Management Practices; Survey on Professional Commitment and Values Related Aspects of Teaching Profession; Survey on Participation of Teachers in School Management and Parent-Teacher Association; and, Final Report: A Technical Consultancy for Enhancing Quality Education through Teacher Management System. The project was carried out from September 2003 to April 2004.
  • Evaluation of Girls’ Education Program of Plan Nepal. The study covered six districts- Makwanpur, Bara, Rautahat, Nepalganj, Morang and Sunsari and was based on document review, key informants survey in the target area, FGDs, school observation, and interview with the key persons involved in planning and management of scholarship program for girls and young women, teacher support for schools, and community awareness activities. At the end recommendations were provided for further improvement of the girls’ scholarship and education program. The study was commissioned from August 2003 to January 2004.
  • Reference Materials on Civic Education, commissioned by American Centre.  The project developed a set of supplementary materials on civic education for the use of students and teachers of secondary schools. The task was based on document review, experiences of other countries, and focus group discussion with teachers and students and experts’ views in the field of civic education. The project was carried out  from September 2002 to June 2003
  • Analysis of the Monitoring Data Sheets and Birth Preparedness Diaries Project of Baglung and Lalitpur districts, commissioned by CEDPA/Nepal. It was an analysis of the monitoring data sheets of the project on Family Welfare and Birth Preparedness implemented by CEDPA/N in collaboration with Ama Milan Kendra. The data sheets and diaries were processed, analyzed and a report entitled “Analysis of Monitoring Data Sheets and Diaries of Jeevan Surakhsha implemented in Baglung, and Lalitpur Districts” was submitted at the end. This study was carried out during April and June 2003.
  • Conducted a Study to Explore Linkage Between Training and Employment, (SDC/TfE). The three months study consisted of both review of documents to analyze the labour situation and a survey of the private and public technical training providers in Kathmandu, Makwanpur, Kaski, Rupandehi and Parsa districts. The findings reflected on the mode of existing linkage between training and employment and provided objective basis for some practical recommendations for the project. This project was carried out from May to July 2002.
  • Review of Social Sector (education, health, drinking water and NGOs) of the past four Periodical Plans (1980-2002) for suggesting policy directives for the Tenth Five Year Plan (2002-2007),National Planning Commission. The exercise was based mainly on review of documents, data analysis, projections, discussion among the policy makers and planners and related experts and suggested some viable policy recommendations for the National Planning Commission on various aspects of the social sector. This study was carried out during Jan-Feb 2002.
  • Review of School Curriculum (1-10) for SEDP/ADB, 2001. It was a part of the study and project design for the Secondary Education Development Project undertaken by the Cambridge Education Consultants. The objective was to analyze the curriculum structure in relation to level-wise objectives of the curriculum, establish the status of life-skills in the current school curriculum, and prepare an analytical overview of the school curriculum including an analysis of gender, ethnic, and urban/rural bias. School curriculum was reviewed on the basis of FGDs conducted on teachers and students as well as by a review of relevant experiences of other countries in the field of school curriculum. At the end a report entitled “Curriculum Component Report (Review and Synthesis) was prepared for submission to the client.
  • Conducted Terminal Evaluation of Quality Education Project, Dhulikhel Municipality, and Commissioned by QEP/DANIDA. It was an evaluation of a 4-year pilot project on improving the quality of education in all the schools of Dhulikhel municipality including the technical school and the institute of medicine. A team of consultants conducted a detail review of documents, reports, assessments, manuals and training reports. School observation and interviews were held with teachers, head teachers, SMC members, municipality officials, and the staff of Kathmandu University. Direct class observation and FGDs were conducted with teachers and students. At the end recommendations were made for the future role of the quality education project for Dhulikhel as well as for other areas. This project was carried out during June-August 2001.
  • Internal Review of the Vocational Training and Community Development (VTCD) Project, commissioned by MS-Nepal, Kathmandu. It was a review study of the two rural vocational training centers located in Tanahu and Lamjung districts. The study adopted the method of participatory evaluation with active involvement of all the stakeholders both in project site as well as at the center. Based on the data and information available, field reports, interviews with related personnel of RTC, CTEVT and beneficiaries and a review of related documents/reports several recommendations were made with a view to further improve the functioning of the training centers and make them sustainable. This study was carried out from November to December 1999.
  • Implemented Health and Sanitation Project in Arghakhanchi and Kapilvastu Districts by conducting 60 HEAL (Health Education through Adult Literacy) classes, construction of toilets and drainage, distribution of IEC materials, initiation of health camps, etc. The overall goal of this project was to improve the health and sanitation status of the rural people of Shivapur and Thada VDC by enabling them through ‘Health Education through Adult Literacy (HEAL) Programme’, drainage construction, waste water use, better sanitation, by organizing health camps, community motivation and primary health care support activities with an active involvement of the community. The project was successfully completed within stipulated time frame. There was a great support and mobilization of the local community for the project. The impact study of the project revealed several positive changes visible in attitude and behavior of the local community towards health and sanitation practices generated by the project. This project was carried out from August 1998 to July 1999.
  • Implementation of Arghakhanchi/Kapilvastu Drinking Water Project (18 taps with gravity flow system in Arghakhanchi and installation of 113 hand pumps in Kapilvastu District). The biggest achievement of the project was completion of the 13.057m long gravity flow system within the short duration of time and limited budget. The project was able to present a model of total mobilization of the local community and contribution of free labour for the project. This project was carried out from May 1997 to May 1998.
  • Girls and Women’s Education in South Asia, commissioned by Unesco/ASPBAE, Delhi. The study consisted of team work of review of data, information and reports on girl’s and women’s education in Nepal. Gender analysis was made of certain existing government policies and practices regarding the issues of girl’s education. The study was a part of regional study including the countries of Bangladesh, Nepal, India, Pakistan and Bhutan. The report on Nepal was published in a joint publication of ASPBAE and UNESCO. This study was carried out from January to April 1998.
  • Baseline Study for Health and Sanitation Project in Thada and Shivapur Village Development Committees. The main objective of the study was to develop a need-based, sustainable community health and sanitation project for Thada and Shivapur VDCs. The survey adopted the method of literature review, household survey, key informant survey, visit to health institutions/facilities and personnel, fecal test, weight, height and arm circumference measurement and participants observation. Based on the findings of the survey a project on health and sanitation was designed for Thada and Shivapur VDCs. This study was carried out  from October to December 1997.
  • Project Identification Study (Arghakhanchi, Kapilvastu, Sarlahi and Dhanusha Districts). A baseline survey was conducted for a possible funding in the areas of heath, drinking water and basic education from Global Partners (U.K.). It was on the basis of the identification study that more detail baseline surveys were conducted and projects designed for Arghakhanchi and Kapilvastu districts in areas of drinking water and health and sanitation. This survey was conducted in January 1997.
  • Review Study of HRD Policy and Programmes of Swiss Agency for Development Cooperation (SDC) in Nepal, commissioned by SDC/N, Lalitpur. The objective of the study was to make an assessment of the HRD policy and practices of SDC/N since the late 1980s and make recommendations for their improvement. The process of the study included a review of the information related to the SDC/N HRD program, a tracer study of a sample population of the 106 scholarship recipients, an analysis of the HRD experiences of project chiefs, expatriate advisors, and resource persons, and a comparative HRD status of some selected donor agencies working in Nepal. Accordingly, the recommendations of the HRD review were used to plan future HRD related policies and programs of SDC. This study was carried out from September 1995 to February 1996.
  • Vocational Education Project in Nepal(Re-Evaluation Study), funded by Post Evaluation Office, Asian Development Bank, Manila. The study consisted of a detail re-evaluation of the Dharan Technical School through a site visit, institutional analysis, tracer study of its graduates, interview with related stakeholders of Tribhuvan University, Engineering Campus, CTEVT, MOES, and related campuses in Pokahara. The findings and recommendations of the evaluation study were utilized by the related ADB staff for the future policy planning and project design. This study was carried out from April to July 1992
  • Non-formal Education in Dhading District, (A Program Review Study), funded by DDDP/GTZ. The main focus of the study was to review the planning and implementation of non-formal education (NFE) in Dhading District with an emphasis on identifying the strong and weak aspects of the program. Both qualitative and quantitative procedures were used to collect information and data. Probably for the first time in Nepal focus group discussions were used as a tool for evaluating the impact of literacy learning on young women. Based on the finding and conclusion of the review study some broad recommendations were made for improving the mode of NFE implementation in Dhading. This study was carried out from January to March 1989:
  • Study of Beneficiaries of Royal Nepal Airlines Remote Area Air Services, commissioned by Royal Nepal Airlines Corporation. The objective of the research study was to examine the socio-economic status of the beneficiaries of low cost RNAC flight services to remote hill and mountain destinations and make recommendations for necessary policy decisions to make the subsidies more beneficiaries orientated. The study was conducted in the three major origins of remote areas flights: Kathmandu, Biratnagar, and Nepalgunj. This study was carried out from January to April 1989.
  • Provided Technical Leadership to a Task Force of MOEC in Designing a National Program of Literacy Campaign, (1988).
  • Provided Technical Assistance to Series of National Seminars on non-formal Education, Primary School Teaching in Different Contexts (MOEC, UNESCO/ROEAP) (1995-88).
  • National Seminar on “Education for All” provided consultancy service to World Education Inc. in matters of non-formal adult education (1988).
  • Qualitative Investigation of CRS Advertisement, funded by SOMARC, The Future Groups, USA. The overall objective of this qualitative study was to gain in-depth responses to CRS advertisement themes, approaches and materials in order to evaluate their effectiveness and to provide insights for the development of future advertisement campaigns. A total of 19 focus group discussions were conducted in various locations in major CRS sales regions located in the Bagmati, Janakpur, Narayani, Koshi, Lumbini, Dhaulagiri and Gandaki zones. This study was carried out from February to April 1987.
  • Population Education in Formal and Non-formal Sectors – A need Assessment Report was commissioned by The National Commission on Population, Kathmandu, 1986.