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Project Management and Implementation Team (PMIT)

A full time Project Management and Implementation Team (PMIT) comprising NIC staff under deputation and external human resource hired for the duration of the project under technical assistance provision and will be responsible for the implementation of the project. This will avoid dual role of NIC deputed staff, and focused implementation and administrative and financial management of the project. The National Project Director will be delegated authority from NIC to disburse funds and approve expenditure incurred for the implementation project activities. The Project Manager (PM )- recruited externally will be responsible for the day to day implementation of the project. The PM will report to NPD for project activities. The PMIT will carry out project activities under the direct supervision of NPD. The NPD shall report to and seek guidance from the Secretary of NIC.


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Mr. Jagadish Raj Baral, National Project Director

Mr. Jagadish Raj Baral (Joint Secretary of NIC) is the National Project Director. NPD is responsible to oversee the overall implementation of the project. NPD shall be responsible to secretary. NPD shall coordinate between the Secretary and PMIT. NPD shall report to and seek advice and guidance from Secretary.

Mr. Mohan Raj Sharma, Project Manager

Mr. Mohan Raj Sharma has more than 3 decades experiences in the development field of Nepal and worked with several national and international organizations as a development expert. He is Masters in Business Administration and Post Graduated in Regional Planning. Mr. Sharma has worked more than decades in the area of good governance, democracy and decentralization sector as an expert. Similarly he has high level expertise on planning tools and techniques and worked with UNDP Nepal as a Senior Planning Adviser. Mr. Sharma has also worked as a Monitoring Consultant in the DfID/ESP –Nepal. He is well acquainted about the importance of information because of his experiences to work more than 2 years (2004 to 2006) in the UN Mission in Liberia as a PIO (Public Information Officer) and implemented several outreach activities with multiple international agencies. Mr. Sharma has joined SUCHANA-II Project in mid of December 2016 as a Project Manager. He is responsible for the overall direction, coordination, implementation, execution, control and completion of the project. He has to also ensure consistency with project strategy, commitments and goals.   

Ms. Srijana Ghimire, IT Specialist

Ms. Srijana Ghimire has more than five years of experience in software field. She has extensively worked with private IT companies and govermental organizations. In her role as a Software Engineer with Integrated Solutions Pvt. Ltd., she trained Nepal Rastra Bank senior officials on Electronic Check Clearing System and provided continuous support on a regular basis. Ms. Ghimire was primary contact person for any issues related to the system. She has been associated with SUCHANA I since January 2015 and has continued her expertise in SUCHANA II. Her primary responsibility in SUCHANA II includes managing and updating NIC website, MIS-RTI NEPAL, training government officials and CSO members on MIS-RTI NEPAL at central and district level. During SUCHANA I, she travelled in 15 districts training government officials and CSO members. Ms. Ghimire holds Master in Computer Application (MCA) from Delhi University and MA (Anthropology) from Tribhuwan University. Her undergraduate degree is in BCA from Kathmandu Don Bosco Collge. She can be reached at srijana.ghimire@nic.gov.np

Mr. Prem Bahadur Rana, Program Officer

Mr. Prem Bahadur Rana has more than four years of experience in developement and human rights field in Nepal and Australia. His expertise include project management and implementation with governmental and non-governmental organizations. He has also worked as Finance and Administration officer with the largest retail company for 3 years in Australia. He has been associated with SUCHANA I since January 2015 and has continued in SUCHANA II. Mr. Rana is responsible to formulate and accordingly implement Annual Work Plan and Budget; develop Trimester level work plan and Budget in alignment with AWAB; prepare and implement project activity at central and district level. He is also responsible to provide support to NIC's regular programs. Mr. Rana holds Graduate Diploma in Human Rights from the University of Sydney and Master of Social Developement(Specialization in International Social Developement) from the University of New South Wales, Australia. His undergraduate degree is in Developement Studies from Kathmandu University. He can be reached at prem.bdrrana@nic.gov.np or prem.bdrrana@gmail.com

Ms. Menuka Acharya (Paudel), Finance and Administration Officer

Ms. Menuka Acharya brings in more than 8 years of experience to SUCHANA-II. She has previously worked with UNDP NEX project, OXFAM Nepal funded project with Women Skills Creation Center (Makwanpur), PLAN funded projects with Community Welfare Center (Rautahat) and Association of Youth Organization (AYON).  She is responsible for the overall finance and administration of SUCHANA-II. Her expertise includes advance skill and knowledge of handling different accounting software and project budgeting. Ms Acharya holds Master in Business Studies from Tribhuwan University.

Mr. Ghamber Bdr. Nepali, M&E Officer

Mr.Ghamber Bdr. Nepali is responsible for designing Monitoring and Evaluation systems and tools and its implementation thorough Suchana project  at National Information Commission. Mr. Nepali has completed Masters’ Degree in Political Science from Tribhuvan University. He has nearly 10 years experiences on research, monitoring & evaluation, development and media sector of Nepal. He worked at Plan International Nepal as an Emergency Response Monitoring & Evaluation Coordinator before joining at NIC.

Ms. Shruti Wagle, Project Associate

Ms. Shruti Wagle is a fresh management graduate from Kathmandu University School of Management. She comes to SUCHANA II project with 2 years of experience working in both the development and private sectors. She has worked with Artha Foundation, an NGO working to promote financial literacy in Nepal, WWF Nepal (The Generation Green Project), Biz Serve Pvt Ltd and RPB & Associates, Chartered Accountants. She has gained experience in the project cycle management, teamwork, intercultural management, office management and in conflict resolution. Besides, she has an extensive experience of working in 6 different applied research projects.

Ms. Bishnu Maya Tamang, Office Assistant

Ms. Bishnu Maya Tamang has been associated since SUCHANA-I and has continued in SUCHANA-II. Ms. Tamang is assigned with the responsibility to safeguard equipment, files, documents and supplies for official purposes, assist project team in conducting meeting and programs. She also maintains supplies by checking stock to determine inventory levels, anticipate requirements, place and expedite orders, deliver supplies to work stations. Ms. Tamang holds higher secondary education (+2) in management from Vishwo Niketan College.