Devendra D.

Programme Management Expert

Master's Degree



I am a development professional having 31+ years of relevant professional experience in the area of water resource management, focusing on Urban & Rural Water supply management, Urban & Rural Sanitation, Urban drainage management and other urban infrastructure development. I have demonstrative 31+ years’ experience of water resource program management of large investment in project formulation & designing, bilateral loan negotiations, DPR appraisals, design reviews, budget management & disbursements, procurement process, contract management, networking in integrated water resource management (IWRM) sector, stakeholder consultation & coordination, client management, public administration, monitoring & evaluation, midterm program review, program re-engineering, sustainability risk assessment, water sector policy re-engineering process, IWRM sector institutional capacity building and institutional frame work re-engineering. During last 30+ years, I have developed capacity and practiced skill such as smart & quick decision making, negotiation and persuasion, ability to work under pressure, conflict resolution, change management, seeking commercial awareness, networking & client interaction, working in diverse team, effective communication, organization the work, developed confidence, perseverance and motivational skills. Which helped me to perform smarter way on assigned task in time bound manner, successfully in focused way, learned water and sanitation sector technologies, prepared water sanitation sector documents, manuals, advisories, city development plans, review PPP projects, led & contributed in new insights, solved complex problems. I am practicing trainer in participatory planning & management related to urban and rural water and sanitation infrastructure development as well as soft skills for human resource development associated 7 years with Administrative Training Institute (ATI) UK. I have hands on experience of working at grassroots level to police level with Central Government, State Government’s, private sector and international agencies in India such as Ministry of Housing & Urban Affairs (MoHUA), Ministry of Environment & Climate Change, MoWR RD&GR GoI, around 26 state governments, USAID-Fire (D), World Bank, British council, GIZ, Asian Development Bank (ADB), Joint Japan fund (JICA) & IFRC (world biggest humanitarian aid origination). Apart from this, I have working relationship with top Big -4 consulting companies such as PricewaterhouseCooper (PWC) and Deloitte as well as large private sector such as JP Associates Ltd. I have practices to work in multi-cultural environment, and hands on experience of handling of large diverse team of experts, performing in tight schedules, inclusiveness, handling change management, promoting innovations, participating in policy change, effective management of team, working in team, handling multi-tasking, out of box thinking, strategy preparation to achieve positive results, focused working to achieve program objectives with in stipulated time frame, sensitive to the issues, practiced community consultation & involvement in infrastructure development, excellent trainer & institutional builder. I assisted large scale Governments of India priority programs at policy & implementation level in water resource management sector, water, sanitation & hygiene sector (urban/rural) such as Sawajal Dhars supported by world bank, JNNURM (in more than 20 states) Ministry of Urban Development (MoUD) GoI), Namami Gange program, MoWR, RD&GR, GoI, and Department of drinking water, GoI.


  • development aid
  • development
  • procurement process
  • monitoring / evaluation
  • urban planning
  • india
  • japan
  • united states
  • Sectors
  • Funders
  • Countries

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