I am a Science Graduate and Masters in Sociology and have around 18 years of work experience in addressing social and land related issues. For nearly around 2 decades, I have been associated with consultancy works for providing Social Safeguards related inputs related to transport and urban development sector.
Currently, I am employed as Social Development Expert with Louis Berger, is a leading American Multi National Consulting Organization specialized in Highways, Structures, Airports, Urban and Regional Infrastructure Development, Railways, Traffic and Transportation, Institutional Strengthening and Capacity Building, and Socio-Economic and Social Impact Assessment. In my current role, I am responsible to lead my social safeguards team for carrying out social impact assessment, land acquisition and resettlement for various projects, specifically on road infrastructure following national and funding agency policies in land acquisition and resettlement.
In my previous engagements, I was additionally engaged in Awareness programs related to Women issues, Child labour, Road Safety and health related issues like awareness of HIV/AIDS in the rural areas. I was actively engaged in the preparation of Resettlement Action Plan (RAP) and Resettlement Policy Framework (RPF) of the several projects. Reviewed and furnished Preparation of social impact assessment (SIA), land acquisition plan (LAP) and resettlement action plan (RAP). This includes social surveys, R&R survey (census and socio-economic), public consultation, Focus Group Discussion on the site.
Considering my vast experience in social sector especially with the ADB /World Bank/JICA and linear project, I could be very efficient in delivering the task, which will be assigned, to me. During these periods, the success of my several project works had been well emphasized and appreciated by print media through their publications. This experience would add to my better understanding the levels of interaction and participation required with the officers of your Organization.
To sum up, I am a qualified, experienced, motivated professional, dedicated team player, excellent listener, problem solver, wise mentor, creative thinker and good planner. I feel organisation can provide opportunities to women like me a good platform to review and monitor projects and help professionals like me to diversify in their roles. I shall be interested to be associated with good organisation and would like to contribute and share my experiences with different stakeholders.