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Manohar S.

Country Director and Chief of Party, Institute for Sustainable Communities

MBAVenkateshwara Open University

United States


An internationally recognized expert with over 28 years of experience in International Relief and Development in Afghanistan, Ethiopia, India, Indonesia, Kenya, South Sudan and Uganda and program development experience in a host of other countries. Recognized for strong innovation, transformation, growth leadership and for establishing, growing and managing top performing teams. Skilled in recruiting, developing and leading national and international staff to consistently exceed goals across constantly evolving business and market environments. Hands on knowledge of end to end business cycles, program and project cycle management and implementation with a strong background in managing large complex projects and budgets. Executes strong results and evidence based programs with proven success in introducing standards and operational best practices that reduces operating expenses. Develops long range strategic plans and creates innovative models for business success. Demonstrated ability at both the strategic and operational levels to initiate, support and drive change within organizations and institutions to optimize business performance. Domain experience in several verticals such as Public Health, Nutrition, WASH,Livelihoods, Food Security, Gender, Governance & Accountability, Emergencies, Urbanization, DRR and Climate Change.Extensive experience working with a range of donors and in proposal development. Experience in developing implementing partners, civil society, private sector and communities to link them to national programs. Formed alliances towards mutually beneficial goals and developed consortia and strategic alliances for optimal performance.Career objective is to continue to play a leadership role by creating solutions that enable global-scale political, social and economic transformation through models that are replicable, scalable and sustainable with the potential to be growth engines for BOP populations by leveraging people, processes and technologies.


  • development
  • private sector development
  • civil society
  • public administration
  • international development
  • ec
  • goal global
  • india
  • afghanistan
  • south sudan
  • kenya
  • united states
  • Sectors
  • Funders
  • Countries
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