Baishnaba Charan Ratha

Project Manager

A development professional having 17 years of experience in working with Department of Women & Child Development and Education Department of Government of Odisha in International development funding organization like WorldFish, DFID, UNICEF, BvLF and UN Agencies. During this period involved in strategic planning, initiation of community participation and mobilization process in nutrition, health, ECCE and education sector and supported in developing participatory approaches for sustainable development.

Qualified with Master’s in Social work, PG Diploma in Public Health Nutrition, Ph.D in Education with specialisation in human behaviour and counselling technique to modify the behaviour. Played major role in designing and implementation of DFID Supported Nutrition Operational Plan in high burden districts of Odisha.  Supported TMST in designing MIYCN program, 1000 days approach and strengthening of Shakti Barta for involving WSHG in strengthening the Community Nutrition program.

Expertise includes in Project planning, implementation and monitoring, training and capacity building of field level functionaries and rural communities and working with the rural poor and tribal communities in the State. Supported in strengthening of Jaanch committee, mothers committee, SHGs, Social Audit and School Management Committee (SMC) and Net working with NGOs for effective implementation of ICDS and health services.

During the association with Govt of Odisha, supported in developing various communication materials, tools and training modules on Community Nutrition, IYCF, 1000 days, Job Course and Refresher and various nutrition courses. Apart from this worked with the capacity of consultant to design, organise training programmes on participatory approaches, use of adult learning principles, documentation, training impact assessment, financial management. 

I have demonstrated hands on experience to meet the dateline and work in multi-sector diverse projects, hard to reach location and working with the rural poor and tribal communities in the State. I can work independently and lead a team as well to set the target and achieve the desired accomplishment with the stated timeline and available budget. I have good exposure to the socio-economic, political and geography of the State.

On top of the academic research experience, I have experiences in conducting different pilot or sample studies and have good networking skill with different government departments both in state and district administration and civil society organisations. I have command over English and local Odia language. Imbibed required computer skill and enjoy travelling to remote and rural areas while working at the community level and direct outreach to the community.


Academic Qualification:  


Degree(s) or Diploma(s) obtained:

Faculty of Education, Panjab University, Chandigarh, India; 1993 - 1997

Doctor of Philosophy (Effect of Behavioural Modification Counselling Techniques on Mental Health, Self-image and Locus of Control of the Institutionalized Destitute Children)

Himachal Pradesh University, Simla,   Himachal Pradesh, India;1996

P.G Diploma in Guidance and Counselling (Scope & Essential for Effective Guidance, Principles, Approaches & Process to Counselling, Various Therapeutic Techniques for children with special need focusing on the inclusive and equity approach & Skills of Counselling)

Public Health Foundation of India (PHFI) New Delhi-India; January-December, 2011 -  2012

P.G Diploma in Public Health Nutrition (Health Promotion & Nutrition Education, Nutrition in Health & Disease; The Life Cycle Approach, Nutritional Epidemiology, Human, Community Nutrition)

Faculty of Education, Panjab University,Chandigarh;1991-1993

Master of Education (Educational Psychology & Guidance, Methodology of Educational Research)

Centre for Social Science & Research, Utkal University of Culture, Bhubaneswar, Odisha; 2006 - 2008

Master of  Social Work (Community Development, Child Welfare: Children with special Need and Care)

Utkal University, Odisha,India;1988-1991

Bachelor of Education - Honours (Educational Psychology, Curriculum Development, Evaluation, Measurement & Statistics)