Employment


Teaching/Academic Positions

                                                                                                               
Aug. 2016–      North Hennepin Community College, Century College, and Minneapolis Community and Technical College, Minnesota, USA
…                     Sociology Faculty, Department of Sociology
·         Teaching an undergraduate courses (e.g., SOC 2210 Social Inequality, SOC 2051 Sociology of Race and Ethnicity, and SOC 1730 Juvenile Justice).
·         Contributed to departmental and committee meetings (e.g., General Education Day, Transfer Pathways Group).
·         Mentored students, assessed assignments and tests.

Apr. 2016–       University of Minnesota, USA
...                      Researcher, Department of Food Science and Nutrition
·         Data analysis generated by the Seeds of Native Health study that explores the barriers between academic/Western/Euro-centric science and Indigenous practices/wisdom/traditions as it relates to improving nutrition and health among Indigenous Peoples.
·         Partnering and communicating effectively with research investigators and staffs inside the University and outside with different individuals/organizations.
·         Developing grant proposals and communicating with funders and potentials funders.

June 2015–       University of Minnesota, USA
Jan. 2016          Graduate Research Assistant, Urban Research and Outreach-Engagement Center
·         Reviewed various literature for different projects, produced a paper in job creation, and contributed to theory development for community engagement.
·         Contributed to organize data and projects, training events, and team meetings.
·         Assisted the Executive Director in office administration and events management.

Sept.–                 Bethel University, Minnesota, USA
Dec. 2015           Teaching Intern, Department of Sociology, Anthropology and Reconciliation Studies
·         Conducted teaching sessions in various courses (e.g., SOC 101: Introduction to Sociology, SCS 361: Sociocultural Theory, and SOC315: Social Responsibility in the Marketplace).
·         Contributed to departmental and committee meetings (e.g., educational committee).
·         Performed site evaluation, presented findings and discussed recommendations.

Nov. 2012–       Tribhuvan University, Kathmandu, Nepal
Aug. 2013         Sociologist/ Anthropologist, Department of Sociology/Anthropology
                        Supervised eight graduate students working on a research project ‘ethnographic profiles of highly excluded hill ethnic groups’ and advised them to write research reports. The project was one of the major studies undertaken by the Central Department of Sociology/ Anthropology at Tribhuvan University, Nepal.
                                                               
May 1997–       Sagarmatha Technical Institute, Morang, Nepal 
Dec. 1998         Adjunct Instructor, Department of Health and Social Sciences
                        Conducted classes for vocational students on community health, social science and mathematics; carried out assessments and tests; and supervised their practices.

Dec. 1994–       Education and Community Health Organization, Lalitpur, Nepal
Sept. 1995        Adjunct Instructor, Department of Health and Social Sciences
                        Taught community health worker students; assessed and tested their learning; and supervised their fieldwork.

Sept. 1992–       Institute of Community Health, Kanchanpur, Nepal
Dec. 1994          Assistant Instructor, Department of Health and Social Sciences
                        Taught auxiliary nurse midwife students; assessed and tested their learning; and supervised their fieldwork.

Professional (Non-Academic) Positions


June 2016       International Nepal Fellowship (INF-USA), Minnesota.
Dec. 2016         Development Director
·         Researched potential partnerships with US organizations.
·         Assessed growing support for INF’s work from Nepali diaspora in the USA.
·         Contributed to the Board of Trustees meetings.

Jan. 2013–        International Nepal Fellowship (INF), Country Office, Kathmandu, Nepal
July 2015          Programs Director
·         Led overall program in clinical/community health and social development, including research, grant writing and donor reporting.
·         Coordinated with external networks; developed plans and budgets; involved in monitoring and quality controlling performance.
·         Run training-workshops, facilitated change, ensured smooth running of the operations, and dealt with strategy-level issues.

Nov. 2012–       Development Resource Centre, Kathmandu, Nepal
Aug. 2013        Consultant Researcher, Human Resource on Health (HRH)
·         Interviewed key people from the Ministry of Health and Population, Ministry of Federal Affairs and Local Development, and National Planning Commission. 
·         Transcribed the interviews and analyzed them.

July 2010–        Newcastle Care, Newcastle, Australia
Jan. 2011          Research and Social Support Resource Person
·         Advised for a community survey and prioritizing activities.
·         Assisted to run events (e.g., food and supplies for homeless people).
·         Contributed to fundraising activities.

Nov. 2008–       Family Action Centre, Newcastle, Australia
Dec. 2008         Leadership Development Program Intern
·         Participated in Asset Based Community Development (ABCD) facilitation training and Asia-Pacific conference.
·         Contributed to Home Start project (supporting women with small children), Caravan project (supporting homeless people), and Special Needs for Unmet Groups (SNUG) project.
·         Attended staff meetings and progress review workshops.

Jan. 2008–        Kids Cancer Research Trust, Newcastle, Australia
Mar. 2008         Fundraiser
·         Visited various households in communities; explained objectives and the work of the Trust and collected money. The funders were provided with gifts and receipts as appropriate.

Aug. 2005–       Britain Nepal Medical Trust, Kathmandu, Nepal
Dec. 2007         Program/Projects Director
·         Led overall programs with specific priority on operational planning and management to insure adherence to plan, including research, grant writing and donor reporting. The Trust was implementing health and social development projects with the main focus on health systems and services, safe drinking water, income generation, and conflict-affected people.
·         Employed partnership and participation, and rights based approaches; the programs were implemented jointly with NGOs, government agencies and community organizations.
·         Coordinated with external networks; developed plans and budgets; involved in monitoring and quality controlling performance.
·         Facilitated change, ensured smooth running of the operations, and dealt with strategy-level issues.

June 1997–       Britain Nepal Medical Trust, Biratnagar, Nepal
July 2005          Program Manager/ Program Officer     
·         Managed health and social development programs, including administration, finance, programming and resources.
·         Played key role in overall planning, monitoring, evaluation, research, organizational change and documentation tasks.
·         Coordinated with partners, organized trainings, and facilitated participation.

Nov. 1994–       Patan Hospital/ Gotikhel Health Post (United Mission to Nepal), Lalitpur, Nepal
June 1997         Doctor's Assistant/ Health Post In-Charge
·         Assessed patients, determined treatment plan and referred patients with complex problems for additional care.
·         Managed personnel, conducted weekly clinics (e.g., mental health, tuberculosis and migrant health), and organized health camps as needed.
·         Advised health committees and organized volunteer and community training.

Mar. 1992–       Family Planning Association of Nepal, Kanchanpur, Nepal
Dec. 1994         Health Assistant
·         Managed primary health clinics, including delivery of family planning services.
·         Organized community awareness activities and trainings.
·         Assisted district Manager in planning, reviews and reporting.