Employment


Teaching/Academic Positions

                                                                                                               
Aug. 2016–      North Hennepin Community College and Century College, Minnesota, USA
…                   Adjunct Faculty
                       Department of Sociology
·         Teaching an undergraduate course (e.g., SOC 1730: Juvenile Justice).
·         Contributed to departmental and committee meetings (e.g., General Education Day meeting).
·         Mentored students, assessed assignments and tests.

April 2016–       Department of Food Science and Nutrition (FScN), University of Minnesota, USA
...                      Researcher 6
·         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.

Feb.–June 2016 Minnesota International Center (Global Minnesota), Minnesota, USA
                        International Speaker/ Teacher  
                        Global Education Program: Classroom Connection
·         Participated in orientation sessions and update meetings.
·         Met school teachers for planning and reviewing teaching sessions.
·         Facilitated various sessions for students (e.g., cross-cultural education).

June 29, 2015– Urban Research and Outreach-Engagement Center (UROC), University of Minnesota, USA
Jan. 13, 2016    Graduate Research Assistant to the Executive Director
·         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.

Dec. 2015–       Stadium Village Church/ University of Minnesota, Minnesota, USA
Dec. 2016         Resource Person  
                        International Students and Scholars Ministry
                        Lectio Divina: Weekly Bible Study Program
Led the program in professor’s absence: facilitated reading, discussion and prayer.

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. 28, 2012– Tribhuvan University, Kathmandu, Nepal
Aug. 31, 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 (CDSA) at Tribhuvan University, Nepal.

May 1999–        BP Koirala Institute of Health Sciences and Britain Nepal Medical Trust, Nepal
Dec. 2007         Mentor/ Adviser
Department of Programs
                        Mentored one graduate student, and conducted teaching-learning sessions for visiting. students on research methods, rational use of medicines, and community managed drug schemes.
                                                                  
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


15th June 2016– International Nepal Fellowship (INF-USA), Minnesota.
 …                    Development Director
·         Researched potential partnerships with US organizations.
·         Assessed growing support for INF’s work from Nepali diaspora in the USA.
·         Explored potential Board Members.

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. 28, 2012–  Development Resource Centre, Kathmandu, Nepal
Aug. 31, 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.

Mar. 2011–       Jesmond Park Uniting Church (JPUC), Newcastle, Australia
Oct. 2012         Church Council Minute Secretary
·         Contributed to planning, reporting and minute-taking.
·         Assisted to work with international students, e.g., ‘Chew Tuesday’ (dinner and interaction program).
·         Supported the Church members in organizing various life events (e.g., death rituals and wedding ceremony).

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.

May 1999–       Britain Nepal Medical Trust, Biratnagar, Nepal
July 2005         Program Manager      
·         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.

June 1997–       Britain Nepal Medical Trust, Biratnagar, Nepal
May 1999        Program Officer
·         Carried out planning, implementing, monitoring and evaluation of the programs in the designated area. Coordinated with partners, organized trainings, and facilitated people’s 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.