DevNetJobs logo
Network of International Development Professionals
Over 500,000 members. Join today or
Ashok Agarwal
Director, DAKSH & SNEH projects , FHI 360
New Delhi, India
Public health leader with 19 years experience of fund raising, programming, monitoring, evaluation, research and quality assurance. Have designed and managed large innovative projects and represented the organization at national and international level. Have more than 35 abstracts, papers and orgnizational publications. Working on HIV/AIDS, nutrition, children and health systems is passion.
Send email Contact Ashok Agarwal
Area of Expertise:
  • Director, CEO, COP, President
  • Fundraising, Business Development, Grants Writer
  • Health, Doctors, Nurses, HIV/AIDS
  • Monitoring, Evaluation, Policy, Research, Analysis
  • Social, Education, Gender, Youth, Child
Professional Experience:
Dr. Ashok Kumar Agarwal is a Technical Specialist with more than 19 years of experience with different vulnerable populations in India. He is currently working with FHI 360 in India as Project Director (PD) under the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)/FHI 360 DAKSH and SNEH projects; he identifies, coordinates and provides high-level technical assistance to National AIDS Control Organization (NACO), State AIDS Control Societies (SACS), Indian Nursing Council (INC), WHO, UNAIDS, key Government Ministries and CDC prime partners. In addition to the DAKSH and SNEH responsibilities, Dr. Ashok also has been the FHI 360 India Country Office (CO) point person on staff capacity building, Protection of Human Subjects Committee (PHSC), Quality Improvement (QI), HIV/AIDS Palliative Care, and Abstract Review for International AIDS Conferences. He is also getting increasingly involved in FHI 360 Global activities. Dr Ashok has been instrumental in securing resources for the CO and working on newer areas of work; he has been successful in generating new grants; recently he guided conduct of an operations research workshop in North-East (NE) India; and development of protocol to study the challenges of implementing Prevention of Mother to Child Transmission (PMTCT) services in NE India. His areas of specialization include: Research and Monitoring and Evaluation (including cohort study, operational research, research ethics, management information system (MIS), program evaluation, logic model and data quality assurance); quality assurance and quality improvement; designing intervention programs for prevention and care, OVC programming (including Life Skills Education, LSE), management of grants, strategic planning, designing and conducting training and presentation and communication skills. Dr. Ashok Agarwal also possesses strong management skills. He has supervised teams ranging from one to 30 professionals. Dr Ashok is a good strategic planner; he has been in the senior management team of different organizations. He is fluent in English and Hindi and has earned his Masters in Community Medicine from Aligarh Muslim University. Dr Agarwal is a member of Indian Medical Association, Indian Association of Preventive & Social Medicine and Indian Association of Public Health. In 2004, Dr Ashok was selected member of the Technical Review Panel of Global Fund for HIV/AIDS, TB and Malaria. He has authored more than 30 papers and abstracts in national and international publications. Dr Ashok significantly contributed in the development of a number of FHI 360 India Country Office publications like “Life Skills Education Toolkit”, Child Counseling Protocol”, “Child Detoxification and Rehabilitation Protocol”, “Standard Operating Procedures and Checklists for HIV prevention and care, support and treatment projects with children”, “National operational guidelines on services for Children Affected By HIV/AIDS (CABA)”, “National Data Quality, Analysis and Use G
.M.D. in Community Medicine from J. N. Medical College & Hospital, Aligarh Muslim University, India (1993).
.M.B.B.S. from R. G. Kar Medical College & Hospital, Calcutta University, India (1988).

Recent Trainings Courses Attended:
[1] “HIV counseling”, conducted by Dr Kathleen Casey, FHI 360, Jan 22-23, 2009 in Delhi
[2] “Quality Improvement”, conducted by Bruno Bouchet, FHI 360, Feb 23-27, 2009 in Bangkok
[3] “Research Ethics and Good Clinical Practice”, conducted by Belinda Irsula, FHI 360, March 23-25, 2009 in Delhi
[4] “Scientific writing”, conducted by FHI 360 Headquarter, August 8-12, 2011 in Delhi
[5] “Leadership”, conducted by FHI 360 Headquarter, March 29-30, 2012 in Bangkok
Affiliations and Achievements:
1] Development of Human Resources Health Workforce Management Information System (HRHMIS)
2] Strengthening of nursing profession
3] Development of gidelines on data quality, analysis and use
4] Quality Improvement project to improve the nutrtional status of HIV infected children
5] Development of national operational guidelines for children infected and affected by HIV/AIDS
6] Development of Life Skills Education toolkit; child counseling protocols; and child detoxification and rehabilitation protocol
7] Scale-up of CRS India HIV/AIDS program from five to 33 projects in two years
8] Development of first HIV/AIDS project of CARE India
9] Research on a cohort to study the natural histroy of HIV infection
10] Taught medical undergraduates

Available for:
  • Consulting assignments
  • Job opportunities
  • Being headhunted – make me an offer

    Years of Experience:
    15-20 years
    Highest Qualification:
    English, Hindi, Bengali, Marwari
    Jobseekers: Subscribe to Value Membership | Broadcast Resume
    Disclaimer | Privacy Policy | Terms and Conditions | Advertise | Contact us
    Copyright @ 2011,, All rights reserved