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Rajesh Pisharody
Toronto, Canada
Dedicated and resourceful leader, public health promoter and community development professional with 20 years of progressive experience, with a proven record of responding to disaster, crisis and emergencies. Exceptional knowledge of issues faced by marginalized populations impacted by legal status, income and health issues. Adept at strengthening capacity and sustainability of communities.
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Area of Expertise:
  • Disaster, Aid, Emergencies, Relief
  • Health, Doctors, Nurses, HIV/AIDS
  • Human Rights, Law, Migration, Conflicts, Justice
  • Monitoring, Evaluation, Policy, Research, Analysis
  • Social, Education, Gender, Youth, Child
Professional Experience:

Health Education and Promotion - Clear vision and effective operational management of programs for marginalized communities impacted by health issues addressing the psycho-social and medical determinants that impact the cascade of health care and quality of life and connecting communities to primary healthcare and psycho-social support.

Negotiation, Advocacy and Protection - Ensure inclusiveness, protection and advocacy for displaced populations in resettlement services using a right -based approach. Strongly advocate for equitable solutions including access to prevention, harm reduction and rehabilitation services for sex workers, prisoners, LGBTIQ and indigenous communities.

Program, Financial and Human Resource Management - Proven ability to create opportunities and deliver innovative and solution focused community programs. Exemplify best practices in program design, implementation, evaluation, monitoring, writing reports and budget management. Provide effective and regular performance evaluations of staff, volunteers and interns.

Strategic Planning and Strengthening Stakeholder Partnerships - Strategic thinker who translates strategy into solutions. Systematic engagement with multi-sectoral agencies, civil society organizations, advisory committees, funders, donors, national and local government agencies to meet the continuous complex changing needs of marginalized communities impacted and served.

Community Mobilization, Collaboration and Capacity Building - Successful mobilization of communities and resources, through participatory and collaborative processes, to build community capacity and promote long term sustainability among vulnerable populations.
•Certificate, Public Health Emergency and Disaster Management George Brown College, Toronto, Canada 2012-2014
•Certificate, Emergency and Disaster Management
George Brown College, Toronto, Canada 2012-2015
•Certificate, Emergency Exercise Design
George Brown College, Toronto, Canada 2013-2014
•Certificate, Incident Management - Mass Casualty, Command and Control
George Brown College, Toronto, Canada 2012-2013
•Master of Education and Psychology (M.Ed.)
Annamalai University, Tamil Nadu, India 1998-1999
•Bachelor of Education (B.Ed)
University of Madras, Tamil Nadu, India 1996-1997
•Master of Science (M.Sc.)
Annamalai University, Tamil Nadu, India 1992-1995
•Bachelor of Science (B.Sc)
University of Madras, Tamil Nadu, India 1987-1990
Available for:
  • Consulting assignments
  • Job opportunities
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    Years of Experience:
    15-20 years
    Highest Qualification:
    English, Hindi, Tamil, Malayalam
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