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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 in improving their access to primary health care, by addressing the psycho-social and medical determinants that impact the cascade of health care and quality of life.

Negotiation, Advocacy and Protection – Ensure inclusiveness and protection of displaced populations in resettlement strategies, legislation and policies using a right -based approach. Strongly advocate for equitable solutions including access to legal status, food and income security, rehabilitation and humanitarian assistance.

Program, Financial and Human Resource Management- Proven ability to create and deliver innovative solutions and opportunities. Exemplify best practices in program design, implementation, evaluation, monitoring, reports and and budget management. Effective 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, advisory committees, funders, donors and national and local government agencies to meet the continuous complex changing needs of communities impacted.

Resource Mobilization, Collaboration and Capacity Building- Successful mobilization of resources for communities, through participatory and collaborative methods to build capacity and promote sustainability.
•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
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    Years of Experience:
    15-20 years
    Highest Qualification:
    English, Hindi, Tamil, Malayalam
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