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Jessica Singh
Project Officer , GIZ
Delhi NCR, India
Multilingual; professional social worker and a skilled researcher. Currently working as a Project Officer at GIZ (German Development Cooperation). Worked WorldBank, UNODC, UNIDO and several NGOs in the field of Gender and Child Development and Environment. MSW from Delhi University and Evidence Based Social Intervention from Oxford University. Open for full-time, part-time or consultancy position
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Area of Expertise:
  • Agriculture, Livelihoods, Microfinance, Rural
  • Environment, Climate, Energy, Water, Sanitation
  • Human Rights, Law, Migration, Conflicts, Justice
  • Private Sector, Corporate Social Responsibility
  • Social, Education, Gender, Youth, Child
Professional Experience:
Relevant Experience
October, 2011 – Present, GIZ, New Delhi, Project Officer
Coordination role in Renewable Supply for Rural Areas (RESRA), a 3-million Euro rural electrification project focusing on 26 villages across rural/tribal regions in Chhattisgarh and Maharashtra. Responsibilities across management, reporting on operational/implementation plan, developing business models in distributed power generation, facilitating coordination between head office and local project office and networking with social/development organizations and private entrepreneurs.
• Responsible for the Operational/Implementation and Monitoring Plan of the RESRA project
• Developing business models for distributed power generation in rural areas
• Conceptualizing and conducting workshops on capacity building of women as the Gender expert for RESRA
• Preparing and managing contracts/service requests for procurement and services

June – July, 2010 UNODC (United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime), New Delhi, Intern
• Prepared country briefs for India, Sri Lanka and Nepal on the HIV situation.
• Drafted Program Acceleration Fund (PAF) proposal for Bangladesh and Sri Lanka.
• Edited a documentary ‘Ray of Hope’ on drug de-addiction and HIV.

2009-2010, ACTION INDIA, New Delhi, Social Work Trainee (bi-weekly engagement)
• Coordinated and implemented the activities of ‘Save the Girl Child Campaign’.
• Designed and conducted workshops for awareness generation among the youth about sex selective abortion.
• Conducted a survey on the efficiency of ICDS (Integrated Child Development Scheme) at the implementation level with a focus on level of participation by the children and the services for adolescent girls in New Delhi.

July – August, 2009, WORLDBANK, New Delhi, Intern
• Designed a Dissemination Plan for ‘Strengthening Health and Safety Measures at SMEs’.
• Compiled data on Occupational Environment Health and Safety for small and medium enterprises using GTZ (German Technical Corporation) and PMU (Project Management Unit) database.

May – June, 2009 UNIDO (United Nations Industrial Development Organization), New Delhi, Intern
• Conducted background research and primary analysis on Cane and Bamboo Project in North East India.

2008 – 2009 PRERANA, New Delhi, Social Work trainee (Bi-weekly engagement)
• Conducted Life Skill Education sessions through group-work practice with adolescent girls in peri-urban communities in Delhi.
• Devised and piloted a campaign on ‘Girl Child Education’ to create awareness about the ‘Laadli’ scheme.


Oct – March, 2008- 2009 SALAAM BAALAK TRUST, New Delhi, Intern
• Developed a Training Module on ‘Gender Empowerment and Equality’ targeting young children (5-10 years) for the peer educators and piloted it on street children in central Delhi.

May – July, 2007 JOINT WOMEN’S PROGRAM, New Delhi, Intern
• Conducted a survey on –“Investment made by parents on their children’s health, education and recreation among diffe
Education:
MSc Evidence Based Social Interventiont in Social Work from University of Oxford (2010 - 2011)

PG Diploma in Human Rights Law in Human Rights from National Law School of India University (2009 - 2010)

MSW in Social work from Delhi University (2008 - 2010)

certificate course in Gender and Society from Delhi University (2008 - 2009)

BSc (H) in Human Development from Delhi University (2005 - 2008)

Certificate Course in Family Therapy from Indian Association of Family Therapy
Affiliations and Achievements:
MEMBERSHIP OF PROFESSIONAL BODIES:
• National Service Scheme(NSS) under Ministry of Youth and Sports from 2005-2008
• Executive councillor, Student’s Union, Department of Social Work, University of Delhi

MEDALS AND ACCOLADES:
• Stood first in Human Development and Childhood Studies during the graduation chapter

SCHOLARSHIPS:
• J.N Tata Scholarship for MSc Evidence Based Social Intervention at University of Oxford

IT SKILLS
• MS Office – Confident in using, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook and Access
• SPSS (Statistical Package for Social Sciences)

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

    Years of Experience:
    2-5 years
    Highest Qualification:
    Masters
    Languages:
    English, French, Hindi, Punjabi
    Nationality:
    India
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