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Subarna KC
Infrastructure Project Manager , United Nations
Lalitpur, Nepal
Certified Project Manager and Senior Civil Engineer/ Senior Infrastructure Expert with 23 years of experiences in development and management of various infrastruture projects/ programmes in Micronesia, Marshall Islands, Palau, Sierra Leone, India, Somalia, Timor-Leste, Pakistan, Sri Lanka and Nepal.
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Area of Expertise:
  • Disaster, Aid, Emergencies, Relief
  • Environment, Climate, Energy, Water, Sanitation
  • Infrastructure, Technology, Engineering, Science
Professional Experience:
-Certified Project Manager and Senior Infrastructure Expert with 23 years of experiences in development and management of various infrastuture projects/ programmes in Micronesia, Marshall Islands, Palau, Sierra Leone, India, Somalia, Timor-Leste, Pakistan, Sri Lanka and Nepal.
-Recently as Deputy Project Manager in the North Pacific (Federated States of Micronesia, Palau & Marshall Islands) supported in Strengthening Governments’ Disaster Communication and Climate and Tsunami Monitoring Systems; Enhancing National and State Disaster preparedness capacity; and Enhancing Community Disaster and Climate Resilience through improved water and food resource management and inclusive livelihood diversification.
-Achieved 11 years of international experience with the United Nations (UNDP, UNOPS & ILO) covering emergency, early recovery, livelihood, re-construction, development, renewable energy, disaster risk reduction and environmental protection portfolios for internally displaced people/ refugees, host communities, marginalized/ disadvantaged/ vulnerable minor communities and disaster victims under conflict and post conflict environments.
-Projects/ Programmes successfully accomplished included infrastructures like roads, bridges, drainage/ sewerage systems, community/ office buildings, shelters, school buildings, market centers, hospital, health centers, warehouses, water supply and sanitation/ WASH, cash for works, emergency operation centres, early warning and communication systems, alternative livelihood, community development interventions and awareness raising programmes.
-Along with Project Development Unit, prepared successful project proposals for roads, shelters, water supply (deep/ shallow boring), WASH, schools, government buildings, hospitals/ health centers and other infrastructures.
-Achieved PRINCE2 (Projects in Controlled Environment) Foundation and Practitioner’s Certificates and applied this methodology in managing many projects successfully. Involved in stakeholder management, delivery and performance ensured that the Procedures are in line with Organizational Directives and Administrative Instructions, prepared PIDs, prepared Stage/Exception Plans, reports like highlight, end stage, operational closure, end project and handover reports. Maintained files as instructed by OD12, followed UNOPS FRR, acted as a committing officer, updated oneUNOPS project files, maintained risk and issue log and register and actively participated in quarterly Engagement Assurance meetings. Involved in knowledge and personnel management; and monitoring and progress controls. Performed a bridge function in Project Board and actively participated/ hosted Steering Committee and Technical Working Groups meetings.
-Acquired thorough practical knowledge of project cycle management; project planning, budgeting, technical/ socio-economic feasibility studies, environmental studies (IEE, EIA), detailed survey, design, costing, procurement/ tendering, project implementation, construction supervision, contract administration/ management, monitoring and evaluation, controlling quality, cost, time and change, managing risks and issues including preparation and monitoring of Health, Safety, Social and Environmental (HSSE) Management plan. Coordinated and assisted Design Unit in formulation of infrastructure design and implementation guidelines, technical specifications, statement of works, technical drawings and QA/ QC. Familiar with AASHTO, ASTM, IBC, BS and ISO TC/ 59 building and cicil engineering codes. Worked closely and coordinated with the PMO office.
-Well acquainted with use of FIDIC contracts and involved in preparations of RFQs, RFPs, ITBs for various projects and involved/ assisted in preparation of bidding documents and bid evaluations
Bachelor Degree in Civil Engineering, MVJ College of Engineering, Bangalore University, India, 1997
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    Years of Experience:
    More than 20 years
    Highest Qualification:
    English, Hindi, Urdu, Tetum, Tamil
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