The function of advisory board is to offer technical assistance to YPDSN in designing, implementation and evaluation of programs, marketing, managing human resources to influencing the direction of regulators. Advisory boards are composed of accomplished experts offering innovative advice and dynamic perspectives. Boards can provide strategic direction, guide quality improvement, and assess program effectiveness. The advisory board plays a supportive role in functioning of the organization.
The major responsibilities of Program Adviser are as follows:
- Provide day-to-day technical, programmatic oversight in line with the project goals and objectives.
- Provide high quality technical leadership and oversight of program activities for the project team as required.
- Maintain highest quality technical standard of interventions and approaches in the project to achieve high level impact of the activities conducted
- Ensure that the activities are conducted in coordination with the national, provincial and local stakeholders with full quality assurance
- Contribute to the analysis, synthesis and reporting of program outputs, results, success stories and lessons learnt in close collaboration with the project team and ensure incorporation of lessons-learnt into the ongoing program implementation
- Develop and review technical reports as and when required
- Provide direct supervision to technical staffs and support them in program implementation
- Provide technical leadership to the team and support in development and implementation of annual technical work plans and budgets, and compliance with the budget
- Provide other necessary technical support to the project as required.
Mr Dhab Nath Sharma (DN Sharma) is Program Adviser of YPDSN. Mr. Sharma has more than 20 years of working experience in the field of development and health sector in Nepal. He has been involved in training, curriculum development, program design, implementation and monitoring and supervision of programs across Nepal. Mr. Sharma has received numerous trainings in the field of program design, implementation, monitoring and evaluation and research. He has also been especially involved in preparation of NTP training manuals, modules, guidelines and policy documents for the National TB Program. He has also participated in numerous conferences and workshops related to health and development inside and out of the country. Mr. Sharma’s contribution to the organization is well acknowledged.