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Prabin Shrestha – Programme Manager

Mr. Shrestha is a young psychology and a public health professional. He has more than 12 years of working experiences in the field of health and development in Nepal especially in disease control and behavioral sciences. Mr. Shrestha completed his Master of Public Health (MPH) with Merit from Manchester Metropolitan Unviersity, UK and Masters of Arts in Clinical Psychology (MA Psychology) from Tribhuvan University, Kathmandu. He has also concluded Post Graduate Diploma in Counseling Psychology (PGDCP) from Tribhuvan University, Kathmandu.

He is involved in teaching public health and psychology in different colleges of Nepal. He is also associated with different national and international journals as an editor and peer reviewer. He is also involved with different youth related organizations. He was the member of the United States Youth Coucil (USYC) for 2013 in Nepal. He has participated in different national and international level trainings. His interests lies in research, teaching-learning and self-study. He has a great interest in music and traveling.

The programme manager is responsible for:

  • Planning and designing the programme and proactively monitoring its progress, resolving issues and initiating appropriate corrective action
  • Defining the programme’s governance arrangements
  • Ensuring effective quality assurance and the overall integrity of the programme – focusing inwardly on the internal consistency of the programme, and outwardly on its coherence with infrastructure planning, interfaces with other programmes and corporate, technical and specialist standards
  • Managing the programme’s budget on behalf of the SRO, monitoring expenditure and costs against delivered and realised benefits as the programme progresses
  • Facilitating the appointment of individuals to project teams
  • Ensuring the delivery of new products or services from projects is to the appropriate level of quality, on time and within budget, in accordance with the programme plan and programme governance arrangements
  • Ensuring there is allocation of common resources and skills within the programme’s individual projects
  • Managing third party contributions to the programme
  • Managing communication with all stakeholders
  • Managing both the dependencies and the interfaces between projects
  • Managing risks to the programme’s successful outcome
  • Working with the business change manager or equivalent on the transition to the new business as usual position
  • Initiating extra activities and other management interventions wherever gaps in the programme are identified or issues arise
  • Reporting the progress of the programme at regular intervals to the SRO or programme director if this role is also defined


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