Jamuna Shrestha is a native of Kathmandu, Nepal. She is a well-qualified and experienced public health professional specializing in sexual and reproductive health with a focus on HIV&AIDS and STIs. She has two Master's degrees, one in International Public Health and the other in Medical Anthropology from the University of Heidelberg, Germany. These two degrees, along with management and coordination positions that she has held during her professional career have provided her with significant theoretical and practical skills for the development sectors. Since she has invested most of her knowledge and skills in enhancing the quality of life of marginalized people from low and middle income areas, her particular strengths lie in leading and mobilizing communities and teams in project management, organizational development, monitoring, evaluation, human resource development, and inter-agency coordination. She also has experience with various research methodologies. She has a special interest in youth and adolescent programmes, particularly life skills, peer education, youth services, and women's and youth sexual and reproductive rights. Jamuna is currently working for the program "Promotion of Sexual and Reproductive Health Right of Nepal", which is jointly run by the GIZ (Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit) and the GFA Consulting Group GmbH.
Update: Well qualified and experienced public health professional specializing in sexual reproductive health and right including HIV/AIDS/STIs. Holding two Master degrees, one is MSc. International Health and the other is in MA in Medical Anthropology from Heidelberg University, Germany. These two degrees, along with management and coordination positions that I have held during my professional career have provided me with significant theoretical and practical skills for the development sectors. Since I have invested most of my knowledge and skills in enhancing the quality of life of marginalized people from low and middle-income areas, I have particular strengths in leading and mobilizing young people including such communities and teams, particularly on sexual reproductive health and right. My other competencies lie in project development and design including management, organizational development, monitoring, evaluation, human resource management, and inter-agency coordination including the capability to work on conflict situation for the programme betterment. I also have experience with various research methodologies. I have a special interest in Maternal Neonatal Child Health and Sexual Reproductive Health and Right Programmes focusing to young people and women, in particular, life skills, peer education, youth-friendly services and women and youth rights through one door policy with the concept of system straightening and sustainability approach. I also have experience with various research methodologies. Further, I have a very good knowledge and skill in developing a project proposal and writing reports along with conceptualizing different types of IEC/BCC materials with very good command of English and Nepali languages. I have a very good knowledge and experience managing international team and working in the different environment. Having all those skills brought me to work as a Country Director at Child Rescue Nepal since 2016 which is a very good INGOs working on child sector.