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Sainath Banerjee
Independent consultnat , Development Organizations
Faridabad , Haryana
Public health expert, with 30 years of experience in program design, implementation, and evaluation. Worked with bilateral donors, and UN agencies. Hands-on experience working with multiple state governments, ministries, and policy-making bodies such as NITI Aayog. Looking for a leadership role or consulting opportunity in India, Asia, or African countries.
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Area of Expertise:
  • Director, CEO, COP, President
Professional Experience:
A qualified, public health professional with more than 30 years of solid experience in strategic leadership roles towards conceptualization and implementation of a time-bound complex, large-scale program, aimed to provide policy and program support through high-quality technical assistance, engaging multiple ministries, departments, stakeholders/ partners, in-depth strategic program, financial and institutional planning and management, individual and institutional leadership & capacity building initiatives, evidence-based policy advocacy, guidance and operationalization support for process and outcome level performance monitoring. Strong liaisoning and coordination skills with government ministries, and state govt. departments and urban local bodies, international donors, national technical institutions, and international universities..

Community and Geographical Exposure: Urban, Rural, and Tribal areas covering over 15 states of India.
Domain Expertise: Technical Assistance Support, Health planning, and Health System Strengthening, Strategy Development, Program and Process Management, Policy Advocacy with government and other international institutions, Governance, and Board functioning, Capacity Building of individuals and institutions, Partnership and stakeholder management, Community Engagement, Public-Private Partnership, Organizational Development Process.

Subject exposure: Health Particularly Urban Health, Maternal, Newborn, Child Health, Water and Sanitation, Nutrition, Community Engagement (Women), Rehabilitation
?Result-based monitoring including designing and implementation support of Process and Outcome monitoring
Operation Research, field trial, demonstration and scale-up
Evaluation of programs (Quantitative and Qualitative), Impact Assessment
Resource Mobilization and new business development
Proven Skills in managing partnerships, advocacy, liaisoning, and networking.
Designation Organization From To Responsibilities
COP Samagra-PSIIPL funded by USAID May 22 Jan24 Overall responsibility of managing urban health program of USAID $14 million with 12 partners, Five states govt, ministry, etc Managing the entire team
Lead Operation, Samagra , PSI Nov.20 May22 Overall guidance and direction of implementation of Samagra program guide & Manged operation team performance
Senior Capacity Building Specialist Asian Development Bank,Feb. 18 October 20 Preparation of National Innovation Guideline, preparation of National CB guideline, Guide states to prepare CB plans, Assessment of Community process in states , Participation of mission review process,
Deputy Project director, PAHAL, IPE Global funded by USAID Dec. 2015 January 2018 Comprehensive landscaping of IBMs (Inclusive Business Model) providing health care services in the urban area for the medium to low-income category, preparation of engagement modalities of IBM, Designed & implemented a community engagement strategy
COP Health of the Urban Poor, PFI, USAID Feb. 2011 Nov. 2015,Demonstrated and tested urban health strategic program approaches through city demonstration, and provided TA support to the central govt. states and cities towards the preparation and roll-out of the National Urban Health Mission (NUHM).20 Million USD
Technical Advisor Urban Health Initiative, CARE BMGF supported, Feb. 2010 Feb. 2011 Designing the entire community engagement strategy for the UHI program, identification, assessment, selection, and engagement of 15 NGOs across 8 cities of UP Providing technical support in planning and implementing a capacity-building program.
M. Sc. in Physical Anthropology , Research Fellow with National Institute of Health and Family Welfare, New Delhi , Ph. D in Physical Anthropology
Affiliations and Achievements:
I have had the privilege of contributing to global urban health agendas through associations with institutions like (ISUH) and Urban Health 360 and member at ( ) and (
Available for:
  • Consulting assignments
  • Job opportunities

    Years of Experience:
    More than 20 years
    Highest Qualification:
    English, Bengali , Hindi
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