Shalini SharmaShalini Manandhar Sharma is Manager of Business Development  with Caelis International Development. She is responsible for exploring business opportunities, conducting research, preparing EOIs, and identifying consultants for a variety of RFPs.  Ms. Sharma has completed a Masters in Business Administration specialized in Marketing Research and International Markets from Tribhuwan University, Kathmandu, Nepal.  She also holds a degree in Project Management from Centennial College, Canada and is undertaking a yearlong degree program in Information Systems Business Analysis with George Brown College, Canada.

Ms. Sharma has more than 10 years of professional experience in Project Management & Administration, Information Systems Business Analysis, Communication & Outreach and Business Development.  Throughout her career, she has worked with a number of International Organizations such as UNDP, UNV, UNAIDS, CECI, PSI, USAID etc..  She has worked as a Business Development Consultant for Chemonics International Inc. and Development Alternatives Inc. where USAID had awarded a Nepal Economic Activity and Trade project to Chemonics International.  

Ms. Sharma has more than 1200 hours of volunteer service for different missions and causes such as health, women empowerment, gender development, and urban development.  In recognition for her continued commitment and dedication, she was recruited by United Nations Volunteers (UNV) in the position of Information and Networking Specialist for the UNV Support to the MuAN Project for 3 years. 

She has also been involved in a wide array of projects: Women Empowerment, Urban Development, Micro Finance, Gender Development, Economic Development and Social Marketing.  She worked as Communication and MIS Officer for Beyond Trafficking: a Joint Initiative in the Millennium-JIT/UNDP responsible for business analysis, documentation, monitoring and evaluation.  She also worked with the National Savings and Credit Development Project and the Centre for Micro Finance Project for the Canadian Centre for International Studies and Cooperation (CECI) as Program Officer.

Ms. Sharma was involved in the establishment of major national level offices: the National Rapporteur Office for Human Rights Commission and the Micro Finance Network (MIFAN).  Throughout her professional career, she had managed a number of Regional Workshops/Seminars, set-up national and project offices, carried out several research tasks on Micro Impact on Macro Economics for policy development, conceptualized the national level database of trafficking, developed webpages for CMF, JIT, CECI and content management, developed communication strategies for Municipalities and for JIT-UNDP. She was involved in managing a number of procurement with partner organizations for outsourced work. She has also written a number of annual reports, including design of IEC project materials.

Ms. Sharma has excellent office and people management skills in diverse – multicultural environments.