Mr Raghavendra.T is an Indian national and an experienced professional development worker, with a career background in Social work specialized in community development. He has more than 25 years’ experience in managing the interventions with the active involvement of the community at all levels of program planning, designing, implementation, monitoring and evaluation. The summary of his expertise are
• A professional with 25 years of rich and varied experience in Project Management, strategic planning, designing, implementation, training and development, Organizational Development and team management.
• Presently associated with Karnataka Health Promotion Trust as Director, managing and implementing USAID/BMGF supported projects in high HIV prevalence region of Karnataka
• Worked in developmental sectors like water & sanitation, Human resource development, community empowerment, education for adolescent girls under different donor agencies like DANIDA, USAID, BMGF, WORLD BANK, Ministry of Human Resource Development.
• Co-authored more than 20 abstracts which are presented in national/international conferences
• Possess expertise in working with multi-discipline team members towards improving growth and meeting organizational goals.
• An enthusiastic & thorough trainer with the skills of being able to convey information with clarity and patience.
• Highly organised and responsible, able to execute complex projects & programmes to meet organisations needs.
• Personal skills include: commitment, meeting the target within the time limits, ability to manage independently and inter-relate & integrate within a team.
Dr. Joseph holds a Post Graduate Diploma in Epidemiology from the Indian Institute of Public Health, Delhi. He has been with KHPT in various capacities; as Deputy Project Director of USAID THALI (Tuberculosis Health Action Learning Initiative) program, Project Director for the Care and Support programs of PLHIVs, and as Strategic Lead of HIV thematic area; was also a member of the Global Technical Team of KHPT and UoM to support the African and Caribbean countries for KP intervention under Linkages Program.
Prior to joining KHPT, he headed the Technical Support Units (TSU) to the State AIDS Control Society of Delhi State between 2014-16 and at Karnataka State between 2016-18. He was also the Team Lead for Targeted Interventions in the TSU in Karnataka.
He developed the family-based care and support model, focused on orphan and vulnerable children (OVC), including adolescents, during his stint with Presentation Society in Goa. He presented this work at the International AIDS Conference in Busan, South Korea. He has authored more than 10 publications; was also a key designer in the big city intervention plan for Delhi NCT.