As Director, Operations for ICRW Asia, Amajit Mukherjee oversees the operations while working closely with program staff to ensure streamlined operational efficiency that meet programmatic goals. He also leads business development, communication and staffing at the Asia Regional Office. Amajit coordinates with project directors and project managers for project management, budget management and donor reporting with an eye on strategic objectives and operational efficiency.
Amajit serves as a key member of the leadership team within the organization. He supports the project planning and financial planning within the Asia Regional Office and works closely with different teams to monitor and track progress against annual plans, and to ensure that projects meet donor requirements and institutional expectations in terms of committed deliverables and financial targets. He works closely with the Regional Director and with Asia Regional Office staff to establish and maintain good management systems and practices within the organization.
Prior to joining ICRW, Amajit led the Shaping Demand and Practices for Improving Family Health Behaviors project at the BBC Media Action as the Project Director under the Ananya initiative of Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and Government of Bihar in India. This is one of the largest demand-generation initiatives on family health in India and is currently in its 6th year of transitioning the proven health communication solutions to the Government of Bihar. The behavior change communication solutions and tools from this initiative are also being scaled up nationally by the Government of India.
Amajit has over 18 years of experience and specializes in strategic development, editorial supervision, and management and implementation of social and behavior change communication programs. He has a background in project development, project management, and monitoring, learning and evaluation.
Prior to BBC Media Action, he has worked with Population Services International as Deputy Regional Director where he worked extensively on HIV/AIDS, condom social marketing, reproductive health, and maternal, neonatal and child health. Prior to that he worked as a senior researcher with AC Nielsen in India and managed monitoring and evaluation projects on rural development, sanitation and sustainable development. He has published peer reviewed articles and presented multiple papers at national and international conferences.