Meet Our People

Mr. James Tuite


Mr. James Tuite was appointed in September 2006 as the Chief Financial and Administrative Officer (CFAO) at ChildFund International. He is responsible globally for the finance, accounting, assurance, treasury, legal, office administration and human resources of this $240 million organization with offices in 25 countries around the world. Previously, he worked at the Population Council for 12 years as the Chief Financial Officer and Secretary-Treasurer. Prior to joining the Council, Mr. Tuite traveled extensively with the overseas programs of Save the Children as an Auditor/Operations Analyst for over 3 years. He is a Certified Public Accountant and worked for the Boston Office of Coopers and Lybrand. He also worked as a volunteer in Korea. He speaks fluent Korean. Mr. Tuite is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and former Chairman of the Board of InsideNGO. He holds an undergraduate degree in Accounting from Northeastern University in Boston and an MA in International Educational Development from Teachers College, Columbia University.

Senior Management

Chandrashekhar Pandey

Director, Program Implementation

Vijay Naugain

Director HR and IT

Vijay Sastry

Director - Knowledge Management and Learning Unit

Abhaya Kumar Behera

Director, Resource Mobilization

Life at ChildFund

Abhaya Kumar Behera

Director, Resource Mobilisation

In my 14+ years of working with ChildFund, I have seen many positive changes happen within the organization that improved the quality of work we deliver. Through all of this, the core intent to serve communities who are marginalized has remained the same. I joined as a National Coordinator for Direct Implementation; and today, I am the Director for Resource Mobilisation. The opportunities and space for growth that I got here are incredible. To anyone who wants to work in the development sector, I will recommend ChildFund because of the supportive work culture among the teams, that definitely helps achieve great milestones.

Vinaya Manvi

Officer, Child Development

The love for my job and the safe work environment that I got here as a woman is what made me stay with ChildFund for the past 31 years. The satisfaction of knowing that the support is reaching the children and its┬ávisible impact is inspiring. I get to see the donor’s happiness when they learn about the achievements and growth of the children they support. It gives me so much joy.

Felicia Florence A

Admin Officer

I had joined ChildFund in 2014, and it has always given me a sense of home. I have been on the receiving end of their support, so I have personally experienced the change this could bring in a child’s life. Now, through my work, I can give back to society which is the best part of my job. As a professional, I have learned a lot from here, the team support and the guidance I have gotten here have been fantastic.
I look forward to many more years with ChildFund.

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