Meet Our People

Mr. Paul Bode


Mr. Paul Bode is the Vice-President Global Operations, ChildFund International and oversees the execution of Program and Sponsorship operations through 21 Country Offices supervised by 3 Regional Directors. Previously, he worked for ChildFund as Regional Director of the Americas (2010-2017) and VP Program Development (2017-2018). A member of ChildFund’s global leadership team, he has worked for 30 years in child-focused international development organizations and has worked especially in the Latin American region in both managerial and technical positions. Before coming to ChildFund, he worked for Plan International where, among other positions, he was Program Director at international headquarters and Regional Director for Latin America. He was co-founder of the Latin American chapter of the Global Movement for Children. Mr. Paul holds a master’s degree in Cultural Anthropology with a specialization in rural development of Latin America from the University of Amsterdam, Netherlands.

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 visible 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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