Meet Our People

Dr. Nirja Mattoo

President and Chief Functionary

Dr. Nirja Mattoo is a development professional with over 30 years of experience in managing projects on social entrepreneurship, livelihood, education, health, and corporate social responsibility with national and international NGOs. Currently, she is working at S.P. Jain Institute of Management and Research, a premiere business school in Asia, as Chairperson for the Centre for Development of Corporate Citizenship (DOCC) with an objective to sensitize management students influencing practice and promoting value based growth; provide management inputs to the social sector; and create awareness amongst businesses for social responsiveness. She has scaled up DOCC program through strategizing system and processes, building partnership with NGOs and Corporates across geographies. Dr. Nirja Mattoo has a Master’s degree in Social Sciences and PhD in “Role of Women in Managing Development Programs of Panchayat Raj Institution in Maharashtra” from University of Mumbai. She has received various recognitions including Team MBA Award U.S.

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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