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Project Coordinator, social scientist, Administrator, Program Director

Fresno, California, United States
75000 onwards
September 17, 2013
Contact Info:
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Dr. Jasbir S. Lohan
Mobile: 559-***-****

Objectives: Seeking a Management position with an organization where I can
utilize my skills, abilities and experience to improve operations, increase
profitability and enhance growth.

Educational Qualification: Bachelor (3 yrs), Master (2 yrs), M.Phil.
Degree (1 yr) &
Ph.D. Degree (4 yrs) in Psychology
Area of Interest: Clinical & Social Psychology, Organizational
Behavior, Human Motivation, and Research Methodology
Language Known: English, Hindi, Punjabi, Urdu

. Cleared National Level University Grant Commission's Exam (UGC-NET)
for eligibility to teach graduate and post-graduate classes at
college/university level anywhere in India.
. Got International Bursury Award in an International Conference in UAE
for the work on Substance Abuse in 2007.

Title of Ph.D. thesis: A study of Alcoholism in relation to Family
Environment, Negative Cognition,
Hopelessness, and different components of Anxiety and

Research Projects during Master Degree

. To study the personality and social relations of two alcoholic persons
by the method of interview.
. To study the relationship between an individual's organizational
commitment and his perception of organizational climate
. Studied the dimensions of social preference and social impact in
relation to depression among adolescents.

Professional Work Experience

. Worked with C & F Adult Residential Care Services as Administrator in
Galt, California for 6 months.
. Worked as Program Director in South Asian Behavioral Health and
Training Foundation - Non Profit Organization in California.
. Worked as Director (Program) in Manthan-Non Profit Organization and
the Administrative Head of North-West Regional Training Academy of
NGOs at Gurukul, Kurukshetra, Haryana State, India
. As State President, Chandigarh (U. T.) Chapter of Confederation of
NGOs of Rural India (CNRI), National Network of NGOs of Rural India
. Worked as Project Coordinator in Population Research Center, Panjab
University. Chandigarh under Yamuna Action Plan-2 Project supported by
Japan Bank and Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Govt. of India.
. Worked as Educational Consultant Academics in Indira Gandhi National
Open University, New Delhi.
. Worked as Information Education and Communication (IEC) Specialist at
State Program Management Cell, Dept. of Public Health, Punjab funded
by World Bank from November 6th 2007 to April 24th, 2008.
. Worked as a Research Associate in Tobacco Cessation Clinic, Dept. of
Psychiatry, Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research
(PGIMER), Chandigarh supported by WHO from 1st Nov. 2005 to 31st Oct.
. Worked as a Social Scientist in an Indo-US research project funded by
NIH, USA in Dept. of Neurology, PGIMER, Chandigarh from 21stJuly,
2004 to 30th April,2007.
. Worked as Chief Project Coordinator at Gram Goonse Society (GGS) a
research based NGO, from September 1st, 2001 to July 20, 2004.
. Worked as Researcher in UNICEF & Ford Foundation USA sponsored
Research Project at Institute for Development and Communication (IDC),
Chandigarh from January 6th, 2001 to August 31st, 2001.

Work Responsibilities as a whole during various Management Positions:

Management of staff and facility, Designing and finalizations of
staff training, planning, research instruments (Surveys,
Organizing meetings, problem questionnaires, and projective
solving, Business growth, organize techniques).
community related programs, Meet Planning and undertaking field
the targets of organizations etc. investigations and data
Prepared social and attitude collection.
change agents from community. Analyzing data and Report writing.
Need based Policy and strategy
making, financial planning and Preparing Action Plan and organize
budgeting for the effectiveness of health awareness programs,
projects camps, workshops, lectures at
Capacity building and trouble various places like Schools,
shooting exercises to make the Colleges, Industries, Slums, Rural
projects successful. as well as Urban areas and various
Meetings with state and elected public places. (More than 100 work
officials to discuss the future shops, seminars, lectures
plans and current outcomes. organized and delivered)
Worked on sustainable development Radio Talks, newsletter writings,
of the projects. news articles writing, preparing
Organize flyers and other need based
Public-Private-Partnership based education material etc.
community outreach programs Preparing Information Education
Providing Psychological and Communication (IEC) materials.
Assessments, Psychotherapies,
Counseling to the needy persons. Training to volunteers and other
staff members working in the

Distinction: A success Story and my Community Outreach Activities:-

Approximately 1722 persons (reported and submitted to WHO office,
New Delhi) which include 310 students from schools, colleges and
university, 450 daily wage laborers, 550 factory workers including
administrators, 350 children, women and unemployed youth from slums,
12 juvenile delinquent under trials, and 50 school drop out children
below the age of 15, have been sensitized about substance abuse
during community outreach activities.

On the occasion of World No Tobacco Day, 2007, about 3500 persons
were sensitized during these programs in the city regarding tobacco
abuse and its ill effects on health under my supervision as reported
in the Newspaper Hindustan Times June 5, 2007. 1500 multicolored
wristbands with a message of "Choose Life, Not Tobacco" on it,
distributed in the general public on this occasion.

I have taken the initiative to start campaigning against Tobacco
Abuse among youth as a team leader with other researchers from Post
Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research and acted as
volunteers involving Law Enforcement Agencies like Police, Health
Department and Chandigarh Administration. After spending 3.5 years
in sensitization and awareness programs, we have declared Chandigarh
First "SMOKE-FREE CITY" in India" on 15th July 2007 in association
with Chandigarh administration.

National Membership

. A lifetime member of Indian Association for Social Psychiatry.
. A lifetime member of Indian Association for Child and Adolescent
Mental Health.

Research Projects Undertaken
World Bank
Worked as an Information Education and Communication (IEC)
Specialist in World Bank assisted Rural Water Supply and
Sanitation Project, State Program Management Cell, Dept. of Public
Health, Punjab. As an IEC specialist, my job responsibilities are
to prepare education material regarding ill effects of
contaminated water on health, organizing capacity building
programs and human resource development activities at districts
and state level. Training for the NGOs and District Level
Department Officials and preparing action plan for all the
District Program Management Cells were also the part of my job.
World Health Organization (WHO)

Worked as a Research Associate in Tobacco Cessation Clinic (TCC),
Drug De-addiction and Treatment Center, Deptt. Of Psychiatry,
PGIMER, Chandigarh sponsored by WHO. My duties and
responsibilities were to assess tobacco patients coming to Tobacco
Cessation Clinic and providing Behavioral Intervention in the form
of Motivation Enhancement Therapy and Behavioral Counseling,
maintaining relationship with patients by active follow up through
personal meetings in the field, phone calls and letters, also
maintaining active liaison with local NGO's, Senior Citizens and
Community Leaders for sensitization programmes. Organizing camps,
workshops, lectures and other awareness campaigns in the community
regarding tobacco abuse and its ill effects and finally analysis
of data and report writing were also the part of job.
National Institute Of Health (NIH), U.S.A
Worked as a Social Scientist in an Indo-US project named Marijuana
Abuse: Cognition, Neuroimaging and Endocrines sponsored by NIH,
U.S.A. in the Department of Neurology, Post Graduate Institute of
Medical Education and Research, (PGIMER) Chandigarh. My main
duties were to interact with marijuana abusers in the field
through camps, work shops and lectures in the community,
conducting Psychological Tests and providing Behavioral
Counseling, Motivational Enhancements Therapy, Self-Help Tips to
marijuana abusers and preparing an action plan, strategies for the
effective intervention and prevention. Analysis of data and report
writing were also included in my duties.
Ford Foundation U.S.A.

Worked on a project on prevalence of Substance Abuse in Punjab as
researcher in IDC. The project aimed at conducting in-depth
analysis of the menace of substance abuse especially among youth
and children. The ultimate aim is to evolve family and community
based model for the relief, reintegration of the victims and
develops target oriented prevention and awareness programs. The
existing intervention mechanisms at the State level were also
Prepared a country report on the status of Child Labour in Punjab
as researcher in IDC. An in depth analysis of children working at
countryside hotels, brick kilns and local industries was
Educational Consultant Academics:
My main roles were To Handle students admission, Career guidance
and help students choosing their courses according to their skill
and interests with new market trends and analysis.Problem solving
of students on daily basis, Providing every type of student
support, follow ups with drop-out students, Preparing Students
Action Plan for the whole year, Organizing job fairs at the campus
and help students job placements. managing coordination with
students-teachers and parents, marketing of courses available,
maintenance of students records, handling phone calls and emails,
Preparing campus newsletters for students, Organizing seminars,
workshops inviting dignitaries as a guest speakers for the
motivation of students, Organizing sports events and educational
tours as well as cross cultural events for the students,
Organizing educational talks on radios and articles in newspapers
etc to achieve the student's satisfaction and their course
success,Conduct Exams on semester basis, Managing their results

Confederation of NGOs of Rural India (CNRI)

As State President, Chandigarh (Union Territory) Chapter of CNRI,
National Network of NGOs of Rural India, I was looking after the
State Chapter activities of mobilizing funds, NGO's partnership
and collaboration, promotion of rural health, organizing awareness
camps, workshops on social issues, network with State Departments
and coordination with National Network.
Manthan (A Voluntary Organization Committed for Decentralized Holistic
Development of Rural India)

Worked as Director (Program) in Manthan and the Administrative
Head of North-West Regional Training Academy of NGOs at Gurukul,
Kurukshetra, Haryana State. As a director, I was looking after
various developmental projects being implemented by MANTHAN with
financial support of Council for Advancement of People's Action
and Rural Technology (CAPART) & Dept. of Science & Technology,
Development Commissioner, New Delhi etc. Conducting training and
orientation programs for NGOs, preparing action plan & education
materials and capacity building exercises at grass root levels are
the major part of my job.

Gram Goonse Society

As Project Coordinator in GGS, associated with community based
health awareness programmes consisting mainly of counseling for
HIV/AIDS and drug abusers for their reintegration and develops
target oriented prevention and intervention awareness programs in
the rural, slums as well as in urban areas.

Organizational and Leadership Skills
Confident, Love to Accept Challenges, Self Motivated person,
Determined and Task & relationship oriented, Problem Solver,
perform good under pressure
Computer Skills
Word processing, Power point, Excel, and Internet access etc.

Extra Curricular:
. Voluntary work with urban and rural society
. Love sports and Participated also at National Level Sports
. Interest in Folk Music

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