IMPACT TB Project Manager visits NepalPosted on: December 10, 2019
IMPACT TB’s Project Manager, Andrew Carey, visited BNMT colleagues at the Kathmandu office in November 2019 and wrote about his experience before leaving his role in early 2020:
As Project Manager for the IMPACT TB project at the Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine, I was delighted to have the opportunity to spend 2 weeks at the BNMT office in Kathmandu in November 2019. We were approaching the end of the first phase of our IMPACT TB partnership and were finalising our reporting to the funder while also developing our collaboration on the TB-MAC and DrOTS programmes. The BNMT team and I worked together to share methods of best practice in safeguarding, financial management and communications. With the HR manager, Rajesh Parajuli, we drafted a new appraisal policy for staff, making it a two-way process that not only measures the performance of employees but also increases their future potential within the organisation. I was also part of a communications working group that aimed to highlight the work of BNMT to a wider national and international audience.
It has been a pleasure to work with BNMT over the past 3 years and now that further funding for IMPACT has been secured, I look forward to helping strengthen the LSTM – BNMT partnership in the future. I would like to thank the BNMT director, Mr Suman Chandra Gurung, and his amazing team for a very productive stay in Nepal!