As Program Management Associate, India Office, Kavitha supports the Foundation’s program teams and is responsible for regular office administration. She serves as a key conduit between the India Office of the Foundation and the office in Chicago. She works closely with the program, grants management, legal, and finance teams in Chicago, and also liaises with the Foundation’s accounting firm in India to ensure smooth operations of the India Office.
Prior to joining the Foundation, she was Administrative Specialist (Grants & Contracts) at GIZ (German Development Cooperation) in the Environment, Climate Change & Natural Resource Management Cluster, New Delhi. She was responsible for managing the administrative and financial aspects of all grants and contracts and worked closely with project leaders. Prior to GIZ, she worked with Digital Green Foundation, Epoch Assisted Living, Terre des Hommes Germany India Program (TDH), International AIDS Vaccine Initiative (IAVI), and Wildlife Trust of India. She has around two decades of work experience in the development sector and has worked in diverse roles across various organizations. Her expertise is in grants and contract management, donor compliance, donor reporting, donor audits, financial review, budgeting, and office administration.
Kavitha has a Bachelor’s degree in Commerce from Calicut University.