Country Head (Ethiopia)
Capacity Building • International Development • Community Development • Strategic Communications • Programme Management • International Relations • Rural Development • Policy Analysis • Human Rights • Civil Society
Sunil Verma is responsible for managing the business development and project operations including managing partnerships in Ethiopia.
Sunil has over 25 years of work experience in India, Tajikistan, Ethiopia,South Sudan, Uganda, Zambia, Egypt and UAE in streams of Programme/Project Management, Communication for Social Change and developing and managing increasingly complex social development efforts. He is an expert in the field of social sector development issues focusing on children, women, adolescents, youth with a focus on gender and equity. Before joining IPE Global, he was with FHI 360 as the Deputy Chief of Party, leading a Social & Behaviour Change Communication (SBCC) programme in India with Government at Central and state levels. He has previously worked with UNICEF in India, South Sudan and Tajikistan for over 12 years, where he was spearheading a multi-level programme-wide approach - providing technical leadership, oversight and building capacity of government and non-government partners in designing and execution of effective strategies. He was previously the Director of a leading NGO in India for close to seven years and has also worked with the Government of India for five years.
Sunil Verma holds dual Master's degree in Sociology and International Development - with focus on Communication for Development, respectively.