At the end of THE Year of our times, KRISIN is proud to share a valuable, candid conversation with a seasoned global leader from the development sector. Vimmi Malhotra, Global Director of Organisation Development at the Children’s Investment Fund Foundation shares her rich experiences in this 2 part conversation.

As Vimmi beautifully puts it “there is a sense of urgency…there is so much to be done and we don’t have enough time…”.
Never before as in 2020 has the entire world seen the necessity, value and contributions of dedicated, hardworking people from this sector. Those who take up fulfilling, meaningful roles in this sector because they feel the urgent need to create an equitable society and are distressed by and determined to change the unjust status quo.
Part 1 – Leadership in the Development Sector explores Vimmi’s journey from the lens of evolution of the sector, dealing with the challenges and building personal resilience.

Part 2 – Life in the Development Sector has Vimmi’s unequivocal advice to the youth considering making a career in the development sector and is at once illuminating and convincing.

Watch out for Part 2 tomorrow as a worthy call to heed to at the start of a new year!

Vimmi is the Global Director Organisational Development at Children’s Investment Fund Foundation (CIFF) based out of New Delhi. She lead the work to support CIFF partners in building their institutional capacity. Vimmi has diverse experience in strategic HR, organisation development, programme evaluation and resource mobilisation in the bilateral and international development space.

Prior to joining CIFF, Vimmi was the Head of Regional Corporate Services Hub, South Asia & Afghanistan at the Foreign and Common Wealth Office (FCO), where she led the transition and consolidation of human resources into the Hub for six countries in the region and was the administrative head for finance and procurement. Before FCO, Vimmi was the Head of Human Resources and Change Management at Department for International Development (DFID) where she supported the leadership team to restructure DFID India to align with the new business strategy and it’s relocation with the Foreign and Common Wealth Office.

Previously, Vimmi worked at the International Centre for Research on Women (ICRW) as Director Human Resources and Operations. At Child Rights and You (CRY) she headed the Resource Mobilisation function for North and East India and was also responsible to review NGO partners to make recommendations to strengthen their institutional capacity for improved program delivery, sustainability and scalability.

Vimmi is a political science graduate and has qualifications in Human Resources and Organisation Development. She is a certified MBTI, FIRO-B and Executive Coach.

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