In a nutshell
experience as adult trainer since 1993
experience in international project and programme management since 2003
experience as independent consultant with a focus on monitoring&evaluation, planning for impact since 2013
co-founder of the Vienna Evaluation Network (www.viennaevaluationnetwork.eu)
I am thrilled by learning new things, sectors, techniques, methods and personal development. I am passionate about combining research, practice and creativity to design programmes that work and inquiry into what works best.
I love multilingual, multicultural and transdisciplinary environments. I am fluent in German, English, French, Italian, Spanish, Portuguese. In the last 25 years I lived and worked in different cities in Austria, Germany, Italy, France and Mozambique and travelled to a huge number of countries both for work, studies and vacation.
My great passion for foreign languages, cultures and people’s life stories allows me to adapt very quickly and well to different cultures and to establish excellent (cross-cultural) working relationships.
Prior to my independent consultancy and research work I worked as programme manager in international development and as a teacher. For more than ten years I have been collaborating with project partners in Africa (Benin, Ivory Coast, Ethiopia, Ghana, Kenya, Madagascar, Mozambique, South Africa, South Sudan, etc.), Asia (Nepal, India), and Latin America (Haiti), faith-based and non.
Sectors of experience and interest:
socio-economic and rural development
migration and development
knowledge management and organisational learning
MSc from the University of London (SOAS) in Managing Rural Development. Dissertation on the impact of Fair Trade on Turkana basket weaving women’s livelihoods (published 2014). Courses:
Management in rural development
Marketing for small agribusinesses
Economics and Institutions for Economics
Socio-economics of rural livelihoods
Food security and social protection
Gender and social development
Project Planning and Management
Diploma in International Politics and Development cooperation from the School of International Politics and Development Cooperation (SPICeS) in Rome
Mag.phil. in Languages, History and Social Studies from the University of Innsbruck, Rome and Berlin (accredited High School Teacher)
Further trainings in
project management (ISO-17024 certification)
evaluation and impact studies
effective and creative evaluation report writing
social research methods
gender analysis and planning
fair trade producer assessments to verify compliance with standard