Selection of assignments:

M&E Support – Caritas Austria, 3-year multicountry advocacy project (2018-2020)

M&E Support – ICMPD/EC-DG NEAR/European Trust Fund (2016-2020)

(Re-)construction of the intervention logic, creation of a strategic M&E framework with a set of sector-specific indicators (migration&development sectors), drafting M&E guidelines, advisory service to match existing project proposals/logframes (including agencies such as Agence Francaise de Développement, UNDP, IOM, GIZ etc.) with the newly created strategic M&E framework, research for data repository, questionnaire development. Region: Northern African countries. Contracted by of ICMPD (International Centre for Migration Policy Development) (team member)

Evaluation – Brot für die Welt, Programm Kirchen helfen Kirchen (2017)

Evaluation of the small grants instrument “Churches help Churches” of Brot für die Welt, Germany (field studies for interviews in Argentina, Uruguay, Ukraine, Romania). Contracted by Mainlevel Consulting AG (team leader)

Evaluation – Caritas Austria Foreign Department’s Strategic Plan (2017)

Participatory mid-term evaluation of the implementation of Caritas Austria’s strategic plan (two online surveys, focus group discussions, key informant interviews, etc.)

What we appreciated in our collaboration was your flexibility and readiness to discuss, always with the intention that we get USEFUL results.
(Barbara Reiterer, Head of Institutional partnership and project support)

Evaluation – Food Security Programme Caritas Austria, International Programme Department (2016)

Final evaluation of a food security programme in four Sub-Saharan countries with a strong focus on capacity development and knowledge management

Anita Leutgeb has carried out the evaluation of the Caritas food security programme  co-financed by the Austrian Government and implemented in four African countries (Burkina Faso, Senegal, DRC, Ethiopia) in an extremely professional manner: very well-grounded, with concrete recommendations and an enormous appreciation for the programme implementers. Very good results in a very short lapse of time available to her.
(Helene Unterguggenberger, International Policy and Advocacy, Caritas Austria)

Grant writing – Volkshilfe Solidarität, Austria (2016)

Proposal for a humanitarian aid project in Westsahara for submission to European charity foundations

Anita helped out when we urgently needed high qualified assistance as the officer for our planned project in favor of Sahrawi refugees had left our organization by surprise. Anitas challenge was to take the communication with our project partner overnight and to adapt the information to the needs of rapidly coming up potential donors. Her deep experience in designing projects, in perfectly presenting the relevant facts and figures and in expressing the needs of the beneficiaries in a gripping manner made our target persons overcompensated by far for the deplorable sudden loss of our own project officer.
Thank you Anita, we hope that our paths will cross again in the future.
(Karin Ortner, Head of Fundraising, Volkshilfe Solidarität)  

Programme management and strategic advisory – BRAVEAURORA, Ghana and Austria (2016)

Anita has supported us in the first half-year of 2016 comprehensively with the programme work of our association. We appreciate her multifaceted competencies (in programme management, as copy writer for our public relations work and as fundraiser) as well as her readiness for action. Anita has a very structured and efficient way of working and an excellent analytical capacity. Moreover, she integrated very quickly into our team. 
(Dr. Christin ter Braak-Forstinger, LL.M., president BRAVEAURORA)

Trainer – Katholisches Bildungswerk der Diözese Linz, Austria (2016)

1-day Training on impact-oriented project planning for staff of Catholic Diocese of Linz

Research – GIZ, Germany (2015)

Research on employment effects of financial sector interventions in
the MENA region (team member)

Project management, strategic advisory – Aktion Regen, Austria (2015)

We liked to work together with Mrs. Anita Leutgeb, as she supported us to put our project ideas down on paper. We benefitted from her longstanding experience as project  manager of development projects. Mrs. Leutgeb is extremly reliable, flexible and competent. In addition, we appreciate her enthusiasm and her capacity to identify with our goals. We highly recommend a collaboration with Mrs. Leutgeb.
(Dr. Maria Hengstberger, president of Aktion Regen)

Grant writing – Hinzen Privatkontor, Germany (2015)

Proposal writing for submission to German Foundations, context: India, St. Augustine’s Social Service Society, education and training for disabled children/youth

Since years, we work for a religious congregation in India. They started a huge project for a new centre for disabled persons, care and vocational trainings. On behalf of our firm, Anita supervised the sisters for the application strategy and wrote the proposal. She did really a very good job, collaborating perfectly with her colleagues in our firm as well as with the sisters. Every time we are in need of external work force, we will ask Anita again. Thank you, Anita!
(Dkfm. Winfried Hinzen, CEO Hinzen Privatkontor)

Grant writing – Mission procure of the Salesian Sisters, Germany (2015)

Proposal writing for submission to German Foundations, context: Israel, Salesian Sisters, education

Anita helped us to prepare a project proposal for a big school building project in the Holy Land. She worked together with the local project partner and elaborated a very well thought and appealing proposal. We were successfully using it to get awarded several grants.
Many thanks to your professional support and your open and uncomplicated manner!
(Sr. Birgit Baier, Head of Mission Procure of Salesian Sisters FMA worldwide)

Grant writing – Jugend Eine Welt, Austria (2014)

Proposal writing for submission to a Swiss Foundation, context: Philippines, Ethiopia, Benin, Mali (education, psycho-social counselling, rural development)

Research – EZA Fairer Handel, Austria (2013)

assessment of the impact of Fair Trade to improve Turkana women’s livelihoods (pdf)

 Selection of donors I have worked with:

Austrian Development Agency (ADA)
Regional Governments of Upper Austria, Lower Austria and Tyrol
EC (European Commission, DG NEAR)
Medicor Foundation
Leopold-Bachmann Foundation
Else Kröner Frenesius Foundation
Raskob Foundation
…and many other private donors

Country experience:

Africa (Benin, Ivory Coast, Ethiopia, Ghana, Kenya, Madagascar, Mozambique, South Africa, South Sudan, etc.)


I worked with project partners and clients in numerous other countries in Asia, Latin America and Africa home based.




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