Presentation of MEAL STRATEGIES AND LEARNING FROM PROJECTS at the Knowledge Management for Development Group Vienna

I presented and discussed Monitoring Evaluaton Accountability and Learning strategies with a focus on learning from projects with representatives from CARE Austria, HORIZONT3000, Diakonie, Caritas, and a colleague from the Vienna Evaluation Network. I share the presentation with you and I am happy to receive any feedback.

M&E Consultancy for Caritas Austria, 3-year multicountry advocacy project for Migration&Development MIND (ongoing)

Together with Glenn O’Neil (Owl RE) I support the project manager and 11 European partner organisations in setting up a project M&E system, support learning and capacity building, preparing annual effectiveness reports, evaluating the effectiveness of the actions and measuring impact.

M&E Consultancy for EC-DG NEAR/EU TF (ongoing)

In a first phase (re-)construction of the intervention logic, creation of a strategic M&E framework with a set of sector-specific indicators (focus: migration&development, institutional capacity building), drafting M&E guidelines, in a second phase advisory service to match existing project proposals/logframes (including agencies such as Agence Francaise de Développement, UNDP, IOM, GIZ, Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Belgium Technical Cooperation, PLAN International, etc.) with the newly created strategic M&E framework, ongoing M&E support and training. Region: Northern African countries. Contracted by of ICMPD (International Centre for Migration Policy Development) (team member)

Mid-term evaluation for the multi-country WWF awareness raising project “Responsible seafood consumption for the benefit of people, oceans and climate ” (ongoing)

The focus is on relevance and effectiveness of the project and its internal management. The evaluation applies a range of qualitative and quantitative research methods (online survey, interviews, group discussions, document analysis).

Evaluation of the Effectiveness and Relevance of UNHCR advocacy
approaches with the EU and in EU countries

Together with Glenn O’Neil (Owl RE) I participated in data collection and analysis in Austria and Germany.

Evaluation for Brot für die Welt, Programm Kirchen helfen Kirchen 

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 of Caritas Austria Foreign Department’s Strategic Plan

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 of a Multi-country Food Security Programme, Caritas Austria

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)

Report (pdf)

Grant writing for Volkshilfe Solidarität, Austria 

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 for BRAVEAURORA, Ghana and Austria 

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 for Katholisches Bildungswerk der Diözese Linz, Austria 

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

Research on employment effects of financial sector interventions in
the MENA region for GIZ, Germany 

I was part of the research team of Reinhard Paulesich from the Vienna University of Economics. Comparison with best practice examples from different countries in the world. Research carried out in English, Portuguese, Spanish, French.

Project management, strategic advisory for Aktion Regen, Austria

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 for a project in India on behalf of Hinzen Privatkontor, Germany

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 for a school project in Israel

Proposal writing for submission to German Foundations, context: Israel, Salesian Sisters, education. Commissioner: Don Bosco Sisters Germany.

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 – projects in various sectors

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

Assessment of the impact of Fair Trade to improve Turkana women’s livelihoods – in cooperation with EZA Fairer Handel, Austria

Research report based on literature review and field study in the seminomad Turkana Region of Kenya (pdf)

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