Rural Development Specialist and Building Biology Environmental Consultant (BBEC-IBN) with broad-ranging background in all facets of programme / project management, financial control and field office support. Expertise in financial grants, project cycle management and concept papers. Experienced in working with such international and humanitarian aid Donor Agencies as WB, ADB, CIDA, USAID/OFDA, EC/ECHO, SDC and AusAID. Skilled in livelihood and food security, water/sanitation and relief strategy team management. Award-winning manager adept at all aspects of grant proposals, management and monitoring. Possess international outlook with high level of cultural sensitivity. Proficiency in creating/managing highly productive team endeavors. Adept at meeting stringent deadlines on a consistent basis. Well organized with strong detail orientation. Excellent communications, relationship building and interfacing skill sets. Pragmatic leadership approach characterized by drive, initiative, maturity and self-confidence.
Mar 2009 - Present
Strategic Consulting, Change Management including business plan & strategy development. NGO support for Environment, Built Environment, Renewable Energy, Climate Change Impact, Disaster Relief and Recovery programmes. Development of concept papers, strategies, project cycle management.
Mar 2008 - Feb 2009
Country Representative Bangladesh and Senior Advisor DASCOH
Swiss Red Cross
Country Representative, Bangladesh The Swiss Red Cross (SRC) sponsored programmes in Bangladesh deliver water and sanitation (WatSan), public health, primary health care, HIV/ Aids treatment as well as support and disaster preparedness and response services for people living in absolute poverty. The specific Job purpose is • Core group member of the World Bank / Local Government Institute of Bangladesh consortium on Horizontal peer-to-peer learning project. • To steer horizontal and vertical integration of the Climate Change programme, Disaster Management and HIV/ Aids programme into public services. The Swiss Red Cross Country Representative in his capacity is further appointed as the Senior Advisor to DASCOH The International NGO “Development Association for Self-reliance, Communication and Health” (DASCOH) is owned and supported by the SRC. DASCOH provides capacity building training and delivers Watsan related services in partnership.
Jun 2006 - Feb 2008
Country Director Tajikistan
Country Director Tajikistan • Management of Tajikistan Country Programme with over 70 staff and an annual operating budget of ₤ 2.0 Million BP. • Developed a long-term vision / National Change Strategy 2007 to 2012 with country analysis and action planning to achieve significant impact on own programme unit/region and Oxfam’s ability to change policy and practice in the external world. • Introduced the Organic Agriculture Concept in Tajikistan and successfully sourced funding for an Organic Agriculture and BioCotton integrated Livelihood programme as first NGO in Tajikistan through a 3 years pilot programme including certification, labeling and marketing. • Piloting the Participatory Marketing Management Approach in organic agriculture • Initiated and coordinated three research studies one on Climate Change and one Participatory Marketing and one on Rural Migration and its impact on livelihood development in Tajikistan.
Oct 2005 - May 2006
African Programme Manager based in Johannesburg South Africa
African Programme Manager Based in the Southern African Regional Management Unit, Johannesburg • As CARE ID program manager Africa (CPOA) I focused on CARE programs in countries, where CARE ID had or has actual or potential project responsibilities (Ethiopia, Kenya, Sudan, Ghana, Mozambique, South Africa, Lesotho, Malawi, Zimbabwe, Zambia). The main purpose was the support to relief, rehabilitation and development projects of CARE ID in the region, in planning, acquisition, monitoring and reporting. • Responded to the ongoing food insecurity in the Southern and Western African region, development of Food security proposals (including rehabilitation of small dams, rip irrigation, treadle pumps and home gardens) and submission to ECHO and EC for Lesotho, Mozambique, Zimbabwe, Zambia and Malawi with a volume of € 7,5 Mio
2008 - 2009
School of Oriental and African Studies, U. of London
04 MSc Major: Architectural Design, Almeida University 2008 MSc Major: Sustainable Development, School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London, Wye Distance Learning Programme (current module: Sustainable development design and innovation) 1990 EEC Energy and Environment/Build Environment Consultant, Energieinstitut Vorarlberg, Dornbirn, Austria 1989 BBEC Building Biology Environmental Consultant, IBN, Germany 1982 BBP Building Biology® Practitioner, Institute for Building Biology Neubeuern (IBN), Germany