Curriculum Vitae

Short-term consultancies since February 2010:

Philipp Morris / UNICEF, Almaty, Kazakhstan
Assessed the child labour prevention programme, and conducted a training for stakeholders (July 2011).

National Theatre of Namibia, Windhoek, Namibia
Coordinated High School Choral Contest for Khomas Region (May/June 2011).

Gesellschaft für Technische Zusammenarbeit (GTZ), Eschborn, Germany
Facilitated training on capacity building in tertiary education in Tunesia (Sept. 2010).

International Labour Organization (ILO), Geneva, Switzerland
Wrote handbook for policymakers on mainstreaming child labour in education, and carried out training on the subject in stakeholder workshops in Italy (international), South Africa (subregional), Moldova, Kenya and Tajikistan (March 2010 – March 2011).

Positions held until January 2010:

Gesellschaft für Technische Zusammenarbeit (GTZ), Eschborn, Germany
September 2007 – January 2010: Planning Officer, Education
Provided backstopping and M&E for formal and non‐formal education projects in West Africa and Central America. Responsible for knowledge management on HIV/AIDS and non‐formal education. Wrote education fact sheets and concept notes for future projects. Wrote funding proposals, including a large EU project in Haiti. Analyzed results of GTZ education projects and prepared presentation for senior management. Contributed to Inter‐Agency Task Team on Education and HIV/AIDS (IATT). Supervised several consultants and interns. Trained teachers in Chad on HIV/AIDS and education. Monitoring missions to Honduras, Guatemala, Niger, Mali, Chad, Tanzania and Sierra Leone. Training received: Presentation skills, Capacity Works (quality management).

United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), Luanda, Angola
June 2005 – July 2007: Education Specialist (L3)
Developed, coordinated and monitored life skills and HIV/AIDS projects for adolescents in school and out of school (annual budget: $1.3 million). Engaged in continuous dialogue and advocacy with Government and NGO partners, providing technical support. Represented UNICEF in the UN Theme Group on HIV/AIDS. Organized a national seminar on adolescent learning with participants from Government and NGOs. Coordinated and edited a study on adolescents’ needs and aspirations. Produced students’ handbook for HIV/AIDS and Gender Clubs. Led training for HIV/AIDS and Gender Clubs’ focal points. Wrote donor proposals and progress reports. Followed up a national school data collection exercise with handheld computers (PDAs), including presentation in DevInfo. Acted as Officer‐in‐Charge for several months. Supervised Assistant Project Officer. Carried out study trips to Zambia and Kenya. Training received: ProMS, PPP, P2D, DevInfo 5.0, Teambuilding, Excelling as Supervisor, Managing Upwards.

International Labour Organization (ILO), Geneva, Switzerland
♦ May 2001 – May 2005: Research Officer (P3),IPEC
Managed a global study on children’s wages and productivity (budget: $380,000) and a global study on child work and schooling (budget: $300,000). Carried out backstopping and monitoring missions to Brazil, Kenya, Ghana, Uganda, Ethiopia, Niger, Pakistan and the Philippines. Wrote an ILO working paper on the costs and benefits of education. Co-edited an annotated bibliography and a textbook on child labour in three languages. Organized three international workshops on child labour. Wrote and edited various project proposals and reports. Selected and supervised ten consultants.

Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS), Geneva, Switzerland
♦ AprilMay 2001: Consultant, Programme Development and Coordination Group
Provided technical support for the completion of the UN System Strategic Plan for HIV/AIDS.

♦ AprilOctober2000: Research Assistant, Office of the Executive Director
Researched policy‐relevant data on HIV/AIDS. Prepared position papers, speech outlines, and other technical documents. Developed an eWorkspace to facilitate communication and decision‐making processes within the UNAIDS Secretariat. Organized meetings for the Contact Group on HIV/AIDS, and coordinated senior management meetings.

United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), Geneva, Switzerland
♦ March 2001: Consultant, CEE/CIS
Compiled and evaluated data on the World Summit for Children End Decade Goals from Eastern Europe and Central Asia, and assisted in writing the End Decade Review.

(Independent research), Mozambique
♦ JanuaryFebruary 2001
Researched HIV prevention programmes in Maputo, Beira, and Chimoio and wrote final report „A vida é só uma vez – HIV prevention in Mozambique“ (in English).

UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), Geneva, Switzerland
♦ OctoberDecember 2000: Consultant, Health and Community Services Development Wrote a strategic framework to meet the needs of refugee young people. Designed a strategy to integrate HIV/AIDS in UNHCR’s education sector. Facilitated a workshop on HIV/AIDS and education for UNHCR staff.

UN Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO), Rome, Italy
♦ JanuaryMarch 2000: Consultant, Extension, Training and Education Division (SDRE)
Assessed 20 rural youth projects in francophone Africa and developed a proposal on how to improve services for young people, especially with regards to income generation. Presented the results to senior FAO staff. Wrote a final guidance document for consultants working at national level.

The World Bank Group, Washington DC, USA
♦ OctoberDecember 1999: Intern, Educational Advisory Service
Researched education‐related topics and developed knowledge management tools (“knowledge nuggets”), for use within the World Bank and via internet.

Arias Foundation, San José, Costa Rica
♦ JulySeptember 1999: Intern, Center for Organized Participation
Conducted research on NGOs and multilateral organizations in Central America and wrote a final paper on “La cooperación de las ONGs con las multilaterales”.

Johannes Kepler High School, Reutlingen, Germany
♦ September 1996 – July 1998: Teacherintraining
Taught English and Physical Education at secondary level (ages 10 to 18).

United Nations Education, Science and Culture Organisation (UNESCO), Paris, France
♦ MarchMay 1995: Intern, Department of Basic Education
Collected lessons learned on street children projects and developed an exhibition on the subject.