leonaI am a freelancing consultant in the field of international cooperation and I offer my services to humanitarian organizations around the globe.

Through my academic education in Geography, Economics and African Studies as well as 18 years of progressively responsible experience in different humanitarian set-ups, I possess a solid foundation of scientific, institutional and practical knowledge in the field of international development cooperation. My thematic focus area is on disaster risk management, climate change adaptation, as well as food security and nutrition. Moreover, I have broad experience in the sectors of livelihood, small scale agriculture and land use, WASH and basic health.

In 2017 I added a Master Degree in Evaluation to my portfolio, intensifying my technical knowledge on evaluation designs, as well as qualitative and quantitative data collection and analysis methods.

Over the past years I elaborated, implemented, monitored and evaluated numerous projects for different organizations in over 20 countries. The extensive headquarter, regional and field experience I gained, constitutes the basis for the range of services I provide as a consultant. Among them, the implementation of different evaluation designs, the elaboration and management of M&E systems, the planning and elaboration of project proposals, as well as other consulting services on different technical subjects, e.g. workshops on monitoring & evaluation.

My organizational, management and problem solving skills are well-structured along priorities and objectives and I analyse complex information efficiently and process it timely in view of deadlines. I have strong team leading skills, but am also able to work independently and flexibly along the existing organizational policies, even in dynamic and challenging environments.

Throughout my previous work, I asserted myself interacting with different stakeholders, such as government authorities, NGOs, donors and the communities themselves. I have excellent communication skills, demonstrated through tailored language, tone and format to match different audiences in a culturally insightful and diplomatic way.

Please refer to the above menu to learn more about my technical expertise and the services I offer or download my Curriculum Vitae.