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Policy adviser with substantial experience managing and evaluating projects in developing and transition countries. Significant experience with European Commission, EDF and bilateral agencies. Background as a team leader designing business development services and regional economic development, experienced in using established economic development and project-cycle methodologies with focus on stakeholder participation and transparent knowledge management. Moderation and training skills.

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PROFESSIONAL SUMMARY

  • MY OBJECTIVES

    • Job opportunities
    • Consulting assignments
    • Track projects & tenders
    • Identify partners
    • Professional networking
  • EDUCATION

    • Professional Trainer Certificate, Universität Hamburg , Germany , February 2005 - February 2012
    • Development Cooperation, MBA, German Development Institute , Germany , April 1992 - September 1993
    • Political Science, Master's Degree, Freie Universität Berlin , Germany , October 1984 - November 1991
  • PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS

    • NORRAG Network for Policy Research, Review and Advice on Education and Training
    • SIETAR Society of Intercultural Educators, Trainers and Researchers
    • DEval Society for Evaluation
    • SID Society for International Development
    • EADI European Association of Development Research and Training Institutes
    • ALNAP Active Learning Network for Accountability and Performance in Humanitarian Action

Experience Summary

  • Skills, Background, and Experience

      Policy adviser with substantial experience managing and evaluating projects in developing and transition countries. Significant experience with European Commission, EDF and bilateral agencies. Background as a team leader designing business development services and regional economic development, experienced in using established economic development and project-cycle methodologies with focus on stakeholder participation and transparent knowledge management. Moderation and training skills. Language skills include English, French, Portuguese, and Spanish. Interest in project design and project management of social and economic development activities.

  • Areas of Expertise :

      Agriculture, Anthropology/Sociology, Communications/Marketing, Competitiveness, Economic Policy, Economics, Education, Information Technology, Institutional Development, Investment & Privatization, Micro & Small Enterprise, Private Sector Development, Project Management, Trade, Training, Administrative, Agribusiness/Agribusiness Development, Associations, Business/NGO Consulting, Capacity Building, Cluster Competitiveness, Communications/Marketing - Other, Competitiveness Policy, Cooperatives, Curriculum Development, Economic Impact Appraisal, Economic Policy, Economic Policy - Other, Economic Research, Economic Theory, Firm-level Competitiveness, Gender Issues, Incubator, Information & Communication Technologies, Investment Promotion, IT Industry, Knowledge Management, Macro-Economic Policy, Manufacturing, Market Research, Media Campaigns, Micro & Small Enterprise - Other, Micro-Economic Policy, Micro-Finance/Micro-Credit, On-Site Training, Online Training, Performance Measurement/Monitoring/Evalu, Politics/Political Participation, Private Sector Development - Other, Procurement & Acquisition, Project Design, Project Management - Other, Public Relations, Senior Management, Small Business Development, Statistics, Strategic Communications, Tourism, Trade Policy, Trade Promotion & Facilitation, Trade Promotion (Import/Export), Train-the-Trainer, Vocational Training, Web-Development, Women's Development,

      Country Experience

      Afghanistan, Argentina, Belize, Bolivia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Brazil, Burkina Faso, Cape Verde, China, Colombia, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Equatorial Guinea, Jordan, Ghana, Guatemala, Guyana, Honduras, Kazakhstan, Kosovo, Malaysia, Mexico, Moldova, Mongolia, Nicaragua, Nigeria, The Philippines, Panama, Peru, São Tomé and Príncipe, Sri Lanka, South Africa, Suriname, Swaziland, Tanzania, Trinidad & Tobago, Turkey, Uruguay.

  • Responsibilities :

    • Recruit candidates
    • Pursue new business
    • Write proposals/grant requests
    • Provide technical advice on projects
    • Conduct research
    • Manage projects from the home office
    • Run a company, NGO, or a major department
  • Opportunities I Might Consider :

    • Part-time staff position
    • Short-term contract assignment

Employment Summary

  • December 2002 - Present Consultant, Karsten Weitzenegger Consulting

  • July 2009 - August 2014 Department Head Governance, AGEG Consultants eG

    Steering and management of expert services in the Cooperative's Department for Human Rights and Governance. Knowledge Management. Proposal writing. Back-stopping of operations. Business development. Network building. Consulting industry representative to GIZ in the sector working group on Governance.

  • June 2003 - May 2009 Department Head Economic Development and Employment, AGEG Consultants eG

    Steering and management of expert services in the Cooperative's Department for Economic Development and Employment Promotion. Business development, knowledge management; proposal writing. Back-stopping of operations. Network building.

  • January 2001 - September 2002 Senior Consultant, Latin America & The Caribbean Regional Department, GFA Consulting Group

    Lead business development in the Latin America & The Caribbean Regional Department Project management of international economic development and capacity building projects with EuropeAid, GTZ, KfW, Inter-American Development Bank, and World Bank.

  • June 1996 - January 2001 Project Manager, Consultant, INTEGRATION International Management Consultants

    International consulting and qualification projects within the areas of economic policy, employment creation, regional planning, promotion of SME, export and investment promotion, increase of international competitiveness, quality management, Monitoring & Evaluation of projects and programs (Tacis, Phare)

  • January 1994 - February 1996 Programme Officer, United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)

    Pesponsible for contract management and supervision of the UNDP-financed Country Programme. Management of the component for economic transition planning. Contract management and supervision of the UNDP-financed Country Programme in São Tomé & Príncipe.

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Karsten Weitzenegger
Germany

Community Member since
30-Jun-2008

  • Upcoming assignment

    No information
  • Employment status

    Employed on a short-term contract
  • Available Anytime
  • Career Level

    Senior-level
  • Citizenships and Permanent Residences

    • Germany
  • Total Years of Experience

    16 years
  • Languages

    • English
    • French
    • German
    • Portuguese
    • Spanish
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