Leadership, strategy development, field-based programme management, research, evaluations, and analyses are my core competencies.


Over more than two decades, I gained extensive hands-on experience in designing, developing and managing large-scale donor programmes, research, and evaluations in complex emergencies and developing countries worldwide.


My key competencies include:


  • Unique combination of professional expertise in humanitarian leadership and expert research

  • Design and management of large-scale programmes as they relate to emergency response and development, including key transition phases

  • Excellent inter-personal, inter-cultural and communication skills

  • Excellent analytical and drafting skills

  • Team player, motivator


  • Developing emergency response strategies and program design

  • Leading crisis management activities

  • Coordinating multi-sectoral rapid needs assessments

  • Producing and implementing program management methods and tools

  • Coordinating inter-disciplinary teams in challenging environments

  • Imparting training in disaster preparedness, grant compliance, PCM

  • Carrying out monitoring and evaluation

  • Field-based information management and cluster coordination

  • Trouble-shooting in programme management

I am member of NORCAP, CARE International, and OXFAM's Emergency Food Security and Livelihoods (EFSL) registers.

I am an independent consultant specialised in humanitarian leadership, strategy development, programme management and research.

My services



Norwegian Refugee Council

“Wolfgang has proven his competencies as a high performing humanitarian consultant. He has led complex strategy processes and assessed new ways of working for NRC. He has been providing expert support on vital management positions. Always delivering in time and at a high quality.”

—  Carsten Hansen, Regional Director Middle East 2017

Mercy Corps

“Wolfgang keeps the communities we serve center stage.  He brings strategic vision and day to day operational details into perfect harmony to provide quality programs. His integrity, professionalism and depth of experience are extraordinary. He has elevated our work in Syria.”

—  Su'ad Jarbawi, Middle East Regional Director 2020


Clients include:



A number of my published reports and studies are in the public domain and available upon request



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Please send me a message on Skype or use the form on the right.  I will get back to you as soon as possible.

© 2017 Wolfgang Gressmann

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