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

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Independent consultant with over 30 years of experience in humanitarian leadership, strategy development, programme management, and research. Proven track record of designing, developing, and managing large-scale programmes in complex contexts worldwide. Offering a unique blend of hands-on experience and expert research skills to drive strategic vision and operational details into perfect harmony for quality programmes.

My key competencies include:


  • Uniquely combines professional expertise in humanitarian leadership with advanced research capabilities on a global scale.

  • Proven experience in designing and managing large-scale emergency response and development programmes, including crucial transition phases.

  • Strong inter-personal and inter-cultural skills, coupled with outstanding communication abilities.

  • Exceptional analytical and drafting skills, with a knack for providing top-quality written materials.

  • Motivating team player who consistently keeps the needs and rights of those suffering from humanitarian crises at center stage.


I am member of the FCDO Humanitarian & Stabilisation Operations Team (HSOT) roster, NORCAP, CARE International, and OXFAM's Emergency Food Security and Livelihoods (EFSL) registers.

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

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“The Norwegian Refugee Council has benefitted immensely from the advice, facilitation and organisational support of Wolfgang. His contribution to our strategy process has been invaluable”


—  Jan Egeland, Secretary General, NRC 2020

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Clients include:

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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.

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