Welcome - nice to meet you
Let me introduce myself: I am an experienced International Development Consultant / Sector Planner / Business Development Specialist and former Company Regional Representative, with a focus on Asia and the Pacific. I have permanent residency in the EU and in Australia.
As a passionate development economist, I offer proposal / bid writing services and business development support in the context of international development (poverty reduction/ infrastructure planning) for a variety of sectors, with funding from numerous international development agencies. These include the Asian Development Bank (ADB), The World Bank Group (IBRD, IFC), AusAID (now DFAT), BTC, GIZ, KfW, MCC, SDC, USAID and others. It also includes applications for grants and concept notes, as typically applied for by NGOs to fund project ideas.
I have been working in international development cooperation for the past 23 years, with a focus on Asia and the Pacific, engaging in Business Development, managing and drafting project proposals, Country Representation, as well as managing development projects in Asia for international development consulting firms (GER, AUS, UK, US, others), and for donor agencies (UN, ADB, World Bank, EC).
I have also been in the role of Regional Representative for international development consulting firms with base in Cambodia (covering Cambodia, Laos, Vietnam, Timor Leste and the Philippines), as well as in Indonesia (also covering Indonesia and Malaysia), the latter as Deputy Regional Director, both assignments totalling over seven years.
Over the years, I have specialised in business development, including bid management and proposal writing, providing business development services to international consulting firms. This includes coaching of consulting firm teams, undertaking site visits in Asia and the Pacific, developing relationships with Government Officials, NGOs, academic institutions, local consulting firms and consultants for project proposals, as well as preparing tailor-made marketing material and undertaking marketing in the region. Over the past 20 years, I also developed a wider network of contacts with international and national firms, international, regional and local organisations (including NGOs) and consultants in Asia and the Pacific.
I currently support international consulting firms in business development, bid management, bid writing, and as a bid reviewer, covering amongst others the sectors outlined below.
Sectors covered either in bid writing or project management include:
- Agricultural Development, including forestry/REDD+, and fisheries;
- Natural Resources Management Planning, including national parks and biodiversity
- Environment Conservation and Climate Change;
- Education, including Technical and Vocational Education and Training;
- Health Sector Support;
- Economic Development, including private sector and Small Enterprise support;
- Rural Infrastructure Development Planning;
- Disaster Rehabilitation and Reconstruction;
- Tourism Development;
- Transportation Planning;
- Water & Sanitation Planning
- Solid Waste Management.
Long term work: Indonesia (6 years), Cambodia (4 years), Vietnam (5 years),
Australia (5 years).
Short and multiple visits: Myanmar, Laos, Philippines, Malaysia,Timor Leste, Tonga,
Single visits: Nepal, Sri Lanka, Solomon Islands, Vanuatu, USA.
Official name is Anja, pronounced 'Anya'.