Christiane Duering //
I joined IOD PARC as a Consultant in 2016, combining a passion for foreign countries and cultures with my academic background in public health and development. I am a strong advocate of projects engaging and empowering communities and consider the mutual exchange of knowledge as vital for the success and sustainability of international development. My thematic areas of interest include water and sanitation, climate change, communicable diseases and food security.
Within this thematic focus, I am experienced in using a variety of research and evaluation methods. I possess a range of research experience using predominantly qualitative approaches, which I have used in desk-based but also in field-based research. Furthermore, I have gained experience in project research and qualitative primary data collection and processing from international agencies such as Water Aid, Water.org and UNICEF. I am familiar with following research guidelines and adhering to ethical considerations. I also have strong time management and organisational skills and am dedicated to delivering outputs to the highest quality standards.
I hold a Master's degree in Public Health in International Development from the University of Sheffield as well as a Bachelor's degree in International Culture and Business from the University of Passau. In addition I have experience in working in various countries and conducting research in several African regions. Throughout my international experiences and career, I have worked with people from a wide range of backgrounds and cultures building strong relationships across all levels. I am experienced in managing and leading international teams, and overseeing and evaluating projects and processes. Within my role at IOD PARC I balance my time between evaluating and assessing international development projects and identifying opportunities, mobilising bid teams, and preparing proposals.