Tonya Schuetz has over 20 years of experience in change and innovation management, monitoring and evaluation, knowledge management, personnel and capacity development: five years in the private sector focusing on process analysis, adult trainings, and resources optimization, and over 15 years in the research for development arena. She has substantial field experience on the project, program and policy influencing level with a wide range of organizations including IFAD, GIZ, CG Centers and Programs and across different sectors, including private, agriculture, water, finance, health and education. She has worked on a number of independent evaluations either as an external consultant or internal liaison person. Her cross-cutting experience includes institutional analysis, capacity assessment, and quality management. She has hands-on skills in project/ program and results-based performance management design, organizational transformation and learning, conceptualization of adult learning, and writing to a high standard. She combines professional expertise in communications and teaching, with extensive experience in project and program coordination.
Strengths: in depth experience in project-/program development, implementation, monitoring & evaluation and facilitation; Multi-facetted and innovative manager, researcher, and facilitator of participatory groups; Coordination and leading interdisciplinary, multicultural, geographically disbursed teams; Skillful change manager and networker with vast international experience, excellent intercultural communication skills; Strong mediator bridging between technical experts, practitioners and implementers; Extremely motivated and encouraging participation of a wide range of people to achieve positive change; Very analytical, process-oriented towards results with adaptive management skills; Capable of multi-tasking and extremely well organized.