Curriculum Vitae

Professional profile

  • Knowledge of the Project Cycle Management and the Intervention Logic Framework
  • International experience in organization and facilitation of capacity building workshops and training sessions with multiple stakeholders
  • Training and facilitation skills and know-how of participatory tools in the project management (planning and assessment, monitoring and evaluation)
  • Experience with qualitative and participatory research and methodologies
  • Research focus on housing policies, informal housing and urban upgrading
  • Capacity to work in a team and independently
  • High level of analytical and organization skills, experience with co-working in multinational environment

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Qualifications

2009 – 2011
Master programme – International Development Studies
Palacký University in Olomouc, Faculty of Science, Czech Republic

2006 – 2009
Bachelor programme – International Development Studies
Palacký University in Olomouc, Faculty of Science, Czech Republic

Recognitions

2012
The Master thesis Challenges for participatory development in informal urban settlements was recognized and awarded by “The National Award of Josef Vavroušek” winning the first prize in the category of Master theses.

2009
The Bachelor thesis Role of government in urban poverty alleviation in India was awarded by “The Best Student Academic Paper Award”, receiving the first place in the category of Bachelor theses.

Career

2015 – now
Lecturer and Researcher
Universidad Externado de Colombia, Bogotá D.C., Colombia

2014 – 2015
Professional of the Department of Sustainability
Findeter – Financiera de Desarrollo, Bogotá D.C., Colombia

2014
Consultant in the Comparative Study of Social Housing Policies in Colombia
Econometría Consultores, Bogotá D.C., Colombia

2013
Teaching and Research Assistant
International Institute of Social Studies in The Hague, Netherlands

2009 – 2012
Project Coordinator and Trainer
Varianty educational programme, People in need, Prague, Czech Republic

2007 – 2008
Trainer of Relief and Development Assistance Summer School
Palacký University in Olomouc, Faculty of Science, International Development Studies, Czech Republic

2006 – 2009
Trainer
Agency for humanitarian aid and development assistance (ARPOK), Olomouc, Czech Republic

Training and Research

2015
Research on Urbanization of Violence and Housing Poverty in Colombia
Independent research

2012 – 2013
Research on Housing Informality, Agency and Social Cohesion in Indian cities
International Institute of Social Studies in The Hague, Netherlands

2009 – 2010
Field researches in Chennai informal settlements
Department of Geography, Madras University, Chennai, Tamil Nadu – South India

2008
Trainer of capacity building projects for NGO workers in Serbia and  Moldova
Agency for humanitarian aid and development assistance (ARPOK), Olomouc, Czech Republic

2007
Training of Trainers on Intercultural Learning
Asia-Europe Foundation (ASEF), Manila, Philippines

Language skills

English – fluent
Spanish – fluent
French – intermediate