mindsetforchange – that’s me, and me alone: Martin Jeglitza, political scientist and educationalist, journalist and education expert – with a passion for, and years of experience in, development cooperation.
mindsetforchange: the name says it all. I see change and innovation not as a challenge, but as impulse, chance and necessity – and this outlook has always been my particular credo.
mindsetforchange is my attitude, with which I will be able to carry out your tasks and projects successfully.
Competence and Experience
The last 25 years have seen me working in development cooperation, closely engaged in the areas, “education, vocational education and the labour market”. I have steered and implemented a large number of complex education and labour-market projects in more than 40 developing and emerging countries. Now, I draw on the extensive knowledge gained, to target-orientate my approach in policy, strategy, systems and institutional consultancy.
During these projects, and as a result of each one, a comprehensive network of longstanding and reliable cooperation has been established all over the world, and it’s growing each year. The network encompasses: decision makers and opinion leaders in numerous government agencies, and in dozens of national & international technical institutions and organisations; hundreds of experts; and a wealth of international and national consultancy companies.
What is more, I have worked together with all the relevant international donor organisations, including the Asian Development Bank (ADB), the European Commission (EC), the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ), the German Kreditanstalt für Wiederaufbau (KfW), the Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) / the Millennium Challenge Accounts (MCAs), the Swiss Development and Cooperation (DEZA), and the World Bank – to name just some.
Possessing technical knowledge and contacts is only half of the success, however. The other half is my managerial experience: 25 years working in senior and management positions, including 14 years as Director of “Education, Vocational Education and the Labour Market” with one of the leading European consultancy groups in development cooperation. All this enabled me to acquire first-hand management knowledge, involving responsibility for 30 permanently employed staff members and up to 200 national/international project staff, and maintaining a project portfolio averaging 25 million euros.
Offer of Services
Broad, content-related knowledge; comprehensive networks of people and institutions; long-term management experience; as well as the willingness and ability to think changes through strategically and operationalise them efficiently – in other words, a mindsetforchange is my hallmark that leads to success.
What can you gain from me? Not everything, but all the things I’m able to do best, and in which I have been successful in the past and today. In short: the ideal conditions for putting your most specific and individual tasks and projects effectively into practice.
strategic market development (content, regions, donors) for companies /
organisations / institutions active in the field of development cooperation
organisational development and coaching for companies / organisations / institutions active in the field of development cooperation (structures, systems, processes, instruments)
strategic business development support for particular market opportunities
(competitive intelligence, overall acquisition strategy, international and national partners, experts, finances, etc.)
(outsourced) project directorship / (outsourced) project management with specific experience and expertise in the management and backstopping of complex, large-scale programmes / projects for most major donor agencies
on-site, interim project management / (project) crisis management
project inception management (on-site and back office) and (interim) project backstopping (on-site and back office)
short-term/mid-term and interim missions in the fields of education /
vocational education and training / labour market, with particular focus on:
– sector policy analysis and development
– sector strategy and systems analysis and development
– support in implementing developed strategies and aligning systems
– institutional analysis, development and strengthening
– organisational development and advice
– capacity building and strengthening