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Overview
Work History
Education
Skills
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International
Education Expertise
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International
Education Expertise
Personal Information
ProjectManager
Stefanie Kotrba

Stefanie Kotrba

Moedling

Summary

Social Anthropologist with extensive work experience in Development Cooperation, international Human Rights monitoring & advising (UN, OSCE, CoE) and an academic career in national and EU-projects on green mobility and climate adaptation; Education Expert in bilateral and EU Development Cooperation;

Experienced working in Research & Development: Climate Adaptation/Green Finance/Sustainable Mobility/Green Infrastructure/Biodiversity in a climate resilient cities' context. Development of new financial models, innovative Green Care, biodiversity-oriented design of business premises, setting new legal, financial and technical grounds for the greening of buildings, inclusion of animal aided design in city planning & development. Currently employed as a Project Manager and Research Associate at the University for Continuing Education Krems, Faculty of Education, Arts and Architecture, at the Department for Building and Environment. Recently finished my Master Thesis on "greening buildings as stepping stones Core Skillsfor habitat connectivity in a built environment" (MSc) Talented professional considered knowledgeable leader and dedicated problem solver. Brings 35 years of valuable expertise to forward company objectives. Attentive to detail with experience in coordinating projects, programs and improvements.

Overview

19
19
years of professional experience

Work History

Project Manager

University For Continuing Education Krems
2023.04 - Current
  • Project Management interreg Central Europe "PopUpUrbanSpaces" at the Department for Building and Environment; Faculty of Education, Arts and Architecture
  • Focus: Citizen Participation, Process Development, Tactical Urbanism, Policy and Action Plans for Sustainable Mobility

Project Manager

GRÜNSTATTGRAU Research & Development Ges.m.b.H
2021.06 - 2023.06
  • Managing projects, writing project proposals and final reporting in the thematic context of climate resilient cities; Overseeing the delivery of deliverables in research projects, as well as doing project design and budgeting; Conducting workshops, consultations, presentations, moderating, liaising between the scientific, business and public administration communities.

Executive Assistant / Legal Department

OPEC Fund for international development
2013.06 - 2019.11
  • Coordination of the legal team's activities and assisting the General Counsel; Internal communication and coordination with other departments as well as external communication with partnering DFIs; Preparing of legal documents for the Ministerial Council and Governing Board meetings; Drafting of Reports, Loan and Grant Agreements.

Education Expert

European Commission Twinning Project
2012.09 - 2013.05
  • Developing Guidelines, Curricula and Workshop delivery for the integration of ethnic minorities into the educational system of North Macedonia.

Education Attachee

Austrian Ministry of Education
2010.09 - 2012.06
  • Project Management: Development and implementation of regional Vocational Training Projects in North Macedonia; Conducting Teacher trainings and Curricula Development with the assistance of Austrian Education Experts.

Human Dimension Officer

OSCE
2008.06 - 2010.07
  • Human Rights Monitoring and Reporting: Monitoring the compliance to the applicable laws in Kosovo; small scale project development and implementation in ethnically mixed communities in Kosovo; Attendance of municipal assembly meetings; regular reporting on political developments by liaising with the international community, civil society and public administration.

Civil Affairs Officer

UN DPKO
2008.02 - 2008.05
  • Advising and Reporting on inter-ethnic issues to the UN representative at the Ministry of Culture, Education and Sports; Working on the international recognition of certain Kosovo Sports Federations and the security of world heritage sites in the Serbian enclaves.

Decision Maker

Vienna Social Fund (FSW)
2005.02 - 2007.06
  • Developing new guidelines and standards in basic care for Asylum Seekers (following new EU guidelines on basic supplements for asylum seekers); deciding over supplements granted, and respective amounts and care provided.

Education

Certificates (several) - -Humanitarian Assistance in Armed Conflicts - International Civilian Peacebuilding Training Programme IPT - OSCE Election Observation Training

Austrian Center for Peace (former Austrian Study Center for Peace and Conflict Resolution, ASPR)

Master of Science - Ecological Management of Green Spaces - Green Infrastructure planning and Nature Based Solutions specializing on enhancing biodiversity

University For Continuing Education Krems
Krems, Austria
03.2023

Vocational training - Plants And Garden Design

Gartenbauschule Langenlois
Langenlois, Austria
06.2022

Certificate - introduction to sustainable finance instruments, methodologies and frameworks for integrating sustainability into financial decisions, key global sustainable finance initiatives, and sustainable finance regulations.

UN Climate Change Learning Partnership
03.2022

Diploma - Executive leadership program for Social Entrepreneurs

ASHOKA Visionary Program
Vienna, Austria
06.2019

Master of Arts - Social and Cultural Anthropology - spcialization in Ethnobotany and Local Governance models in African countries

University of Vienna
Vienna, Austria
05.2002

Skills

  • Project Management
  • Project Design
  • Research
  • Reporting
  • Stakeholder management
  • Creativity & Flexibility
  • Implementation
  • Working under minimum guidance
  • Project Planning
  • Process Development
  • Financial Administration
  • Data Analysis

Timeline

Project Manager

University For Continuing Education Krems
2023.04 - Current

Project Manager

GRÜNSTATTGRAU Research & Development Ges.m.b.H
2021.06 - 2023.06

Executive Assistant / Legal Department

OPEC Fund for international development
2013.06 - 2019.11

Education Expert

European Commission Twinning Project
2012.09 - 2013.05

Education Attachee

Austrian Ministry of Education
2010.09 - 2012.06

Human Dimension Officer

OSCE
2008.06 - 2010.07

Civil Affairs Officer

UN DPKO
2008.02 - 2008.05

Decision Maker

Vienna Social Fund (FSW)
2005.02 - 2007.06

Certificates (several) - -Humanitarian Assistance in Armed Conflicts - International Civilian Peacebuilding Training Programme IPT - OSCE Election Observation Training

Austrian Center for Peace (former Austrian Study Center for Peace and Conflict Resolution, ASPR)

Master of Science - Ecological Management of Green Spaces - Green Infrastructure planning and Nature Based Solutions specializing on enhancing biodiversity

University For Continuing Education Krems

Vocational training - Plants And Garden Design

Gartenbauschule Langenlois

Certificate - introduction to sustainable finance instruments, methodologies and frameworks for integrating sustainability into financial decisions, key global sustainable finance initiatives, and sustainable finance regulations.

UN Climate Change Learning Partnership

Diploma - Executive leadership program for Social Entrepreneurs

ASHOKA Visionary Program

Master of Arts - Social and Cultural Anthropology - spcialization in Ethnobotany and Local Governance models in African countries

University of Vienna

International

True

Education Expertise

Expert in bilateral and EU Development Cooperation; Experienced working in Research & Development: Climate Adaptation/Green Finance/Sustainable Mobility/Green Infrastructure/Biodiversity in a climate resilient cities' context. Development of new financial models, innovative Green Care, biodiversity-oriented design of business premises, setting new legal, financial and technical grounds for the greening of buildings, inclusion of animal aided design in city development and more. Currently employed as a Project Manager and Research Associate at the University for Continuing Education Krems, Faculty of Education, Arts and Architecture, at the Department for Building and Environment. Recently finished my Master Thesis on "greening buildings as stepping stones for habitat connectivity in a built environment" (MSc).

Personal Information

Title: Project Manager, Innovation, Research & Development: Ecology, Biodiversity, Development Cooperation

International

True

Education Expertise

Expert in bilateral and EU Development Cooperation; Experienced working in Research & Development: Climate Adaptation/Green Finance/Sustainable Mobility/Green Infrastructure/Biodiversity in a climate resilient cities' context. Development of new financial models, innovative Green Care, biodiversity-oriented design of business premises, setting new legal, financial and technical grounds for the greening of buildings, inclusion of animal aided design in city development and more. Currently employed as a Project Manager and Research Associate at the University for Continuing Education Krems, Faculty of Education, Arts and Architecture, at the Department for Building and Environment. Recently finished my Master Thesis on "greening buildings as stepping stones for habitat connectivity in a built environment" (MSc).

Personal Information

Title: Project Manager, Innovation, Research & Development: Ecology, Biodiversity, Development Cooperation
Stefanie Kotrba