Alice Schmidt is a senior consultant who has worked with over 40 organisations in almost 30 countries. She is always looking for new projects and collaborations to make an impact in the sustainability and social development spheres. Depending on thematic, geographic and functional requirements of a given assignment, Alice partners with other consultants and researchers to maximise client value.
Alice has received excellent references by clients, partners and students. What sets her apart from other consultants is that she has worked on a wide range of issues in numerous different countries and contexts, performing a variety of different functions. This, coupled with her enthusiasm for taking on new challenges, makes her extremely versatile and never lose sight of the bigger picture.
Alice has a background in business and two Master's degrees for which she studied at universities in Austria, Australia and the UK: she holds a Master in International Business Administration from Vienna University of Economics and Business, and an MSc in Violence, Conflict and Development from the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS) at the University of London . She also holds a certificate in CSR Strategy and has completed a host of professional trainings on social impact assessment, project management and other topics.
Alice has worked with over 40 of the world’s best organisations in 28 countries, both as a consultant and as an employee. Her professional experience spans 20 years and covers not only international development, particularly health policy and aid effectiveness, but she has also worked with media organisations, start-up companies and other businesses on developing sustainability strategies and assessing & maximising social impact. She regularly lectures at European universities. Examples of her work are presented here.
Alice has worked with a wide range of organisations. These include United Nations agencies such as the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) or the World Health Organization (WHO); the European Commission for International Cooperation and Development (EU DEVCO); large corporations such as Boehringer Ingelheim, Ferrero, The Coca-Cola Company or Henkel; international NGOs such as Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF), Save the Children or Wateraid; business and development consultancies, such as endeva, hera, Montrose International or Oxford Policy Management; universities, like Vienna University of Economics and Business or University of Salzburg; as well as media organisations, government agencies and other institutions.
A native speaker of German, Alice usually works in English and occasionally in French. She has worked in Australia, Austria, Bangladesh , Cambodia, China, Côte d’Ivoire, Ethiopia, France, Germany, Ghana, Indonesia, Kazakhstan, Lao PDR, Liberia, Madagascar, Malawi, Mozambique, Nepal, Nigeria, Sierra Leone, Tanzania, Thailand, Turkey, Uganda, United Kingdom , Uzbekistan , Vietnam and Zambia.