“After several years working with dozens of consultants on projects in Africa and Asia, Alice easily comes out ahead as the top consultant that I would recommend for work on needs assessment, evaluation, capacity building and project management in public health, civil society engagement and CSR among others. Not only is Alice technically and analytically excellent, producing high quality deliverables, she is also extremely thorough in ensuring she is on the same page as the client from the get go, offering dependable, timely and appropriate schedules that you can rely on, and is always professional and pleasant to work with. I feel extremely comfortable asking Alice to work on even the most complicated assignments, with the knowledge that she will represent herself and our organization well, and ensure that her work is done to the highest standard.”
Naomi Woods, Regional Programme Manager, Malaria Consortium
“Alice supported the creation of a results measurement framework for the solar energy social business HERi Madagascar. Her end products were brilliant: She designed a framework that suited the needs of the company very well as it was cost-effective and still measured impact of HERi’s operations. I have not met a consultant before who managed to combine pragmatism with rigour as well as Alice does. It is also a lot of fun to work with her!”
Claudia Knobloch, Director, endeva UG
“I first ecountered Alice Schmidt in 2012, when she started to teach a course on sustainable business for incoming exchange students at WU Wien (University of Economics and Business, Vienna). Ever since, student evaluations have been extremely positive, highlighting Ms. Schmidt’s excellent teaching skills and her high level of commitment. Her instructor ratings have always been among the best. We are very pleased to have her on board.”
Prof. Wolfgang Obenaus, Dean of International Programs, Vienna University of Economics and Business .
“Alice worked with us on a challenging project on product and market positioning in the 3D film industry and helped us design a global market entry strategy. The collaboration was very productive since Alice immediately understood our needs and delivered exactly what we wanted. The results could be directly integrated into our corporate strategy!“
Dr. Florian Seitner, Managing Director, emotion3D
“It was a great pleasure to work with Alice. We engaged her to evaluate a complex, multi-stakeholder programme and she grasped the context and the complexities of the work very quickly. Alice produces high quality work in a timely yet flexible manner. Her approach is very clear, she is organized, asks pertinent questions but does not waste time. Alice works independently, produces good results, and has excellent writing skills. I also liked just talking with her and bouncing ideas off her. I hope to be able to work with her in the future as well.”
Taina Naikari, Programme Officer, World Health Organization
“We worked with Alice Schmidt on several projects of the last three years. This includes the Mining Health Initiative where she carried out several field studies and led the writing of key reports. She is currently the team leader of a major multi-country health evaluation we are undertaking. We have always found Alice to be technically knowledgable, analytical, able to meet tight deadlines, and delivery high quality written reports. We look forward to continuing to work with Alice in the future!”
Janice Moore and Graham Root, Directors, Montrose International
“It was a real pleasure to have Alice as a consultant. We worked together twice on projects around aid effectiveness, and each time we appreciated the quality of her work and her professionalism. Alice understood the issues very well and was able to respond quickly and efficiently to our needs. Her knowledge in the development field and her experience was a great added value and we will hopefully work again together in the future.”
Annick Jeantet, Global Advocacy Officer, Action for Global Health
“Alice gave an expert talk on Corporate Social Responsibility and Business Ethics. Drawing on examples of her practical work, Alice generated excitement about the application of ethical models/issues to business contexts. The students’ response to her presentation was extremely positive. I would gladly welcome her again and recommend her presentation to other educators and researchers.”
Dr. Volker Eisenlauer, Assistant Professor, Salzburg University
“I wish all consultants could be as analytical and results-driven as Alice. I have known her for over a year in her capacity as Team Leader of an independent evaluation of a large DFID-funded cross-country programme focusing on advocacy and accountability for maternal and newborn health. She led the design of a very complex and robust evaluation framework in a difficult and changing environment. She is exceptionally well organised and skilled to quickly adapt to different contexts. She sets realistic deadlines that she successfully meets and produces high quality outputs. I look forward to working with her throughout the evaluation implementation and reading about its findings; she has an amazing writing style too!”
Caroline Vanderick, Managing Director, Tropical Health LLP
“Alice has been a rare pleasure to work with – knowledgeable, pro-active and reliable, she delivered high-quality and timely analytical outputs. Her extensive experience and insight into development policy allowed her to add value to our work by providing strategic recommendations and in-depth analysis. I look forward to working with Alice again in the future”.
Yael Vellmann, Senior Policy Analyst, WaterAid
“Due to her innate intelligence and hard work, Alice is a quick learner, who is rapidly able to pick up both content and context, and discern opportunity for affecting change. She is an excellent communicator, equally comfortable with pre-literate villagers and senior ministerial officials. In undertaking new work, Alice is is never shy to ask the right questions and, without fail, consistently delivers a high-quality product on time. Having first encountered Alice and her impressive work on evidence-based advocacy in West Africa, I hired her as Global Advocacy Advisor with Save the Children right away. She quickly proved her zeal: picking up nuanced technical and political issues and distilling them into concrete policy calls and practical recommendations. While many had called for health care free at the point of access before, Alice led the development of the ‘how to’ guide that has become a global reference. Since we both left Save the Children I have been able to engage Alice on a variety of assignments, ranging from the political economy of health sector reform to the mechanics of performance-based contracting and procurement contract management.”
Jeffrey Mecaskey, Managing Director, Health Partners International
Alice is extremely effective in blending her business background with her NGO and UN work to the utmost benefit of her clients. She is not only a strong professional with a broad spectrum of expertise and cross-cultural experience, but also an excellent communicator and speaker. This is why I consistently invite her to guest lectures to WU Vienna so that students can benefit from her inspiration, knowledge and determination for highly timely causes.
Dr. Barbara Stöttinger, Dean, Executive Academy, Vienna University of Economics and Business
”Alice did a great job managing data collection for the independent assessment of the International Health Partnership. In addition to delivering her core responsibilities - managing critical relationships with senior francophone Ministry of Health and Development Partner officials (in French) on time and on budget - Alice contributed substantively on methodological and process issues. She was a great team member and I would be delighted to work with her again!”
Tim Shorten, Director, resultsLAB
"I first got to know Alice as a most goal-oriented, well-organised and likeable student ... and I think the career she has managed to build since speaks for itself in this regard. I recently had the chance to invite her to a class to talk to students about aid and working in international organisations. She managed to thrill us all by sharing some of her experiences and inside knowledge with us. I certainly hope she will join us again!"
Dr. Elisabeth Götze, Senior Lecturer, Vienna University of Economics and Business