MSc in International Development Studies and English, Roskilde University Centre
Specialisation and key qualifications
Profile in brief
Martin Østergaard has more than 20 years of experience from the UN and the NGO sector, and started as a consultant in late 2013.
He has particular experience in organisational change processes as head of international programme in ChildFund Denmark for 6 years, including country strategy development, staff training and capacity-building.
He has worked extensively with community development in rural West Africa, including the development of a programmatic child- and youth-centered development framework covering more than 120 local communities. This work aimed to move the organization from a service-delivery approach towards adopting more rights-based approaches in cooperation with local government, NGOs, CBOs and other civil society actors within health, education, income-generation, and children and youth.
He is an experienced trainer and facilitator, especially in regard to developing practical frameworks for change in organisations, and also within specific areas such as monitoring and evaluation, and project cycle management.
He has experience in vocational and adult education, in designing local approaches to employment generation and micro enterprise development based on several years of experience with the International Labour Organisation, the Danish Secretariat for Trade Unions (LO/FTF Council) and several consultancies for the Danish Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Danida on private sector development and job creation.
He is particularly interested in issues of sustainable development in the context of cross-sectoral cooperation between the development sector and the private sector, social businesses and new approaches to management in organisations with international networks.
For an overview of assignments please consult his CV. Download Martin's CV.
List of consultancies 2007-2014: