Curriculum vitae

Proposed role in the project:

1.       Family name: Richter

2.       First names: Michel Rutger

3.       Date of birth: 25 May 1972

4.       Nationality: Dutch 

5.       Civil status: Registered partnership

6.       Education:

Institution

[ Date from – Date to ]

Degree(s) or Diploma(s) obtained:

1993-1995

BA Degree in Political Science at the University of Amsterdam (Propaedeuse Politicologie)

1996-1999

Doctorandus / MA Degree International Relations at the Dpt. Of Political Science (Faculty of Political, Social, and Culture sciences) at the University of Amsterdam.

2000 - 2007

Training on various topic including management, languages, project development

7.        Language skills:  Indicate competence on a scale of 1 to 5 (1 - excellent; 5 - basic)

Language

Reading

Speaking

Writing

Dutch

1

1

1

English

2

2

2

German

3

3

4

Spanish

3

3

3

French

3

5

5

8.       Other skills: project-management, project development

9.       Present position: Co-Director

10.   Years within the firm: since 1994; on professional basis since 1999 


11.  Key-qualifications: …………………………………………………………………………………………………………………… high personal commitment, the ability to improvise, stress resistance, oral and written presenting skills, the ability to work in multi-ethnic/cultural environments, analytical skills and political awareness.

§         General management (including HR and financial administration);

§         Feasibility & assessment studies and project acquisition;

§         Daily management of projects – co-ordinating organisational tasks of project staff, monitoring project progress, overall financial responsibility;

§         Recruiting international and local teaching faculty as well as responsibility for communication towards co-teachers and visiting professors;

§         Financial and narrative reporting;

§         Train co-teachers, logistics officers, program officers and volunteers;

§         Liaison with donors, other NGOs in the field and universities.

§         Manage partner relations under Private Sector Development & Higher Education Projects

§         Internal organisation including implementation of ISO certification

12.    Specific experience per country:

Country

Date from - Date to

Bosnia

1994- present

Serb/Mont./Kosovo

1999- present

Macedonia

2000- present

Afghanistan

2004

13.   Professional experience

Date from - Date to

Location

Company

Position

Description

February 1993- present

Amsterdam/

Pristina

Academic Training Association

2001 – present: Full-time Co-Director & Program Manager,  Board Member;

 

2000 – 2001: Program Co-ordinator

 

1993 – 1999: Volunteer – Project Officer

Member and one of the co-founders of Foundation YSY in Amsterdam (Stichting JSJ), in 2000 renamed to Academic Training Association.

ATA is an independent not-for-profit foundation, based in Amsterdam, with field offices in Belgrade, Mitrovica, Pristina, and Skopje.

ATA aims to support the ongoing processes of transition and reconstruction in post-conflict societies. An important way to facilitate these processes lies in the strengthening of educational and economic institutions.

ATA aims to contribute to sustainable reform of educational and economic institutions in post-conflict societies in a way that is lasting and demands the pro-active participation of local communities. Key principles in our work are:

·         A demand-driven approach that pinpoints the needs and priorities of local beneficiaries;

·         A society-oriented focus that ultimately benefits society as a whole;

·         The support of long-term cross-regional and international cooperation processes;

·         The promotion of local ownership as precondition for sustainability.

Projects: Regional Private Sector development in Southeast Europe, Establishment of Business Start-up Centres, Summer Universities, Curriculum development.

 

www.academictraining.org

 

Most relevant tasks: see key qualifications

August 1998 - April 1999

Amsterdam

Young Executive Recruitment

Recruitment Assistant (part-time)

YER is the largest recruitment and selection agency for highly educated job seekers who already have a few years of working experience in the Netherlands. My task was to read and to file incoming applications and CV's, and to process these in a special database (Recruitment Information System). Furthermore, I kept YER-consultants informed about incoming CV's, and I provided applicants with information. More information about YER can be obtained from the Internet: www.yer.nl

November 1996 - February 1998

Amsterdam

The Faculty of Methodology of Social and Culture Sciences at the Free University of Amsterdam.

Statistics assistant (part-time)

Main task was to (de)code telephone interviews. The achieved data formed a vital part of a research on interview methods.

1997- 1998

Amsterdam

Research Centre for International Political Economy (RECIPE) of the University of Amsterdam, supervised by Prof. M. Amine

Member of research group

 

Research Group on Political and Economic Transition, at the University of Amsterdam

January 1993 - July 1993:

Zwolle

Dpt. of Refugee Aid and Legal Assistance at the Refugee Centre in Zwolle, The Netherlands. (Afdeling Vluchtelingen Werk en Rechtshulp. Onderzoeks en Opvangcentrum voor asielzoekers Zwolle.)

Documentalist on country information and of jurisdiction of asylum procedures.

In this position I had to collect and to file information on countries from which the refugees came as well as doing specific research on political situations and jurisdiction, and to present these findings to lawyers and the Dpt. of Refugee Aid. In order to fulfil my tasks I have followed training provided by Refugee Aid.