Günter Merk, Long Term Public Health Expert and Team Leader in Kyrgyzstan

Günter Merk, Long Term Public Health Expert and Team Leader in Kyrgyzstan

 EPOS is a company with a competent team; it supports you in your work; many people – not only one – look for solutions and the best way forward – the company presents as a team towards  clients and customers 

What is the scope of your responsibilities and how did you join EPOS?

I’m working on two projects dealing with improving blood services in Pakistan and Kyrgyzstan as the team leader of the EPOS team; additionally I am the public health expert in an infrastructure project in Malawi.

I came to the company when a team member left a project and EPOS was looking for a replacement in its expert data base.

What has been your most important experience while working at EPOS?

Having a good and constant back-stopper over a long time who has been able to solve all crisis situations with me – a lot of freedom in making management decisions – and the experience that my opinion was valued and my comments regarding the company and the projects were
taken seriously.

How would you describe working as part of the EPOS team?

Not anonymous – informal and cordial relationships – a relatively constant pool of experts and back-stoppers – and trust and reliability

What information would you like to share with people interested in working with EPOS?

EPOS is a company with a competent team; it supports you in your work; many people – not only one – look for solutions and the best way forward – the company presents as a team towards clients and customers

What positive effects have you seen in relation to the work you do?

  • Over time, I could qualify my national colleagues

  • Project work was considered successful by the clients

  • The beneficiaries benefitted from the work

What keeps you motivated to remain with EPOS?

The experience that EPOS supported me in finding new engagements, a good working atmosphere, familiarity with the EPOS team, and mutual respect.

Please describe your EPOS working experience in four words:

  • Reliability

  • Familiarity

  • Quality

  • Success