Ms. Franziska Denz, Consultant in Nutrition Security, Social Protection and Evaluation, recently joined EPOS Health Management. She holds a master’s degree in Poverty and Development from the Institute of Development Studies (IDS) at the University of Sussex (United Kingdom). Her expertise focuses on Poverty Eradication, including Social Protection and Leave No One Behind (LNOB), as well as Nutrition Security and Evaluations. Ms. Denz studied Political Science with focus on International Relations and Development at the University of Mannheim (Germany) and Science Po Lyon (France). Before joining EPOS, she has gained practical experiences in development cooperation in Togo, Madagascar, Zambia, Malawi, Uganda, Kyrgyzstan, the United States and Germany.
For the GOPA Consulting group she has evaluated GIZ projects, including the global "Hospital Partnerships – Partners Strengthen Health" project and "Empowering the marginalized for sustainable reduction of poverty in Malawi" of Social Protection, Food and Nutrition Security projects. Ms. Denz has conducted research on Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) for Nutrition Security for GIZ in Germany and supported a value for money analysis for GIZ in Kyrgyzstan. Currently, she is conducting research on LNOB Indicator for GIZ in Germany. She has successfully applied Capacity WORKS tools for acquisition of GIZ projects in Uganda, Nigeria and the SADC region, including support for refugees and host communities and pro-poor growth programs.
She has worked on quantitative impact evaluations for ACTED Pakistan, IFAD, the Zambian and Philippine government, concerning humanitarian assistance measures for flood victims, rural finance expansion for the rural poor as well as a peace and development programme at the University of Mannheim.
Ms Denz had the chance to work for the German Mission to the United Nations in New York during the Sustainable Development Summit 2015 and 70th General Assembly. She worked on UN resolutions concerning women in development and eradication of poverty for Germany.
Her first practical experiences in development cooperation were with Togolese and Malagasy NGOs in the Hygiene and education sector. This work included the coordination and construction of a WASH facility at a school in Togo and teaching classes for street aligned children in Madagascar.
Ms. Denz brings to EPOS valuable experience through her practical experience in the implementation and acquisition of international cooperation projects for different donors as well as her work experience with different companies of the GOPA Consulting Group.