About me

Mzia Turashvili, M.D. MScPH

Evaluator | Management Consultant | Executive Coach

I’m a public health specialist with a medical background, who has developed a long and progressive career in humanitarian and development programming, as an Organizational Management Specialist, Evaluator and Executive Coach. My professional life-journey stretches over many countries of Europe, Africa and Asia. Analytical capability, stress-resistance, decision making, and people-skills are some of my personal strengths. I’m excited to further contribute to the areas of evaluation, organizational management and coaching in my role of International Consultant.


Feb. 2018 – up to now

Prosper Your Perspective, International Consultancy Company

Place: Vienna, Austria, with Travels

  • Coaching: transformational coaching for executives and leaders for extraordinary self- utilization and job-satisfaction
  • Evaluations, reviews and other similar exercises: inception, planning, implementation, report writing, presentation, communication
    • Specialist in methodology design
    • Fluent in qualitative and quantitative methods
    • Experienced in different types of evaluations that vary by:
      • Timing: Exante, real-time, mid-term, ex-post evaluations, retrospect or capitalisation exercise
      • Focus: process or outcome/impact evaluations
      • Purpose: lessons learned or transparency
      • Scope: project, programme or thematic/transversal evaluations
  • Organisational Management: quality and strategy management; support through workshops, group work and individual work

Nov. 2008 – Feb. 2018

MSF- Austria (Ärzte Ohne Grenzen), Vienna Evaluation Unit

Place: Vienna, Austria

  • Develop and implement mid-term and long-term strategies for the evaluation unit with the overall aim to contribute to organizational learning and accountability.
  • Perform and manage evaluations for different operational and support programmes using qualitative and quantitative research methods.
  • Ensure dissemination of evaluation outcomes through appropriate channels (internal and external) and presentations.
  • Encourage and facilitate utilization of evaluation outcomes.
  • Ensure quality of studies and evaluations through collaboration with resource people in the fields of evaluation, research, learning and accountability.
  • Ensure capacity building about evaluation within the organization: purpose and use of evaluations, evaluation methodology, types of evaluations.
  • Human resources and financial management.

Aug. 2007 – Nov. 2007

United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF)

Place: South Sudan

  • Develop a country strategy paper on cholera prevention and preparedness in Southern Sudan
  • Network and coordinate with 8 Ministries, UN agencies and NGOs involved in the cholera response in Southern Sudan
  • Collect and triangulate sectoral data on the current cholera humanitarian response
  • Organize a ministerial briefing to achieve the commitment of the stakeholders to the proposed strategy paper: UN, NGO sector & media involved

Sep. 2000 – Feb. 2007

Médecins Sans Frontières

Place: Armenia, Ethiopia, Malawi, Zimbabwe

Programmes:  HIV/AIDS: Comprehensive Prevention; Treatment and Care;  Emergency Preparedness; Cholera; Nutrition; Therapeutic Feeding Centre; Meningitis Mass Vaccination Campaign; malaria program support; research on TB treatment in patients with HIV/TB co-infection

  • Strategic decision making on the development of the programs in liaison with the headquarters of the organization
  • Organizational policy and advocacy development
    Planning, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of the emergency aid and development programs
  • Continuous assessment of the epidemiological and health situations in the country
  • Proposing and designing programmatic changes based on the intervention outcomes and organizational priorities
  • Responsible for the quality and high standards of the medical and nutritional interventions
  • Responsible for lobbying and implementing the cutting-edge medical and nutrition guidelines, technologies etc
  • HR management: recruitment, training, coaching, job evaluation
  • Liaise with the Ministry of Health and other local authorities
  • Representation of and networking with the concerned NGOs, donors and other humanitarian stakeholders
  • Ordering of and follow-up on medical supplies
  • Responsible for emergency preparedness: supply, guidelines, training etc
  • Responsible for the health of the expatriate and the national staff
  • Supervision of the financial, administration and logistic departments

Jan. 1998 – Aug. 1999

For-profit Medical Corporation, “Curatio”

Place: Tbilisi, Georgia

  • Medical, financial and HR management of the medical centre
  • Planning, implementation and monitoring of public awareness campaigns on public health issues
  • Human resources and quality management
  • Supervision and monitoring

Mar. 1995 – Sep. 2000

Médecins Sans Frontières

Place: Batumi and Tbilisi, Georgia

Reproductive Health, HIV/AIDS and STI prevention
Primary Health Care Centre for Socially Vulnerable Population
Capacity Building on Rational Use of Antibiotics

  • Planning, implementation, supervision and monitoring the activities of the programmes
  • Human resources management: recruitment, supervision, technical assistance, job evaluation 
  • Liaise with national authorities and international NGO’s
  • Opening and handing projects over to other stakeholders
  • Sustainability of programmes: independent NGO establishment, Tanadgoma
  • Data-collection, analysis, and reporting

Aug. 1993 – Mar. 1995

State Paediatric Policlinic N 23

Place: Tbilisi, Georgia

  • Medical practice in the paediatric outpatient department: medical consultations, diagnosis, treatment, vaccination, early childhood development, prevention, nutrition, etc.


2017 – 2018

Coach Practitioner

Practitioner Level qualification, European Mentoring
and Coaching Committee accredited, TPC-Leadership, England

2006 – 2011

Master of Science in Public Health: Health Services Management.

University of London & London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine; courses included: Organizational Management (Major), Epidemiology, Statistics, Social Science, Evaluation etc.


Medical Doctor, Paediatrician.

State Medical University, Tbilisi Georgia

Selected Trainings

  • 9th European Conference on Positive Psychology;
    Prof. Tayyab Rashid: PPT integration towards Holistic Health
  • Conflict Management and Advanced Conflict Management Courses.
    Ulrich Schubert
  • Training on Real-Time Evaluation of Humanitarian Action;
    John Cosgrave and Margie Buchanan-Smith
  • NVivo Programme for Qualitative Data Analysis;
    Christopher Pell, anthropology in Health Research
  • Systematic Incident Investigation & Analysis Using Root Cause Analysis – Management of Serious Adverse Medical Events;
    Dr. Jane Cathey, Human Factors and Safety Specialist, UK
  • Presentation Design and Presentation Techniques;
    Franziska Steffen & Ulrich Schubert

Capacity Building Experience

Management, presentation and facilitation of the annual:
Evaluation Course and Vienna Evaluation Unit
Presenter: Expat Health Issues and First Aid for Beginner Humanitarian Health Workers. IPT course, the Austrian Study Centre for Peace and Conflict Resolution, Burgschlaining, Austria
Trainer: Medical Interventions in Humanitarian Settings; Quality Indicators and Monitoring Systems. PPD course for beginner humanitarian field workers MSF.
Trainer for medical practitioners: Rational Use of Antibiotics; Use of Medical Treatment Protocols.


Fluent in: reading, writing, listening and speaking.
Very good in: reading, listening and speaking.
Good in: writing.
Fluent in reading and listening
Very good in: writing and speaking
Mother tongue

Countries of Experience