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
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
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
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
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
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
Place: Tbilisi, Georgia
- Medical practice in the paediatric outpatient department: medical consultations, diagnosis, treatment, vaccination, early childhood development, prevention, nutrition, etc.
2017 – 2018
Practitioner Level qualification, European Mentoring
and Coaching Committee accredited, TPC-Leadership, England
2006 – 2011
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
- 9th European Conference on Positive Psychology;
Prof. Tayyab Rashid: PPT integration towards Holistic Health
- Conflict Management and Advanced Conflict Management Courses.
- 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