Managing director and initiator

Kristoffer Nilaus Tarp – a native Dane with the world as his workplace. Kristoffer is a think tank resident, an independent advisor, a certified project manager and an international affairs professional with a strong background in multi-partner fund management; process management; strategic program development; monitoring and evaluation; use of country systems; conflict analysis and peacebuilding programming; multi-stakeholder and civil society engagement; capacity development; good governance; evaluations and reviews; program management; and research and analysis.

Having moved from management consulting into the international relations domain, Kristoffer understands both the importance of politics and processes – and the need to deliver high-quality tangible outcomes and actionable recommendations within a given timeframe. Kristoffer has managed staff and teams in both line and matrix organisations while ensuring both excellent performance and a pleasant working environment where people have grown personally and professionally.

Kristoffer Nilaus Tarp has extensive experience in working in: Afghanistan, Central African Republic, Denmark, Ethiopia, Iraq, Italy, Jordan, Kenya, Kyrgyzstan, Middle East and North Africa (MENA), Morocco, Pakistan, Sahel, Senegal, Somalia, South Sudan, Sudan, Syrian Arab Republic, Turkey, United States of America, and Yemen. Major areas of expertise include: Analysis and research, Capacity assessments and development, Conflict, situation and political economy analysis, Designing and managing multi-stakeholder processes, Good governance and the Rule of Law, Monotoring, evalution and impact assessment, Peace-building, peace operations and conflict sensitivity, Planning, strategy, programming and project development, Policy and concept development, and Sustainable development