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Anton Zuber
Program Manager Colombia , International non-profit
Barranquilla, Colombia
Organizational Psychologist (PhD) with more than 15 years professional experience in organizational development and capacity building in private and non-governmental sector in international environments. Significant work experience in peacebuilding in Latin America & Caribbean with strong project management- and communication skills, fluent in 5 languages.
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Area of Expertise:
  • Capacity Building, Training, Advocacy, Political
Professional Experience:
Organization: INTERTEAM (, aprox. 60 swiss volunteers in 5 countries in LA and Africa)

National Coordinator in Colombia (80%) Responsible for country Program. Project Lead of a cluster project in peace building financed by the European Union and GIZ. Coordination of a team of international experts, local development workers and volunteers to strengthen a national peacebuilding network (REDPRODEPAZ). Consulting in organizational development of local peacebuilding and development programs with regional scope (Caribbean coast) and focus on knowledge management and sustainability. Main result: Managed to extend the exit strategy of INTERTEAM by acquiring funding of the European Union and contributing to the organizational sustainability and ownership of the local peacebuilding programs in Colombia.

Independent Organizational Development Advisor
• Mayor’s office of Cartagena o Methodological consultant for the participative elaboration of urban land use planning
• Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit GmbH (GIZ) o Facilitator upward Feedack and Teambuilding (Direction and upper management)
• Volkart Foundation, (Swiss Foundation with projects in México, Guatemala, o Organizational development and capacity building advisor of Vision Guatemala, a nongovernmental, not for profit organization that empowers women and their families in communities around Lake Atitlan in Guatemala. o Organizational diagnose of a microfinance project with indigenous women, Oaxaca Mexico.

Development Worker, INTERTEAM Organizational Development specialist of a regional peacebuilding program (Corporación Desarrollo y Paz del Canal del Dique y Zona Costera). Contributed significantly to set up a regional humanitarian aid program after flooding of 2010/2011 and helped to implement a 4 years social inclusion and capacity building program financed by the European Unión (Nuevos Territorios de Paz). Main result: Design and successful implementation of a capacity building strategy and train the trainer concept to empower over 50 local grass-root organizations.

Axpo Holding AG,, aprox. 4.500 employees
• Head Management Development. Responsible for talent management in a complex and decentralized holding structure implementing state of the art learning- and development practices and succession planning in 4 subsidiaries. Main result: Successful implementation of a corporate competency framework for all subsidiaries based on the data of my part time PhD project in cooperation with University of Zurich and University of St. Gallen.
• Management Development Specialist Responsible for the in-house Development Center and project manager in the corporate HR department, Design and facilitation of comprehensive leadership programs, Responsible of a competency-based management Audit, Recruiting graduates from Swiss Universities.
• Human Resource Professional Recruiting, personnel
Executive Master Development Policies and Practices (DPP) at the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies. Title of the thesis: Organizational Sustainability of the regional Peacebuilding and Development Programs in Colombia.

PhD Organizational Psychology (Dr. Phil), University of Zurich Grade: Magna cum laude Thesis: Measuring relational competency profiles using Non-metrical Multidimensional Scaling Technique. Project financed by private sector and in collaboration with University of Zurich and University of St. Gallen.

Qualification program of internal consulting in Organizational Development and Change Management, Trebesch & Asociados GmbH, Berlin

Master of Science: Applied cognitive psychology, University of Zurich Bachelor: Psychology, Business Administration and Mass Communication Science
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    Years of Experience:
    15-20 years
    Highest Qualification:
    English, French, Spanish, German
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