Family name:             Tump

First names:               Rainer

Date of birth:             02 April 1961

Nationality:                German

Place of Residence:  Bielefeld, Germany

Civil Status:                Married


Institution [Date from – Date to] Degree(s) or Diploma(s) obtained:
University of Bielefeld, Research Centre for International Development, Germany [1982 – 1988] Master of Science in Sociology – specialisation: Development Planning & Rural Development
City Administration Drolshagen, Germany [1977 – 1980] Apprenticeship as Administration Clerk (Graduation)


Language skills: Indicate competence on a scale of 1 to 5 (1 – excellent; 5 – basic)

Language Reading Speaking Writing
German 1 1 1
English 1 1 1
Portuguese 1 1 1
French 3 3 4
Spanish 2 3 3


Membership of professional bodies: AGEG Consultants eG (since 1997)
Other skills: Proficient user of Ms Office, SPSS, InDesign, Web Development
Present position: Freelance Consultant with focus on agriculture and rural development (since 1996)


Key qualifications (relevant to the assignment):

  • 29 years of overall working experience in management, monitoring and backstopping of development projects with focus on agriculture, rural development, capacity building, institutional development and strengthening of farmer´s associations.
  • 12 years’ experience as project manager with the following positions:
  • 1988 – 1994: Project manager for rural development and education projects in Mozambique and Zimbabwe of (World House Bielefeld);
  • 2000 – 2006: Project manager for the projects “Apoio ao PROAGRI Sofala” (APROS) and “Economic Promotion of Small-scale Farmers (PROMEC) of the Austrian Development Cooperation, implemented by Horizont3000 Development Consult.
  • 11 years´ working experience in Mozambique as team leader, back stopper, trainer, researcher and evaluator. The 42 assignments since 1994 included the following positions:
  • 1994 – 1996: Regional Coordinator of the GTZ program “Open Reintegration Fund for Demobilized Soldiers”, co-financed by German BMZ and the World Bank;
  • 15 trainings on agricultural production and marketing for partner organizations of GIZ, Misereor, ADA, Bread-for-the-World, Christian Aid, Horizont3000 and German Agro Action in Mozambique;
  • Capacity building and institutional development for the Mozambican Ministry of Agriculture and Food Securityon national, provincial and district level;
  • Research on agriculture and rural development including the study “Institutional framework for decentralisation in the agricultural sector in Mozambique” for the European Commission.
  • 8 years´ working experience in the field of agricultural economics and Private Sector Developmentwith focus on value chains and marketing of agricultural products on local and regional markets.
  • Vast experienced as team leader, human resource management, reporting and financial administration of development projects with focus on the SADC region.
  • Excellent knowledge of legal, political and socio-economic developments in Mozambique with a big network of national and international experts in and outside Mozambique.
  • Excellent spoken and written Portuguese and English.


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