Daria Hofer, MA

Project Officer / Manager

Project and Grant Manager

Daria Hofer is a committed Project Manager and Public Health Expert with 15+ years of experience. During her career, she has developed a set of transferable skills including project management, development cooperation, problem solving, networking and technical experience. This is in addition to her scientific background and passion for public health especially in low and middle income countries.

Professional activities at Swiss TPH

Project manager supporting Disease Modelling research projects funded by donors such as the Melinda and Bill Gates Foundation, Botnar Research Centre for Child Health (BRCCH) and PATH.
Project coordinator ensuring an efficient work flow of the internal team including assisting the preparation of grants, contracts, budgeting, reporting but also on recruitment from setting the adverts to the interviews and on boarding.
Assisting the Principal Investigator and the team of modellers in any tasks where admin skills are required.

Professional experience

2022 -          : Project / Grant Manager, Disease Modelling Unit, Swiss TPH, CH
2019 - 2022: Office Manager / Administrator, Department of Environmental Science, University of Basel, CH
2013 - 2017: Technical Assistant Health Board, United Methodist Church South Congo Episcopal Area, Lubumbashi, DR Congo
2010 - 2013: Coordinator for development cooperation, Connexio, Zürich, CH
2007 - 2010: Project Officer, Swiss Academy for Development, Biel/Bienne, CH
2007 - 2008: Research Assistant, Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute (Swiss TPH), CH

Education and qualifications

2021 - 2022: Certificate in Financial Accounting, kv pro, CH
2009 - 2010: Certificate of Advanced Studies in Development Cooperation, ETH Zürich, CH
2003 - 2006: Master of Arts in African Studies (Epidemiology and Environmental Science), University of Basel, CH
2002 - 2003: Undergraduate Certificate in Development Studies, University of Sussex, UK

Public Health
Malaria Vector Control COVID-19 Vaccines and Immunisation Programmes