José Miguel posses a relevant professional background, Agriculturalist, Bachelor´s Degree in International Land and Water Management Engineering and Master´s Degree in Water Magament, Treatment and Reclamation, which provides a solid basis for a professional career, with practical and conceptual hands-on broad work experience in enviromental mitigation, water management, resilient WASH, Ecosystem-based DRR and CC adaptation and mitigation, and sustainable landscape management
Demonstrated knowledge and extensive experience leading organisational design and development processes, agile teams, and cross-sector / cross-institutional collaboration through gaining work experience, applying multilevel strategically thinking and planning, dealing with different actors at different levels, providing TA and institutional support for institutional strengthening and develop good relationship, networking and M&E knowledge management systems for social auditing and empowerment promoting processes for rapid decisions and learning cycle and familiar with DAC – OECD criteria to ensure objectives of a development intervention are consistent with beneficiaries' requirements, country needs, global priorities and partners' and donors' policies.
Since 1990, he has carried out diverse assignments for different entities in different world settings: Latin-American (Bolivia, Colombia, Nicaragua, Honduras, El Salvador, Brazil, Argentina and Uruguay), Europe (Norway, The Netherlands and Spain), Asia (North Korea, The Philippines, Indonesia, Vietnam, Cambodia and Myanmar) and Africa (Malawi). Some of the institutions to whom he has been working for are: Alterra Institute – University of Wageningen, University of Seville, UNESCO, Spanish Agency for International Development Cooperation (AECID), Euroclima+ and United Nation Development Program (UNDP). Jose Miguel is currently working for NIRAS International Consulting Group, as Climate Change Policy Expert and Team Leader, implemeting the project EU-ASEAN Green Initiative, targeting the ASEAN Members States.
He has extensive work experience, with excellent analytical, communication, organisation, coordination, and demonstrated people and process leadership skills which enable him to be good team player, with strong Asian and Latin America Inter-cultural competence, project portfolio development and management cycle, partnership development, strategic planning and report writing, HR management and familiar with donors´ landscape