Mirco Keller

Water and Sanitation Specialist

     Areas of expertise

  • Water, sanitation and hygiene
  • Program design, implementation, monitoring and evaluation
  • Solid Waste Management (SWM), Faecal Sludge Management (FSM)
  • Humanitarian aid and development cooperation projects

Mirco Keller is a seasoned WASH professional with 10 years of experience in international development and humanitarian aid across diverse settings. Early in his career, he contributed to the water and sanitation sector working for different NGOs and international organizations. In 2018 he then joined the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) as a Water and Habitat Delegate. More recently, he worked with the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC) in Bangladesh, successfully overseeing the implementation of a humanitarian WASH project in collaboration with local authorities, the WASH Sector and international partners.

Since joining Skat Consulting in August 2022, he has become an integral part of the core team. Leveraging his wealth of experience, he excels in project design, implementation, monitoring and evaluation, as well as capacity building for partners in both urban and rural water and sanitation sectors. His expertise spans a range of thematic areas, including WASH in humanitarian and development contexts, decentralized sanitation solutions (incl. faecal sludge management), solid waste management and the analyses of project related DRR and climate risk aspects.

Key data

Qualification (Institute) M.Sc. in Water and Environmental Management (2012), WEDC, Loughborough University, UK

B.Sc. in Environmental Sciences (2010), ETH Zurich, Switzerland

Working languages German (native), English (excellent), French (good)
Nationality Swiss
Years of Experience 10
Country experience and regional expertise Sub-Saharan Africa: Sierra Leone, Malawi, Burundi, Tanzania, Benin, Uganda

Middle East and North Africa: Iraq, Jordan

Asia: Bangladesh, Myanmar

Selected projects, roles, achievements and publications
  • Sanitation and Solid Waste Management Expert for the Swiss Humanitarian Aid Unit (Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation) in Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh
  • Water and Habitat Delegate for the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) in Kirkuk, Iraq and Maungdaw, Myanmar
  • WASH Project Manager for Terre des Hommes in Iraq
  • Public-Private Sanitation Programme Manager for GOAL in Freetown, Sierra Leone in an urban Faecal Sludge Management programme
  • WASH Program Manager for Inter Aide in Malawi, managing a rural water and sanitation programme, including the set-up of a handpump maintenance system
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