Welcome to V-Consult

V-consult offers health care consulting, project design

and management, report-writing,

short-term assignments, evaluation and research.

 

V-consult Association is an ideal, non-profit organisation with

focus on womens’ health and action against gender-based violence.

Curriculum vitae

Michael Paul Vitols

Michael Paul Vitols is CEO and consultant for V-consult.

Michael has extensive health-related education and work experience in international development work:

  • Special Advisor for Development Aid (12 years) Norwegian Nurses Organization (NNO) www.nsf.no/english
  • Board chairperson (3 years) Friends of UPLIFT (www.upliftvenner.no)
  • Project design and implementation in Africa (13 years with NNO)
  • Norwegian Baha’i Committee for Social and Economic Development
  • Project design and implementation in India, Zambia and Uganda (10 years voluntary work)
  • Board Member (5 years) Board Chairperson (3 years) for Bistandstorget www.bistandstorget.no
  • Board Member (7 years) for NorSED (Norwegian Committee for Social and Economic Development)
  • Master of Public Health – specializing in international health
  • Diploma in Health Administration
  • Registered Nurse
  • International Delegate training Red Cross
  • Rapid Assessment in Complex Disaster Areas – training by Norwegian Refugee Council
  • Executive Officer Aust-Agder County (8 years)
  • Director Solås Rehabilitation Centre (6 years)
  • Registered Nurse – several positions (12 years)

Michael has development experience from and/or personal networks in the following countries:

  • Botswana
  • England
  • India
  • Lesotho
  • Malawi
  • Mauritius
  • Norway
  • Rwanda
  • Somalia
  • Swaziland
  • South Africa
  • Tanzania
  • Uganda
  • Zambia
  • Zanzibar
  • Zimbabwe

Track record

Michael has extensive working experience with Norad (Norwegian Agency for Development Cooperation) and other development agencies.

He has authored (a) or co-authored (ca) the following funding applications:

 

2016 – 2018:

Application (ca) to Norad (successful) framework agreement for Norwegian Nurses Organization

2012 – 2015:

Application (a) to Norad (successful) framework agreement for Norwegian Nurses Organization

2009 – 2011:

Application (a) to Norad (successful) framework agreement for Norwegian Nurses Organization
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2006 – 2008:

Application (a) to Norad (successful) framework agreement for Norwegian Nurses Organization

2006 – 2009:

Application (a) to FOKUS www.fokuskvinner.no  (successful) woman and child health project in Somalia for Norwegian Nurses Organization

2010:

Application (a) to FOKUS (successful) woman and child health project in Somalia for Norwegian Nurses Organization

2003 – 2005:

Application (ca) to Norad (successful) community health education project in Zambia for NorSED ED

2007 – 2009:

Application (ca) to Norad (successful) literacy project in Uganda for NorSED

2001 – 2003:

Application (ca) to Norad (successful) framework agreement for Bistandstorget www.bistandstorget.no

2001 – 2003:

Application (ca) to the Department of Foreign Affairs (successful) for Bistandstorget (Evaluation Network)

1996 – 2002:

Applications (ca) to Norad (successful) Youth Empowerment and Community Development projects in India for NorSED

Welcome to V-Consult

V-Consult offers health care consulting, project design and management,

report-writing/articles, short-term assignments, evaluation and research.

V-consult organization is an ideal, non-profit organization focusing on women’s’ rights,
women’s’ health and gender violence.

Links

Friends of UPLIFT

Michael is Chairman of Friends of UPLIFT – a Norwegian registered NGO that helps annually with literacy training of 1,500 village people (80% women ) in Uganda

www.upliftvenner.no

Michael was jointly responsible for the production of this film that focuses on NSF his aid work in Africa.

Michael was co-producer of this BBC World documentary about an HIV-positive nurse in Zambia.

Latest news

“INNE” in Østfold – integration network for Somali women

V-consult organisation, with financial support from the Gjensidige Foundation, is in the process of establishing a network for Somali women in the county of Østfold. A cheque of over 1 million Norwegian Crowns, was handed over to a surprised Safia Abdia Haase. She had...

Safia gives a talk at Oslo Rotary

Safia gave a personal and engaging talk 19 September for members of Oslo Rotary. Her talk ”My meeting with Norway” gave those present a lot to think about as to how we meet our new countrymen and –women. What type of information is important for them? What apparently...

PRIME MINISTER CALLS FOR INTEGRATION, Violence against Women AND FGM

On Wednesday March 1st Safia and Michael from V-consult were invited to meet with the Norwegian Prime Minsiter Erna Solberg. The topic to be discussed was integration, gender-based violence and female genital mutilation. The Prime minister welcomed us in heer office...

News

A selection of articles written by Michael Paul Vitols.

Safia gives a talk at Oslo Rotary

Safia gave a personal and engaging talk 19 September for members of Oslo Rotary. Her talk ”My meeting with Norway” gave those present a lot to think about as to how we meet our new countrymen and –women. What type of information is important for them? What apparently... read more

Women in the forefront:

V-consult participated on 9 June 2017 in a large women’s conference held at  ”Latter Theatre”  on the Aker Brygge, Oslo. 500 participants, among them high profile Norwegian celebrities such as Anne Lindmo (Master of ceremonies), author Jo Nesbø and Vendela Kirsebom.... read more

AFRICAN NURSES – A MULTITUDE OF CHALLENGES

The Norwegian Nurses Organization (NNO) has for several decades supported African nurses in developing a professional nursing service with better working conditions and salaries. A recent newspaper article in South Africa (Cape Times 18.03.2016) describes how nurses... read more

A stronger voice for African nurses

The voice and influence of African nurses is steadily growing, and the Norwegian Nurses Organisation (NSF) is pleased to be partner in this development. For NSF the end goal is building of strong, sustainable nurses’ organisations in southeastern Africa. Ugandan... read more

BREAKTHROUGH FOR THE UGANDAN NURSES ORGANISATION

After years of intense struggle, the Ugandan Nurses Organisation has been approved as the rightful representative for nurses in Uganda. The Ugandan Ministry of Finance, Planning and Economic Development has provided the nurses organisation with a code for deduction of... read more

MALAWIAN NURSES HOLD SUCCESSFUL BIENNIAL GENERAL MEETING

In 2006 our sister organisation lacked basic organisational structures with little activity, no offices or employees and very few members. The 2006 AGM was affected by this disarray. 8 years later, it was a pleasure to see a well-organised organisation conducting its... read more

RWANDA: UNIQUE AND DIFFERENT

Most people have a skewed perception of Africa. International media tends to focus more on negative news than positive growth. Strife and misery grab the headlines. Fortunately, there are positive signs of diversity and growth in Africa. Rwanda is, in many ways, the... read more

NNO finance and risk management seminar in Nairobi

The Norwegian Nurses Organisation (NNO) has just completed a successful finance and risk management seminar in Nairobi with its development partners. NNO, with financial support from Norad, assists several national nurses organisations in Southern and Southeastern... read more

CHALLENGES, HOPES AND DREAMS FOR AN ORPHAN IN UGANDA

  Brendah, one of far too many Ugandan orphans, tells of her mother’s struggle to provide security and education for her children, and of her own dreams for a better future. For Brendah, the International Council of Nurses’ “Girl Child Education Fund” was a... read more

STRONG, BOLD AND SUSTAINABLE IN ZAMBIA

The Norwegian Nurses Organisation’s (NNO) long-term development goal when working with sister organisations in Africa is always the same – strong, bold and sustainable organisations that can serve their members and influence health care policy. NNO is pleased with... read more

SUCCESSFUL NEGOTIATIONS FOR ZAMBIAN NURSES

Zambia Union of Nurses Organisation (ZUNO) has successfully concluded negotiations on behalf of its nurse members in the public sector. The government in Zambia has recognized the importance of the nursing profession in providing quality care to its citizens. ZUNO has... read more

NNO ATTENDS “UMUGANDA” IN RWANDA

NNO ATTENDS “UMUGANDA” IN RWANDA On the last Saturday of each month Rwandans help out with community service activities. The event is called “Umuganda”. The Norwegian Nurses Organisation (NNO) was in Rwanda on the last Saturday of May and took part, together with... read more

NNO attends regional network meeting in Southern Africa

Presidents and general secretaries from eight nurses unions in Southern Africa were gathered in Botswana for a regional network meeting. The Norwegian Nurses Organisation (NNO) supports this initiative (with financial support from NORAD), providing an important... read more

6 dollars = one changed life in Malawi

In Norway, a popular children’s fairytale talks about a fellow called ”Askeladden” who manages to cook a delicious soup using only water and a rusty nail. In Malawi a nursing assistant attended a one-day course about health issues. The lunch money that she was given... read more

Africa film for 100 year jubileum

In conjunction with its 100-year anniversary celebrations, the Norwegian Nurses Organisation (NNO) is producing a film about the international development work it has been supporting these past years in Africa. Henning Borgersen, NNO film producer Henning Borgersen... read more

Våre ansatte

Michael Paul Vitols

Michael Paul Vitols er daglig leder og rådgiver i V-consult.

Han har omfattende helsefaglig utdanning og erfaring fra bistandsfaglig arbeid:

  • Spesialrådgiver bistand (12 år) Norsk Sykepleierforbund www.nsf.no 
  • Styreleder (3 år) Venner av UPLIFT www.upliftvenner.no
  • Prosjektdesign og -styring Afrika (13 år – lønnet arbeid)
  • Norwegian Baha’i utvalg for sosial- og økonomisk utvikling
  • Prosjektdesign og -styring India, Zambia og Uganda (10 år – frivillig arbeid)
  • Styremedlem (5 år) og leder (3 år) av Bistandstorget www.bistandstorget.no
  • Styremedlem (7 år) av NorSED (Norsk utvalg for sosial- og økonomisk utvikling)
  • Master of Public Health
  • Diplom Helseadministrasjon
  • Offentlig godkjent sykepleier
  • Delegatutdannet Røde Kors
  • Rapid Assessment in Complex Disaster Areas – trening ved Flyktningerådet
  • Førstekonsulent Aust-Agder fylkeskommune (8 år)
  • Styrer Solås Rehabiliteringssenter (6 år)
  • Offentlig godkjent sykepleier – flere stillinger (12 år)

Michael har bistandsfaglig erfaring fra og/eller personlige nettverk i følgende land:

  • Botswana
  • England
  • India
  • Lesotho
  • Malawi
  • Mauritius
  • Norge
  • Rwanda
  • Somalia
  • Swaziland
  • Sør-Afrika
  • Tanzania
  • Uganda
  • Zambia
  • Zanzibar
  • Zimbabwe

Merittliste

Michael har hatt omfattende kontakt og samarbeid med Norad og andre organisasjoner.

Han har vært forfatter (f) eller medforfatter (mf) av følgende søknader:

 

2016 – 2018:

Søknad til Norad (vellykket). (mf) Søknad for perioden 2016 – 2018, til Norad kunngjøringen om tildeling av midler i 2016

2012 – 2015:

Søknad (f) til Norad (vellykket) rammeavtale for Norsk Sykepleierforbund

2009 – 2011:

Søknad (f) til Norad (vellykket) rammeavtale for Norsk Sykepleierforbund

2006 – 2008:

Søknad (f) til Norad (vellykket) rammeavtale for Norsk Sykepleierforbund

2006 – 2009:

Søknad (f) til FOKUS (vellykket) mor og barn helseprosjekt i Somalia for Norsk Sykepleierforbund

2010:

Søknad (f) til FOKUS (vellykket) mor og barn helseprosjekt i Somalia for Norsk Sykepleierforbund

2003 – 2005:

Søknad (mf) til Norad (vellykket) samfunnshelse prosjekt i Zambia for NorSED

2007 – 2009:

Søknad (mf) til Norad (vellykket) om lese- og skriveutdanningsprosjekt i Uganda for NorSED

2001 – 2003:

Søknad (mf) til Norad (vellykket) rammestøtte for Bistandstorget

2001 – 2003:

Søknad (mf) til Utenriksdepartementet for Bistandstorget (evalueringsnettverk)

1996 – 2002:

Søknad (mf) til Norad (vellykket) ungdomstrening og samfunnsutviklingsprosjekt i India for NorSED

Velkommen til V-consult

V-consult tilbyr helsefaglig rådgivning,
prosjektdesign og -styring, utredning,
korttidsoppdrag, evaluering og forskning.
V-consult forening er en ideell, non-profitt organisasjon
med fokus på kvinnerettigheter, kvinnehelse og tiltak mot kvinnevold.

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Venner av UPLIFT

Michael er styreleder i Venner av UPLIFT – en norskregistrert frivillig organisasjon som bidrar årlig med lese- og skriveopplæring av 1.500 landsbyfolk (80 % kvinner) i Uganda

www.upliftvenner.no

Michael var medansvarlig for produksjon av denne filmen som setter søkelys på NSF sitt bistands arbeide i Afrika.

Michael var medansvarlig for produksjon av denne BBC World dokumentarfilm om en hiv-positiv sykepleier i Zambia.

Siste saker

Safia gives a talk at Oslo Rotary

Safia gave a personal and engaging talk 19 September for members of Oslo Rotary. Her talk ”My meeting with Norway” gave those present a lot to think about as to how we meet our new countrymen and –women. What type of information is important for them? What apparently... read more

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Safia gives a talk at Oslo Rotary

Safia gave a personal and engaging talk 19 September for members of Oslo Rotary. Her talk ”My meeting with Norway” gave those present a lot to think about as to how we meet our new countrymen and –women. What type of information is important for them? What apparently... read more

Women in the forefront:

V-consult participated on 9 June 2017 in a large women’s conference held at  ”Latter Theatre”  on the Aker Brygge, Oslo. 500 participants, among them high profile Norwegian celebrities such as Anne Lindmo (Master of ceremonies), author Jo Nesbø and Vendela Kirsebom.... read more

AFRICAN NURSES – A MULTITUDE OF CHALLENGES

The Norwegian Nurses Organization (NNO) has for several decades supported African nurses in developing a professional nursing service with better working conditions and salaries. A recent newspaper article in South Africa (Cape Times 18.03.2016) describes how nurses... read more

A stronger voice for African nurses

The voice and influence of African nurses is steadily growing, and the Norwegian Nurses Organisation (NSF) is pleased to be partner in this development. For NSF the end goal is building of strong, sustainable nurses’ organisations in southeastern Africa. Ugandan... read more

BREAKTHROUGH FOR THE UGANDAN NURSES ORGANISATION

After years of intense struggle, the Ugandan Nurses Organisation has been approved as the rightful representative for nurses in Uganda. The Ugandan Ministry of Finance, Planning and Economic Development has provided the nurses organisation with a code for deduction of... read more

MALAWIAN NURSES HOLD SUCCESSFUL BIENNIAL GENERAL MEETING

In 2006 our sister organisation lacked basic organisational structures with little activity, no offices or employees and very few members. The 2006 AGM was affected by this disarray. 8 years later, it was a pleasure to see a well-organised organisation conducting its... read more

RWANDA: UNIQUE AND DIFFERENT

Most people have a skewed perception of Africa. International media tends to focus more on negative news than positive growth. Strife and misery grab the headlines. Fortunately, there are positive signs of diversity and growth in Africa. Rwanda is, in many ways, the... read more

NNO finance and risk management seminar in Nairobi

The Norwegian Nurses Organisation (NNO) has just completed a successful finance and risk management seminar in Nairobi with its development partners. NNO, with financial support from Norad, assists several national nurses organisations in Southern and Southeastern... read more

CHALLENGES, HOPES AND DREAMS FOR AN ORPHAN IN UGANDA

  Brendah, one of far too many Ugandan orphans, tells of her mother’s struggle to provide security and education for her children, and of her own dreams for a better future. For Brendah, the International Council of Nurses’ “Girl Child Education Fund” was a... read more

STRONG, BOLD AND SUSTAINABLE IN ZAMBIA

The Norwegian Nurses Organisation’s (NNO) long-term development goal when working with sister organisations in Africa is always the same – strong, bold and sustainable organisations that can serve their members and influence health care policy. NNO is pleased with... read more

SUCCESSFUL NEGOTIATIONS FOR ZAMBIAN NURSES

Zambia Union of Nurses Organisation (ZUNO) has successfully concluded negotiations on behalf of its nurse members in the public sector. The government in Zambia has recognized the importance of the nursing profession in providing quality care to its citizens. ZUNO has... read more

NNO ATTENDS “UMUGANDA” IN RWANDA

NNO ATTENDS “UMUGANDA” IN RWANDA On the last Saturday of each month Rwandans help out with community service activities. The event is called “Umuganda”. The Norwegian Nurses Organisation (NNO) was in Rwanda on the last Saturday of May and took part, together with... read more

NNO attends regional network meeting in Southern Africa

Presidents and general secretaries from eight nurses unions in Southern Africa were gathered in Botswana for a regional network meeting. The Norwegian Nurses Organisation (NNO) supports this initiative (with financial support from NORAD), providing an important... read more

6 dollars = one changed life in Malawi

In Norway, a popular children’s fairytale talks about a fellow called ”Askeladden” who manages to cook a delicious soup using only water and a rusty nail. In Malawi a nursing assistant attended a one-day course about health issues. The lunch money that she was given... read more

Africa film for 100 year jubileum

In conjunction with its 100-year anniversary celebrations, the Norwegian Nurses Organisation (NNO) is producing a film about the international development work it has been supporting these past years in Africa. Henning Borgersen, NNO film producer Henning Borgersen... read more