“Success is not the key to happiness. Happiness is the key to success. If you love what you are doing you will be successful.”
My name is Anne Mette Müller. I am a Danish woman, 44 years old, with a master degree in architecture. I am looking for new career opportunities and I am passionate about committing myself more to humanitarian work.
I have eight years of professional experience with architectural design and project management from working with various architect companies in Denmark and France. During the past two and a half years I have lived, worked and travelled in Rwanda. There I worked as a consultant and technical adviser for the Rwandan government recruited by ADRA DK/RW . In that position I made a project proposal for a new model village with approx. 380 houses for 1500 people. Please see: /biography/curriculum vitae/ and /work/.
Working as a consultant in the developing countries appeals a lot to me. It makes me happy because I can see that all my work and efforts brings happiness to the inhabitants. The work in Rwanda has inspired me to continue my carrier with similar works in a combination of construction/architectural projects, and in the field of community and social work in the developing countries. But I am also keen to use my professional skills in (re)construction work in disaster areas. Also, solving logistic problems in zones of conflict and crisis could be an option.
I am a multi skilled person who finds interests in many different areas. For example, I am an experienced photographer, and I have good skills within graphic production and layout project presentations etc. Recently I worked as a film editor and I achieved profound knowledge on cutting and editing pictures, furthermore I did website planning for the pedagogical university of Denmark. With these new skills I can make small film and video documentary/productions and websites for example for humanitarian organizations, architect offices and for myself.
Meeting different cultures and travelling appeals a lot to me, over time I have developed strong intercultural skills. I am a flexible and open-minded person, I can easily adjust to different situations and contexts. I respect people and communicate with professionals and laypeople at all levels of the society. I am very curious and I learn fast. I enjoy the company of colleagues, as well as I like to work alone and being on my own. I am free to move wherever I want, as I am not married and have no children. For example: When I arrived alone in Africa/Rwanda on my first assignment, I had to manage on my own. I had to find my own house and renovate it together with local craftsmen. I worked and managed on my own from this house, without an office and colleagues to support my work.
I am a hardworking and committed employee with excellent skills in planning and organising and I have often been praised by employers and clients as a good co-worker, and a creative and innovative designer and a skilled planner. (For more information about my experiences and skills please see: /biography/curriculum vitae/ )
One of my dreams is to start up an NGO for the street children in Kibuye in Rwanda and help the mentally ill people in Rwanda. I want to achieve my utmost desire of “helping people who are in need”. This way I feel I make a difference and that my life has a greater purpose. I hope my website will enhance my opportunities to pursue my dreams and open doors to the world of humanitarian works.