Tsunara has strong organisational, research/analytical and presentation skills built through an evolving career in several development organisations (Deutsche Gesellschaft fuer Internationale Zusammenarbeit [GIZ], World Bank, Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation, United Nations Development Programme in Mongolia) and a carefully crafted study pathway including the completion of an MBA in Mongolia and a Master of Laws, specialised in Public Administration, in Japan.
She has theoretical knowledge of and practical experience in project management, tools and methodologies for planning, executing, and monitoring and evaluating projects. She has applied these skills (as manager or team member) to energy efficiency and gender responsive budgeting projects with the Municipality of Ulaanbaatar, policy development support in the health and education sectors, supervision of and support to decentralisation policy and urban governance projects and outsourcing of Government Services to Mongolian NGOs.
She has excellent interpersonal skills and an ability to interact and hold negotiations with external and internal audiences of various levels and an ability to work capably under stress and to juggle multiple tasks within tight deadlines. Tsunara has a very strong working knowledge of the government system and processes in Mongolia (she was at one time a training coordinator with the National Academy of Governance) and maintains an extensive network of contacts in the government, civil society, academia and business circles. She is currently Vice President of Stakeholder Engagement with the Project Management Institute (PMI) Mongolia Chapter and has undertaken this voluntary role since November, 2016.
She has excellent oral and written communications skills and can read, speak and write fluently in Mongolian and English (IELTS score 7.0).