Blerina Karagjozi

Communications Officer

communications.seesac@undp.org 

Blerina Karagjozi joined the SEESAC team in January 2020 as Communications Officer on a Detailed Assignment from the UN Office of the Resident Coordinator in Albania. She joined the United Nations in Albania since May 2012 supporting in implementing the Program of Cooperation for Sustainable Development under the Delivering as One Approach. During 2017-2018 Blerina worked as the Communication Specialist for the UN Food and Agriculture Organization, Regional Office for Europe and Central Asia in Budapest. Prior to working with the UN, Blerina has been working with the Organization for Security Cooperation in Europe (2006 - 2012). Blerina holds a MA Degree in Political Philosophy (2006) and is graduated in Philosophy and Sociology (2003) from University of Tirana. 

Arben Kotobelli

Technical Adviser

arben.kotobelli@undp.org

Arben Kotobelli, a former Major in the Albanian Army, joined the SEESAC team as Technical Adviser in February 2016. He supports SEESAC’s activities in Albania and is primarily responsible for the coordination and monitoring of the activities with the Ministry of Defense. He graduated as Weapons and Ammunition Specialist from the Albanian Military Academy and remained in active duty for 17 years. He has completed several ammunition-related training courses in Italy, Canada and the USA. Prior to joining SEESAC, he was the Project Supervisor for the NATO Support and Procurement Agency – NSPA in Albania during the implementation of two NATO Trust Fund projects for the destruction of surplus ammunition and excess weapon.

Teodora Zafiu

Monitoring and Reporting Consultant

teodora.zafiu@undp.org 

Teodora Zafiu joined the SEESAC team in September 2018 to support monitor the implementation of the Roadmap for a sustainable solution to the illegal possession, misuse and trafficking of Small Arms and Light Weapons (SALW) and their ammunition in the Western Balkans by 2024. Previously, she worked for the Partnerships and Emerging Donors Team in the UNDP Regional Hub for Europe and Central Asia, where she assisted in the establishment of Romania’s first ever International Development Cooperation Agency. Teodora has experience in project management, partnerships and communication.

She holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Finance and a Master’s Degree in International Development from Babes-Bolyai University, Romania.

Violeta Gaši

Translator

violeta.gasi@undp.org

Violeta Gaši has been working as Technical Translator at SEESAC since September 2015. She graduated from the Faculty of Philosophy, University of Nis with a degree in English language and literature. She brings over fifteen years of experience gained at various international companies and organizations such as NIS j.s.c. Novi Sad and Philip Morris International in Nis where she worked as an Interpreter. In addition, she served as Senior Project Officer at C.R.I.C and as Assistant to the Core Supervisor at IOM. Violeta also taught English and Serbian at Oxford Centar, Language school in Nis.

Nenad Bošković

Programme Associate

nenad.boskovic@undp.org

Nenad Bošković is working as Programme Associate at SEESAC since 1 November 2019. He joined the team in April 2016 as Programme Assistant. Prior to that, Nenad worked for the United Nations Office for Project Services in Serbia on the Integrated Health Information System Project as Project Manager Assistant, and as Advisor for International Cooperation and EU Integration in the Ministry of Health of the Republic of Serbia. He is currently a PhD student at the Faculty of Political Sciences of the University of Belgrade, where he also obtained his Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees. 

Marija Djordjević

Programme Assistant

marija.djordjevic@undp.org

Marija Djordjević joined SEESAC as Programme Assistant in April 2017. Previously, Marija worked for the Center for Liberal-Democratic Studies in Belgrade as Assistant Manager, Financial Manager and Project Coordinator on EU-funded regional and local projects on Anti-Corruption, Good Governance and Social Services. Marija holds a Master’s degree in Economics from the University of Belgrade, Department of International Economics and Foreign Trade.

Nemanja Vuksanović

Programme Assistant

nemanja.vuksanovic@undp.org

Nemanja Vuksanović joined the SEESAC team in August 2017 as Programme Assistant. Prior to that, Nemanja worked for the Youth Business Forum as Program Coordinator, and was engaged as an intern by the United Nations Development Programme. Nemanja obtained his Bachelor’s degree from the Faculty of Law of the University of Belgrade, where he is currently pursuing Master’s degree.

Mina Popović

Programme Assistant

mina.popovic@undp.org

Mina Popović joined UNDP SEESAC as a Programme Assistant in April 2019. Previously, Mina worked at the Danish Refugee Council as a Project Officer and Social Worker on multiple EU Projects from 2015-2018, as well as an Intern at the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees and as a volunteer in numerous programs in both the United States of America and Tanzania. She has a BA from Manhattanville College in International Relations with minors in psychology and French, and an MA from ‘IBEI’ in Barcelona in International Relations with a pathway in Security and Peace.

Jana Ilić

Programme Assistant

jana.ilic@undp.org

Jana Ilić joined UNDP SEESAC as a Programme Assistant in May 2019. Previously, Jana worked for UNDP as a Consultant on the Joint Project Integrated Response to Violence Against Women and Girls Phase II, as well as an Intern at the UN Women Serbia in 2017. Jana earned her BA in Social Policy and Social Work from the Faculty of Political Sciences (University of Belgrade), and she is currently pursuing an MA degree in Gender Studies at the same faculty. In 2018, she also worked for the Japan International Cooperation Agency as a Project Assistant on the Project for the Improvement of the National Programme for Early Breast Cancer Detection.

Maja Antonović

Programme Assistant

maja.antonovic@undp.org

Maja Antonović joined the team as Programme Assistant in November 2019. Previously, Maja worked for the Ministry of Environment, Mining and Spatial Planning of the Republic of Serbia as Junior Adviser at the Cabinet Minister. Maja worked with the OSCE/ODIHR on Limited Election Observation Missions in Serbia and has experience in private sector as well. Maja holds both Bachelor’s and Master’s degree in International relations and Diplomacy from the University of Trieste, Italy.