Iva Savić serves as a Project Officer responsible for SEESAC’s reporting and knowledge management. She joined the team in this role in 2021, but was previously with SEESAC between 2011 and 2016 when she managed SEESAC’s Arms Exports Control in the Western Balkans project, SALW awareness-raising activities and the overall communications of the
initiative. Iva holds a Master’s degree in International Security Policy from Columbia University in New York. Prior to her current engagement, Iva collaborated with UN Women and OSCE in Serbia on gender and SALW control related issues. She led a human security focused-advocacy project at Freedom House in Washington, D.C. and served as a Research Assistant at the Center for Strategic and International Studies
(CSIS) on issues ranging from U.S.-Russian security, democracy development, and human trafficking linked to the presence of peacekeepers and other international contingents in the Western Balkans.
Ivica Ivanović is an expert in security sector focusing on providing policy support. Prior to joining SEESAC Ivica served as Director General for Defence Policy and Planning at the Ministry of Defence and Director General at the Ministry of Information Society and Telecommunications of the Government of Montenegro. His employment history also includes the position of the Head of Corporate Affairs at Telenor, Program Manager at ReSPA, Program Manager for security sector reform project in
the Western Balkans financed by the Royal Norwegian Ministry of Defence and assistant at the Institute for Multi- track Diplomacy. In addition, Ivica held other positions related to security sector reform, gender equality, diplomacy, project management and human resources development. Ivica earned his Master’s degree in Diplomacy and International Relations from the Seton Hall University, NJ, USA, and his Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from the University of Central Oklahoma,
Djordje Milošević joined the UNDP SEESAC team in November 2020 as the Project Officer – SALW Control. Prior to joining the SEESAC team, he worked as the Consultant at the Office of the World Bank's Vice President for East Asia and Pacific and he served as the Foreign Policy Advisor to the Prime Minister of Serbia. Djordje was previously associated with SEESAC from 2012 to 2014 as an Intern and the Communications Assistant. He earned his Master’s degree in Strategic Studies from the
School of Advanced International Studies, Johns Hopkins University, and Bachelor’s degree from the Faculty of Political Sciences in Belgrade.
Arben Kotobelli, a former Major inthe 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 theMinistry of Defense. He graduated as Weapons and Ammunition Specialist fromthe Albanian Military Academyand 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 theNATO Support and Procurement Agency – NSPAin Albania during the implementation of twoNATO Trust Fund projectsfor the destruction of surplus ammunition and excess weapon.
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. Currently, Teodora is working on the coordination and implementation of two pooled funding mechanisms supporting the
implementation of the Roadmap: the Western Balkans SALW Control Roadmap Multi-Partner Trust Fund and a UNDP Regional Project funded through the UNDP Funding Windows. Previously, Teodora 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 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 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 theUnited Nations Office for Project Services in Serbiaon 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 theFaculty of Political Sciences of the University of Belgrade, where he also obtained his Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees.
Marija Djordjević is working at SEESAC as Programme Associate since August 2020. Marija joined SEESAC as Programme Assistant in April 2017. Previously, Marija worked forthe Center for Liberal-Democratic Studiesin 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 is working at SEESAC as Programme Associate since August 2020. Nemanja 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
Veljko Perović has been working as Programme Finance Associate at SEESAC since December 2020. Previously, Veljko was engaged by UNDP as Finance Associate on the Partnership for Local Development Project. Veljko also worked as Finance/Procurement Officer at the Ana and Vlade Divac Foundation, where he was involved in numerous projects financed by international organizations, including the EU Commission, USAID, IRC, DFID, and LDS. Prior to that, he had served as Finance
Officer on the Project financed by The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria, implemented by the Ministry of Health of the Republic of Serbia. Veljko holds a Degree in Banking Management from the Faculty of Organizational Sciences of the University of Belgrade.
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