Who we are

Veljko Perović

Programme Finance Associate

veljko.perovic@undp.org   

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.

Anita Mitić

Programme Associate

anita.mitic@undp.org 

Anita Mitić joined SEESAC team as Programme Associate in December 2021. As she earned her Master’s degree in international relations as a Fulbright International Student from the Bush School at Texas A&M University. During her studies she concentrated on Women, Peace and Security and conflict and development. Prior to her studies in the U.S. Anita served as a Director of Youth Initiative for Human Rights, a regional NGO. Additionally, Anita graduated from Faculty of Political Science, University of Belgrade, and after graduation, she was selected for Hurford Youth Fellowship in World Movement for Democracy, that is part on National Endowment for Democracy.

Nikola Lazić

Engineering Associate

nikola.lazic@undp.org 

Nikola Lazic joined the SEESAC team in May 2023 as an Engineering Associate. He supports improving physical security and stockpile management capacities through infrastructure security upgrades, providing technical expertise and support. His prior experience includes working as a technical consultant for the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development, the Council of Europe Development Bank on the implementation of the Regional Housing Program with the Commissariat for Refugees and Migration Republic of Serbia. As a contractor, he was a participant in numerous construction projects in Serbia, Montenegro, Kazakhstan, Saudi Arabia and Nigeria. Nikola was also the project manager of the construction of an Independent gas turbine Power Plant (IPP) in Nigeria. Nikola obtained his Civil Engineering bachelor’s degree and a specialization in civil engineering management from the University of Belgrade.

Igor Lužanin

Communications Associate

igor.luzanin@undp.org

Igor Lužanin assumed the role of Communication Associate at SEESAC in January 2024. Before joining SEESAC, he served as a Communications Officer at the National Alliance for Local Economic Development. In this capacity, Igor worked on promoting policies and initiatives related to digitalization and entrepreneurship. His professional journey includes experience at national and international marketing agencies such as IPSOS Strategic Marketing and Media House. Igor's commitment to leveraging strategic communications for positive change aligns seamlessly with SEESAC's mission for regional cooperation and security. Currently enrolled in the final year of Management Studies at the University of Belgrade.

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 and as an Intern at the UN Women Office in Serbia in 2017. Jana earned her BA degree in Social Policy and Social Work from the Faculty of Political Sciences (University of Belgrade), and her MA degree in Political Science - Gender Studies from 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.

Mirjana Popara

Programme Assistant

mirjana.popara@undp.org

Mirjana Popara joined the UNDP SEESAC Team in March 2021 as a Programme Assistant. Prior to joining the Team, she was engaged as an intern at the UN Human Rights Team in the Office of the UN Resident Coordinator in Serbia and at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Serbia. During her studies, she conducted research on the Belt and Road Initiative’s investments in the Western Balkans for We.Think. She holds an MA in Conflict, Security and Development from King’s College London and BA in International Relations from the Faculty of Political Science, University of Belgrade. In London, she studied as a recipient of Chevening - United Kingdom Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office scholarship.

Tamara Baković Jadžić

Administrative Assistant

tamara.bakovic.jadzic@undp.org 

Tamara Baković Jadžić joined the SEESAC team as Administrative Assistant in March 2022.  Previously she worked for two years as a Union Organizer at Unitech Serbia, in cooperation with UNI Global Union. Before that, Tamara worked as a Program Assistant at Roma Forum of Serbia and was an editorial board member at online portal Mašina.  She was an editor, translator and an author on numerous publications, on the topics of human rights and trade unionism. She holds a BA in Cultural Management. 

Emilija Lazić

Administrative Assistant

emilija.lazic@undp.org

Emilija Lazić joined UNDP SEESAC team in October 2022 as an Administrative Assistant. Previously, Emilija worked as a Project Assistant at EU Info Point in Niš. She obtained her Bachelor's degree in Engineering Management at the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering in Niš, where she is currently working on her Master's degree in Project Management.

Ana Zavišić

Administrative Assistant

ana.zavisic@undp.org

Ana Zavišić has joined the SEESAC team in April 2023 in the capacity of the Administrative Assistant in the regional cooperation cluster. Before joining the SEESAC team, Ana was working in Microsoft as part of the human resources and administration team. In addition, her previous professional experiences include postings at the European Union Delegation to Serbia, a non-governmental organisation National Alliance for Local Economic Development - NALED and INO Education - agency for studying abroad.

Ana holds an LLM Degree in European and International Law from University of Ghent and attained BA degree from Law Faculty at University of Belgrade.