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 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 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.
Jovana Jovanović joined the SEESAC team in November 2019 as Programme Assistant. Previously, Jovana was engaged as an intern at the United Nations Population Fund as well as at the United Nations Higher Commisioner for Refugees. She obtained her Bachelor’s degree in International Economics and Management at Bocconi University.
Dejana Tadić joined SEESAC as a Research Assistant in March 2020. Previously, Dejana was engaged in the diplomatic representations of the Republic of Serbia to the OSCE and UN in Vienna and New York, where she covered areas related to disarmament, non-proliferation and arms control. She was also engaged in the International Atomic Energy Agency and has worked in the field of nuclear safety. Dejana obtained BA degree in Political Science at the University of Vienna.
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.
Jovana Ružičić is a communications professional with over 15 years of experience from 3 continents. Before joining the SEESAC team in Spring 2021 she consulted numerous national and international organizations on their communications strategy and visibility. She started her professional career in public relations working for the Environmental Working Group, ( a Washington, D.C. based environmental organization) and continued working in Serbia for Leo Burnett advertising agency and
Komercijalna banka. In addition to her role at SEESAC, she is the founder and director of Center for Mom's, the largest moms rights organization in the country. Jovana holds bachelor's degrees in psychology and in communications from Florida Atlantic University and a master's degree in Public Relations from Michigan State University where she also completed a graduate specialization in International Development.
Cristian Vlas joined SEESAC team as an AVMP Junior Consultant in March 2020. His previous work included four years of reporting for Moldova.org on Moldovan politics and the Transnistrian conflict settlement. He is currently engaged as a research consultant with the Armed Conflict Location and Event Data Project (ACLED), where he provides data and analysis on weekly basis on political violence in Belarus, Hungary, Moldova, and Romania. Cristian is finishing his Master’s degree in International
Relations at the Corvinus University of Budapest, Hungary, after earning his Bachelor’s degree in International Relations and European Integration from the University of Pécs, Hungary.
AVMP Junior Consultant
Sara Vahidi became a member of the SEESAC team as an AVMP Junior Consultant in March 2020. She earned her Bachelor’s degree in Business Information from the Agricultural University of Tirana, and she is currently studying to earn a Master’s degree in Information Security. As of November 2019, she has been working as a member of the Customer Support Team at EasyPay/Ria Albania. Sara completed Database and ASP.NET Courses to gain additional experience in the area of information technology.
In 2016, she was part of the team that won the Best Business Plan Competition.
AVMP Junior Consultant
Viktorija Nedelkovska joined SEESAC as an AVMP Junior Consultant in March 2020. Since 2013, she has been working as a freelancer in the Citizen Association MOST, a local non-governmental organization, where she collects data on electoral irregularities. Viktorija also holds a part-time job in a corporate law firm Apostolska, Aleksandrovski and Partners. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in law, and is currently pursuing her Master’s degree in Administrative Law at the Ss. Cyril and
Methodius University in Skopje.
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