Over 17 years of international development experience in countries on three continents, Europe, Asia and Africa. She has served as UNIFEM Head of Office and GRB Specialist in Bosnia and Herzegovina, Policy Advisor for Save the Children South East Europe office and a Gender Expert for UNFPA in Turkmenistan.
Working for nearly two decades in policy development and programme implementation in the former Yugoslavia on issues that include women’s economic empowerment, GBV and sexual reproductive health policies. Most recently involved in gender analysis of humanitarian programmes in oPt and re-designing the joint UN programme on Conflict Related Sexual Violence in Bosnia and Herzegovina. Provided input into costing for new financial instruments for implementation of Gender Action Plan in Bosnia and Herzegovina and led the costing of Gender Based Violence in Moldova.
Worked with relevant national entities in SEE and Central Asia, helping government institutions develop national and local plans on budgeting for youth policies. Experience working with INGOs, government aid agencies and multilateral organisations has also included inter-agency co-ordination, capacity development and M&E.
In addition to fluency in English, also speak and read Croatian/Bosnian and have working knowledge of Russian and intermediate knowledge of Italian.
Areas of Expertise:
Gender Responsive Budgeting, GBV, Humanitarian Aid