2002

As the Regional Representative of the ECMI based in Macedonia: Core competencies utilized: High level diplomacy, negotiations, policy analysis, program design & development, advocacy, resource mobilization, human resource development, project management, monitoring, evaluation and impact assessment, public speaking, media liaison.

Registered the organization in Macedonia and set up a regional headquarters and five sub offices in the country (Contracting, Procurement, Budgeting, Financial monitoring and liaison with the national and local authorities). I recruited and systematically motivated three international and fifteen national staff members. I also conducted on the job trainings for the team members.

I led the implementation of the ECMI civil society project bringing together 70 local NGOs.This entailed developing and implementing an umbrella grants program administering and monitoring 50—70 community projects each year.

I also conceptualized and supervised the implementation of a political dialogue project. Regularly networked with the political and administrative elite of the country to ensure productive implementation of this politically sensitive initiative.

Conceptualized and supervised the implementation of capacity building project for Romani Experts in the country.

I led the fundraising efforts for the entire operation ensuring a fifteen fold increase in the funding of the operation and diversification of the funding base. Liaised with bilateral and multilateral donors in and outside the country, which resulted in ECMI being seen as a lead source of expertise on civil society issues in Macedonia. I conceptualized and supervised the implementation of all the information dissemination tools of the operation including the four web sites mentioned thus far.