A strong interest and genuine passion in (inter)national development
10 years of proven working experience in national/international aid projects and in EU pre-accession assistance for different donors and consulting companies
Specialized practice in areas such as; EU affairs, Governance, Strategic Sector Support (competitiveness and innovation, private sector, employment, agriculture, tourism and environment), Regional/Local development, Public Finances, Capacity and Institutional Development, Institutional Assessments, Strategy/Project design, Monitoring and Evaluation, Research, Qualitative/Quantitative analysis.
A solid academic background in Economy, Business Management and Territorial Development and also several academic, training and working experiences in countries such as: Albania, Montenegro, FYROM, Croatia, Bulgaria, Ireland, The Netherlands, Tunisia and France.
A strong ability to effectively operate in an interdisciplinary and international environment
Totally at ease interacting with a diversity of partners, engaging them in various participatory processes related to policy-making, programming, budgeting, strategy/project design etc.
Works experience with a broad range of stakeholders at different governance levels such as; international donors, high level officials in Ministries, with Regional Councils, and Regional Directorates, Regional/Local Development Agencies, municipalities and communes; business associations and NGOs.
Strong ethics and integrity, solution-oriented, self-motivated, flexible, pragmatic, determined, a strong conceptual and analytic character, excellent interpersonal, communication and reporting skills and ability to manage conflicts.