Mr. Suad Music
Mr. Suad Music has been appointed as a first ReSPA Director (Regional School of Public Administration) in October 2010, a month before ReSPA Campus had been officially opened.
Since he obtained Law Degree form University of Sarajevo he has entered into public sector at local administration where he dealt with wide range of public services related to the municipal property management and local business development. More than six years experience at the Directorate of EU Integration of B&H on several management positions enhanced his skills in public policy, legislative drafting and strategic development. His practice on EU accession issues, in particular those related to the alignment of the National legal system was further enriched through learning and research at joint postgraduate Master program on EU Integration of Universities of Bologna and Sarajevo. Over the next five years, as Deputy National Public Administration Reform Coordinator for B&H, Mr. Music developed his specialization in Public Administration Reform related areas (policy making, HRM, donor coordination), in organizational development, management and coordination within the multi layered governance structures.
During his career Mr. Music collaborated with the most of the International organizations and providers of bilateral assistance in the Western Balkan region on different initiatives and projects aimed for administrative capacity building support, extending his experience in international relations.
Mr. Music contributed to the preparation and development of different manuals and handbooks for public administration in B&H and also published various authored articles on EU Integration related topics in B&H.
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Ms. Ivana Bajo
Personal Assistant to the Director
Ivana Bajo is a Personal Assistant to the Director at ReSPA (Regional School of Public Administration), the innovative centre of interregional cooperation among the Balkan States and a centre of excellence for training and capacity building in the public administration reform.
Ivana Bajo gained work experience in both, public and private sector in Croatia. As a Public Servant, Ivana served in the Cabinet of the State Secretary in the Central Office for Development Strategy and Coordination of EU Funds of the Government of the Republic Croatia and Office for Gender Equality of the Government of the Republic of Croatia as an Assistant to the Head of Office. Ivana Bajo worked as an Assistant in the Law Service in Croatia Records and private company Orfej, Zagreb.
Since joining ReSPA, Ivana Bajo has made a great contribution for ReSPA, being engaged as one of the first ReSPA Staff members who started working from the very beginning. Ivana Bajo assisted in recruitment of the most of the ReSPA Staff members who currently work at ReSPA and also gave great contribution to the procurement of goods and services, as well as program organization of many ReSPA activities, including the ReSPA Governing Board meetings.
Ivana Bajo graduated from Gymnasium High School and obtained Bachelor degree in Public Administration from the Social Polytechnics of the University of Zagreb.Ivana Bajo also holds Specialists degree in European Studies and is currently finishing Masters degree in International Relations at the Faculty of Political Science, University of Montenegro.
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Mr. Vlatko Naumovski
Vlatko Naumovski is the Head of Finance at ReSPA (Regional School of Public Administration), the innovative centre of interregional cooperation among the Balkan States and a centre of excellence for training and capacity building in the public administration reform.
He has served as a Finance Controller and Finance Manager in several institutional efforts of the European Union Delegation in Macedonia, for the Macedonian Parliament, the Academy for Judges and Prosecutors, Macedonian Ministry of Local Self Government, as well as for the US Embassy in Macedonia as part of the ICITAP program in the Ministry of Interior. Vlatko Naumovski has also worked in the private sector as Director of Finance and Administration at “Makedonijaproekt AD Skopje“, which all together encompasses more than fifteen years of professional experience in the areas of Financial Management and Control of development organisations and private sector, Project Management – Implementation and Execution.
Since joining ReSPA, Vlatko Naumovski has made a great contribution towards the establishment of the financial infrastructure of ReSPA, by developing corrective financial action plans, providing tangible correlation between the operational and financial management, establishment of standardized financial reporting, effective planning models, procurement, budgeting and budget performance analysis, as well as cash flow management.
Vlatko Naumovski holds an MBA degree in Finance from the University American College Skopje, Macedonia and BS degree in Mechanical Engineering from the Ss. Cyril & Methodius University – Faculty of Mechanical Engineering – Skopje, Macedonia.
Vlatko Naumovski is a Management Board Member of the NGO “Triagolnik”, has participated in the Management Board Member of the UACS Alumni Association until the end of 2011, and is a guest lecturer at the UACS Cathedra for Corporate Finance.
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Ms. Natasa Kuc
Ms Natasa Kuc, Finance Assistant at ReSPA (Regional School of Public Administration), the innovative centre of interregional cooperation among the Balkan States and a centre of excellence for training and capacity building in the public administration reform .
She has served as a Finance Assistant in United Nations Development Programme - UNDP, Podgorica implementing programme that was funded by the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria. Ms Kuc also worked as Senior Administrative Finance Assistant for United Nations Children’s Fund UNICEF, Podgorica for almost five years dealing with administration, finance, HR, procurement and logistics. Prior to this assignment, she worked as a Project Coordinator for International Organization for Migration-IOM. Ms. Kuc has also worked for Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations – UNFAO, USAID, etc. She has started her career working for Cincinnati Bell Telephone Company in Cincinnati, Ohio.
Since joining ReSPA, Ms Kuc has made a great contribution towards developed monthly bank reconciliation system for local, ino bank accounts and petty cash account; Drafted ReSPA Procurement Plan for 2012 and assisted in preparation of Expenditure Verification Report and ReSPA Annual Report. She will be taking an active role in the procurement process serving as a Secretary for all ReSPA Tenders.
Ms Kuc holds bachelor Degree in Marketing and Business Administration from Northern Kentucky University, USA.
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Mr. Goran Pastrovic
Goran Pastrovic is the Programme Manager at ReSPA (Regional School of Public Administration), the innovative centre of interregional cooperation among the Balkan States and a centre of excellence for training and capacity building in the public administration reform.
Mr Pastrovic has more than10 years of experience in project development, management, coordination and consulting through involvement in development and implementation of institutional, financial and strategic development. Through his elevating career Mr Pastrovic has managed national teams of experts and ensured timely delivery of project outputs and outcomes. He has experience of working with national and international programmes enabled in specific fields such as: Strategic planning; Needs assessment; Strategic documents Development; Project evaluation; Project development; Project implementation; Monitoring and Evaluation; Rural Development.
In early stages of his career, during the period of 2000 – 2002, Mr Pastrovic was involved as a PLA trainer in Serbia project funded by SIDA. Later he has been engaged as Regional coordinator within UNDP GEF DRP ICPDR project in the 6 lower Danube countries. In 2006 onward Goran was appointed national Expert in a EU funded project dealing with MAFWM and related strategic documents. In recent years he was involved as a national expert in the preparation of DANIDA initiatives (in Serbia), World Bank related project initiatives, USAID capacity building programme and other intergovernmental initiatives as short and long-term expert.
Goran Pastrovic graduated from the Faculty of Agronomy in Belgrade, Serbia in 2002 and finished the advanced studies in Sustainable Development in Italy in 2002/03. In 2009 he finished an MBA (Master of Business Administration) course subsidized by the European Union TEMPUS, at University of Belgrade, Serbia.
Through his collaboration in different projects Goran has gained experience in providing technical assistance to central governments aimed at building institutional capacities.
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Ms. Zorana Gajic
Zorana Gajic is the Programme Manager at ReSPA (Regional School of Public Administration), the innovative centre of interregional cooperation among the Balkan States and a centre of excellence for training and capacity building in the public administration reform.
Before coming to ReSPA Ms. Gajic worked as a consultant for the Public Sector Capacity Building for USAID funded Business Enabling Project in Serbia. She also served as a consultant for program development with the Belgrade Fund for Political Excellence, and as a Board member of the Centre for Advanced Economic Studies, a Belgrade-based think tank. Prior to that, she worked for the IFC/World Bank as an expert for the Comprehensive Regulatory Reform project of the Government of Serbia.
Between 1994 and 2005, Ms. Gajic worked for the Soros Foundations Network – Open Society Institute in Budapest, as a Senior Programme Manager of the International Higher Education Support Program (HESP). She also worked on major humanitarian, social and development programs with Philanthropy, the Charitable Fund of the Serbian Orthodox Church and with the International Orthodox Christian Charities (IOCC).
Ms. Gajic was also engaged as a translator for French – English – Serbian languages, focused on translating specific legal documents, including acquis communautaire, for the European Integrations Office of the Government of Serbia.
Ms. Gajic holds a BA degree in Law from the University of Belgrade, Serbia, and MA in Political Science from the Central European University in Budapest, Hungary. She also attended a number of certified courses, such as the course on Leadership in Conflict Resolution at the United Nations University’s International Leadership Academy at the University of Amman, Jordan.
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Duško Glodić is the Programme Manager at ReSPA (Regional School of Public Administration), the innovative centre of interregional cooperation among the Balkan States and a centre of excellence for training and capacity building in the public administration reform.
Before coming to ReSPA, Mr. Glodić worked for more than 9 years as a civil servant in Bosnia and Herzegovina in different positions, including some managerial positions. He acquired extensive experience from the public administration, mostly in the area of European Integration. He performed different tasks in the area of legal alignment, public policy development, legislative drafting and strategic development, EU integration coordination mechanisms, coordination of the Stabilization and Association Process, implementation of the Interim Agreement on Trade and Trade Related Issues between Bosnia and Herzegovina and the EU and functioning of joint bodies between the EU and Bosnia and Herzegovina. He participated in negotiations of several international agreements. He was actively involved in the process of education of civil servants as a certified trainer for EU related matters and contributed to development of training curricula on European Integration subjects.
Mr. Glodić holds a PhD degree in Law from the University of Belgrade, Serbia and an LLB from the University of Banja Luka, Bosnia and Herzegovina. He obtained an MA in European Advanced Interdisciplinary Studies from the College of Europe and a Diploma of International Cycle of Public Administration from the French National School of Public Administration (Ecole Nationale d’Administration), Strasbourg, France. During his career he attended a number of trainings, seminars and courses organized by national and international institutions.
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Mr. Dragan Djuric
Dragan Djuric is the Programme Manager at ReSPA (Regional School of Public Administration), the innovative centre of interregional cooperation among the Balkan States and a centre of excellence for training and capacity building in the public administration reform.
Before coming to ReSPA Mr. Djuric was for more than eight years engaged as Core Technical Adviser in Capacity Development Programme, which is a joint initiative of Government of Montenegro and UNDP devoted to strengthening institutional and administrative capacities in Montenegro for European Integration process. Mr. Djuric has closely collaborated with numerous state institutions and developed and managed three projects funded by Instrument for Pre-accession Assistance of EU and his expertise is particularly enhanced in project management and capacity development of state institutions necessary for European Integration process.
During his professional career Mr. Djuric has been engaged in several highly responsible positions (Head of Department for International Relations, Information and Education in Trade Union Confederation of Montenegro, Deputy Minister for European Integration in Government of Montenegro, Secretary of the Negotiation Team of Government of Montenegro for Stabilization and Association Agreement, Secretary of Governmental Commission for Coordination of European Integration, as well as President of Governmental Commission for Coordination of EU Assistance).
Hi was involved in overall process of Public Administration Reform in Montenegro as well as in regional cooperation, mostly with other Western Balkan countries. Hi has working experience in cooperation with numerous International organizations (UNDP, GIZ, ILO, USAID, EU). His previous professional enrollment assumed number of tasks related to policy development and coordination, drafting and managing of the EU funded projects, lecturing, delivering the trainings for public servants and managers on topics associated with European integration and coordination of public policies.Mr Djuric has PHD (thesis on “European Social Model”) and teaches at the Faculty of Political Science at the University of Montenegro. Hi published dozens of articles in magazines and books in Montenegro and abroad. Hi is co-author of two official textbooks for elementary and high schools in Montenegro, as well as two textbooks for students of the Faculty of Political Science in Podgorica.
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Mr. Nand Shani
Nand Shani is a Programme Manager at ReSPA (Regional School of Public Administration), the innovative centre of interregional cooperation among the Balkan States and a centre of excellence for training and capacity building in the public administration reform.
Before joining ReSPA, Mr. Shani has worked for seven years as Expert on Economic and Social Development and Senior Expert on Inclusive Growth at the Regional Cooperation Council Secretariat in Sarajevo. Prior to that, he has directed the Department for the Legalization and Formalization of Extralegal Economy in the office of the Albanian Prime Minister (2006-2008), has lectured part-time at University of New York in Tirana and has worked as an economist and long term consultant for the World Bank (2002-2006). Mr. Shani holds Master of Arts in Economics degree from Central European University and double degree in Applied Economics and Computer Science from the American University in Bulgaria.
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Ms. Dubravka Jurisic
Dubravka Jurisic is the Program Assistant at ReSPA (Regional School of Public Administration), the innovative centre of interregional cooperation among the Balkan States and a centre of excellence for training and capacity building in the public administration reform.
She has worked as the Project Coordinator and Project Manager at ISAC Fund, a Belgrade based think-tank, on projects related to the EU integration process, Security Sector Reform and youth educational programs. She also worked as the Teaching Assistant on a Master’s program at the Diplomatic Academy in Vienna, as well as the Project Assistant within the Law Enforcement Department of the OSCE Mission to Serbia.
Since joining ReSPA, Dubravka Jurisic has primarily been engaged in the implementation and organization of trainings, conferences and other events taking place in ReSPA and abroad, serving as the main contact point between participants and ReSPA. During this period, she has made a great contribution towards attaining and upholding the high standard of organizational quality and the continued increase of participant satisfaction with ReSPA events.Dubravka Jurisic holds an MA degree in Advanced International Studies from the Diplomatic Academy in Vienna, and a BA degree in International Relations from the Faculty of Political Science in Belgrade. She attended the University of Washington, USA, as a scholar of the year-long Undergraduate Exchange Program.
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Ms. Ranka Bartula-Musikic
Ranka Bartula-Musikic, is the Programme Assistant, at ReSPA (Regional School of Public Administration), the innovative centre of interregional cooperation among the Balkan States and a centre of excellence for training and capacity building in the public administration reform.
Ranka Bartula-Musikic has served as a Project Manager and later General Manager for Cross-border Programmes within the Ministry of European Integration of Montenegro, where she managed several EU projects and actively participated in establishment of the complex procedures required for implementation of EU projects within the IPA component II. For ten years she worked at Save the Children UK (SC UK) as a Programme Development Officer/Project Manager on a number of projects (supported by EC, DFID, SDC, FCO, Italian Embassy, SC Italy, Irish Aid, etc.) related to social inclusion of marginalized groups of children and improvement of policy and legislation in line with EU standards.
Ranka Bartula-Musikic participated in production of the report “Community Appraisal of the Lives of the Children with Disabilities and Young People in Eastern Sarajevo”. She is an author of the comic book for children, which has been prepared within the prevention work with children at risk of coming in conflict with the law.
Since joining ReSPA, Ranka Bartula-Musikic has made a great contribution towards establishment of ReSPA in regard to the financial as well as programme organisation issues. Being one of the first ReSPA employees, she managed the EC grant contract, developed the first draft of the CORE budget and introduced the payment forms to be used in ReSPA. She actively participated in reporting to the European Commission through preparation of the Interim report, as well as the second quarterly report which served as a template for future quarterly reporting. Besides her regular job she managed the ReSPA finance almost until the end of 2011 which brought to successful Audit reports.
Ranka Bartula-Musikic graduated at the Faculty of Philosophy (English language and literature), University of Sarajevo. She has undergone a number of trainings, and some of them were: Social Research Techniques, Procurement Procedures and Budgeting, Advocacy, High Performance Team Management, Programme and Project management, Comprehensive Training on Monitoring and Evaluation, etc.
She was awarded a certificate of appreciation by the Association of Parents that she had established in BiH in 1998. With her co-workers in SC UK she was awarded a certificate of appreciation and a badge by the President of the SC UK, Her Royal Majesty Princess Anne, for the contribution to the children well being in the region and in general.
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Mr. Milutin Rasovic
Mr. Milutin Rasovic is the IT Technician at ReSPA (Regional School of Public Administration), the innovative centre of interregional cooperation among the Balkan States and a centre of excellence for training and capacity building in the public administration reform.
He has served as the IT Engineer in Telenor Montenegro, member of global Telenor group, which is one of the leaders in mobile communications sector in the world, for ten years before joining ReSPA. During his 10 years work in Telenor, he was in charge of providing support for IT hardware, software and networks,administration of servers and different IT systems .
Since joining ReSPA, Mr. Milutin Rasovic has made a great contribution towards installation and maintenance of ReSPA’s IT equipment from the very beginning, as well as providing necessary support in the framework of satellite and mobile connectivity and promoting ReSPA’s activities and visibility through engagement in its web-portal maintenance.
Mr. Milutin Rasovic has completed Faculty of Electrical Engineering in Podgorica (University of Montenegro) with Ba. Degree in Applied Computer Science.
Along with stated above, he is a holder of different certificates and licences, such as Microsoft Certified Professional, ISS Site Protector & Advanced Site Protector, CCNA Network Fundamentals (CISCO).
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Mr. Igor Djukanovic
Igor Djukanovic is Facility manager at ReSPA (Regional School of Public Administration), the innovative centre of interregional cooperation among the Balkan States and a centre of excellence for training and capacity building in the public administration reform.
He has served as Hotel Director at distinguished Resort Casino Maestral and as Hotel Manager at luxurious boutique hotel Villa Montenegro both located at the most beautiful part of Montenegrin coast for seven consecutive years before joining ReSPA.
Since joining ReSPA, Igor has made a great contribution towards setting up system of rules and procedures for Campus, strengthening interdepartmental cooperation in the Campus, effective maintenance of facilities as well as improving overall level of service
Igor completed his high school and college education abroad, receiving American degrees from:
- American College of Management and Technology, Dubrovnik, Croatia
(Division of Rochester Institute of Technology, Rochester, NY, USA)
Bachelor of Science Degree in Hotel/Resort Management obtained June, 2004
- James E. Taylor High School, Katy, TX, USA
Graduated August, 1998
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Ms. Marija Orovic
Acting Programme Assistant
Marija Orovic is the Receptionist, at ReSPA (Regional School of Public Administration), the innovative centre of interregional cooperation among the Balkan States and a centre of excellence for training and capacity building in the public administration reform.
She has several years of extensive Receptionist experience in the 5* hotels. Marija Orovic also worked in different departments of hotel industry (Management, SPA & Wellness), including working with people where she has developed an interpersonal and teamwork spirit in a multicultural environment.
Since joining ReSPA, Marija Orovic with ambition, initiative and a proactive attitude, has made a great contribution in terms of innovations, development and successful operation of this campus.
Education and degrees:
- Faculty of Tourism and Hospitality “St. Kliment Ohridski”, Ohrid,
Manager for tourism and hospitality, 2009
- School of Professional
Studies, Leskovac, Serbia
Professional manager for tourism and hospitality in the field of economic sciences, 2008
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Ms. Vanja Ivanovic
Ivanovic Vanja is the Receptionist at ReSPA (Regional School of Public Administration), the innovative centre of interregional cooperation among the Balkan States and a centre of excellence for training and capacity building in the public administration reform.
She has worked as a Receptionist in Hotel Splendid Conference & Spa Resort. Masanovic Vanja also worked as a reservation officer and Night Audit in Best Western Hotel Chain. She has experience as a guide in English language for a National Museum of MNE.
Since joining ReSPA, Masanovic Vanja, with professional and communicative abilities, has made a great contribution towards more efficient work organization in terms of providing the best service.
Education and degrees:
- Faculty for Tourism and Hotel Management- Kotor,
- GDS Amadeus Functionality and Introductional Course,
- B1 French Language Course (International House Cambridge)- Podgorica.
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