Staff

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Vladan JOKSIMOVIĆ – Head of Secretariat 

Professional background 

Mr. Joksimovic was selected as the Head of Secretariat at the 24th RAI Steering Group (SG) Meeting held in Belgrade, Serbia, on December 5th 2016.

Mr. Joksimovic graduated from Law Faculty, University of Belgrade and he also completed the Diplomatic Academy at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Faculty of Political Science, University of Belgrade.

Prior to joining Regional Anti-corruption Initiative, Mr. Joksimovic worked at the Anti-corruption Agency of Serbia as a Deputy Director of the Agency for  the last four years.

In the course of his professional career,  Mr. Joksimovic shortly served as an Adviser to the Director of the Office for Human Rights and Minority Rights, Republic of Serbia; and as a Legal and Human Rights Adviser to the Council of Europe National Office in Belgrade. He also has years of experience as a legal expert in the civil sector and was a Member of the Steering Board of the Belgrade Centre for Human Rights from 2012 to 2015.

Mr. Joksimovic is an author of several anti-corruption and human rights documents and articles.

Responsibilities

According to the Terms of Reference for RAI Secretariat approved by the Steering Group, Head of Secretariat is responsible for the overall supervision and management of the Secretariat, in consultation with the Chairperson and Steering Group. The Head’s main role is to identify, develop and implement new and improved policies and ways of working to support achievements of the strategic objectives of the Regional Anti-Corruption Initiative. Another essential role is establishing and maintaining relations with Regional Anti-corruption Initiative’s counterparts in regional states, other Regional Anti-corruption Initiative’s partner states, representatives of international organizations, and nongovernmental organizations.

E-mail address: vjoksimovic@rai-see.org

 


 

 Aneta ARNAUDOVSKA – Anti-Corruption Expert 

Professional background 

Ms. Arnaudovska was selected as the Anti-Corruption Expert at the 29th RAI Steering Group (SG) Meeting held in Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina, on March 12th 2019.

Ms. Arnaudovska graduated from Law Faculty, Ss. Cyril and Methodius University of Skopje in Skopje. Prior to joining Regional Anti-corruption Initiative, Ms. Arnaudovska worked as a criminal judge for ten years. She was a director of the Academy for judges and public prosecutors of Republic of North Macedonia since its establishment (2006-2018). She was a member of the GRECO and the CCJE Working group. She has a PhD in law at the same Law Faculty on the topic of legal argumentation and the quality of criminal decisions. She has an expertise in the field of international standards on independence and effective judiciary, prevention of judicial corruption and judicial integrity, comparative criminal substantive and procedural law.

Ms. Arnaudovska is an author of several anti-corruption, criminal justice system training materials, publications and articles.

Responsibilities

According to the Terms of Reference for RAI Secretariat approved by the Steering Group, Anti-corruption Expert has a pivotal role in establishing and maintaining relations with law enforcement, preventive, judicial and other anti-corruption bodies in member states, other RAI partner states, representatives of international organizations, and non-governmental organizations; Identifies, develops and implements new and improved policies and ways of working to support achievements of the strategic objectives of RAI, in coordination with Head of Secretariat. Furthermore, he/she participates, in close cooperation and coordination with the Program and Outreach Officer, in the development and drafting of project proposals, as well as in their implementation, and facilitates project monitoring and reporting. He/she is also responsible for technical advice and guidance on anti-corruption and related issues and for technical contributions to regional training programs conducted by RAI Secretariat. In the absence of Head of the Secretariat, assumes role of the Acting Head of Secretariat.

E-mail address: aarnaudovska@rai-see.org

 


 

aidaAida ZUKIC – Finance and Administrative Officer (on maternity leave)

Professional background

Ms. Aida Zukic joined RAI Secretariat on February 18, 2014 following its internal selection and interview procedures. Ms. Bulbul graduated from the Faculty of Economics at the International Burch University in Sarajevo and holds a degree of Master’s (MA) of Management.

Prior to joining RAI Secretariat, Ms. Zukic worked at a USAID Partnership for Advancing Reforms in the Economy (PARE) project implemented by Chemonics International Inc. She did her internship at PostBank BH, Sarajevo and Alfa Group Istanbul.

Responsibilities

According to the Terms of Reference for RAI Secretariat approved by the Steering Group, the Finance and Administrative Officer is in charge of planning and executing all financial activities in the Secretariat in accordance with relevant laws, internal and donors’ financial policies and procedures. Also, she oversees the execution of Regional Anti-corruption Initiative’s budgets and all projects’ related budgets, facilitates recruitment processes and oversees activities of project staff. She also provides general support to the Regional Anti-Corruption Initiative Chairperson and the Steering Group, as coordinated by the Head of Secretariat.

E-mail address: abulbul@rai-see.org


 

Irma PODZIC-HALILOVIC – Finance and Administrative Officer (maternity leave cover)

Professional background

Ms. Irma Podzic-Halilovic joined RAI Secretariat on May 15, 2019 following its internal selection and interview procedures. Ms. Podzic-Halilovic graduated from the School of Economics and Business, University of Sarajevo and holds a degree of Master’s (MA) of Management. Also holds a License as a Certified Accountant. Prior to joining RAI Secretariat, Ms. Podzic-Halilovic worked on few different Projects of strengthening local development for International Finance Corporation – The World Bank Group. Before that, she worked in Finance or Administration for Heta Asset Resolution doo, KJP ZOI’84 and Raiffeisen bank dd.

Responsibilities

According to the Terms of Reference for RAI Secretariat approved by the Steering Group, the Finance and Administrative Officer is in charge of planning and executing all financial activities in the Secretariat in accordance with relevant laws, internal and donors’ financial policies and procedures. Also, she oversees the execution of Regional Anti-corruption Initiative’s budgets and all projects’ related budgets, facilitates recruitment processes and oversees activities of project staff. She also provides general support to the Regional Anti-Corruption Initiative Chairperson and the Steering Group, as coordinated by the Head of Secretariat.

E-mail address: iphalilovic@rai-see.org 

 


 


Jasna PANJETA – Programme and Outreach Officer

Professional background

Ms. Jasna Panjeta joined RAI Secretariat on March 3, 2015 following its internal selection and interview procedures. Ms. Panjeta graduated from Academy Primus and holds a Degree of BSc in Public Administration.

Prior to joining RAI Secretariat, Ms. Panjeta worked in the Development Cooperation Department of the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in B&H, DFID funded Access to Justice Programme for Western Balkans and in Donor Aid Coordination Unit of the United Nations Mission to B&H. She has over 15 years of experience in development, implementation and monitoring of projects in good governance sector.

Responsibilities

According to the Terms of Reference for RAI Secretariat approved by the Steering Group, Ms. Panjeta is in charge of strengthening relationships with donors and fostering partnerships with other entities by pursuing a strategic and policy dialogue. She is responsible for development and monitoring of all projects and programmes under the Secretariats portfolio. Further on, Program and Outreach Officer is responsible for devising communication strategies that emphasize RAI’s impact on curbing corruption at the regional and national level, as well as regularly updating RAI’s official web-site with relevant content. Ms. Panjeta is a Gender Focal Point for RAI Secretariat.

E-mail address: jpanjeta@rai-see.org

 


 

ivaIva KOMSIC – Programme Officer

Professional background

Ms. Iva Komsic joined RAI Secretariat on May 16, 2016 following its internal selection and interview procedures. Ms. Komsic graduated from the Faculty of Sociology at the Karl-Franzens University in Graz Austria and holds a degree of Master of Arts.

Prior to joining RAI Secretariat, Ms. Komsic worked at World University Service (WUS) Austria as Project Officer within projects founded by EU, Austrian Development Agency and other donors.

Responsibilities

According to the Terms of References for the position of Programme Officer within the regional Programme titled Southeast Europe Regional Programme on Strengthening the Capacity of Anti-Corruption Authorities and Civil Society to Combat Corruption and Contribute to the UNCAC Review Process, Ms. Komsic is responsible for operational management and administration of the part of the Programme implemented by RAI. She is also responsible for cooperation with relevant public institutions and government officials in the region, as well as working with international organisations active in the field of anti-corruption on implementation of Programme. The Regional Programme is funded by the Austrian Development Agency.

E-mail address: ikomsic@rai-see.org

 

 


 

Desislava GOTSKOVA – Anti-Corruption Expert – Project Manager

Professional background

Ms. Desislava Gotskova joined RAI Secretariat on February 4, 2019 following its internal selection and interview procedures. Ms. Gotskova graduated from Law Faculty, Sofia University and she also holds a Master Degree in International and European Law, University of Amsterdam.

Prior to joining RAI Secretariat, Ms. Gotskova worked at the Ministry of Justice and the Criminal Asset Commission in Bulgaria. During the Bulgarian Presidency of the Council of the EU, she chaired the Working Party on the Regulation the mutual recognition of freezing and confiscation orders. Ms. Gotskova is a lecturer on mutual recognition instruments in the field of asset recovery at the National Institute for Justice in Bulgaria. In the course of her professional career, Ms. Gotskova has been involved as a project manager and an expert in various projects in the Western Balkans in the area of asset recovery, human rights protection and promotion.

Responsibilities

According to the Terms of Reference for the project manager position, Ms. Gotskova is responsible for the overall implementation of a 2-year regional project “Strengthening anti-corruption work in the Southeast Europe through improving asset seizure measures” (Regional Anti-corruption Project). The project is funded by the British Government.

E-mail address: dgotskova@rai-see.org