WBF Project coordinator
Dijana Spalevic is a professional from Serbia with up to 19 years of working experience gained in the post-conflict and development programs followed in Montenegro and Serbia, including short term experience in Bosnia and Herzegovina, Kosovo* and Iraq as well.
She began working with international organizations like German Red Cross, MPDL in Montenegro on the ECHO and the German foreign ministry funded primary health care and accommodation programs, including ECHO funded income generating program for support to IDP’s, Ref, and SC. Back in Montenegro, she used to hold Field and program officer position, but acting as Program and Project manager as well.
Between 2002-2016 she worked with the international agencies like Mercy Corps, The Urban Institute, Chemonics Int. on the USAID funded programs aimed at community mobilization and development through civic participation and decision making processes, and moreover local economic development and sustainable local economic and inter-municipal development, mainly in South East and South West local governments. Back in Serbia, she used to hold following positions: Community development officer, Economic advisor, Senior local economic development advisor, Regional project manager, and Footwear coordinator.
In addition, her short-term consultancy work related to a provision of the technical assistance to local self-governments professionals in the field of local economic development projects and activities, including project design, management, coordination, implementation and/or evaluation of the EU funded, but USAID funded projects as well.
She holds BA in economics of the Faculty of business economics and entrepreneurship in Belgrade. She is a certified (co) evaluator of the Business Friendly Certification South East Europe program headed by the National Alliance for Local Economic Development as the Regional Technical Secretariat in Belgrade, Serbia.
*This designation is without prejudice to positions on status, and is in line with UNSCR 1244 and the ICJ Opinion on the Kosovo Declaration of Independence