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Resume for Dejan A. for Project Manager / Government & Civic in Skopje, Macedonia

Occupation: Project Manager Industry: Government & Civic
Country: Macedonia City: Skopje
State: Centar ZIP: 1000

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      Address: Radika , /

      Skopje, Macedonia

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      Marital status: Married 

      Health Status: Excellent 


May ……………….. 


I was hired as Head of the Sector for Local Economic Development to help the Municipality of Centar to design and implement an integrated business concept that would boost the economic development within the municipality. Responsibilities include: prepare Strategy for Development, Action Plan, assist the Mayor in attracting domestic and foreign investments; advise on legal and regulatory improvements that would create a favorable business environment; run the process for ISO certification, create a business model to provide management and marketing services to the small and medium size companies existing on the territory of the municipality.  

July May  

MACEDONIAN BUSINES CENTER MBC.TI.NET USAID/ Plastic Recycling Project, Macedonia


The mission of the Plastic Recycling Project is to establish an efficient and economically viable PET polyethylene terephthalate recycling program implemented by Macedonian Business Center in Macedonia.

At the position of a Business Development Consultant I was responsible for start up of a business development program and specifically establishment of a public private partnership in municipality of Gostivar for municipal PET collection program. I architected and developed the PET Recycling Association of Republic of Macedonia and provided technical assistance to the Ministry of Environment and Physical Planning in drafting the Law on Packaging and Packaging Waste crucial legislative for creating the Recycling industry of Macedonia.

August to September ,  

GOVERNMENT OF REPUBLIC OF MACEDONIA Minister for foreign direct investments 

I completed a short term consultancy assignment for the newly established government and Minister for foreign direct investments, Gligor Tashkovich, during which I served as chief of staff and councilor for FDI.  The administration and program was designed with my assistance, I hired and trained the personnel, facilitated several potential foreign investors. Left to continue my studies at American College. 

September to July . 

BOOZ ALLEN HAMILTON BAH USAID/ Macedonia Competitiveness Activity, Macedonia 


Booz Allen Hamilton, a global strategy and technology consulting firm, provide services to major international corporations and government clients around the world. BAH was a prime contractor for USAID funded project, Macedonia Competitiveness Activity MCA and subcontracting five leading international companies which were working with Macedonian business leaders and industry clusters to develop and execute strategies for improving the international competitiveness of Macedonian companies.  

As the funding for the International Executive Service Corps Macedonia project diminished, I was promoted to the position within MCA as Apparel Cluster Competitiveness Advisor.  This position required broad business contacts within Macedonia government institutions, local businesses and interaction with international donors and organizations. 

Mission Tasks:  Responsibilities included providing trainings and coordinating activities of five task forces created within the cluster:

  • Marketing and Promotion;
  • Productivity Improvements;
  • Human Resources Development –Educational Improvements;
  • Attracting Foreign Direct Investments;
  • Legal and Regulatory Reforms;

    Worked with group of companies and Government representatives to help them develop strategies to be more successful at the global market. My roles included: 

  • Building effective business strategy
  • analyzing market opportunities,
  • assessing customer needs,
  • advising on new export promotion techniques,
  • determining competitor positioning
  • identifying efficiency improvements at company operations.

    More over I facilitated a dialogue between cluster members to work together and motivate them to continue working together.

    Achievements: million US dollars of  concluded export deals with Italian and Spanish brands like Versace, Valentino, Krizia, Iceberg, Marko Polo, Zara; new employments; introduced Progressive Bundle and Modular production system in three factories which increased productivity up to %.  

    February to September  



    IESC was founded in by David Rockefeller and other distinguished Americans as a private, notforprofit organization using private sector volunteers to assist economic growth around the world. Today, IESC is a professional economic development organization that relies on a variety of resources to fulfill its mission—including volunteer experts, professional staff and strategic partners. Since its founding in , IESC has completed more than , technical and managerial assistance consultancies in more than countries and implements complex development programs across every economic sector—public and private. 

    Serving as IESC Country Director, under the umbrella of MCA, I designed projects for firm and IT, Wine and Tourism cluster level technical assistance in the amount of one million dollars. Implemented consulting work plans in combination with clients and consulted directly and supported Volunteer Executives on projects for Technical Assistance for the MCA noncluster firm level clients. 

    Primary Mission:  Initially IESC Macedonia supported the MCA cluster activities by bringing the US IESC Volunteer Experts assisting the selected and nonselected clustersLevel of success achieved by restructuring and increase the profitability of several SMEs prompted USAID Mission Director Dick Goldman to request that IESC Macedonia expand its portfolio to provide technical assistance and specialized business development trainings to all Macedonian companies, organizations, institutions and local government offices.   

    This was accomplished; however, limited funding necessitated curtailment of this program.

    Success Rate:  Sixty projects were completed with a total duration of consulting days. 

    During this period I also worked with the MCA cluster management on developing new ideas and new projects to better address the needs of the cluster membership and became the Apparel Cluster Competitiveness Advisor when direct IESC activities were no longer funded. 

    Achievements: Complete restructuring of overall operations of TINEX chain of grocery stores; Development, design and implementation of marketing plan at “Bucen Kozjak” dairy as well as to Trgoinzenering food processing company, assisted in market positioning of Business Education Center and provided technical assistance to “X” digital animation company to start selling their services to Hollywood studios.  I Managed to provide direct professional assistance to the leading Macedonian IT companies like Next Sense, Inet, Artisoft, Pexim.  

    September to December  

    MERCY CORPS INTERNATIONAL, Skopje, Macedonia     

    Beginning in , Mercy Corps has provided over $ million in assistance to people in nations. The organization's staff worldwide currently reaches million people in more than countries. More than % of the agency's resources are allocated to programs that directly assist those in need. With headquarters in the United States and Scotland, Mercy Corps is an international family of humanitarian agencies that reaches more than six million people each year.

    I served in a variety of positions progressively advancing during tenure and becoming Country Representative and Director of Program Operations. During this association assisted in the design, development and implementation of the overall MC programs, over million dollars some individually cited below as well as in Kosovo and Serbia. Those include various relief, agricultural, microenterprises and civil society project initiatives in Macedonia. More over, designed and implemented a procurement concept:”Buying Macedonian products” where $ million were directly injected in local economy by purchasing food and non food items from Macedonian producers. I delivered several specialized trainings for the Mercy Corps staff from Kosovo and Serbia offices on project management, procurement and time management.


    Broad Mercy Corps management experience is summarized below.  

    Director of Program Operations [//] 

  • “Northern Macedonia Stabilization Program funded by United State Department’s Bureau for Population Refugee and Migration BPRM  A grant making scheme to support the SME’s from the conflict affected areas. I supervised and assisted the design of Economic Impact projects in the Tetovo area with the total value of , USD.
  • Coordinated a complex Economic Recovery Working Group on behalf of the Transition Force consisted of United Nations, United States Government, Embassy of the Kingdom of Netherlands, European Union, Government of Macedonia representatives and other donor representatives to address the specific problems and seeking solutions that would help the donors’ better design economic programs for Macedonia.

    Country Representative [//] 

  • “The return of Liz Claiborne to Macedonia”. MC received a grant from USAID to pay for the labor costs associated with the production of the garments at the three Macedonian textile firms. I supervised all logistics and customs aspects of clearance, transporting and advised on distribution of , garments, exported to Mercy Corps Serbia programs for the refugees from Kosovo.

    Senior Program Officer/ Deputy Director   [//]

    I was responsible for Mercy Corps Program Operations, Procurement and Finance management. Managed and supervised seven local staff, established complete administrative systems in Skopje and Tetovo offices employment contracts, health and social insurance, assets management, communications, USAID and VAT procedures, customs and tax free exportimport procedures.

    Trained and supervised an ethnically mixed team consisted of receptionist, office manager, material aid coordinator and finance. Liaise with Government ministries, media, local and international institutions as well as other organizations and donors. Ensure adherence of MC procurement rules and procedures. In charge of overall procurement for all MC programs in Macedonia and Kosovo at total value of million USD direct purchases from Macedonian various producers of food and non food items, providers of services, as well as construction works.

    Primary responsibilities included preparation of invitations to tender, Purchase agreements and orders, Bid opening records, evaluation, recommendations and Contract negotiations.

    Qualified to prepare voucher register, petty cash, bank statement, bank reconciliation form 



    The Institute for Sustainable Communities ISC based in Vermont, USA is an independent, nonprofit organization that helps communities in existing and emerging democracies solves problems while building a better future for themselves and the world. Through the Democracy Network DemNet program, with funding from the United States Agency for International Development USAID the project will elevate the civil sector to new levels of civil society sector to new levels of legitimacy, accountability, and viability as a vehicle for helping Macedonians effectively utilize the NGO sector to voice their priorities, constructively address them, and hold the government accountable to the resulting decisions.

    In the selection process through ISC, I became a member of the first Macedonian Team of NGO Trainers supported by USAID and than worked as an NGO Trainer for ISC.

    Played an integral part of the Train of the Trainer TOT program and delivered several workshops on the following topics: Improvement on tea

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