Ms Efka Heder has over 25 years of professional experience as an international education expert, in the field of lifelong entrepreneurial learning, educational reforms and development of educational policies, development of learning outcomes, national qualification framework and national curricula, training of teachers and school management, and policy development for education with a special focus on entrepreneurial eco-system; being an education policy analyst and expert in development and reforms of the human capital dimension also related to EU Competitiveness and Entrepreneurship development agenda. Ms Heder is also MIT InnovatorsUnder35 Ambassador and World Business Angel Investment Forum (WBAF) Senator for entrepreneurial learning and women entrepreneurship; member of EU expert groups for entrepreneurial learning, woman and migrants’ entrepreneurship; EU Entrepreneurship Education Competence framework; and Developing Indicators for measuring implementation of entrepreneurship education as a key competence for EU member states. She leaded SEECEL (South East European Centre for Entrepreneurial Learning) for 10 years, since its inception to one of EU and world best practices.
In brief, the team leaders’ main responsibilities are:
a) Management of Project Implementation Unit and Project finances and ensuring conditions for achieving project expected results as defined per DoA
b) Coordination and representation with all relevant stakeholders
c) Project visibility
Mr. Anton Gojani has over 20 years of professional experience working as national and international expert in the field of LLL policies and practices related to educational reforms and development of educational policies, development of learning outcomes, national qualification framework and national curricula, training of teachers and school management, from policy development over policy implementation to policy and practice evaluation. Mr Gojani has broad international experience in developing and implementing systematic QA as well as occupational standards and occupational classification (ISCO 08) and qualification frameworks (EQF based). In addition, he was Vice-president of the NQA Steering Board (7 years) and special advisor for VET to the Minister (MLSW), member of the National VET Councils Member with intensive experience of the EU IPA programming (MEST and MLSW). Mr Gojani holds a PhD Degree in Governance and Public Administration with thesis on Administration and the Quality Management of HE in Kosova.
In brief main NQA/QA Coordinator responsibilities can be summarised as follow:
Skender Boshtrakaj, is an experienced director with a demonstrated competence in the management of complex multi-cultural projects and strategic planning. Graduated fine arts at Prishtina University, with a master’s degree in Design and Lighting, a practicing artist, curator, and successful manager in the field of youth development programs, education, and culture. Specialized in diplomacy and European Co-operation (Clingendael Institute, Den Haag) and in Human resource management (Bundesacademie, Berlin, Germany), since the year 2000, Mr. Boshtrakaj was highly involved in relevant EU-integration related processes, in the field of the internal market, with the focus on intellectual property and free movement of cultural goods. Skender is an active contributor to institution-building process in Kosovo, directly involved in the establishment of Department of Youth, Office for European Integration, Office for Copyrights and related rights, Division for the integrated management and Cultural Tourism, lately, director of the Kosovo National Museum and as well, in design and implementation of Kosovo wide projects, policies and legislation: Young people’s transition to decent work (ILO), First Youth Policy in the country (GoK), Law on Youth empowerment (RKS), Youth Employment Policy (GoK), Empowerment and Development of Youth in Kosovo (Gtz), Youth Development Program (WB), IPA Programming (EU and GoK), Culture for All(EU), Policy on Integrated Management of Cultural Heritage(GoK), etc.
He was involved in the creation and promotion of several youth organizations, cultural and environmental associations and business startups initiated by young people, throughout the country. Currently, Steering Board Member of the Balkan Museum Network and International Board Member of the Cities of Peace.
In brief, the main responsibilities of the Coordinator – Governance in Education:
Mr. Arsim Maloku has gathered experience in Finance, procurement and contract management in migration area with German Agency for Migration and Refugees in Ludwigsburg and Reutlingen and with GIZ Kosovo and Albania providing socio-economical support to returnees from Germany and France in their home country. UNDP in a joint project of UN Agencies with a focus on rising dissatisfaction, frustration and anxiety resulting from stalled political process and in an attempt to establish and consolidate a cooperation between divided communities and build trust between them.
Project implementation – DSE and InWEnt gGmbH in Feldafing, Leipzig and Bonn implementing agricultural/ administrative reforms projects for training of participants from the Balkan countries in an attempt to harmonize laws and administrative regulations of their countries of origin with the those of EU countries. EU IPA CBC projects contributed to good neighbourly relations between Kosovo and North Macedonia.
Procurement and M&E – the Global Fund health project fighting TB
Prior to that, Mr. Maloku held the position of an English teacher at Sami Frashëri Grammar School in Prishtina, Assistant Lecturer at a private university college Universum as well as led Albanian courses for refugee children at the Volkshochschule Stuttgart in their support to preserve their native language.
He also did a lot of humanitarian work with Mutter Tereza Association in Munich round Germany and Switzerland, and with Caritas Stuttgart in providing relief to Kosovar refugees hosted in Macedonia during Kosova war in 1999.
Mr Shpend Hoti has more than 19 years of relevant experience within international institutions and projects in Kosovo. Mr Hoti is also trained in health, safety in security issues which is added asset to PIU and overall project. Based on prior training Mr Hoti is also assigned PIU coordinator for internal health, safety and security (physical) issues as well as firefighting procedures to be in place.
In brief main responsibilities Driver/Support Assistant /Interpreter/Logistics can be summarised as follow:
a) Coordination and implementation projects related logistics requirements, driving services, project vehicles and project office regular maintenance
b) Coordinate PIU health, safety and security requirements as per ADA protocols and national legislation.
Ms. Horina has more than 17 years of professional experience as a key international expert in the field of Law.
Ms. Horina successfully managed and implemented the Human Rights& Rule of Law Programme in Montenegro for six years as the Head of Office.
She was a key expert responsible for the component of the General Prosecutor of Uzbekistan, GIZ/ EU-funded Project. Moreover Ms. Horinas’ experience also involves her expertise as a Key expert who was responsible for the component of Administrative law and Legal Reforms, GIZ/EU funded project in Kyrgyz Republic for four years.
In September 2020 Ms. Horina was appointed as Head of Austrian Development Cooperation for Kosovo.
Ms. Horina holds the Advanced Law Degree from Vienna Law School and she is an Academic Expert on European Law from Donau Krems University. She is a native speaker of German and Croatian Languages with professional fluency in English. Furthermore, she has an excellent understanding and sound speaking of French and Russian.
In brief, the ADA/ADC Country Directors responsibilities related to the project ALLED2 are as follows:
The overall management of Human Resources for the Project Team and the responsibility for the successful implementation of the EU-funded and ADA co-founded ALLED2-project according to applicable EU and ADA guidelines.