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. Agon Dula is an experienced professional economist with a demonstrated history of working in private, government and NGO sectors. During the last ten years, Mr Dula was highly involved in relevant EU processes related to private sector developments and competitiveness with structured economy – education cooperation being keystones for future sustainable growth and development. Besides being engaged in teaching at public and private universities for more than 3 years. Agon, as Strategic Advisor to the Minister of Economic Development, has been directly involved in many large scale projects, including the Digital Agenda for the Western Balkans, which addressed strengthening of human capital for digital economy and support to digital businesses, integration into the global market through Kosovo Digital Economy program, creation of Digital Excellence Centres and Tech Parks in coordination with academia, public and private sector, equipping high schools around Kosovo with equipment for training, testing and mentoring in the field of ICT, etc.
In brief main VET/Private Sector Cooperation Coordinator responsibilities can be summarised as follow:
a) VET – private sector structured cooperation based on principles of structured dialogue with all relevant stakeholders actively included supports sustainable growth and development and competitiveness of Kosovo economy (on local and national level).
b) Support ALLED2 VET providers towards excellency in VET through NQF/EQF relevant curriculum development and implementation (EU key competence framework applied); structured approach to teacher training (pre-service and in-service), school management excellence: teaching and learning excellence supported by relevant and efficient teaching/learning tools and equipment (WBL and RPL included)
c) Support cross educational level cooperation and mobility in order to improve school to work transition.
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:
Mr Florin Kelmendi has more than 17 years of working experience in the area of procurement, administration and finance. His workplaces included mostly international organizations such as: United Nations Mission in Kosovo (UNMIK), United States Agency for International Development (USAID), European Union Rule of Law Mission in Kosovo (EULEX) etc. Mr. Kelmendi has additionally significant experience in the private sector, mostly in the field of management, sales, and corporate governance.
Mr. Kelmendi holds a Master’s Degree in Economics (2013) and a Bachelor’s Degree in Management and Informatics (2011) from the University of Pristina.
In brief main Finance, Procurement & Administrative Officer responsibilities can be summarised as follow in close cooperation with team leader:
a) Sound financial management with financial policies and procedures in place with utilisation of project budget as per project documentation (including budget forecast and planning and reporting according to ADA and EU rules and the POM). Ensure compliance with tax and financial management regulations, relevant procedures for customs and tax exemption; regular audit activities (internal and external) and reporting as per ADA procedures and EU requirements.
b) Office management and operations related procurement activities and purchase orders, including financial and contractual preparations in line with ADA procedures and EU regulations.
c) In close cooperation with ADA CO PRN administers personnel data/files of the project team and financial issues.
Ms Venera Kamberaj has more than five years of working experience in the area of administrative support and communication activities as Outreach Specialist within USAID program and Marketing Assistant at Insajder (online newspaper).
In brief main Administrator & Communication Assistant responsibilities can be summarised as follow:
a) Provide support to FPA Officer in tasks defined as per Ad 5
b) Communication/PR & Social Media
c) Coordinate project communication and visibility activities and ensure the implementation of the project communication and visibility plan, in compliance with EU and ADA regulations with development of project visual identity (brand book) with development and management of the project’s web page;
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.