Ertan Munoglu is working with Helvetas since 2014.
Currently he is the manager of the DEMOS project. Ertan has over 15 years of experience in development cooperation programmes with various international organisations such as the European Commission, GIZ, UNDP, etc. His experience includes work with local governance, public administration reform and civil society development in the context of the European integration. Ertan is a political scientist, holding a master’s degree on European politics from the University of Sussex, UK.
Currently she works as Deputy Project Manager for the DEMOS Project. Majlinda has more than 10 years of experience in development cooperation programmes with a thematic expertise on local governance and decentralization, municipal finance, local service delivery, transparency and accountability. Majlinda holds a master degree on International Environmental Studies from the Norwegian University of Life Sciences, and a bachelor degree in Finance and Accounting from the Univerisity of Prishtina.
Shpend Emini joined Helvetas in 2020. Currently he is working as Deputy Project Manager for the DEMOS project. Shpend has 20 years of experience in project management, community development, civil society development and elections. Prior to joining Helvetas, he worked for Democracy for Development, one of the leading think-tanks working in the field of democratization and governance. For ten years he worked for the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC), out of which three years internationally. Between 2014-2017 he served as member of the Council for Implementation of the Government Strategy for Cooperation with Civil Society, representing civil society. He holds bachelor’s degree in Political Science and Public Administration and is MA candidate in Management.
Merita Barileva works as Senior Intervention Manager for the DEMOS Project.
Merita has more than 20 years of experience in development in Kosovo. She initially worked for many international organizations, such as OXFAM GB for more than 5 years, than she continued working for local organizations such as Organization for Development Actions (ODA), Advocacy, Training and Research Center ATRC.
All her experience is related to support public institutions to improve governance thus in this dimension her experience is more in working with local level to increase transparency, participation of citizens in decision making process, accountability etc.
Merita has joined Helvetas in 2006, engaged initially as national project officer. She holds a Master degree on “local development and civil society” from Prishtina University the department of Political Science.
Drilon Shala works as Senior Intervention Manager for the DEMOS project.
Drilon has more than 10 years of experience in policy analysis and evaluation, public financial management, auditing, project management and quality control management. He has extensive experience with the public sector (local and central level) and donor organizations. In his experience with the National Audit Office, he contributed to the assessment of the performance of government institutions and consequently the enhancement of their performance. In his experience as a Public Financial Management Advisor with USAID TEAM, Drilon contributed to the assessment of the existing PFM systems and processes and introduced best practices to ensure proper municipal public financial management and financial risk mitigation. Drilon holds a Master’s degree on Business Administration (MBA) on Management from Sheffield University in UK, a Master’s degree (MA) on International Political Economy from University of Birmingham in UK, and a Bachelor’s degree (BSc) in Business and Economics from Jönköping University in Sweden.
Besnik Osmani has over 20 years of experience in public policies and public administration. Besnik served as Auditor General of Kosovo for a five-year term (2016-2021), after being appointed by the Assembly of Kosovo on the President of the Republic of Kosovo’s proposal. Prior to that, he was actively involved in state-building activities and critical public-sector reforms in Kosovo. Over the course of two decades, he assumed significant responsibilities for the advancement of public administration by leading critical organizations and processes. He also served as Secretary General of the Ministry of Local Government Administration for four consecutive mandates. Other than that, Osmani has also been engaged in other important positions and processes that Kosovo has gone through over these decades such as Director of the Publicly-Owned Enterprise Ibër Lepenci (2005-2007), Director of the Central Administration, Director of International Economic Cooperation Department, National Coordinator for Cross-Border Cooperation of Kosovo with Neighboring Countries, member of the State Commission on Population and Housing Census, member of the Group of Experts in the Vienna Negotiations on the final status for Kosovo, member of the Technical Group for Public Administration in the Brussels’ talks, member of the Inter-Ministerial Committee on Decentralisation, member of the Steering Board on Public Administration Reform, Chair of the National Board on Reintegration of Repatriated Persons, Public Administration Expert engaged by SIGMA and Member of the Council of Europe on Monitory Issues. He is a graduate economist from the Faculty of Economics at the University of Prishtina. Besnik won a scholarship from USAID and earned the title Master of Sciences in Public Policies and Public Administration. He is also internationally certified as a trainer for public administration by the Joint Vienna Institute in Austria and currently is a Ph.D. candidate in Public Administration at Ljubljana’s New University.