International Politics, Communications, and Development Consultant

Mrs. Marija is an internationally certified expert consultant and trainer with over 12 years of professional experience. She is currently employed by the Government of North Macedonia as a Communications and Development Associate in the PR Department. She is in charge of strategic and organizational development of the PR Dep. Providing recommendations on a wide scope of topics (Euro Atlantic integration reform process, domestic, regional, and international politics, economy, etc.). Moreover Mrs. Marija Assists in the research and development of annual and ad-hoc communication strategy and strategic public relations for the Government policies at the national and international level. She also oversees the process of capacity building and development of the communications department.

During her previous employment, Mrs. Marija served as a regional expert and mentor for UPBEATHUB Montenegro, working on the topics of innovation and knowledge management, Monitoring and Evaluation, and Organizational Development of Startups. She designed and delivered training related to the general management portfolio, such as organizational development and theory of change, motivation, entrepreneurship, start-ups, innovations and social innovations, marketing, basic HR, etc.

From May 2013 to the date, Ms. Marija serves as a senior expert consultant at Risalat. She has developed and led numerous projects internationally including the below:

  • Operations Management Training and Manual Development in Bangkok, Thailand
  • Gender Mainstreaming Program in Dubai, UAE
  • The Development of Strategic Plan for National Media Consortium DHSA-Afghanistan

She designed the curriculum of a wide number of training and study programs for Risalat’s reputable clients including the World Bank and the UN agencies.

Between 2014-2016 Mrs. Marija was employed by UNDP Macedonia as a National Consultant where she was engaged in providing advisory services and training/mentorship to the candidate of Employment Service Agency of North Macedonia and the UNDP Country Office.

In 2021, Mrs. Marija served as a training expert for the EU IPA Project that aimed to address Support to the employment of young people, long-term unemployed and women”. Before then, she acted as an expert trainer in the general management portfolio at Proaccount Dooel Skopje and as a CEO of Microsoft Testing Center at Business Incubator.

Mrs. Marija has a Bachelor’s Degree in Languages, Communication, and Correspondence from American University College Skopje, and a Master’s Degree in international relations and diplomacy with business.

Mrs. Marija is certified in the following domains:

  • Project Management
  • Team Work and Efficiency
  • Organizational Development and Capacity Building
  • Leading and Managing Civil Society Organizations (CSOs)
  • Youth Leadership and Cooperation

She is business fluent in Macedonian, Serbian, and English and has a good command of Spanish and French.