Suzana Zivkovic

Born
1974

Nationality
Swedish and Serbian

Profession
Facilitator and translator; Associate at NCG Sweden

Education
BA in English language and literature, University of Nis, Serbia (2004), individual courses and trainings in e.g. Balkan studies, Anti-corruption methodology, facilitation methods and techniques, gender mainstreaming.

Key qualifications
After gaining her degree in English language and literature she started off as a translator and interpreter, but after participating in training programmes on facilitation became interested in the field of facilitation very soon. Since then she has worked extensively on facilitating planning and decision making processes using a variety of facilitation methods and techniques that she has been trained in. She also develops international training programs (curriculum and planning) for capacity building, with a specific focus on gender mainstreaming, participative and practical methodologies and experiential learning. Extensive experience in coordinating and implementing development projects in the region of south-east Serbia and the region, with a special focus on including gender mainstreaming and participatory decision approach. experience in working with marginalized groups, especially women and minorities in both rural and urban areas. She has also worked on mentoring and coaching on capacity building and project management, especially with women organisations (formal and informal) and minority groups.

She has worked with government institutions, local authorities, civil society organizations, formal and informal farmer groups and various networks on developing strategic and action plans and/or trained them to become trainers in participatory methodologies. Since 2011, when she participated in a training program for anti-corruption practitioners, she has worked with local Serbian municipalities and institutions on developing anti-corruption strategic and action plans.

For eight years she was the co-owner of a consultancy company in Serbia that worked in the region on implementing projects and programs on gender equality, women’s empowerment, capacity building, training of trainers, anti-corruption and human rights for the UNDP, the World Bank (WB), Sida, USAID, Roma Education Fund, CARE International, DANIDA and local Serbian NGOs.

Sector experience
More than 11 years of experience in the field of international development, facilitation and organizational development, more than 10 years in gender equality and women’s empowerment; five years of experience in developing anti-corruption strategies.

Country experience
Serbia, Kosovo, Montenegro, Sweden, US

Languages
Serbian – mother tongue
Swedish – mother tongue
English – Full professional proficiency
French – Minimum professional proficiency
Spanish – basic

 

 

Nordic Consulting Group - Suzana Zivkovic

Contact
Mobile: +46 76 926 35 93
Office: +46 8 441 55 30
Email: suzanna.zivkovic@gmail.com