Violeta Jovanovic


Versatile manager with more than 10 years of experience in managing USAID funded projects of democratization and Economic Development (CRDA-E). Significant professional achievements most notably include the direct management independent business associations: National Alliance for Local Economic Development (NALED – and Ethno Network (, including support in their transition from donor support into self-sustaining entities. Additional diversification includes in-depth knowledge of local governments and understanding of private sector, as well as abundant training experience and design of grant and incentive programs in the area of agriculture, rural development and investment attraction.



1994-1998  Faculty of Philosophy, University of Novi Sad, Department of Anglistics

Degree:  BA in English Language and Literature, 09/1998                             



06/07 –                       Executive Director, NALED, Belgrade, Serbia

                                  President, Ethno Network, Belgrade, Serbia


10/01 – 05/07              Deputy Econ. Development Manager, USAID/CRDA-E, Novi Sad, Serbia

                                  Project Manager, USAID/CRDA-E, Novi Sad, Serbia

                                  Administrative Assistant, USAID/CRDA-E, Novi Sad, Serbia

10/00 – 09/01              English teacher, Druga srednja skola and Linguapax, Vukovar, Croatia 

06/99 – 06/01            Consultant and Interpreter, FLAG International, Osijek, Croatia

06/99 – 02/00            Administrative support and Interpreter, Urban Institute, Osijek, Croatia

09/98 – 05/99            Assistant in the sales & export department, HIPOL, Odzaci, Serbia

01/98 – 06/98            English teacher, Grammar School, Odzaci, Serbia




  • Fluent in English and German; Serbian - native;
  • Computer literate in: MS Word, MS Excel, Internet and e-mail programs;
  • Experienced driver with a B category driving license;
  • Skilled translator with abundant experience in consecutive and simultaneous interpretation;
  • Extensive experience in finance, accounting, procurement and purchasing;
  • Member of National Council for Competitiveness and select working groups in Serbian institutions;
  • Commitment, enthusiasm and the ability to work in a team environment.


Date of birth: December 13, 1975, Place of birth: Odzaci, Serbia

Citizenship: Dual (Serbian & Croatian) Marital status: Single