Vaska Cvetanoska Panova

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Development and Monitoring Officer

Vaska joined BIRN Hub in September 2022 as a Development and Monitoring Officer. She is based in BIRN Hub’s Skopje office, providing support to regional operations. Her main responsibilities include leading and coordinating fundraising activities and designing project proposals for BIRN programmes. Responsible for developing and implementing the MEL activities, and quality control of programme/project progress reporting.

She has been working in the NGO sector in the Western Balkans for more than 13 years and has extensive experience in Project Cycle Management, Grant Management and Monitoring and Evaluation.

She worked at Metamorphosis Foundation from Skopje North Macedonia as MEL and Public Outreach Specialist and was responsible for the development of the organisational MEL system and quality assurance of project implementation, administration and reporting of grantees from the Western Balkans.

Working in the NGO sector she also gained valuable experience in social inclusion of marginalized communities, advocacy and lobbying and community engagement.

She studied dentistry at Sts Cyril and Methodius University in Skopje. After graduation, while looking for a job, she decided to fill her time by doing something worthy. So she became a Red Cross volunteer and later on became a part of the North Macedonia Red Cross HQ staff, working as a National Health Coordinator.

Along with her native Macedonian, she speaks English and other regional languages (Serbian, Bulgarian, and Croatian).