Njomza Arifi

Programme Manager

Njomza is a Programme Manager at GLPS. In this capacity, she is responsible for the overall performance of the organization, with emphasis on programs, research quality, and projects. Her work also focuses on planning and deciding suitable strategies and objectives for the organization, seeking funding, and risk and resource management, among others. In her position, she also directly engages with Kosovo institutions, local government, civil society organizations and donors, in Kosovo, regionally, and the EU. She is a co-author the Freedom House Nations in Transit Report Kosovo 2021, and has contributed to the same report in 2020 and 2019. Currently, she also acts as the Project Director for the Centre for Strategic Litigation, a first of its kind in Kosovo established by GLPS, serving as a platform that seeks to strengthen the rule of law in Kosovo through strategic litigation. In 2022, she participated in the International Visitor Leadership Program (IVLP), among the most prestigious exchange programs sponsored by the U.S. Department of State. Njomza is a Member of the Heinrich Boll Western Balkan Strategy Group, since 2023. 

With more than 13 years of experience, Njomza was directly engaged in the strategic management and implementation of different major projects for Kosovo institutions, international organizations, and civil society. Prior to joining GLPS, she was a Project Manager at a leading consulting company in Kosovo, where she was involved in planning, management, and monitoring of projects funded by the European Union Office in Kosovo, UNDP, USAID, and other donor organizations in Kosovo. Njomza has a BSc in Business Administration from the South East European (SEE) University in North Macedonia. She is an alumni of IVLP, and the Regional Academy for Democracy – RAD.

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