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Project Manager
  • Ines Katić - Vrdoljak

    Project Manager


    Phone: +387 33 802 526
    Fax:    +387 33 802 581

    ines@fondacijafami.org

    Short CV

GVMAs a Fami Foundation staff member, Ines Katic-Vrdoljak is Project Manager for the Strengthening Nursing in BiH Project.

About twenty years of her international professional experience includes work with organizations and institutions such as UNHCR, UK Government, EU-PHARE, NATO and the World Bank and in different managerial positions in the humanitarian aid, defence and health realms. In different phases her work implied dealing with political, military, legal and health matters, and working with national and international authorities and organizations, civilian and military, at the headquarters level.

She holds an MSc degree in Development Management and a BSc (Honours) degree in International Studies from the Open University, United Kingdom. Her Master's thesis constitutes a research into inter-organisational relationships and their implications for the success and sustainability of development projects and programmes in the health sector of Bosnia and Herzegovina. She is also an EU Project Manager certified by the European Certification and Qualification Association (ECQA).

Besides conflict and development management, her expertise and interests include global contemporary political, economic, social and cultural issues and challenges. She is the author of several papers and articles published in international journals.

Project Component Manager C1 - Nurse regulation and recognition
  • Eldin Fišeković

    Component 1 Manager - BiH



    Phone: +387 33 802 526
    Fax:    +387 33 802 581

    eldin@fondacijafami.org

    Short CV

Eldin Fišeković was born in Sarajevo in 1972. Since 1996 he has been involved in the preparation and implementation of different health related projects carried out within different non-governmental organizations (Première Urgence - Aide Médicale Internationale - France, Project HOPE - US, Partnerships in Health, Fondacija fami). As certified TOT/BCC trainer he was involved in the preparation and delivery of a number of trainings committed to improvement of pedagogical/andragogical skills of health professionals across the country.

Currently, Eldin is working as Component 1 Manager of the Strengthening Nursing in Bosnia and Herzegovina (ProSes) project. By profession he is a chemical analyst, and currently a student of a work psychology program. Eldin is happily married and the proud father of three daughters.

Project Component Managers C3 - Formal university-level nurse education
Project Component Manager C2 - Community nursing expansion and outreach to vulnerable groups
  • Aldina Bukva - Mahmutović

    Component 2 Manager - BiH


    Phone: +387 33 802 526
    Fax:    +387 33 802 581

    aldina@fondacijafami.org

    Short CV

ABMAldina Bukva-Mahmutović is a member of the project team in the Strengthening Nursing in Bosnia and Herzegovina Project and an employee of Foundation fami. As a Manager of Community Nursing Expansion and Outreach Development Component of Project, she is in charge of planning and implementation of all activities related to development of community nursing services along with Swiss Technical Expert Alexander Bischoff.

Since 1998, she is involved in different project in health sector primarily in nursing such as Médecins du Monde (French non-governmental humanitarian aid organization), The George Brown College -The Family Medicine Nursing Development Project in Bosnia and Herzegovina, Queen’s Family Medicine Development Project for the Balkans Region, both funded by Canadian International Development Agency and E-Net Center, Faculty of Economics - Sarajevo with partnership with University of Alberta – Canada funded by World Bank and Canadian International Development Agency.

Her special interests are project management, adult and blended learning, and instructional design. Also she is interested in meeting EU standards in health sector. Aldina Bukva-Mahmutović, was born in 1975. in Sarajevo, where she graduated from the Faculty of Philosophy. She is married and has two children.

  • Mediha Avdić

    Pillar 3 Consultant for FBiH


    Phone: +387 33 802 526
    Fax:    +387 33 802 581

    avdicmediha@gmail.com

    Short CV

  • Duška Jović

    Pillar 3 Consultant for RS


    Phone: +387 53 241 315
    Fax:    +387 53 242 217

    jovicduska@yahoo.com

    Short CV

AMimgMediha Avdić is a Master of Science (Management in Health), graduate nurse, and the Head Nurse of the PHCC Vogošća (the Public Institution Health Centre of Sarajevo Canton). She is the manager of Component 3 in FBiH – Formal university-level nurse education – within the Strengthening Nursing in Bosnia and Herzegovina Project. She is in charge of and responsible for planning, preparing and implementing project objectives and activities related to this project component.

Since 1992 she has been working in primary health care: firstly in a general medicine practice, then as a community nurse in a family medicine team, a nurse in the family medicine educational centre, a trainer and a supervisor for nurses included in the program of additional training in family medicine in Sarajevo Canton. Between 2005 and 2013 she was the head nurse of the Public Health Care Centre of Sarajevo Canton, and since 2009 she is an assistant lecturer at the Faculty of Health Sciences.

She has completed numerous informal courses in family medicine, continuous education, training of trainers, pedagogic minimum for lecturers, external evaluation in the process of quality assessment and accreditation, management of public health facilities, public health policy, economics and management. She is a member of many working groups, professional associations and has participated in the implementation of several projects, strategies and action plans. As an active participant of different congresses, conferences, symposia and workshops, she is also a co-author and the author of numerous papers, posters, educational articles and professional guidelines.

Jović Duška is engaged in the Strengthening Nursing in Bosnia and Herzegovina project as the Manager for Republika Srpska of Component 3 that deals with formal nursing education, and she is a part-time employee of Fondacija fami. Together with other team members, her tasks aim to analyze the existing local curricula, define the competencies of nurses educated at the university-level based on international standards, population needs and reform requirements, and to identify the strategy to build local nurse faculty capacity.

Since 1995 she has been working in the field of nursing. She is a graduate nurse (240 ECTS), currently employed as an assistant at the Medical Faculty – Healthcare Study Program in Banjaluka.

  • Asim Rizvanović

    Finance Manager


    Phone: +387 53 231 900
    Fax:    +387 53 242 217

    asim@fondacijafami.org

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  • Zana Duraković

    Administrative Assistant


    Phone: +387 33 802 526
    Fax:    +387 33 802 581

    zana@fondacijafami.org

    Short CV


ARimgOver 15 years of working experience in local and international non-government organizations, including Medicines Sans Frontiers - Belgium, Project HOPE, Foundation Partnerships in Health Suisse and Foundation “Fondacija fami” in positions related to administration and accounting of different projects and programmes targeting the health and social sector.

A more than a decade long experience with Family Medicine Implementation Project led him to possess an extensive experience and active understanding of project budgeting and funds management, understanding of laws, regulations and approaches.

This made him being able effectively to work with various tasks related to administrative and financial management. By profession he is a graduated economist. Asim is happily married and the proud father of two daughters.

imgZDZana Duraković was born in Sarajevo in 1983. Having completed a secondary nursing school, major in physiotherapy, in 2003 she started working in the Family Implementation Project in Bosnia and Herzegovina (FaMI project) at different positions – firstly as an intern, then as a secretary and assistant in the Project of Paediatric Rehabilitation. As an employee of Fondacija fami, she currently holds the position of the administrative assistant in Sarajevo office of the Strengthening Nursing in Bosnia and Herzegovina (ProSes) project.

The educational background has helped her to work with different health professionals in the several aforementioned health projects. Being engaged with accounting and book-keeping tasks, she has enrolled at the Business School of the School of Economics and Business of Sarajevo University.


Project Administration
Transversal Assistance
  • Ana Sredić

    Project Assistant


    Phone: +387 33 802 526
    Fax:    +387 33 802 581

    ana@fondacijafami.org

    Short CV

  • Srđan Đokić

    Project Assistant


    Phone: +387 53 231 900
    Fax:    +387 53 242 217

    srdjan@fondacijafami.org

    Short CV

  • Senad Mavrić

    Project Associate


    Phone: +387 33 802 526
    Fax:    +387 33 802 581

    senad@fondacijafami.org

    Short CV


Ana Sredić is a member of the project team in the Strengthening Nursing in Bosnia and Herzegovina Project and an employee of Fondacija fami. Her respective tasks and responsibilities of project assistant are to support project and component managers in project monitoring, gender mainstreaming and communication, as well as in specific component operational tasks.

Since 1999 she has been involved in different projects in the field of health care reform in Bosnia and Herzegovina – initially in the Primary Health Care Program of Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF), subsequently in the Family Medicine Implementation Project in Bosnia and Herzegovina supported by the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation.

During the period, she participated in several health promotional/disease prevention programs and health research projects. She graduated from the Faculty of Philosophy, University of East Sarajevo.

Srđan Đokić, in a previous long period he was responsible for the implementation of various project activities related to the health sector in Bosnia and Herzegovina. He carried out similar tasks in various non-governmental organizations operating in Bosnia and Herzegovina, for example: Equilibre, Medicines Sans Frontieres-Belgium, OSCE, Project Hope, Foundation PH Suisse – Partnerships in Health and foundation “Fondacija fami”.

The experience in organizing tenders, re-adaptation and equipping of health infrastructures and the coordination of co-funding activities can be seen in the examples of reconstructed and equipped 161 family medicine practices and collected 1.2 million KM for co-financing of Family medicine implementation project (FaMI) activities. He possesses excellent knowledge of web design and use of software programs necessary to ensure the promotion of project activities and donors.

He has the knowledge and skills necessary to organize conferences and trainings, to write projects etc., gained through the long-standing working experience in NGOs.

SMimageSaradnik je u Projektu jačanja sestrinstva u Bosni i Hercegovini. Magistrirao je u oblasti iz vizualnih komunikacija u Francuskoj (L'Institut d'Arts Visuels). Od 1998. godine radi kao vizuelni umjetnik i grafički dizajner. Pored dizajniranja i rada na strip albumima, bio je angažovan kao prevodilac, vozač i asistent u nekoliko međunarodnih organizacija, kao što su Vijeće Evrope, EU, SFOR, i druge.

Tečno govori francuski i engleski jezik, a posjeduje značajne logističke i organizacijske vještine i iskustvo.

 

 

 

 

ProSes Techical Experts

Alexander Bischoff was born in Boston, Massachusetts, and trained as a nurse in Switzerland. He is married with four children. He speaks German, French, English and Portuguese. He worked for seven years in primary health care and nursing in Angola, and has received his Masters in Community Health at the Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine in 1994.

Between 1995 and 2003 he was involved in nursing and research in the areas of migrant and refugee health, interpreting and cross-cultural care at the Geneva University Hospital. He received his PhD in Epidemiology at the University of Basel in 2001. Short term missions led him to Rwanda, Zanzibar, Guinea-Bissau, Angola, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Kosovo, Belarus, Tanzania, Cameroon and South-Africa.

He is with the Division of International and Humanitarian Medicine, Geneva University Hospitals, Geneva/Switzerland, and lecturer at the Institute of Nursing Science, Faculty of Medicine, University of Basel/Switzerland.

 

Thomas is a health economist and public health specialist with over 15 years’ experience as a consultant. In the last 10 years he has mainly been working with projects in developing and transition countries in Africa, Eastern Europe and Central Asia. Before that, he was working as a management consultant for the public sector, and the health sector in particular.

His work led him throughout the world both in the Northern and Southern hemisphere, working with health authorities, private and public hospitals as well as primary care institutions. Thomas is working part time at the Division of International and Humanitarian Medicine where he is supporting the implementation and management of several long term projects. Thomas holds a Masters of Sciences degree in economics, a Masters of Public Administration (public policy evaluation), and a Masters of Public Health. He is giving regular lectures in health economics, notably within the tropEd Network, an international network of institutions for higher education in international health.

Thomas is president of Medicus Mundi Switzerland, a Swiss NGO in the field of development cooperation in the health sector. He is also the treasurer of the Swiss Society for Public Health.

Nicolas Perone is a medical doctor specialised in internal medicine and sub-specialised in travel medicine. He has completed a training in public health at the Antwerp Institute of Tropical Medicine, and in biostatistics & epidemiology in the London School. He has been working in different countries in Europe, Africa and Asia.

He joined the team of Professor Loutan in the division of International and Humanitarian Medicine of the HUG in 2000.He has been committed since 2001 with projects of the Agency for the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation in Bosnia and Herzegovina in the primary health care sector, where is settled with his family during four years. He acted as the project manager for the development of a model of family medicine implementation and the extension of the project over three region and four canton in BiH. He has a strong experience in developing, evaluating and managing projects aiming at improving the medical practice.

He is now developing clinical pathways for the Geneva University Hospitals (HUG) and the Faculty of Medicine in collaboration with the network of general practionners of Geneva canton. He currently is in charge of different projects; aiming at improving the interface between the HUG and the primary health care level of the canton, aiming at improving the performance of HUG ambulatory system and aiming at improving the coordination with the Geneva canton pharmacists. He is married and has two children.

René Schwendimann, PhD, RN, is Chief Patient Safety Officer at the University Hospital of Basel. He is trained as a psychiatric nurse and received a MSc in Nursing from the University of Maastricht, Netherlands and the School of Higher Nursing education of the Swiss Red Cross and a PhD in Nursing Science from the University of Basel, Switzerland.

René Schwendimann’s professional career includes more than 30 years engagement in a variety of clinical, administrative, and teaching positions in nursing homes, hospitals, and in academia and he serves as an expert and consultant in various health care and faculty related committees. His research program over the past years includes patient safety and quality of care issues in health care institutions.

In the “Strengthening Nursing in Bosnia and Herzegovina Project” (ProSes) he serves as a technical expert in project component 3: Formal university-level nurse education with regard to nursing competencies, curricula and capacity building faculty.

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