Program Director, Western Balkans
Mia Vukojević is the program director for the Fund’s Pivotal Place: Western Balkans program. Ms. Vukojević brings exceptional experience working with civil society, international organizations, governments, and grantmaking institutions in the Western Balkans and beyond. She most recently served as a program officer for the Oak Foundation’s Issues Affecting Women Programme team in Geneva, Switzerland. Her program development and grantmaking expertise includes strategies for building accountability and citizen participation, strengthening organizational capacity, and supporting the leadership, knowledge, networks, and engagement needed to advance movements for system change.
Prior to her tenure at the Oak Foundation, Ms. Vukojević worked with the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe as a monitoring and reporting officer for the Special Monitoring Mission to Ukraine, served as executive director of the Trag Foundation in Serbia, and managed humanitarian emergency response programs for Oxfam Canada and Oxfam Great Britain. She serves on the boards of Civic Initiatives and the Slavko Curuvija Foundation in Serbia, and is a former board member of the UN Global Compact Serbia, the Balkan Community Initiative Fund, and the Sphere Project in Switzerland.
Ms. Vukojević holds two degrees from Carleton University’s Institute of European and Russian Studies, Faculty of Public Administration and Management in Ottawa. She is fluent in Serbian, Croatian, Bosnian, Montenegrin, and English and has a basic understanding of Spanish and Macedonian.