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Zvjezdana Dragović

Acting Director

Zvjezdana Dragović has been working in the AEOBiH Secretariat in Sarajevo since January 8, 2002. She was born on September 13, 1975 in Sarajevo, where she is now a final year student at the Faculty of Philosophy, Department for English language and literature. Zvjezdana has previously worked as translator/interpreter for BIH Radio and Television, International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), International Management Group, USAID Corporate Governance and Business Investment Project, and International Foundation for Election Systems.

Žarko Arđelan

Administrative Assistant

Žarko Arđelan was born on 05 March 1980 in Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina. He is student on the Faculty of Political Sciences in Sarajevo, at the Department of Political Science. He worked for the International Foundation for Election Systems from Washington (IFES Washington) as Office assistant since September 2001 to February 2002, and as Program Coordinator since February 2002 to March 2003. From March 2003 to March 2005 he worked as Office assistant in the Association of Election Officials of Bosnia and Herzegovina (AEOBiH). He works as Office Manager in the AEOBiH since March 2005.

Larisa Avdić

Finance Officer

Larisa Avdić has been working as the Finance Manager in the AEOBiH Secretariat office in Sarajevo since April 2005. She was born on February 2, 1972. in Sarajevo, where she graduated from the School of Economics in Sarajevo, finance and accounting department. Larisa Avdić worked from 1993 through 1998 as the journalist at the radio "Stari Grad" and NTV "Hayat". She worked on the following projects during the period from 1999 to 2005: USAID Price Waterhouse Coopers, European Commission, and the private company “Ataco“, as the auditor of the privatization process, auditor/consultant, manager of logistics, brand-manager and long-term local expert within the project of technical assistance to statistical system in BiH.

Ernes Jusović


Ernes Jusović was born on October 28, 1982 in Sarajevo, where he finished secondary school for electrical engineering. He joined the IFES/AEOBiH Secretariat in September 2001 as a Driver and Office Assistant.

Anela Čavdar
 Program Coordinator

Anela Čavdar has been working as the Program Coordinator of the project „Human Rights and Good Governance Program“ in the AEOBiH Secretariat since January 6, 2005. She was born on March 7, 1968 in Sarajevo, where she graduated from the Faculty of Machine Engineering. She previously worked as the Program Advisor on the project Democracy Network implemented by ADF and ORT-USAID, Program Coordinator with the World Vision International, and Deputy Manager in CIP.