DEPUTY PROGRAM DIRECTOR
Bujar Hoxha is a senior manager with 11.5 years’ experience designing and managing multi-faceted socio-economic development programs in the emergency and transitional processes of Western Balkans and Kosovo. Mr. Hoxha has successfully implemented programs funded by Dutch Government, German BMZ, UNHCR, the European Commission, Austrian Development Agency, USAID and the Mellon Foundation. He has extensive experience liaising with international development institutions, local government structures and national government ministries to empower local civil society structures to reduce poverty and build sustainable peace among ethnic communities in Kosovo.
Mr. Hoxha latest post was the Country Director for CARE's country portfolio in Kosovo, Macedonia and Albania. Mr. Hoxha was also part of the Regional Leadership Team in CARE International responsible for the Eastern Europe and Middle East. He led a team of over 100 staff and subcontractors to implement around $5 million annually on initiatives to build local government and NGO capacity through diverse projects and components such as: advocacy, municipal capacity building in minority integration, institutional partnership with Kosovo municipalities to implement stabilization programs, and NGO capacity building in the area of democratic governance, education an economic development. As the Country Director, Mr. Hoxha developed and implemented strategic plans for CARE International Kosovo, resulting in new contracts valued at $17 million in total. Main area of expertise is around leadership and management, peacebuilding and conflict transformation, organizational development, program quality and negotiation. He has led and participated in dozens of studies conducted in Kosovo around civil society and ethnic problems persisting in the region.
Mr. Hoxha holds MA in International Relations at Tufts Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy and lives in Prishtina with his wife and two children.