Our Team

Ljupka Panchevska

Executive Director

Ljupka has more than 15 years’ project experience in education, entrepreneurship and employability of youth. Her professional career begins in 1999 as High school teacher in a vocational school “Dimitar Vlahov” in Skopje. In 2001 she continues her career in NGO sector, working 9 years for Balkan Children and Youth Foundation, implementing Projects focused on capacity building and trainings, education, entrepreneurship, career counselling and increasing employability skills for youth. She is certified trainer for Project management for NGOs. Since 2012 she has been working on EU funded projects, at IPA Units within Employment Service Agency and Ministry of Labor and Social Policy as Monitoring officer with a focus on active labor market measures. Her formal education includes Master in MBA Management (State Economic Faculty, Skopje) and BA in Food-bio technology Engineering (TMF-Skopje).

e-mail: ljupka@jamacedonia.mk

Slobodanka Filipovska

Program and Finance Officer

Slobodanka Filipovska has over 20 years of experience in operations and financial management in the nonprofit sector.  She served as Operations and Finance Manager for the Global Broadband and Innovations (GBI) Alliance, USAID initiative managed by NetHope.  She was the Operations and Compliance Manager with the Primary Education Project in Macedonia, a five years USAID initiative managed by FHI360 and the Academy for Educational Development.  She also worked as Grants / Office Manager and as Finance Manager with other USAID economic growth projects.  Slobodanka’s responsibilities with the USAID projects included management of office operations, policy and procedure compliance and finance.  She has initiated and managed Grants programs that helped companies in their efforts for increasing competitiveness and in assisting farmers associations with their income generating activities. 

e-mail: slobodanka@jamacedonia.mk

Viktorija Simonovska

Program Coordinator

Viktorija has over ten years’ experience in project implementation, coordination and financial management. As Technical Coordinator and Project Assistant in the Centre for Human Rights and Conflict Resolution, she was engaged on projects funded by USAID, UNICEF, UNHCR, World Bank and others. Her experience in the NGO sector includes working in fields concerning education, multiculturalism, inclusion, human rights and conflict resolution. Many years of collaborating with schools, teachers and principals, gave her the opportunity to develop excellent communication and organizational skills. Currently, she is the Program Coordinator at Junior Achievement Macedonia and coordinates and supports Junior Achievement Company Program activities with high schools in the area of entrepreneurship education.

e-mail: viktorija@jamacedonia.mk

Melita Veljanoska

Office assistant

Melita is the voice of the youth in Junior Achievement Macedonia. She has great communication skills and very good understanding of what students want. Starting in 2018 as volunteer, she gained experience in organizing events such as trainings, student camps and competitions. Thanks to successfully completed course in Adobe Photoshop CC she has shown great creativity in design of JA certificates and promos. She maintains our social media and newly created JA Macedonia alumni club.

e-mail: melita@jamacedonia.mk