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Paula Gilevska

Skopje

Summary

Self-directed and resourceful Chief of Staff 20 years of experience successfully organizing, managing and delivering cross-functional projects. Influences and guides at executive-level while structuring and executing complex analyses to support strategy in fast-paced and evolving environment. Excellent influencer and relationship builder with growth mindset and strong communications skills to summarize and present topics effectively to wide audience.

Overview

21
21
years of professional experience
1
1
Certification

Work History

Counselor

Permanent Mission of North Macedonia to OSCE, UN and other International organizations in Vienna
2022.04 - Current

Primary task- Politico-military dimension,

My portfolio/expertise- cyber/ICT security, mediation and Women, Peace and Security Agenda. I work on drafting priorities in line with national policies and strategies, speeches, letters, concepts, talking points. I give proposals, develop projects and provide recommendations in my areas of expertise. I also work on the activities of the Security Committee of the OSCE.

UN related activities- I follow the work of IAEA and Wassenar Arrangement.

Secondary tasks:

- coordination and organization-during 2023 MKD OSCE Chairpersonship, I was also assisting in the organization of the work of the Permanent mission, organizing events, engaged in protocol activities etc.

- Asian Partners Cooperation Group- I organized the TROIKA Meeting with the Asian Partners for Cooperation Group during the Ministerial Council in Skopje (1 December 2023) and provided ideas for cooperation in 2024 (North Macedonia will be chairing the OSCE APCG)

Chief of Cabinet

Ministry of Defense of the Republic of North Macedonia
2020.08 - 2022.04

Organized and coordinated the work of the Cabinet of the Defense Minister.

Primary tasks:

-in charge for NATO, bilateral, regional, multilateral engagements of the Defense Minister (NATO Defense Ministerials, Bilateral visits, Adriatic Charter Conferences, South Eastern Europe Defense Ministerials, RACVIAC activities, Central Europe Defense Cooperation Initiative, Munich Security Conference etc). Drafting talking points and speeches, Ministerial letters etc).

- coordination and collaboration with the Cabinets of the President of the Republic of North Macedonia, Prime minister, Ministers and Chief of Generalstaff

-in charge for selection of personnel/HR for the Cabinet

-Designated Cabinet Representative in a variety of Committees of the Ministry of Defense

- collaboration with the State secretary of the Ministry of Defense and other segments of the MoD administration


Ass.Head of Dep. for International Cooperation

Ministry of Defense of the Republic of North Macedonia
2019.02 - 2020.08

Coordinated and organized the work of the six units of this Department- Unit for NATO, Bilateral cooperation, Regional and Multilateral cooperation, Common security and Defense Policy, Adminstrative support and Arms controll. Under the authorization of the Defense Minister and State secretary, I was tasking, giving guidance, supervising and approving the documents produces by the Department. In addition, I was working on specific projects of utmost importance at the time- coordinating COVID 19 foreign assistance; developing projects for the modernization of the MKD Armed forces in collaboration with our strategic partners; working with UK and US advisory teams, conducting projects within the bilateral cooperation with Norway etc

Advisor for Bilateral Cooperation

Ministry of Defense of the Republic of North Macedonia
2003.01 - 2019.02

I worked on the bilateral cooperation in defense with UK, Germany, Netherlands, Italy, Austria, Switzerland, Turkiye, Canada and finally, the US.

I was in charge for providing insights of the cooperation, information about the status of projects, proposing initiatives, daily correspondence, draft reports and do all the administrative work.

I was involved in making Annual Plans for cooperation, follow their implementation and report back.

To be fast and effective was crucial for the success in this job. Networking was an asset and an advantage.

Education

Master of Arts - Intellectual Property Law

Faculty of Law
Skopje, Republic Of North Macedonia
06.2012

Bachelor of Arts - International Economics

Faculty of Economy, State University
Skopje
03.2002

Skills

Networking

Excellent communication skills

Multitasking

Ability to work under stress

Flexible and able to work in multicultural and multinational environment

Fast learner

Coordination and organization skills

Great knowledge of protocol and proffesional bon ton

Certification

Certificates for graduation at:

-Department of Defense/Naval Post Graduate Scholl in Monterey, California, USA (2 trainings)

-NATO Defense College in Rome

-NATO School in Oberamergau

-Department of Defense/ Defense Institute for International Legal Studies, New Port, Rhode Island, USA

- Department of Defense/ Defense Institute for \security Cooperation Studies

- Mediation training-OSCE

- Cyber diplomacy training-OSCE

- International Law on Cyber Operations- OSCE

- Senior Executive workshop on Cyber security- George C. Marshall Center for Security Studies



Timeline

Counselor

Permanent Mission of North Macedonia to OSCE, UN and other International organizations in Vienna
2022.04 - Current

Chief of Cabinet

Ministry of Defense of the Republic of North Macedonia
2020.08 - 2022.04

Ass.Head of Dep. for International Cooperation

Ministry of Defense of the Republic of North Macedonia
2019.02 - 2020.08

Advisor for Bilateral Cooperation

Ministry of Defense of the Republic of North Macedonia
2003.01 - 2019.02

Master of Arts - Intellectual Property Law

Faculty of Law

Bachelor of Arts - International Economics

Faculty of Economy, State University

Certificates for graduation at:

-Department of Defense/Naval Post Graduate Scholl in Monterey, California, USA (2 trainings)

-NATO Defense College in Rome

-NATO School in Oberamergau

-Department of Defense/ Defense Institute for International Legal Studies, New Port, Rhode Island, USA

- Department of Defense/ Defense Institute for \security Cooperation Studies

- Mediation training-OSCE

- Cyber diplomacy training-OSCE

- International Law on Cyber Operations- OSCE

- Senior Executive workshop on Cyber security- George C. Marshall Center for Security Studies



Paula Gilevska