Languages

Maltese

English

Kyra Busuttil

Human Resources Officer

Kyra joined the IIJ team as a Human Resources Officer in October 2022. Prior to joining the IIJ, Kyra worked as a Senior Manager of Human Resources, Training, and Administration within a government entity forming part of the Office of the Prime Minister in Malta. Prior to that, Kyra held the role of HR, Logistics, and Purchasing Manager within the manufacturing industry. Kyra holds a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from the University of Malta and is currently reading for a Master’s degree in Human Resource Management and Training from the University of Leicester.

Languages

English

Maltese

Robert Vella Barnes

Programme Assistant

Robert joined the IIJ in August 2022 as a Programme Assistant and supports the design, implementation, and analysis of various IIJ capacity-building programmes. Robert brings extensive experience in events management through his previous role in the Maltese hospitality sector.

Languages

English

French

Arabic

Selima Djait

Programme Assistant

Selima joined the IIJ in 2022 as a Programme Assistant. She previously served as a Senior Policy Officer at the Embassy of the Kingdom of Netherlands in Tunisia, where she managed the Rule of Law and Security portfolio. Prior to that, she worked as a Programme Manager in several NGOs In Tunisia on democracy, good governance, and rule of law-related matters. Selima holds a master’s degree in Public Law and Political Science from the Faculty of Juridical, Political and Social Sciences of Tunis.

Languages

English

French

Arabic

Italian

Ali Khair

Outreach and Communications Manager

Ali joined the IIJ team as Outreach and Communications manager in May 2022. Prior to joining the IIJ, Ali worked as a cultural manager at the French Institute in Jordan. He also served  in different international organisations specialising in cultural diplomacy and intercultural communications. Ali holds a Bachelor of Arts in Italian Language and Literature from the University of Jordan and a Master’s degree in Multilingual Communication from the University of Liège in Belgium.

Languages

English

French

Quentin Balthazart

Monitoring & Evaluation Manager

Quentin joined the IIJ in October 2022 as the Monitoring & Evaluation (M&E) Manager. He is responsible for developing, designing, and implementing the Institute’s M&E Strategy. Previously, he served at the European Judicial Training Network as Head of Office, supervising the grants’ full life cycle and institutional negotiations with the European Union, overseeing the operations pertaining to judicial training activities life cycle, coordinating the activities of the Network’s governance board, bolstering the corporate strategy, institutional partnerships and internal processes.

Quentin brings to the IIJ 17 years of experience in managerial functions in the judicial training field and proof-records in successful grants, judicial training projects, and capacity-building actions throughout their full life cycle, from the needs analysis phase through the design and implementation of monitoring and evaluation practices of knowledge sharing activities. He holds a degree in Political Science from Louvain and Executive Master in Management from Solvay University in Belgium.

Languages

English

French

Anna Milovanovic

Grants & Resource Mobilisation Manager

Anna joined the IIJ in May 2021 as Grants & Resource Mobilisation Manager. She is responsible for the Institute’s fundraising efforts and donor relationship management. From 2014, Anna worked in communications roles in the peacebuilding sector, at the Alliance for Peacebuilding and Mediators Beyond Borders International in the United States. In 2018 she transitioned to working in Bangladesh’s news media sector. Anna holds an LL.M in International Law with International Relations from the University of Kent Brussels School of International Studies and a degree in International Relations from University American College Skopje. 

Languages

English

Maltese

Ruth Camilleri

Procurement & Event Coordination Officer

Languages

English

Jaqueline Petrie

Financial Assistant

Languages

English

Maltese

Gabriel Camilleri

Communications Assistant

Gabriel joined the IIJ in February 2020 as Communications Assistant and is currently supporting the implementation of the IIJ Communications & Outreach Strategy, including social media outreach. Prior to joining the IIJ, he worked as a Parliamentary Assistant to a Member of the European Parliament and worked on various policy areas as well as coordinating the communications department. Gabriel holds a Bachelor of European Studies with Communication from the University of Malta and a Master’s degree in Creativity and Innovation from The Edward de Bono Institute for Creative Thinking & Innovation.

Languages

English

Maltese

Adriana Fenech

Financial Officer

Languages

English

Russian

Ukranian

Roksolana Burianenko

Administrative Officer

Roksolana joined the IIJ in 2017 and is currently the Administrative Officer. Prior to assuming this role, she served as a Programme Assistant and provided support to various programmes within the framework of the IIJ Core Initiatives, including initiatives on Investigations and Judicial Capacity Building. Roksolana holds degrees in Political Science and International Management as well as Master’s degrees in Conflict Analysis & Resolution and Mediterranean Security.

Languages

English

German

Russian

Pawel Tverskoi

Programme Assistant

Pawel joined the IIJ as a Programme Assistant in 2020 and supports various programmes, including the IIJ Juvenile Justice and Addressing Homegrown Terrorism Initiatives. He has previously worked as an Intelligence Analyst with international security consultancies in the private sector, focussing on travel risk management, risk communication and crisis response, and as a Lead Researcher for a conflict analysis publication. Pawel holds a degree in International Relations and a Master’s degree in International Administration and Conflict Management.

Languages

English

French

France Lemaire

Programme Assistant

France joined the IIJ Team as a Programme Assistant in September 2019. She supports various programmes, including the IIJ Global Central Authorities Initiative and the IIJ Returning Foreign Terrorist Fighters Initiative, while providing assistance to the Procurement Officer. She previously served as a Manager for international education companies offering study abroad and cultural exchange worldwide. She also acted as an Operations Team Leader during the Maltese Presidency of the Council of the European Union and for EU’s Fourth High Level Edition of the Our Ocean Conference. She has a Master’s degree in Intercultural Negotiations.

Languages

English

French

Abibou Bello

Programme Assistant

Abibou joined the IIJ team in 2018 as a Programme Assistant. Previously, he served as Cultural Mediator and Programme Assistant with the International Organisation for Migration (IOM Malta) for more than five years. In 1998, he was amongst a cadre of French foreign language teachers sent to Nigeria to provide technical support under a bilateral agreement between the Federal Government of Nigeria and the Republic of Benin. He has a degree in Teaching English as a Foreign Language (Didactics), and post-graduate awards in Teaching French as a Foreign Language, and Commercial Translations.

Languages

English

German

Reinhard Uhrig

Director, Administration & Outreach

Reinhard joined the IIJ as Director of Administration and Outreach in October 2014. A member of the Senior Management Team, he is in charge of IIJ administration, financial planning and management, and outreach, and has assisted with the development of a vision and strategic plan to guide the IIJ.

Reinhard previously served as Deputy Head, Transnational Threats Department (TNTD/ATU), Organisation for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE), supervising counter terrorism programmes and managing a team of ten international staff members. He previously worked in the Representative Office of the Federal Republic of Germany in Ramallah (Palestinian Territories), and the United Nations Organisation on Drugs and Crime (UNODC), in both its Vienna headquarters and the Tashkent (Uzbekistan) Regional Office.

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