Ardita Metaj - Dika - Resident Advisor
Elheme Selmani-Rexhepi – Administration and Financial Officer
Ms. Metaj-Dika graduated from the Faculty of Law, University of Prishtina, and further pursued education and specialisation in the field of human rights and fundamental freedoms, transitional justice and EU integrations, comparative media law and policy, criminal law, etc. Ms Metaj-Dika managed successfully TACSO 1 and now continues to be the Resident Advisor for TACSO 2.
Ms Metaj-Dika has extensive legal experience gained through almost 14 years of work as a manager, legal expert/advisor and project coordinator on various posts both for international as well as national institutions (such as USAID – American Bar Association, OSCE, USAID Justice System Reform Activity Project). Until 2009, she worked as the Project Coordinator at the Humanitarian Law Center- Kosovo- Minority Rights in Practice. She is a founding member of the International Media Lawyers Association.
Ms. Metaj-Dika has proven records in the field of research and analysis of legislation in the fields of human rights, criminal law, freedom of expression and judiciaries.
She is engaged as a lecturer for human rights schools, government initiatives and other formal and informal teaching events. She is an author and/or co-author of many publications, for example Implementation of the Law on Use of Languages in Kosovo Institutions - local level, Humanitarian Law Center Report, October 2007; Guide to Minorities and Education in SEE Countries, Kosovo contribution, King Baudouin Foundation, 2007; Beginning of the Implementation of the Law on Protection and Promotion of the Rights of Communities and their Members in Kosovo, Humanitarian Law Center Report, December 2008, and others.
Ms. Elheme Selmani-Rexhepi works as the Administrative and Financial Officer on the TACSO 2 project. Ms. Selmani-Rexhepi studied Telecommunications with Informatics in Mitrovica. Further she has received a Bachelor’s Degree on Management and Informatics, Faculty of Economics.
Currently she is studying at the Society of Certified Accountants and Auditors of Kosovo - SCAAK in Prishtina and Master on Banking, Finance and Accounting. Ms. Selmani -Rexhepi also completed successfully the financial training course “Quick Books”.
Her key responsibilities and duties are: financial project accounting and follow-up, invoicing, liquidity forecast, monthly reporting, reconciliation of report, administrative support, providing guidance and assistance to CSOs to enable them to improve the management of the EU projects and other duties. She has more than fourteen years professional experience with EU Regional Projects and International Organisations in implementing and managing projects working as AFA, Logistics/Procurement Officer, Administration/Finance Officer, Financial Manager and Regional Finance Manager.
* This designation is without prejudice to positions on status, and is in line with UNSCR 1244 and the ICJ Opinion on the Kosovo declaration of independence.