Hristijan brings to the Delegation over 15 years of management experience in the NGO sector on the national and international stage. In his capacity, as Executive Director of HOPS, Hristijan has provided sound leadership in strategic and programmatic planning, needs assessment, human resource management and financial planning, management and reporting for programs supporting marginalized populations including drug users and sexworkers.
In particular, Hristijan’s work has had focus on establishing, managing and scaling up harm reduction and HIV and TB prevention programs targeting vulnerable populations. To this end he has led capacity building programmes for professionals-medical doctors, social workers, psychologists, teachers and NGO members, within different projects for primary prevention of drug use; Harm Reduction; HIV/AIDS prevention; Health education, prevention of TB – including developing and delivering training courses for outreach workers. He has also drafted and co-created IEC materials, training materials and manuals.
Among his work, Hristijan has successfully advocated for the increased support and sustainability of harm reduction and HIV prevention programmes within his home state and across the global south. He is a member of National AIDS Commission and the National Commission for TB control in Macedonia. A seasoned professional in the developmental world, Hristijan has partnered with numerous multilaterals in the fight against HIV and AIDS.
He serves as a delegation member since September 2009; served as a Global Fund Board Member from April 2015 till May 2017; Executive Director Nominations Committee member from November 2016 till March 2017; Finance and Operational Performance Committee member from 2014 till 2016 and a delegation treasurer from 2013 till 2016.
Since 2012 he has chaired the CCM of the Republic of Macedonia.
COUNTRY: THE REPUBLIC OF MACEDONIA