ZERO WASTE MONTENEGRO
Zero Waste Montenegro has a network-linear organizational structure where the team members are self-managed on the operations level and guided by the Steering Committee. Our Steering Committee acts as an advisory and decision-making body. It is composed of experts, authority figures and key stakeholders.
The team members meet twice a month to discuss operational matters, while the Steering Committee has mandatory quarterly meetings where its members discuss key opportunities and issues and make strategic decisions. At every meeting, minutes are taken and stored in the virtual space available to all team and SC members for further reference. Decisions are being made by voting taking into consideration every perspective presented.
Responsibilities of Zero Waste Montenegro Steering Committee:
Make key decisions
Assist and advise team members
Supervise projects and improve their outcomes
Develop and approve regulations, policies and procedures of the organization
Ensure the overall accountability of the organization and its team members
operations supervisor & Project Manager
Vanja became involved with Zero Waste Montenegro from its beginning and has contributed shaping the NGO since then. She began her journey as a volunteer and has since been engaged in in every aspect of the organization, encompassing project management, proposal drafting and participation to international knowledge exchanges. As Operational Supervisor, she participates in making crucial decisions for the organization. She gained valuable expertise in the waste management field by diligently translating numerous studies within the field. Vanja is also a Zero Waste Cities Certification Auditor from MiZA. She finds her inner peace in nature and is driven to work for the common good.
Senior project consultant
Associate Business consultant
Marina graduated from the Faculty of Political Science in Podgorica, majoring in international relations. She has been involved in the work of relevant Montenegrin NGOs dealing with human rights, democracy and youth. Her love for the Montenegrin nature, and her great interest in circular economy lead her to take on her current role at ZWMNE. Marina is a Certified Zero Waste Business Mentor from MiZA.
With over four years of experience in project management, Dragana has successfully led numerous initiatives from conception to completion, demonstrating a strong ability to plan, execute, and monitor projects effectively. Her expertise spans various sectors, including non-governmental organizations, technology, and environmental projects, providing her with a diverse skill set to adapt to different project requirements. Furthermore, her track record of delivering projects on time and within budget underscores her commitment to excellence in project management.
Romain has devoted most of his career to the implementation of European external aid policy in the field of human capital development in economies in transition worldwide. A passionate humanist, Romain is trained in public management sciences and has long-term experience in supporting public sector reforms to optimize social equity and integration. As an obsessive environmentalist with a long history in Montenegro, where he returns as often as possible, he now advises our organization on sustainability and strategy.
Human Resources Advisor
Scott is a seasoned leader with a passion for driving change and innovation. With a wealth of experience leading culturally diverse teams across the globe he brings a unique perspective to our organization. His expertise lies in organizational behavior, business improvement, process optimization and operational excellence. Having successfully developed numerous teams throughout his career, Scott’s contribution ensures a high degree of performance management within our NGO.
Finance & Accounting Consultant
Ivana is a true activist and workaholic. She has been working in the NGO sector for 15 years with professional focus on finance and accounting. She owns an accountancy company dedicated the NGO sector. Ivana provides valuable insights on organisational matters and is keen to guide NGO’s to become relevant actors in the decision-making scene in Montenegro.
Jelena has always dreamt of being the voice of change. After completing her bachelor’s in graphic design at the University of Donja Gorica in Podgorica, she decided to connect the two things she is most passionate about, art and nature.
SOCIAL MEDIA INTERN
Cynthia is an environmental professional with over five years of experience in both the private and public sectors. Currently pursuing a master’s in Sustainable Urban Development, she brings her expertise in Environmental Science to Zero Waste Montenegro as a Social Media Intern. Her role will aid her in fulfilling her master’s project, which focuses on evaluating effective advocacy tools for promoting best waste management practices.