Fleur Auzimour Just
Fleur is the Chief Executive Officer, responsible for the day-to-day management of strategy and programming. She has over 10 years’ experience in community-based peacebuilding in Liberia, Ghana, Georgia, Sudan and Syria. She has also worked extensively to build the capacity of international donors, UN peacekeeping missions and local and international NGOs in conflict sensitivity and conflict analysis, in Azerbaijan, Armenia, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Timor-Leste, Kyrgyzstan and Jordan. Previously, she worked as a human rights lawyer for the Australian government. She holds an MA in International Relations (University of Kent), as well as degrees in law and psychology.
Abigail is the Finance and Operations Manager, responsible for the day-to-day management of PCi operations. She has over 10 years’ experience in finance and operations, most recently as the Director of Operations for an international managed IT services company, supporting clients in a range of industries and locations. Abigail has degrees from Oxford and Imperial in Physics and Science Communication.
Rebecca is Programme Development Director and oversees the development of new thematic and geographic work. She has worked in peacebuilding for over 15 years, in South Asia, the Middle East, North Africa and eastern Europe. Rebecca has acted as an expert witness to UK parliamentary inquiries on the MENA region, foreign aid, and violent extremism. Before joining PCi, Rebecca work for International Alert as Regional Director for Europe, Middle East and North Africa. She has an MSc in Conflict, Security and International Development from the University of Leicester, and a BA in Political Science and International Studies from the University of Birmingham.
College of Advisers
Raj is a Senior Peacebuilding Adviser and leads on community peacebuilding programming in Libya and Syria. He has worked in conflict transformation and peacebuilding internationally and in the UK for over 20 years. As a senior adviser to the UK government Raj contributed to the development of national community cohesion policy and practice in the UK. As well as designing and delivering large-scale peacebuilding programmes, Raj also has a strong skillset in mentoring and supporting community-facing peacebuilders, operating in challenging and hostile environments. He currently teaches mediation and peace building skills on the Applied Theatre: Drama in Educational, Community & Social Contexts MA programme at Goldsmiths University, London.
Anthony is a Senior Peacebuilding Adviser working on the Black Sea, Libya and Serbia and Kosovo programmes. He has over 10 years’ experience in international development working for local non-governmental and international organisations and the United Nations agencies. This has involved conflict research, facilitating dialogue, economic development and community building for conflict-affected populations, as well capacity building to bring the views of such populations to local, national and international decision-making processes through advocacy. He has worked with populations from the conflicts in Liberia, Sudan (Darfur), Chechnya, Moldova and across the territories of the South Caucasus.
Craig Oliphant OBE
Craig is Senior Adviser, Conflict and Security Issues, working on the Black Sea and Serbia and Kosovo programmes. He previously worked at Saferworld (2011-2015) as policy adviser on Europe/Central Asia. Before that, he was in the British diplomatic service for several years and was Head of Eastern Research Group at the FCO, dealing with Russia and Eastern Europe. From June 2014, he took on an additional role as the UK independent expert on the Council of Europe Advisory Committee for the FCNM (Framework Convention on National Minorities). He was awarded the OBE in the Queen’s Birthday Honours in June 2011.
Tim is Senior Adviser, Conflict Sensitivity and Peace Technology. He oversees the conflict sensitivity portfolio. He has extensive experience working as a UNDP Consultant, primarily in the Middle East, designing and delivering peacebuilding activities, developing peacebuilding strategy and programme design, undertaking conflict analysis, developing conflict sensitivity policy, and incorporating conflict sensitivity into projects and programmes. In 2016, Tim set up humanidev.tech, a company working to develop technological solutions for the international humanitarian, development and peacebuilding sectors. With humanidev.tech, Tim has developed OPSECA, an online contextual analysis tool that aims to better link programming design to conflict-sensitive understanding.
Nenad Sebek has worked as an independent international consultant for media and civil society over the last two years. Previously, he was Director of the Belgrade office of the Heinrich Böll Foundation, Spokesperson for the Regional Cooperation Council and Executive Director of the Center for Democracy and Reconciliation in Southeast Europe. Nenad was a journalist for 26 years, 17 with the BBC, covering the Balkans through the tumultuous 1990s and then correspondent in Moscow. Sebek also lectures on the postgraduate course in Human rights at Vienna University’s Faculty of Law.
Ian Bancroft has been based in the former Yugoslavia for over a decade. He has worked for the EU in Kosovo, and the OSCE in Serbia and Bosnia-Herzegovina, and has written extensively about Balkan affairs for a variety of publications, including The Guardian and Radio Free Europe. He has lectured on conflict and peacebuilding, and recently published a book, ‘Dragon’s Teeth: Tales from North Kosovo’. He authored a chapter entitled ‘Reconciliation through Recognition’ in ‘The Yugoslav Example: Violence, War and Difficult Ways Towards Peace’, and has also written travel articles for, among others, Wine Spectator, The Independent and Open Democracy.
Bashar is Country Manager for Libya. Previously, Bashar worked as a National Professional Officer within the Security Sector Advisory and Coordination Division at UNSMIL, where he played a prominent role in providing the team with local perspectives on the Libyan situation. Bashar holds a Master’s degree in Information Systems from the Arab Academy for Science and Technology.
Europe and South Caucasus Team
Mjellmë has extensive experience working for international development organisations and institutions such as the United Nations, USAID and British Embassy, as well as several prominent civil society organisations in Kosovo. A lot of her past work has focused on harnessing the power of communication technologies to facilitate a better dialogue between governments/organisations and citizens. She holds a BSc in Applied Arts and Sciences from the Rochester Institute of Technology, majoring in Public Policy and Economics.
Andrii is the Monitoring and Evaluation Coordinator for the Western Balkans programme. He has over five years’ experience working in the international non-governmental sector, involved in programme management, monitoring, research, organisational development/capacity building and peacebuilding. He studied Sociology (Bachelor’s and Master’s degree) and European Studies (Master’s programme) and is engaged in research on the topics of the political activity of Ukrainian youth (2014-2015), needs of civil society and the non-governmental sector in Ukraine (2018-2019), charity (2019-2020), religion and peacebuilding (2019-2020).
Stefana gained experience working with civil society organisations in Kosovo and has worked for the National Democratic Institute (NDI) and the United Nations Mission in Kosovo (UNMIK). More recently, she has been employed as a senior accounts manager for a financial services firm in Belgrade. Stefana holds a BA in Security Studies from Belgrade University.
Tetiana is the National Peacebuilding Adviser for the Black Sea programme. Tetiana has experience working in peacebuilding and community development for national and international organisations in Ukraine; she is also a trained facilitator. She studied Sociology (BA, 2012) and Religious Studies (MA, 2014), and recently defended her PhD in Sociology of Religion (2018). She has worked on developing tools for conflict and context analysis that are current and practical to implement. Tetiana’s specific area of interest is religion and conflict.
Alex is based in the London office and works across PCi to assist in the writing, development, editing and management of communications and documentation. In March 2018, Alex relocated to London from Nairobi, where she had been based for 17 years, working for the United Nations in Somalia, Geneva, Rwanda and Kenya on humanitarian and development communications with a period working on security sector reform in Somalia from 2011-2013.