Independent research and policy analyst focused on youth peacebuilding and child protection in transitional and fragile states. Three years’ international work experience – in Bosnia, Tanzania, UK, and Myanmar – in both non-profit and corporate sectors, with proven experience in analysis, proposal development, and publication of reports focused on vulnerable children and youth in conflict-affected settings. In-depth knowledge of the Myanmar political, conflict, and peace dialogue context, with demonstrated capacity to effectively liaise between national and international stakeholders. Skills in qualitative research and policy analysis; Concept note and proposal development; Training and capacity-building of national staff; Key stakeholder interviews and relationship-building; Conflict Sensitivity approach; Program monitoring and evaluation.

Irena Grizelj has extensive experience in working in: Bosnia & Herzegovina, Myanmar, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, and United Republic of Tanzania. Major areas of expertise include: Analysis & research, Conflict, situation and political economy analysis, Curriculum development and training, and Monotoring, evalution and impacts assessments