Dejan Dokuzovski is the deputy project director for the USAID-funded media literacy project YouThink in North Macedonia.
Dejan provides day-to-day oversight, ensuring programmatic and operational compliance with USAID’s rules and procedures. He manages the program’s finances, develops the program’s strategic initiatives, and oversees human resources and administrative processes. His expertise has prepared him to build collaboration and synergy across the program.
Dejan comes to this role with 10 years of development experience in civic engagement, youth, and good governance. He specializes in providing support, guidance, and mentorship for vulnerable and excluded groups, specifically young people and the LGBTI community. From 2012 to 2017, Dejan worked with government institutions and civil society to provide capacity development and technical support as part of the United Nations Development Programme. In September 2017, he served as a senior grants officer, and then deputy chief of party on different USAID-funded programs. His focus has always remained on providing guidance to small- and large-scale grants to ensure that partner organizations follow the donor’s reporting and compliance requirements.
Dejan holds a bachelor’s degree in international law and a master’s degree in humanitarian affairs. He is passionate about strengthening the interconnections between humanitarian relief and development aid, and supporting efforts to build resilient communities using local resources.