Ms. Disha is an experienced Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) Specialist, with over 4 years of experience and a proven track record of implementing effective M&E systems, to measure the impact of programs and projects for donor-funded programs in humanitarian sector and she has also conducted and commissioned thematic and project evaluations, ensuring that final reporting is robust and supported by evidence, provide actionable recommendations to support future decision making and learning. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Economics from the Faculty of Economics at the University of Tirana, and a Master’s degree in Finance.
In recent years, Marisa held the position of Monitoring & Evaluation Officer at Islamic Relief Worldwide, Albania and North Macedonia Offices, an independent humanitarian and development organization leader in the arena of humanitarianism, developing distinctive and practical approaches to the key issues that are affecting our world today – including climate change, gender justice, forced migration, peacebuilding, child protection and inclusion.
Marisa has supported Albania and North Macedonia country teams through two CHS audit processes and has coordinated IRA’s Core Humanitarian Standard (CHS) verification improvement plan. Marisa holds The Core Humanitarian Standards Certification and has attended different trainings such as The MEAL DPro and Project DPro, from Humentum Organization.
She developed a strong sense of devotion for the Civil Society and is willing to give contribution towards improving the quality of life for youth of our region. Marisa believes that all young people are equal and all young people should be aware of their worth.
Her hobbies are travelling and outdoor activities, she has a pet dog named Tobi and spending time with him is one of her favorite things to do.
Regional Youth Cooperation Office (RYCO) is an independently functioning institutional mechanism, founded by the Western Balkans 6 participants (WB 6): Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Kosovo*, Montenegro, North Macedonia and Serbia, aiming to promote the spirit of reconciliation and cooperation between the youth in the region through youth exchange programs.