Albania
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ETJEN XHAFAJ

Birthdate: April 6, 1982, Vlora, Albania

Nationality: Albanian

E-mail: etjen.xhafaj@gmail.com

Mobile: +355 69 40 14477 
 

 

 

 

 

 

 WORK EXPERIENCE

 

July 2016 – June 2017

 

June 2015 – June 2016

 

 

September 2013 – July 2015

Director of the Minister's Cabinet, Albanian Ministry of Finance

 

 

Research Fellow with the Center for International Development at Harvard Kennedy School of Government (while studying for an MPA).

 

 

Director of the Minister's Cabinet, Ministry of Economic Development, Trade and Entrepreneurship

 

March 2006 – October 2013

 

 

Albanian Daily News

Columnist (Politics, Economics and Current Events)

 

 

 

September 2005 – February 2008

 

Financial Services Volunteer Corps (USAID)

Program Officer

  • Project proposal and all implementation phases of projects on technical assistance to the Albanian financial sector.
  • Fund management according to the grant's four year plan;
  • Official contact point for Albanian institutions;
  • Co-founder of the Albanian Actuarial Association of Albania.  

 

OTHER  ACTIVITIES

 

2013

 

 

2012

 

 

 

 

2011

Co writer of the study on the development of the Albanian democracy over the Transition period, in collaboration with the National Democracy Institute and representatives from left wing parties from Eastern Europe.

 

Translator of the official records of the Foreign Office on the 1912-1914 period, between the creation of the Albanian State and the start of WWI, on Albania and the Albanian issues. Published by Prof. Valentina Duka under the title "Albania and Albanians in the British official documents" "Shqipëria dhe shqiptarët në dokumentet britanike" (tetor 1913 - dhjetor 1913) , by Toena publishing.

 

Prepared and published together with the Agenda Institute and the Olof Palme International Center, the study: "SWOT analysis on the sustainable development of Vlora."

 

2009

 

2005 – and onwards

 

Translator and Editor of "Canonic Text in Media Research" for the Albanian Media Institute.

 

Translator of text, legislation and studies for a variety of public and private institutions, both national and foreign, such as the OSBE, the World Bank, IMF etc. Member of several working groups that have drafted and prepared studies and publications on policy, economics, development, employment and other issues.

 

EDUCATION

 

 

2015 – 2016

 

 

2014

 

 

Master's in Public Administration from the Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA, USA.

 

Executive Education, "Leading Economic Growth," at Harvard Kennedy School of Government.

 

 2001 – 2004        

 

 

 

1999-2001

B.A. in Diplomacy and International Relations and in International Economics from Schiller International University, Paris, France.

 

Associate Degree on International Relations from the Community College of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, USA.

 

 FOREIGN LANGUAGES

 

n  Albanian – Mother tongue.

n  English – Excellent.

n  Italian – Excellent.

n  French – Moderate.

n  Spanish – Beginner.

 
 

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