Nemanja Jovanović is a political analyst and legal professional, currently working for the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) Mission in Kosovo. Born in 1978, he graduated as a lawyer in 2005, and since 1998 has worked with various international organisations and diplomatic representations in the Balkans region – including the OSCE, International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), and British Embassy in Pristina.
In June 2012 he attended the Harvard Kennedy School Executive Education programme for Public Leaders in South-East Europe, focussing on leadership and negotiation. The same year, he was elected as the vice-president of the association of Kosovo Serb lawyers. He also finished Foreign and Commonwealth Office trainings in Public Diplomacy and Media related work.
Between 2007 and 2015, he worked for the British Embassy in Pristina, where – among numerous other responsibilities – he monitored the developments and progress achieved in the dialogue between Kosovo and Serbia on the normalisation of relations. Since May 2015, in his current role with the OSCE, he continues to monitor political developments and other relevant activities in Kosovo, in particular focussing on the four northern municipalities. He assesses trends that may affect the political/security situation, including human and community rights, democratic functioning of institutions, and on public safety and security.
He is a native Serbian speaker, and is fluent in English and Albanian.