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Damir Glas

MA in International Relations and Diplomacy

Summary

Exceptionally motivated and qualified young professional experienced in International Relations, with previous experience in EU institutions, international organizations and NGOs. Seeking a new challenging position addressing international and public relations requiring a good communication skills, research, analysis and advocacy skills.

Work History

Nov 2015Mar 2016

Operations Manager                                                                               

European Young Innovators Forum, Brussels, Belgium
  • Collaborating closely together with the Head of Operations in day to day activities;
  • Providing support and consulting services to startups focused on innovation and SMEs in obtaining EU funding, in particular Horizon 2020 Programme;
  •  Assisting the team in maintaining social media channels.
Jul 2015Nov 2015

Public Relations Consultant                                                                        

Centers for Civic Initiatives, Sarajevo, BiH
  • Collaborating closely together with the Head of Operations in day to day activities;
  • Providing support and consulting services to startups focused on innovation and SMEs in obtaining EU funding, in particular Horizon 2020 Programme;
  • Assisting the team in maintaining social media channels.
Sep 2014Mar 2015

Trainee in the Press and Communication Service                      

EPP Group in the European Parliament, Brussels, Belgium
  • Assisting the team in maintaining the social media channels;
  • Helping with administrative tasks and preparation of meetings;
  • Research and analysis of various documents.

Education

Skills

Computer skills
  • Advanced knowledge of Microsoft ® Windows environments and Office package (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook) and web browsers 
  • R - statistic program; Xero; Salesforce; MailchimpBuffer;
  • Excellent command of research tools (such as Westlaw, Heinonline, Lexis) and different programs/platforms used by specific institutions (STATA, eCOURT, ZYFIND)
Communication skills
  • Ability to work efficiently in different topics - ability to work and adjust in a multicultural environment (acquired by studying and working in 4 different countries).
  • Good communication skills acquired by working with professionals of different  backgrounds but also by communicating with other international organisations, stakeholders, high level officials etc.
Organisational skills
  • Managing of time and tasks given by the superiors and the ability to work efficiently in high pressure or time constraint situations (skill gained by working at the UN and in the European Parliament).
  • Good organisational skills gained by working in a NGO where I had a more independent role.

Languages

Croatian language - mother tongue 

English language - proficient user

French language - basic user