Šabac, June 21, 2016 – U.S. Ambassador to Serbia, Kyle Scott, visited the Opportunity Bank Serbia’s (OBS) Sabac branch office to hear about OBS’s latest innovations to increase access to finance for small, rural businesses. The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) has supported OBS since 2002. OBS works to provide micro, rural, agro and small- and medium-enterprise (SME) lending to Serbian businesses that cannot obtain financial assistance from traditional banks.
On May 10, 2016, Ambassador Kyle Randolph Scott met with Ms. Gordana Rajkov, President of the Center for Independent Living (CIL) Serbia and long-time disability movement activist, to discuss voters with disabilities’ participation in the April 2016 Serbian elections. Last month’s election was the first time Serbia collected data about the accessibility of polling stations for Persons with Disabilities (PWDs).
The Accountant (USAID) position is located in the USAID Serbia. The incumbent provides full financial management services to Serbia and to some countries included in the Middle East Regional Program in Frankfurt, Germany.
USAID supports projects committed to building a more inclusive society and strengthening the rights of persons with disabilities. The Play Unified Project is a two-year, $249,815 initiative to provide opportunities for youth with and without intellectual disabilities to work together to create socially inclusive communities
The project works on re-establishing the Parliamentary Disability Caucus Group to shape national policy and raise Members of Parliament (MPs) awareness of disability rights.
Last updated: June 24, 2016