Supported by the British Embassy Pristina

Outcomes of Completed Processes - 2018

This page lists the results of completed processes for 2018.  The scores are published at the request of the British Embassy, in line with the Memorandum of Understanding.  The purpose of the publication is to improve the transparency of selection processes for senior public officials, and has been progressed after consultation with the Kosovo National Agency for the Protection of Personal Data.


For each process, the dates of interviews are shown, along with the names and implementation partner scores for the candidates considered appointable 

by the Implementation Partners.

At the final interview stage of each process, all candidates completed a structured competency-based interview, presentation and psychometric test. 

The maximum number of available points does vary between processes, depending on the format of the specific assessment. The maximum available score for each process is shown below.

Commission members and the Implementation Partners score candidates independently of one another.  The scores awarded by each assessor are averaged (separately for Commission and Implementation Partners) to produce two sets of final candidate scores (one set each for Commission and Implementation Partners).

For each process, the Commission will submit a list of recommended candidates, along with scores, to the appropriate bodies as outlined in the relevant regulations.  

For each process, the Implementation Partners will submit a confidential report for the British Embassy.  This report includes both their own and the Commission's scores, along with any observations about candidate performance in the selection process.  These reports are shared with both the Prime Minister and Speaker, in line with the Memorandum of Understanding.  For Municipal Publicly Owned Enterprises, the confidential reports are shared with the relevant Mayor.

The scores shown below are those awarded by the Implementation Partners only.

Candidate identity is anonymised (e.g. Candidate 1) where this has been explicitly requested by the candidate.

Only the highest performing candidates are listed here.  Other candidates may have been assessed within the process, but will have been awarded lower scores by the Implementation Partners than those shown here.

The scores and conclusions highlighted here apply only to the specific selection process described.  Inference should not be drawn about suitability or competence of individuals to perform in another role.

The scores and conclusions are based on the performance of the candidate within this specific selection process.

Secretary General,

Ministry of Education, Science and Technology

Commission Members:

Kapllan Halimi (Chair), SG of the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Rural Development

Fitim Sadiku, Secretary General of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs

Veton Firzi, SG of the Ministry of Culture, Youth and Sports

Prof. Bedri Statovci, Faculty Professor at University Haxhi Zeka

Olivera Ceni, NGO Representative (Kosova Chamber of Commerce)

Interviews

9-11/01/2018

Candidates Deemed Appointable:

(by Implementation Partners only):

Maximum Score: 45

None of the candidates were deemed appointable by the Implementation Partners.

Director, Agency for Vocational Educational Training Agency and for Adults In Kosovo

Commission Members:

Kapllan Halimi (Chair), Secretary General, Ministry of Agriculture Forestry & Rural Development

Demush Shasha, Secretary General, Ministry for European Integration

Shkelzen Syla, Secretary General, Ministry for Kosovo Security Force

Hysen Ismajli, Professor, University of Pristina

Olivera Ceni, NGO Representative, Kosova Chamber of Commerce

Interviews

24-25/1/2018

Candidates Deemed Appointable:

(by Implementation Partners only):

Maximum Score: 45

Fikrije Zymberi:           Score: 31.5

Anton Gojani :             Score: 27.5

Director General, Kosovo Correctional Service

Commission Members:

Bajram Bujupi, Director General at Ministry of Justice (Chair)

Heset Loku, Director of the Correctional Centre at Ministry of Justice

Driton Muharremi, Judge at the Court of Appeals

Besim Kelmendi, State Prosecutor

Avni Puka, Professor at the University of Prishtina

Interviews

7-8/3/2018

Candidates Deemed Appointable:

(by Implementation Partners only):

Maximum Score: 45

Nehat Thaçi:               Score: 25.0*

* Some development required if appointed

Members of the Board, Kosovo Telecommunications Company

Commission Members:

Arben Çitaku (Chair) Secretary General, Ministry of Environment and Spatial Planning

Veton Firzi, Secretary General, Ministry of Culture, Youth and Sport

Kujtim Gashi, Director General, Agency for Information Society

Rozafa Ukimeraj, Secretary General, Ministry of Local Government Administration

Nebih Shatri, Secretary General, Ministry of Infrastructure

Arton Berisha, Sectretary General, Ministry of Public Administration

Interviews

12-17/3/2018

Candidates Deemed Appointable:

(by Implementation Partners only):

Maximum Score: 35

Fidel Krasniqi:            Score: 27.5

Enis Berisha:              Score: 25.5

Muhamet Spahiu:       Score: 25.5

Besa Shatri-Berisha:  Score: 24.0

Naser Rusinovci:        Score: 22.0

Arsim Gosalci:            Score: 20.0

Flamur Keqa:              Score: 20.0

Qemajl Ahmeti            Score: 19.5

Director, Central Procurement Agency

Commission Members:

Naim Baftiu (Chair), Secretary General, Ministry of Finance

Nazmi Zenelaj, Secretary General, Ministry of Economic Development

Veton Firzi, Secretary General, Ministry of Culture, Youth and Sports

Halil Kukaj, Professor, University of Pristina

Parim Bajrami, Secretary General, Kosova Chamber of Commerce

Interviews

28-29/3/2018

Candidates Deemed Appointable:

(by Implementation Partners only):

Maximum Score: 45

Behgjet Rukiqi:           Score: 29.5

Osman Vishaj:            Score: 28.0

Muhamet Selmani:     Score: 25.5

Behram Abazi:           Score: 21.5

Director, Kosovo Health Insurance Fund

Commission Members:

Naim Bardiqi (Chair), Chair of the Board of the Health Insurance Fund

Xhevat Zejnullahu, Member of the Board of the Health Insurance Fund

Rrezart Halili, Member of the Board of the Health Insurance Fund

Izedin Bytyqi, Member of the Board of the Health Insurance Fund and Secretary General of the Ministry of Labour and Social Welfare

Naim Ismajli, Member of the Board of the Health Insurance Fund and Mayor of Shtime Municipality 

Muhamedali Kodra, Member of the Board of the Health Insurance Fund

Interviews

04/07/2018

Candidates Deemed Appointable:

(by Implementation Partners only):

Maximum Score: 45

Fatmir Plakiqi:             Score: 30.0

Chair, Board of the Energy Regulatory Office

Commission Members:

Fitim Sadiku (Chair), Secretary General, Ministry of Foreign Affairs

Fidaim Sahiti, CEO of the Geological Service of Kosovo / MED 

Veton Firzi, Secretary General, Ministry of Culture, Youth and Sports

Ruzhdi Sefa, Professor, at Hasan Prishtina University in Pristina 

Ilir Morina, CEO, Kosovo Environmental Protection Agency (KEPA)

Interviews

10-11/07/2018

Candidates Deemed Appointable:

(by Implementation Partners only):

Maximum Score: 45

Candidate 1:               Score: 26.5

Fadil Ismajli:               Score: 26.0

Petrit Pepaj:               Score: 23.0

Director General, Kosovo Police

Commission Members:

Fitim Sadiku (Chair) Secretary General, Ministry of Foreign Affairs

Rozafa Ukimeraj, Secretary General, Ministry of Local Government Administration

Arben Çitaku, Secretary General, Ministry of Environment and Spatial Planning

Florian Qehaja, Executive Director, Kosovar Centre for Security Studies

Benasim Medić, Acting Director, Mitrovica Detention Centre

Interviews

22-25/08/2018

Candidates Deemed Appointable:

(by Implementation Partners only):

Maximum Score: 45

Rashit Qalaj:               Score: 34.5

Samedin Mehmeti:      Score: 34.0

Gazmend Hoxha:        Score: 28.5

Director, Kosovo Property Comparison & Verification Agency

Commission Members:

Selim Selimi (Chair), Legal Adviser to the Prime Minister

Ekrem Kastrati, Secretary General, Ministry of Education, Science and Technology 

Veton Firzi, Secretary General, Ministry of Culture, Youth and Sports

Interviews

19-20/9/2018

Candidates Deemed Appointable:

(by Implementation Partners only):

Maximum Score: 45

Florije Kika:                 Score: 29.5

Deputy Director, Kosovo Property Comparison & Verification Agency

Commission Members:

Selim Selimi (Chair), Legal Adviser to the Prime Minister

Ekrem Kastrati, Secretary General, Ministry of Education, Science and Technology 

Veton Firzi, Secretary General, Ministry of Culture, Youth and Sports

Interviews

19-20/9/2018

Candidates Deemed Appointable:

(by Implementation Partners only):

Maximum Score: 45

Albiona Maloku:          Score: 27.5

Mark Buzhala:             Score: 27.5

Enis Berisha:               Score: 27.0

Managing Director, Kosovo Energy Corporation (KEK) 

Commission Members:

Faruk Hajrizi  (Chair) (KEK Board Chair)

Fllanza Beqiri-Hoxha (KEK Board Member)

Izet Ibrahimi (KEK Board Member) 

Mehdi Pllashniku (KEK Board Member) 

Gjelosh Vataj (KEK Board Member)

Ilir Rama (KEK Board Member)

Interviews

16-17/10/2018

Candidates Deemed Appointable:

(by Implementation Partners only):

Maximum Score: 45

Njazi Thaçi:                 Score: 28.5

Director, Kosovo Accreditation Agency

Commission Members:

Izedin Bytyqi (Chair), Secretary General, Ministry of Labour and Social Welfare, 

Veton Firzi, Secretary General, Ministry of Culture, Youth and Sports 

Naim Baftiu, Secretary General, Ministry of Finance

Ejup Fejza, University of Pristina

Fatlum Gogiqi, Representative of NGOs

Interviews

22-24/10/2018

Candidates Deemed Appointable:

(by Implementation Partners only):

Maximum Score: 45

Naim Gashi:                Score: 33.0

Anton Gojani :             Score: 27.5

Afrim Loku:                  Score: 26.0*

Rifat Morina:               Score: 24.5*

* Some development required if appointed

Secretary General of the Ministry of Innovations and Entrepreneurship

Commission Members:

Veton Firzi (Secretary General of MCYS) (Chair)

Fitim Sadiku (Secretary General of Ministry of Foreign Affairs) 

Kapllan Halimi (Secretary General of Ministry of Agriculture Forestry & Rural Development)

Shpetim Lajqi (Professor at the University of Pristina)

Berat Rukiqi (Kosovo Chamber of Commerce)

Interviews

07-08/11/2018

Candidates Deemed Appointable:

(by Implementation Partners only):

Maximum Score: 45

Enis Berisha:              Score: 25.0

Hajriz Koca:                Score: 22.5

State Attorney General

Commission Members:

Qemajl Marmullakaj, (Chair) Secretary General of the Ministry of Justice

Ibrahim Berisha, Deputy Head Prosecutor in the Basic Court in Pristina,

Shadije Gërguri, Judge for Serious Crimes,

Bashkim Preteni, Profesor at the University of Pristina,

Arton Demhasaj, Representative from the civil society

Interviews

29-30/11/2018

Candidates Deemed Appointable:

(by Implementation Partners only):

Maximum Score: 45

Arsim Zuka:    Score: 23.5

Sami Istrefi:    Score: 22.0

Board Directors (4) of the Public Housing Enterprise in Prishtina

Commission Members:

Dren Kukaj, Chair of the Shareholding Committee

Vesel Makolli, Shareholder

Genc Sherifi, Shareholder

Interviews

03-07/12/2018

Candidates Deemed Appointable:

(by Implementation Partners only):

Maximum Score: 35

Lendita Mekuli-Myderrizi:   Score: 23.0

Arber Mulaku:                     Score: 20.0

Bekim Pireva:                     Score: 19.5

Arbnore Jashanica:            Score: 19.0

The Commission have had to consider other factors alongside ratings (i.e. accounting experience)

Members of the State Aid Commission

Commission Members:

Driton Selmanaj, (Chair of Panel)  Chair of Public Finance Oversight Committee 

Lumir Abdixhiku, Chair of Budget & Finance Committee

Sala Berisha-Shala, Chair of Committee for Economic Development, Trade, Industry & Regional Development

Interviews

11-12/12/2018

Candidates Deemed Appointable:

(by Implementation Partners only):

Maximum Score: 35

Fortuna Shaqiri Haxhikadrijaj:          Score: 27.5

Alban Elshani:            Score: 23.5

Mehmet Krasniqi:       Score: 22.5

Bashkim Mustafa:       Score: 22.0

Asdren Osaj:              Score: 20.0

Shqipe Arifaj :             Score: 19.5

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