Team

The team of NBCC Bulgaria combines the experience of experts in financial and project management, career guidance, psychology, training programs and public communications, proved in number of successful initiatives.

 

Gergana Rakovska

Gergana Rakovska - chairperson

e-mail: rakovska@bulgaria.nbcc.org

mobile: + 359 878 577 548,

office:  + 359 2 49 18 026

Gergana Rakovska has a significant experience in developing strategies, conducting trainings; project management of various successful USAID and EU funded initiatives. Her background is in Mathematics and Computer Science, PHD in Insurance and Social Security; specialization in Actuary. She has been a Bologna Adviser for Bulgaria and a Chairperson of National Board for Certified Counselors - NBCC Bulgaria since 2007.

Gergana Rakovska has been involved as a consultant in many national initiatives, launched by the Ministry of Education, Ministry of Labor and Social Policy - national internship program, labor market initiatives, qualification of university professors, development of national rating system in the higher education, etc. Her experience and knowledge in policy development have been utilized also on international level - by the Macedonian Competitiveness Project, the Armenian initiative for development of a national strategy on employability, the Georgian workforce development project in health sector.

Natalia Nikolova

Natalia Nikolova

e-mail: Natalia@fbo.bg

mobile: + 359 898 632 148

office:  + 359 2 49 18 028

Natalia Nikolova has a Master Degree in Psychology with many specializations and broad practice in the field. Since 2000 she designs and facilitates trainings in development of human resources and works for European projects. Certified GCDF and MHF counselor and trainer. Natalia has taken part in the development of many training materials and innovative tools.

As a Master trainer under the Global Career Development Facilitator (GCDF) program, she has taken part in the development of training curriculum for career guidance practitioners in Bulgaria and contributed for the upgrade of the GCDF Train-the-Trainer Manual in 2009. Natalia Nikolova is involved as a trainer in the GCDF course offered by Sofia University under a Master and a Post-graduate program in career development. She has taken part in the training of GCDF trainers in Macedonia.

Nevena Rakovska

Nevena Rakovska

e-mail: Nevena@fbo.bg

mobile: + 359 889 533 967

office:  + 359 2 49 18 028

Nevena Rakovska has worked for USAID and EU funded projects since 2000. She is a certified counselor and trainer under the Global Career Development Facilitator (GCDF) and Mental Health Facilitator (MHF) programs.

As a Master trainer under the Global Career Development Facilitator (GCDF) program, she has taken part in the development of training curriculum for career guidance practitioners in Bulgaria and contributed for the upgrade of the GCDF Train-the-Trainer Manual in 2009. Nevena is involved as a trainer in the GCDF course offered by Sofia University under a Master and a Post-graduate program in career development. She has taken part in the training of GCDF trainers in Macedonia and Taiwan.

Nevena Rakovska has a journalistic background and large professional experience in public communications and conducting of researches. She has elaborated numerous articles, manuals and national reports on lifelong guidance, career development and employability. She has contributed for the CEDEFOP Publication "Professionalizing Career Guidance. Practitioner competences and qualification routes in Europe, 2009" providing information for the Case Study of Bulgaria.

Publications:

  • The Path to Better Mental Health, European magazine Communication Director, March 2009.
  • The Developing Career Counseling Profession in Bulgaria: Introducing a Bottom-Up Approach For Bridging the Gap between Education and Labor Market, Bulletin of Petroleum & Gas University, Ploiesti, Romania, November 2008;
The Career Counseling Profession in Bulgaria, CEDEFOP Peer Learning Event on Quality of Career Guidance, Thessaloniki, Greece, October 2007;

Nadezhda Paunova

Nadezhda Paunova

e-mail: Nadejda@fbo.bg

mobile: + 359 886 192 913

office:   + 359 2/ 49 18 027

Nadezhda Paunova has a Master Degree in Accountancy and Control with post-graduate specialization in Organizational and Labor Psychology. She is a member of the Institute of Internal Auditors in Bulgaria and certified GCDF and MHF counselor. Nadezhda Paunova possesses significant experience in financial management both in the private and NGO sectors, and has taken part in many successful EU-funded initiatives. Nadezhda has taken part in the training of GCDF trainers in Macedonia and Taiwan.
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