Nataša Jović

Assistant Secretary-General, Sector for Child’s Rights, Gender Equality and Social and Cultural Rights

She was born in 1968 in Belgrade. She graduated from the Faculty of Law in Belgrade, passed the bar exam and completed master academic studies, second degree academic studies, the Study Programme Rights of the Child.

She is the holder of the Certificate on acquisition of specific knowledge for handling children and minors in judicial and other proceedings awarded by the Judicial Training Center. She completed a large number of international and local training courses and seminars in the field of children's rights, rights of persons with developmental disabilities, persons with disabilities, as well as in the field of conflict resolution, handling difficult clients and sexually abused children.

She started her career as a Legal Affairs Officer in the Ministry of Finance, in 1997, then she moved on to became Property and Legal Affairs Officer, which position involved the preparation of drafts and proposals of primary and secondary legislation and passing of individual decisions relating to the trade in immovable property in the Republic of Serbia. In 1999 served as a Senior Technical Associate in the Republican Directorate for Property; and from 2001 to 2008 she was employed with a Law Office.

In 2008 took the position of an Independent Advisor with the Protector of Citizens, and moved on to the position of the Head of Division for Children’s Rights in 2009. She has served as the Assistant Secretary General of the Administrative and Technical Service of the Protector of Citizens since 2014.

Jablanka Tabaš

Assistant Secretary-General, Sector for Rights of Members of National Minorities, People Deprived of Freedom, and Protection of Civil and Political Rights

She was born in 1964. She graduated from the Faculty of Law in Belgrade, passed the bar exam and completed second-degree/specialist academic studies – study program of medical law.
She completed several training courses in the field of healthcare, as well as seminars on improving skills and knowledge of handling complaints filed by citizens. She participated in the training of health professionals in the field of protection of children's rights in the healthcare system, in particular Roma children. She took part in a project to support the human rights of the Roma community in Serbia, and since 2010 she has been a member of the Association for Medical Law.

She started working in 1990 in wooden industry "Boljevac", within which she held several positions, a trainee - a normative activity officer, Head of the General and Legal Affairs Department, Director of General and Legal and Personnel Affairs and Secretary of the company.

From 1997, she was employed with the City Municipality of Palilula (Belgrade) on the position of Secretary of the Commission for Municipal Commissions and Independent Professional Associate in the Property and Legal Affairs Department.

From 2008, she was the Head of the Good Governance Department within the Protector of Citizens’ Office and she was Acting Assistant Secretary-General of the Protector of Citizen Expert Service from February to June 2016.
She was appointed as Assistant Secretary-General of the Protector of Citizens Expert Service in June 2016.


Mina Rolović - Jočić

Assistant Secretary-General, Development and Cooperation Sector

She was born in 1974 in Belgrade. She completed undergraduate studies in Political Science and International Relations and undergraduate studies in South Eastern European Studies at the American University in Bulgaria. She completed her master's degree in Political Science, Sociology and Institutions at the Faculty of Political Sciences of the University of Belgrade (master’s thesis: The role of the Ombudsperson in strengthening the rule of law and consolidating democratic institutions, the case of Serbia).

She has completed several training courses in the field of human rights, as well as seminars on improving communication skills, writing reports and protocol rules. She has participated in several election observation missions of CESID, OSCE / ODHRI, ENEMO in Serbia, Montenegro, Armenia, Ukraine. She also worked as a trainer for the Centre for Modern Skills in team building and teamwork.

She began her work experience in 1997 in OHFAM humanitarian organization in Serbia as an analyst, and later as an assistant on the IGP project (Income Generating Project). From July 2000 to April 2001 she worked as a manager at Nova Communications marketing agency. From October 2000 to April 2001, she worked as an Associate in the European Commission's Expert Department at the Office of the President of the FRY, and from May 2001 to December 2007 she worked as a Senior Associate in the OSCE Mission to Serbia (Parliamentary Support Program).

From 2007, she has been employed with the Protector of Citizens’ Office Ombudsman, first as Senior Adviser for international cooperation in the Protector of Citizen's Cabinet, then as the Chief of the Protector of Citizen's Cabinet in 2008, where she stayed until June 2016 when she was appointed as Assistant Secretary-General of the Protector of Citizen Expert Service.


Tanja Dlesk

Assistant Secretary-General, Sector for Protection and Promotion of Rights of People with Disabilities and the Elderly and Protection and Promotion of Economic and Property Rights

She was born in 1973. She graduated from the Faculty of Law – Department of International Business Law and EU Law, and passed the bar exam in 2001.
After completion of law studies (1999 to 2003), she worked as a judicial trainee in the District Court, and then as an Expert Associate in the Executive extra-procedural council of IV Municipal Court in Belgrade.
In 2003, she worked as a senior legal assistant in the Normative Affairs Sector of the Public Procurement Office. She became a member of the Commission for Protection of Bidders’ Rights in Public Procurement Procedures in 2004, and in 2005 an advisor in the Department for Banking System, Insurance and Payment Operations where she participated in drafting bills and by-laws in the field of banking system and insurance. From 2005 to 2009, she worked in the Financial System Sector of the Ministry of Finance as an Independent Advisor and directly participated in drafting and adopting the most important laws related to securities, capital market, banking system and payment operations, as well as harmonizing regulations from the abovementioned fields with EU regulations and international standards.

She participated in a large number of seminars, training courses and projects in the field of finance, securities, free movement of capital, legal protection of property rights, procedures and rights of the EU organized by the European Commission, OSCE, USAID, Centre for Liberal Democratic Studies, RS Government and European Integration Office.

From 2009 she was employed as a Senior Advisor and Head of the Department for the Protection of Economic and Property Rights, and since November 2016 she has been on the position of an Assistant Secretary General of the Protector of Citizens Expert Service.