Olja Bušbaher (she/her/hers) is the Officer, Learning & Evaluation (Kaleidoscope).
Olija is responsible for the design and implementation of the Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning plan for the Kaleidoscope Consortium. Prior to joining Global Fund for Women, Olja completed a Master’s in Social Research Methods at London School of Economics, where she conducted qualitative research on youth advisory models in INGOs. Simultaneously, Olja also served as the Fellow, Information & Data Systems for the Women Deliver 2023 Conference, where she designed data collection tools and tracking systems, as well as drafted external data reports and visualizations.
Olja has also previously served as a Grants Officer at Malala Fund, the organization founded by Nobel Peace Prize laureate Malala Yousafzai. In this role, she supported Malala Fund grantees across four countries, while also designing and implementing data systems to track metrics for grantmaking and monitoring and evaluation purposes. Her other experiences include Youth Advisor to Comic Relief US, a Learning and Evaluation Consultant with Global Fund for Women, and a Research Assistant at Georgetown Institute for Women, Peace and Security. She was born in the Balkans and currently lives in Washington, DC, where she attended Georgetown University for her Bachelor's in International Politics. She loves to cook, travel, and make subpar pottery pieces for her family and friends.