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Десислава Кочева

Академична длъжност:
Политически науки
Приемно време:

Професионална автобиография:


Family name: Kotcheva

First names: Dessislava Blagoeva

Date of birth: 05 May 1977

Nationality: Bulgarian

Civil status: married



(Date from - Date to) Degree(s) or Diploma(s) obtained:

2014 - 2018 PhD. in Economics of natural resources (Environmental economics),

PhD thesis topic: Implementation of Economic Instruments for Household Waste Management in Bulgarian Municipalities

Department Economics of Natural Resources

Faculty of Business, University of National and World Economy, Sofia

2011 – 2013 M.A. in Business administration. Thesis paper topic: Incentives for Green Public Procurement Implementation in Municipalities in Bulgaria

Quality and Environmental Management

Department Economics of Natural Resources

Faculty of Business, University of National and World Economy, Sofia

1997-2001 B.A. in Political Science and International Relations

B.A. in Business Administration

American University in Bulgaria, Blagoevgrad

Skills: MS Office, Internet, Adobe acrobat, Dropbox, Visio

Present position: Programmes and projects expert, responsible for the preparation of public procurement documents, including ToR, tender dossiers, analyses, evaluations

Years within the firm: 7

Key qualifications: (Relevant to the project)

- More than 15 years of proven working and research experience.

- In depth knowledge and understanding of international waste management legislation, EU state aid legislation and policy, strategic planning and evaluation.

- Proven experience in project management, programme and strategy design and evaluation (SWOT, Log frame analysis, Problem tree, Solutions tree, SMART indicator analysis, Legislation analysis)

Specific experience in the region:

Country Date from - Date to

Bulgaria December 2011 – up to date

Bulgaria September 2006 – December 2011

Bulgaria September 2006 – December 2011

Bulgaria January 2006 – July 2006

Bulgaria November 2002 – January 2006

Bulgaria February 2001 – November 2002

Date from - Date to Location Company& reference person (name & contact details) Position Description

October 2018 – February 2019 Sofia, Bulgaria BIM Consulting Ltd. Team Leader Service contract 30-58/01.10.2018 “Development and implementation of a system for the collection of information for monitoring the progress of the Programme for prevention of waste generation, which is a part of the National Waste Management Plan 2014-2020 in Bulgaria”, contracting authority Ministry of Environment and Waters.

July 2016 – September 2016 Ruse, Bulgaria BIM Consulting Ltd. Team Leader Service contract № 35/06.07.2016 “Preparation of project application for the financing of composting installation under project selection procedure BG16M10P002-2.001 under OP "Environment 2014-2020”, financed by the European Structural Investment Fund (ESIF). The composting installation uses green waste for the production of compost, incl. Analysis of compliance with State aid rules, and verification of the applicability of the concept of SGEI to waste management, contracting authority Ruse municipality.

May 2016 – May 2018 Sofia, Bulgaria University of World and National Economy Scientific research expert University scientific project № 16/2016 “Economic Instruments - Incentive for the Business to Manage Household Waste”, financed as part of project BG05M2OP001-2.009-0012 Increasing the research potential of UNWE and improving the conditions for conducting research - a multi-dimensional investment », financed by the Operational Program" Science and Education for Smart Growth ", co-financed by the European Union through the ESIF.

December 2015 – April 2016 Ruse, Bulgaria D&D Consulting Ltd. Team Leader Service contract №1-68/22.12.2015 “Preparation of municipal programme for waste management”, including preparation of the waste management programme, waste mass balance forecast for the period up to year 2020, and preparation of a notification to the Regional Inspectorate of Environment and Water to the Ministry of Environment and Water in Bulgaria, contracting authority Ruse municipality.

April 2014 – September 2014 Sofia, Bulgaria BIM Consulting Ltd. Coordinator Service contract №63/08.04.2014 “Preparation of ex-ante assessment and strategy for the effective implementation of financial instruments in operational programme “Environment 2014-2020” financed by the ESIF, contracting authority Ministry of Finance of Bulgaria. The programme has 4 main priorities – water, waste, air quality, and biodiversity.

October 2011 - October 2015 Burgas, Bulgaria BIM Consulting Ltd. Expert on monitoring and reporting Technical assistance contract for the management of project DIR-5102118-C001 “Construction of regional waste management system in the Burgas region” financed by the European Regional Development Fund through operational programme ”Environment 2007 – 2013”, contracting authority Burgas municipality.

October 2017 – February 2018 Sofia, Bulgaria BIM Consulting Ltd. Key expert State aid Service contract 51-35/30.10.2017 for the preparation of ex-post evaluation of the operational programme “Development of rural areas 2007-2013”, financed by the EU, contracting authority Ministry of agriculture and foods.

August 2016 – February 2017 Sofia, Bulgaria BIM Consulting Ltd. Key expert State aid Service contract № МС-89/ 24.08.2016 for the provision of consulting services to the Managing authority for compliance with state aid rules during the implementation of the operational programme “Good governance”, financed by ESIF, contracting authority the Administration to the Council of Ministers.

July 2016 – July 2017 Varna, Bulgaria BIM Consulting Ltd. Team Leader Service contract 16000870 ВН/01.07.2016 for the provision of consulting service to Varna municipality for the implementation of state aid legislation, including: 1. Analysis of municipal programmes. 2. Elaboration of municipal programmes for the provision of state aid. 3. Preparation of internal rules and control procedures for compliance with state aid legislation.

July 2016 – April 2017 Sofia Bulgaria BIM Consulting Ltd. Key expert State aid Service contract 76/12.07.2016 „Ex-post evaluation of the implementation, results and impact of operational programme „Development of the competitiveness of the Bulgarian economy 2007-2013“. Activity 1. Evaluation of the programme at 2 levels – needs of the target groups (level 1) and goals and priorities of the development of the national economy in the period 2007-2013 in the context of the aim of general European interest in accelerated transition towards economy based on knowledge and the accomplishment of effective economic growth (level 2). Activity 2. Evaluation of good practices and formulation of recommendations, contracting authority Ministry of Economy.

11.2012-11.2016 Burgas, Bulgaria BIM Consulting Ltd. Control of contractors expert Technical assistance contract № BG161PO001/1.5-01/2010/001-U-007 for the management of infrastructure project BG161PO001/1.5-01/2010/001 „Integrated urban transport”, financed according to contract for grant 398/26.11.2010 from operational programme Regional development 2007-2013.

September 2006 – December 2011 Sofia Bulgaria M&S Projects Ltd. Strategic planning and project manager Responsible for strategic planning and funding of investment projects. Structuring capital transactions and public-private partnerships with the municipality of Razlog (PPP). Project management of residential and infrastructure projects constructed according to FIDIC contracts. Monitoring of the implementation of design, construction, and supervision contracts. Financial reporting of project implementation.


Ivanova D., Kotcheva D. (2018) Decreasing the Environmental Risks through Inclusion of the Private Companies in the Process of Household Waste Management, Second International Conference on Risk Management, 25-26 October 2018, Turin, Italy. Invited for publication in a volume, with scientific committee and peer review to be published by Palgrave MacMillan, provisional title: The Future of Risk Management.

Ivanova D., Kotcheva D. (2018) Private Sector Participation in Biodegradable Waste Treatment – a Bulgarian Municipality Case Study, XXI IGWT Symposium “Sustainability, Quality and Innovation: A Global View of Commodity Sciences”, 20-25 September 2018, Universita degli Studi di Roma Tre, Roma, Italy. CD with abstracts.

Kotcheva D. (2017) Possible Solutions of the Waste Management Problems of Ruse municipality, International scientific and practice conference “Authority, governance and societal development (global, regional and national perspectives)", 07 June 2017, New Bulgarian University, Sofia. Book of reports, NBU publishing house. ISBN 978-619-233-007-1.

Kotcheva D. (2016) Stakeholders’ Analysis Aimed at Identification of Municipal Actions for Decreasing Landfill Waste Quantities, 20th IGWT Symposium „Commodity science in a changing world“, 12 - 16 September 2016. University of economics - Varna. Book of abstracts & CD, p. 65.

Kotcheva D. (2016) Comparative Analysis of the PPP Opportunities for Waste Management, Science Forum "21st Century Business (Trends and Challenges)", 26 May 2016, University of National and World Economy, Collection of Reports, UNWE Publishing House, 2017, pp. 207-220.

Kotcheva D. (2014) "Application of Financial Instruments for Overcoming Market Failures in the Waste Sector", XXV Jubilee National Scientific and Practical Conference" Quality - for a better life "2014, November 13 - 14, 2014, Sofia, ISSN: 1314-9563, CD.


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