Iva Dobichina joined the Open Society Foundations as senior advocacy officer, based in the London office. This post is designed to provide quality advice, mentoring, and training for advocacy work for the Foundations (and on occasion partner organizations) in South Eastern Europe, Central Asia, and the Caucasus regions.
Dobichina previously worked for Freedom House, where she served as director of programs for Central Asia, responsible for implementing human rights programs focused on legislative reforms, freedom of speech and media, freedom of assembly, freedom of religion, and the right to fair trial. Prior to joining Freedom House, she was the executive director of the Institute “Reason” and director of programs at the Bulgarian School of Politics. She also worked as director of programs at the Political Academy for Central and South Eastern Europe, Sofia, Bulgaria.