Nives Mattich is a dedicated international development professional working in environment and natural resources management, political transition, conflict mitigation, democracy and governance, disaster response, and health across Asia (including Southeast Asia-Pacific and Indian Ocean countries), Eastern Europe, and the Balkans.
With more than 25 years of experience, Ms. Mattich has held senior management roles with USAID and with USAID implementing partners on a range of highly successful, high-profile projects. Her experience includes managing large-scale national and regional programs in Asia, Southeast Asia-Pacific, and the former Yugoslavia. She has also served in strategic planning, operations, communications, monitoring and evaluation, and business development roles.
She currently serves as Deputy Chief of Party for USAID’s Reducing Demand for Wildlife Activity. This project focuses on reducing the demand for wildlife and wildlife products across Southeast Asia and China. Previously, she served as Deputy Chief of Party for the five-year USAID Wildlife Asia Activity, a regional project aimed at reducing demand and supply of illegal wildlife and wildlife products in the ASEAN region and China.
Before RTI, Ms. Mattich provided strategic leadership for the Pacific- American Climate Fund, a five-year grant-making facility assisting Pacific Island communities in adapting to climate change's negative impacts. As Deputy Chief of Party for the U.S. Coral Triangle Initiative Support Program Integrator, Ms. Mattich supported the management of a USAID program to address climate change adaptation, fisheries management, and marine protected area management across six countries.
Ms. Mattich also served as a vital member of the highly lauded Program Integrator team for the regional U.S. Indian Ocean Tsunami Warning System Program, which led to its adoption as a USAID model for managing large-scale multi-partner programs.
Ms. Mattich spent over a decade working on disaster response, conflict mitigation, and political transition programs in the former Yugoslavia, including leading the Macedonia Confidence Building Initiative serving as the USAID Office of Transition Initiatives Country Representative.