Skender is working as a researcher at KCSS, and is head of the KCSS program on countering and preventing violent extremism in KCSS.
Skender is graduated in International Relations and Diplomacy at University College “Universum”. Skender is author and co-author of many researcher reports related security topics such as: Integrity in Kosovo Security Sector, risks and threats towards national security, preventing and countering of violent extremism and terrorism, and reforming of security sector.
Skender has worked also as a junior/senior associate and consultant for international and local organizations in security related topics such as: Finn Church Aid Foundation- Heksinki, RUSI institute, International Organization of Migration (IOM) , OSCE and other organizations.
Skender's Research Interests include: Integrity in the Security Sector, Defence Reform (KSF), Violent Extremism and Radicalization, Countering terrorism, Vetting in Security sector, Intelligence Reform, Regional and international security cooperation.