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Who are the decision makers?

The Resident Coordinator heads the UN System for Somalia and is the Resident Representative for UNDP Somalia. UNDP has appointed a Country Director who is responsible for the day-to-day work of UNDP Somalia. Our Country Director is assisted by two Deputies, one for Programme and the other one for Operations. 

UNDP Somalia implements its programmes in close partnership with the Federal Government of Somalia, and the governments of Somaliland and Puntland, as well as civil society, local and international NGOs and sister UN agencies. 

Senior Management

Peter de Clercq
Deputy Special Representative of the Secretary-General and Resident & Humanitarian Coordinator for Somalia and UNDP Resident Representative
Email: declercqp@un.org

George Conway
UNDP Somalia Country Director (CD)
Email: george.conway@undp.org

Safiou Esso Ouro-Doni
UNDP Somalia Deputy Country Director Operations (DCD/O)
Email: safiou.esso@undp.org

Area Offices

Ilaria Carpen
Head of Hargeisa Office
Email: ilaria.carpen@undp.org

Sayed Sahibzada
Head of Garowe Office
Email: sayed.sahibzada@undp.org


Current Staff Count for Somalia


Service Contract (SCs)- 161

Fixed term appointment and Permanent Apointment (FTA/PA) - 146

United Nations Volunteers (UNVs) - 25

Total - 332

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