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Who are the decision makers?

The Resident Coordinator heads the UN System for Somalia. UNDP appoints a Resident Representative who is responsible for the day-to-day work of UNDP in Somalia. Our Resident Representative 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, as well as civil society, local and international NGOs and sister UN agencies. 

Senior Management

George Conway

Deputy Special Representative of the Secretary-General (DSRSG), a.i. and Resident & Humanitarian Coordinator for Somalia. a.i.

Safiou Esso Ouro-Doni

UNDP Resident Representative a.i. and Deputy Resident Representative (Operations)
Email: safiou.esso@undp.org

Nahid Hussein

UNDP Deputy Resident Representative a.i. (Programmes)
Email: nahid.hussein@undp.org

Area Offices

Said Yusuf
OIC Hargeisa Office
Email: said.yusuf@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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