Who we are

The United Nations Country Team (UNCT) in Jordan consists of 19 agencies, funds, and programmes: United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), International Labour Organization (ILO), International Organization for Migration (IOM), United Nations Children Fund (UNICEF), United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women (UNWomen), United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UNHABITAT), United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO), United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS), United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (UNOCHA), United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestinian Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA), World Bank, World Food Programme (WFP) and World Health Organization (WHO), United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC), and the United Nations Volunteers Programme (UNV), and the World Bank (WB). In addition to these 19 resident agencies, the UNCT in Jordan works closely with a number of non-resident UN agencies including: the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for West Asia (ESCWA), International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD), Office of High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR), United Nations Environment, and the United Nations Information Centre (UNIC). 

The UNCT, comprising all heads of agencies comes together at regular intervals under the leadership of the UN Resident and Humanitarian Coordinator (RC/HC) on issues ranging from development and humanitarian assistance within Jordan to issues pertaining to common or shared facilities and services. The UNCT ensures interagency coordination and decision making at the country level. The main purpose of the Country Team is for individual agencies to plan and work together, as part of the Resident Coordinator System, to ensure the delivery of tangible results in support of the national development and humanitarian agenda.

The guiding framework under which the UNCT operates in Jordan is the United Nations Sustainable Development Framework (UNSDF). In this context the UNCT meets to ensure that implementation of the UNSDF is in line with the workplan, that it remains relevant, and that it is responsive to national priorities and targets.

 

Agency

Name

Title

Office of the UN Resident and Humanitarian Coordinator

Mr. Anders Pedersen

UN Resident and Humanitarian Coordinator

UNDP

Ms. Sara Ferrer Olivella

Country Director

UNESCO Office Amman

Ms. Costanza Farina

Representative

UNFPA

Ms. Laila Baker

Representative

UNHCR

Mr. Stefano Severe

Representative

UNICEF

Mr. Robert Jenkins

Representative

UNWOMEN 

Mr. Ziad Sheikh

Representative

UNRWA Jordan Field Office

Mr. Roger Davies

Director of UNRWA Operations

WFP

Ms. Sarah Gordon-Gibson

Country Director and Representative

WHO

Ms. Maria Cristina Profili

WHO Representative to Jordan

UN-HABITAT

Ms. Deema Abuthiab

Programme Manager

FAO

Mr. Nasredin Hag Elamin

Representative 

UNOPS

Ms. Bana Kaloti

Hub Director and Representative

IOM

Mr. Enrico Ponziani

Chief of Mission

UNIDO

Ms. Sulafa Mdanat

Country Representative

ILO

Mr. Patrick Daru

Country Coordinator

UNOCHA

Ms. Sara Muscroft

Head of Office