The Resident Coordinator Office
The United Nations Resident Coordinator Office supports the work of the UN Resident Coordinator. The UN Resident Coordinator leads the UN country team in consultation with the Government to define and agree on the UN strategic response to the Government’s development priorities. This response is captured in the Strategic Partnership Cooperation Framework (SPCF) 2017-2021.
The SPCF is a five-year plan and results framework that describes the collective vision and response of the UN system to national development priorities. The office coordinates activities related to common programming including Agenda 2030, joint programmes, joint programming activities and development coordination work. This is done in conformity with the objectives and priorities of the Government, and the mandates and objectives of the United Nations agencies.
The Resident Coordinator and Humanitarian Coordinator in Eritrea
Ms Susan Namondo Ngongi (Cameroon) took up her assignment as the UN Resident Coordinator and Humanitarian Coordinator and UNDP Resident Representative for Eritrea in August 2017. Prior to this appointment, Susan was UNICEF Representative in Ghana (2013-2017). She was assigned as UNICEF Representative in Comoros (2010-2013) and Deputy Representative in Liberia (2008-2010). From 2006-2008, she was an Emergency Programme Specialist in New York and during 2005, she served as an Emergency Project Officer with UNICEF in Nairobi, Kenya. In 2004, Susan was an Emergency Officer in Malakal with UNICEF Sudan, after she worked in South Sudan as a Resident Project Officer in Rumbek (2001-2002) and Lokichoggio (2000-2001). Before this assignment, Susan was a Consultant with IFAD in Rome, Italy (2000).
Susan holds a Master's degree in Public Administration from Columbia University in New York, USA and a Master's degree in Animal Health from the University of Reading, UK. She also holds a Bachelor's degree from the University of Maryland.
The Resident Coordinator's Team in Eritrea
- Issa Conteh - Head of RCO Eritrea firstname.lastname@example.org
- Jack Jones Zulu- RCO Economist email@example.com
- Senait Tesfamicael - DCO Partnership and Development Officer firstname.lastname@example.org
- Georg Wachira - Policy Advisor email@example.com
- Yohanes Tesfay- Communications Officer firstname.lastname@example.org
- Elsa Musa - Executive Assistant to the RC email@example.com