UNDP South Sudan

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Who are the decision makers?

The Resident Coordinator, who is the Deputy Special Representative of the Secretary General, heads the UN Country Team in South Sudan and is the Resident Representative for UNDP in South Sudan. The UN Country Team meets weekly to share information and co-ordinate activities. 

A number of joint programmes are currently underway between UNDP and other UN Agencies, including Creating Employment for Youth in Sudan (UNDP and ILO); the MDG Joint Programme on Conflict Prevention and Peace Building (UNDP with FAO, ILO, IOM, UNFPA, UNICEF, UNIFEM, WHO); and the Sudan Recovery Fund - Southern Sudan (UNDP with the UN Resident Coordinator’s Support Office and UNOPS).

UNDP is currently managed by a Head of Office who is responsible for the day-to-day work of UNDP South Sudan. He is assisted by two Deputies, one each for Programme and Operations.

UNDP in South Sudan works closely with the Government through its relevant Ministries. Implementation of the programme activities are being carried out by Implementing Partners, i.e. Government Ministries, State Governments, District Authorities, NGOs, and UN agencies including UNDP as appropriate.

UNDP staff in South Sudan

Our staff come from many different countries and from a diverse range of professional backgrounds.  UNDP South Sudan currently employs:

  • 246 staff including fixed term appointments and Service Contract Holders
  • 214 national staff (11 National Officers(FTA), 37 General Service Staff(FTA) and 166 Service Contract Holders)
  • 32 international staff (FTA)
  • 1 international Temporary Appointment (TA)
  • 23 international UNVs

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