The Resident Coordinator Office
The UN Resident Coordinator is the designated representative of the UN Secretary-General in Sudan and guides the UN’s engagement in development activities in the country. The Resident Coordinator’s main responsibilities include ensuring the coordination of the UN’s development activities, creating a platform of coordinated delivery, and promoting the enhancement of national capacities; and ensuring effective advocacy of UN values, standards, principles and activities on behalf of the UN with the highest level of Government.
The UN Resident Coordinator is also responsible for advancing the UN Secretary-General’s ‘increased coherence’ agenda in Sudan. The overall goal of this agenda is to bring UN agencies, funds and programmes to work more closely together to increase effectiveness (improved results), relevance (greater alignment with national priorities) and efficiency (reduced duplication and transactions costs).
The UN Resident and Humanitarian Coordinator in Sudan
The United Nations Resident and Humanitarian Coordinator ad interim for the Republic of Sudan is Mr. Babacar Cissé who has held different senior positions in the United Nations, including as Resident Coordinator/Humanitarian Coordinator and UNDP Representative in Cote d’Ivoire. As UN Assistant Secretary-General/Deputy Special Representative for the United Nations Operations in Côte d’Ivoire (UNOCI), he led humanitarian, reconstruction, sustainable development and operational activities in the UN Peacekeeping Operations in Cote d’Ivoire (UNOCI). Mr Cisse has served as UNDP Deputy Assistant Administrator and Deputy Regional Director Regional Bureau for Africa. He managed UNDP Africa operations in 45 countries in Africa. In that position, he led the development and implementation of UNDP’s Africa Regional Cooperation Framework (RCF), shaping the engagement strategy in the region, and ensuring effective oversight of regional projects and programmes, and building critical partnerships with regional organizations.