The Resident Coordinator (RC) heads the UN system in the Islamic Republic of Iran and at the same time she is the Resident Representative (RR) of UNDP in I.R. of Iran.
The UNDP Deputy Resident Coordinator (DRR) assists the RR and is responsible for the day-to-day work of UNDP in the I.R. of Iran.
Ms. Ugochi Daniels (Nigeria) took up her assignment as the UN Resident Coordinator, and UNDP Resident Representative in the Islamic Republic of Iran in August 2018. Her work expirences are as follows:
24 August – present: UN Resident Coordinator and UNDP Resident Representative in the I.R. of Iran.
2013 – Aug 2018: Chief, Humanitarian and Fragile Contexts Branch, UNFPA Headquarters, New York.
2010 – 2013: UNFPA Country Representative, Philippines.
2007 – 2010: UNFPA Deputy Representative, Nepal.
2002 – 2007: Programme Specialist, Africa Division, UNFPA Headquarters, New York.
1999 – 2001: USAID Monitoring and Evaluation Information Specialist, Nigeria.
1996 – 1999: MIS Manager, Investment and Portfolio Management Services Ltd., Lagos, Nigeria.
1992 – 1996: Systems Analyst, Cedar Group of Companies, Lagos, Nigeria.
1987 – 1990: Evaluation Officer, Sigma Systems, Lagos, Nigeria.
1984 – 1986: Lecturer II, Nigerian Defence Academy, Kaduna, Nigeria.
Ms. Negar Arefi (Iran) is currently serving as the UNDP Deputy Resident Representative a.i. and is responsible for the day-to-day work of UNDP in the I.R. of Iran. Her work experiences are as follows:
June 2015 – present: Assistant Resident Representative (Operations), and currently Ad Interim Deputy Resident Representative, United Nations Development Programme, Iran.
2009 – 2015: Head of Operations, Health and Development Cluster, United Nations Development Programme, Iran.
2005 – 2009: Procurement Analyst, United Nations Development Programme, Iran.
1997 – 2005: System Analyst and ERP developer; Head of Planning and Control Department in private sector.