UNDP works in close collaboration with the Government of Liberia through the Ministry of Finance and Development Planning (MFDP) and other key Ministries, Commissions and Agencies. The implementation of UNDP programme activities are carried out by Implementing Partners as appropriate, including national and local Government partners and civil society actors.
Pursuant to UN Resolution 72/279 on the repositioning of the United Nations System, agreed by all Member States, mandates the separation of the functions of the Resident Coordinators from those of the Resident Representatives of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) effective 1, January 2019.
Hence, Dr. Pa Lamin Beyai was appointed Resident Representative for UNDP Liberia as part of the de-linking process in 2019. However, the United Nations Resident Coordinator remains the Head of the entire UN System in Liberia. Niels Scott is currently UN Resident Coordinator ad interim in Burundi, before which he occupied the same position for Indonesia.
Through such coordination, UNDP seeks to ensure the most effective use of UN and International development aid resources to Liberia. In 2021, Stephen Rodriques was appointed Resident Representative for UNDP Liberia. He is from the Rwandan office and has over 20 years experience serving in various capacities.
Our staff come from many different countries and represent a diverse range of professional and cultural backgrounds. UNDP Liberia is managed by a Country Director who is responsible for ensuring the effective day-to-day management of UNDP Country Office and assumes overall responsibility for the UNDP programme and operations to ensure coherence and strategic direction of UNDP activities. The Resident Representative is supported by two Deputies, one for Programme and one for Operations, as well as a team of Advisors, Managers and Specialists.
Leadership and Management Team
1.Niels Scott- UN Resident Coordinator 2. Stephen Rodriques- UNDP Resident Representative 3. Violet Baffour UNDP Deputy/Programme 4. Mulugeta Abebe- UNDP Deputy/Operations 5. Miriam Clark-Harris -UNDP Operations Specialist 6. Ignatius Abedu-Bentsi- Monitoring & Evaluation Specialist 7. E. Kaman Weah- President of Staff Association and Head of UNDP ICT Unit
Team of Advisors