The UN Resident Coordinator Office
The Resident Coordinator Office (RCO) supports the work of the UN Resident Coordinator (RC) who leads the United Nations Country Team (UNCT).
The RCO plays a central role at the country level in coordinating UN operational activities for development. It ensures the alignment of the UN assistance with national development priorities, plans and capacity building in the context of internationally agreed treaty obligations and sustainable development goals. It also works to position the UN system at the centre of development efforts and international cooperation in the country.
The RCO manages and facilitates the development of the overall UN support to the country through the UN Sustainable Development Cooperation Framework (UNSDCF). The latter guides the UN and the Government’s engagement in enhancing the economic and social development of the people of Eswatini. It has three priorities: poverty and inequality reduction, inclusive growth and sustainable development; equitable and efficient delivery and access to social services; and good governance and accountability.
In addition to the UNCT, inter-agency working groups have also been established to strengthen collaboration and improve efficiency and continue the success of the “Delivering as One” modality.
All members of the UN Country Team are accountable to their respective organisations, as well as to the Resident Coordinator for delivering development results outlined in the UNSDCF.
The UN Resident Coordinator in the Kingdom of Eswatini
The Resident Coordinator for the Kingdom of Eswatini is Ms Nathalie Ndongo-Seh.
A former Attorney- at - Law, she has served in various positions in the UN system over the past 18 years, including in 8 duty stations in Asia, the Middle East and Africa. Before her appointment in Eswatini, she was Chief of Staff of the United Nations Office to the African Union (UNOAU) in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. She began her international career in the private sector in France, Cameroon and Ivory Coast.
Ms Ndongo-Seh holds a Bachelor Degree in Commercial Law, a Master’s Degree in International Law and a post-graduate Degree in International Economic Law, all obtained from Pantheon- La- Sorbonne University in Paris, France.
Meet the team
Ms. Nathalie Ndongo-Seh – UN Resident Coordinator
Mr. Benjamin Ofosu-Koranteng- RCO Strategic Planner / Team Leader
Ms. Lesedi Lesolle - Executive Associate
Ms. Kholiwe Dlamini- Admin Intern
Mr. Mphucuko Mamba- Development Coordination Officer, Economist
Mr. Wakhile Mkhonza- Development Coordination Officer, Partnerships and Finance Officer
Ms. Zandile Simelane- Development Coordination Officer, Data Management and Results
Mr. Sibusiso Mngadi- Coordination Development Officer - Programme Communications and Advocacy
Ms. Antoinette Manana- UN Gender Theme Group Focal Person
Mr. Sipho Shongwe- Driver to the RC
Ms. Deirdre Da Silva- Communications Associate
Ms. Temandlondlo Msibi- Communication and Advocacy Intern
Mr. Muziwakhe Dlamini- Digital Graphics and Communications Intern
Mr. Buhlebenkhosi Dlamini- Youth Programmes & Partnerships Intern