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
The Resident Coordinator (RC) has the support of the Resident Coordinator's Office (RCO), which includes:
Samuel Shin, Team Leader/Strategic Planner
Lesedi Lesolle, Executive Assistant,
Zandile Simelane, Data Management & Results Monitoring/Reporting Officer
Sibusiso Mngadi, Programme Advocacy and Communications Officer
Mphucuko Mamba, Development Coordination Officer, Economist
Antoinette Manana, Programme Analyst - Gender
Fanele Chester-Fakudze, Partnerships and Resource Mobilisation Officer
Deirdre da Silva, UNV - Communications Associate
Erin Kennedy, IUNV - Communications Associate
Sipho Shongwe, Driver