Our Team in Namibia

Ms. Hopolang Phororo

Hopolang Phororo

RCO
UN Resident Coordinator
Prior to her appointment as United Nations Resident Coordinator, Ms. Phororo served as Director in the Country Office for Zimbabwe and Namibia for more than seven years with the International Labour Organization (ILO). She was the ILO Deputy Director in the Country Office for Tanzania, Kenya, Rwanda and Uganda; and in the Regional Office for Africa, as the Youth Employment Specialist and Decent Work Focal Point Officer.

Before joining the UN system in 2003, she worked in Namibia as a Researcher at the Namibia Economic Policy Research Unit. In Lesotho, as National Project Officer at UN Development Programme and prior to that, as a Research Fellow at the Institute of Southern African Studies and as Marketing Officer in the Ministry of Agriculture.

Hopolang Phororo has written and published several working papers and selected articles and chapters in books on HIV/AIDS, youth employment and agricultural marketing topics, including an inspirational book titled “Joy Comes in the Morning”. She is an advocate for gender-based violence and is passionate about leadership and empowering women and youth.

She obtained her master’s degree in Agricultural Economics from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from Duquesne University. She holds an honor’s degree in Psychology from the University of South Africa.
Rachel Odede

Rachel Odede

UNICEF
UNICEF Representative
Rachel Odede is the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) Representative to Namibia, and served as the Resident Coordinator (RC) to Namibia ad interim (a.i.) from April 2018. Rachel Odede has been working for United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) for over 25 years across the globe.
Ms. Alka Bhatia

Alka Bhatia

UNDP
UNDP Representative
Ms. Alka Bhatia is a national of India and has 30 years’ experience in poverty alleviation, trade and sustainable development. She has vast experience in providing strategic policy advise on sustainable development to Governments and UN Country Teams.
Dr. Alti Zwandor

Alti Zwandor

UNAIDS
Country Director
 
Dr Alti Zwandor is a Public Health Specialist with with over 36 years public health and development work experience in developing settings in Western, Eastern and Southern Africa. A national of Nigeria, Dr Zwandor started her development work in the early 1980s with the Plateau State Ministry of Health where she was clinician in government and mission hospitals.
Bernadette Mutakale Muteshi

Bernadette Mutakale Muteshi

UNHCR
UNHCR Head of Mission
 
 
 
Bernadette Muteshi, is the Senior Legal Officer, heading the UNHCR Office in Namibia. She is a graduate of International Law and Diplomacy, and has a cumulative total of over 18years UN working experience, across 13 countries in Africa, Asia, Europe and the Middle East.
She is a Kenyan national.
Dr. Sagoe Moses Charles

Dr Charles Sagoe Moses

WHO
Representative
 
Dr. Charles Sagoe-Moses has an extensive medical background and has worked with the World Health Organization across Africa.
Florence Situmbeko

Florence Situmbeko

IOM
IOM Officer in Charge
 
Ms. Florence Situmbeko, a national of Namibia is currently serving as the Head of Office of IOM.
George Fedha

George Fedha

WFP
Country Director
George brings to Namibia over 30 years of experience in development and humanitarian cooperation, partnerships, resource mobilization, strategy and operations, including 15 years in senior leadership positions. A Kenyan national, George holds a PhD in Human and Organisational Systems from Fielding Graduate University, Santa Barbara, California, USA.
Moussa-Elkadhum, B. Djaffar

Moussa-Elkadhum B. Djaffar

UNESCO
Representative
Mr. Djaffar Moussa-Elkadhum (goes by Moussa) is a national of Comoros and was appointed UNESCO Head of Office and Representative to Namibia and assumed his duties on 4 December 2018. Before joining UNESCO in 1992, Moussa worked for UNFPA. He holds degrees in economics, statistics, demography and public administration and is part of several professional organizations.
Ms. Sheila Roseau

Ms. Sheila Roseau

UNFPA
UNFPA Namibia Country Representative
 
Sheila Roseau is a renowned gender specialist and development manager. Before joining UNFPA in 2013 as Director of the Sub-Regional Office for the English and Dutch speaking Caribbean of UNFPA, and Representative in Jamaica, she worked for the Government of Antigua and Barbuda as the Executive Director of the Bureau of Gender Affairs for eighteen years. She served as the Deputy Regional Director for UNFPA Latin America and the Caribbean Office (LACRO) based in Panama for four years prior to her recent posting in Namibia. She holds a Master of Business Administration, Public Sector Management and BA(Hons) Social Science with Social Policy.

She holds a Master of Business Administration, Public Sector Management and BA(Hons) Social Science with Social Policy.