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Friday, July 02, 2010

UN Bangladesh office gets new Resco and ResRep in August 2010

Ms. Rebecca Hansen, next UN Resident Coordinator and UNDP Country Representtive

Appointment of Ms. Rebecca Hansen

It is my pleasure to announce the appointment of Ms. Rebecca Hansen ( Canada ), as UN Resident Coordinator and UNDP Resident Representative for the People’s Republic of Bangladesh .

Rebecca’s career has been with the World Food Programme (WFP), with her most recent assignment as Director of Performance Management and Accountability in Rome (2008-2010). She was the Director of Human Resources from 2004-2008 and Country Director in Cambodia from 2001-2004. Rebecca was on assignment in Ethiopia as Head of the Emergency Response and Preparedness Unit (1999-2001) and Monitoring and Evaluation Advisor (1997-1998). Prior to this, she was Programme Officer/O.I.C in Tunisia (1993-1997) and Programme Officer in Rome from 1990-1993. Rebecca began her career with WFP in 1987 as a Junior Professional Officer in Rwanda .

Rebecca holds a Masters Degree in International Affairs from the Norman Paterson School , Carleton University in Ottawa , and a Bachelors Degree (Double Major) in Economics and Pacific and Oriental Studies from the University of Victoria, Canada.

Please join me in congratulating Rebecca on her new appointment which will begin in August 2010.


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