The UN Resident Coordinator Office
The Office of the UN Resident Coordinator in the Republic of Serbia operates under the UN Resident Coordinator’s strategic guidance and it supports the UNCT in the development, implementation, monitoring and reporting of the UN Cooperation Framework (former UNDAF) and in the activities related to the Agenda 2030. The office facilitates establishment and implementation of mechanisms that ensure all members can fully participate in UNCT consultations and decision-making processes and are informed through regular communications and information sharing.
The Office of the UN Resident Coordinator in the Republic of Serbia fulfills the following five key functions in support of the responsibilities of the RC and the UNCT:
(1) Strategic planning;
(2) Development economics;
(3) Partnerships and development finance;
(4) Data and results management and reporting; and
(5) Communications and advocacy.
The Office of the UN Resident Coordinator in Serbia has currently nine core staff members: Team Leader and Strategic Planner, Senior Economist, Partnership and Development Finance Officer, Communications and Advocacy Officer, Human Rights Advisor, M&E Officer, Executive Associate to RC, Driver/Assistant.
A National Human Rights Adviser supported by a programmatic Team on human rights forms an integral part of the Resident Coordinator’s Office in Serbia. The Human Rights Team supports the Resident Coordinator and the United Nations Country Team with human rights advice and mainstreaming, as well as national stakeholders including Government and authorities, civil society and national human rights institutions through advise, technical support and cooperation, with the support from the UN Office for Human Rights in Geneva. The Team prioritizes support to commitments under the 2030 Sustainable Development Agenda and to programmatic tools such as the new United Nations Sustainable Development Coordination Framework.
The UN Resident Coordinator in Serbia
Ms. Jacob brings 24 years of experience in humanitarian and development work, including 10 years of service to the United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS) in Asia/Central Asia, Eastern Europe and Africa. For the past two years, she has served as UNOPS representative to the EU institutions in Brussels. Prior to that, she was the UNOPS director for South Asia (2011-2017). She held management positions with UNOPS, UNRWA, ECHO(EU), NGOs and the private sector in Afghanistan, the Middle East, East Timor, Sudan, Montenegro, Uganda, Rwanda and the Democratic Republic of Congo.
She holds a Master of Business Administration from ESSEC, in Paris.