About us

Who are the decision makers?

The Special Representative of UNDP/PAPP (Mr Roberto Valent) is the head of the office. Under the Administrator’s overall guidance, the SR represents UNDP at the most senior level in the occupied Palestinian territory and exercises overall responsibility for the management of UNDP’s operational activities.

The Deputy Special Representative (Mr Geoffrey Prewitt) directs the formulation and implementation of capital and technical assistance programmes and is also responsible for directing the team leaders and their sectors in ensuring that the programmes / projects correspond with UNDP’s overall mission in the occupied Palestinian territory.

The Deputy Special Representative of Operations (Mr Khaled Shahwan) overseas the management of the office operations encompassing all aspects of financial management, logistics, human resources, information technology and travel, and offers operational services to the Field Security Advisor. Overall, the Deputy Special Representative (Operations) ensures that PAPP’s services are at the highest calibre so that the Office can function to its maximum potential.

How many are we?

UNDP/PAPP's staff include well-qualified and experienced planners, programmers, engineers, accountants, procurement experts and development specialists. UNDP/PAPP has staff of over 200, principally Palestinian employees.

Current Staff Count for Prog for Palestinian People

Contract TypeSub Total
Service Contract 138
UN Volunteers 9
UNDP Staff 73
Total 220

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