About us

Who are the decision makers?

The Special Representative of UNDP/PAPP (Ms Yvonne Helle) 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 (Ms Chitose Noguchi) 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 Head of Gaza office (Victor Munteanu) oversees the management of the UNDP office in Gaza, enhances coordination and strengthens the links between relief, early recovery and development activities, ensures proper implementation of programmes based on continuous monitoring and analysis of the most critical recovery and development needs, response capacities, access situation, operational environment and applicable security issues, and implementation progress of programmes in the Gaza Strip.   

The Operations and Service Manager (Ahmad Al Hammal) 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 Operations and Service Manger 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 around 171, principally Palestinian employees.

Current Staff Count for Prog for Palestinian People

Contract TypeSub Total
Service Contract 102
UN Volunteers 8
UNDP Staff 43
Total 172

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