HomeUnited NationsSecretary-General Appoints Sheri Ritsema-Anderson of United States United Nations Citizen Coordinator in Jordan

Secretary-General Appoints Sheri Ritsema-Anderson of United States United Nations Citizen Coordinator in Jordan

The lady holds a master’s diploma in public and urban plan from The New School Milano School of Policy, Management and Environment in Nyc. Sheri Ritsema-Anderson began her career working in social protection.   As part of the New York City Mayor’s Office and the State of Lakewood ranch governments, she was responsible for advancing social policy and programming in the areas of low income alleviation, children and loved ones services, and homelessness.   She also worked with urban-focused, grass-roots civil society organizations in the United States and Peru. Ms. Ritsema-Anderson brings more than 20  years of experience in international relations, humanitarian matters, social protection and community policy, including 10  yrs working in and on the Middle East.   She has cross‑cutting expertise in multilateral coordination, systems-thinking, interagency relations and tactical analysis. United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres appointed Sheri Ritsema-Anderson states as the United Nations Resident Coordinator in Jordan, with the host Government’s approval.   She took up her post on 22  January. Prior to her appointment as United Nations Resident Coordinator, she held various mature positions with the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs.   She offered most recently as Head of Office in Iraq plus previously as Deputy Mind of Office in the Busy Palestinian Territory, South Sudan and Indonesia.   She also served in the Functions and Advocacy Division in New York, as the Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs’ principal adviser on the Ebola crisis in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.   Just before that, she worked with the United Nations Children’s Fund  (UNICEF), United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Asylum seekers in the Near East  (UNRWA) and various international non-governmental organizations in the Gaza Remove, Indonesia, Chad, Kenya plus Sierra Leone, advancing defense and emergency and recovery assistance for children, political refugees and others affected by natural unfortunate occurances and complex emergencies.


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