Resident Coordinator

The UNCT is led by the UN Resident Coordinator. Designated as the 'ONE Leader' under the Delivering as One agenda, the RC takes the lead on common issues that requires the UN Country Team to speak with one voice, and presents a common UN position. She guides the strategic development and management of the Delivering as One and promotes joint decisions including all members of the Country Team. The UN Resident Coordinator is also the UN Humanitarian Coordinator and UNDP Resident representative.


The UN Resident Coordinator's Office provides direct support to the UN Resident Coordinator and the UN Country Team, including advisory, technical, and organizational and management support.


In October 2015, Ms. Ahunna Eziakonwa-Onochie took up the post of UN Resident Coordinator, UNDP Resident Representative and UN Humanitarian Coor­dinator in Ethiopia. 


Prior to taking up her post in Ethiopia, Ms. Eziakon­wa-Onochie was the UN Resident Coordinator and UNDP Resident Representative in Uganda (2012-2015), and before that held the same position in Lesotho (2008-2012). Ms. Eziakon­wa-Onochie has 20 years of experience with the United Nations and comes to Ethiopia with a strong background in economic development, humanitarian assis­tance and management of peace processes.  She has also worked as Chief of the Africa Section for Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (UNOCHA) where she managed over 15 country operations in Africa.


Ms. Ahunna Eziakon­wa-Onochie holds a Master’s degree in International Affairs with a focus on economic and political development in Africa from Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs in New York. Ms. Eziakonwa-Onochie is personally passionate about broadening the space for engaging youth and women in sustainable development.


Annual Reports of the UN Resident Coordinator (RCAR) in Ethiopia


The Resident Coordinator Annual Report (RCAR) is an essential element of the accountability and results framework for UN operational activities. The RCAR provides an opportunity for UN Country Teams (UNCTs), under the leadership of the Resident Coordinator, to review their collective results, share good practices in support of national development plans and priorities, share lessons learned in coordination and common programming; improve their planning process and identify the support they need from Headquarters and Regional Directors Teams. 




Head of RCO/Policy Adviser to the

Resident Coordinator

Mr Wolfgang Haas                                     

Tel: +251-115-444272


Common Operations Specialist

Mr Saman Mastiyagedon

Tel: +251-115-444197


Monitoring and Evaluation Analyst

Mr Dinksew Taye



UN Coordination Associate

Asmerom Mekonen

 Tel: +251-115-444197

Executive Associate a.i to the UN RC-HC  

Ms Seblewongel Mulushoa

Tel: +251-115-444142


Communications Analyst

Ms. Nardos Mengesha

Tel: +251-115-444275