Ritsema-Anderson appointed new UN Resident Coordinator in Jordan

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Ritsema-Anderson. (Photo: UN Jordan)
AMMAN — United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has appointed Sheri Ritsema-Anderson of the US as the UN Resident Coordinator in Jordan, with the government of Jordan’s approval. اضافة اعلان

Ritseman-Anderson took up her post on 22 January, according to a press statement issued by UN Jordan.

The new resident coordinator brings more than 20 years of experience in international relations, humanitarian affairs, social protection, and public policy, including 10 years working in and on the Middle East, the statement said, highlighting her expertise in multi-lateral coordination, systems thinking, interagency relations, and strategic analysis.

Prior to her appointment as United Nations Resident Coordinator, Ritseman-Anderson held various senior positions with the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA). She served most recently as Head of Office in Iraq and previously as Deputy Head of Office in the occupied Palestinian Territory, South Sudan, and Indonesia.

She also served in the Operations and Advocacy Division in New York, as OCHA’s principal advisor on the Ebola crisis in the Democratic Republic of Congo. Before that, she worked with UNICEF, UNRWA, and various international non-governmental organizations in the Gaza Strip, Indonesia, Chad, Kenya, and Sierra Leone, advancing protection and emergency and recovery assistance for children, refugees, and others affected by natural disasters and complex emergencies.

Ritsema-Anderson began her career working in social protection. As part of the New York City Mayor’s Office and the State of Florida governments, she was responsible for advancing social policy and programming in the areas of poverty alleviation, children and family services, and homelessness. She also worked with urban-focused, grassroots civil society organizations in the US and Peru.

She holds a master's degree in public and urban policy from The New School Milano School of Policy, Management, and Environment in New York, according to the statement.

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