The UN Resident Coordinator Office

The UN Resident Coordinator is the representative of the UN Secretary-General in Tanzania and is responsible for coordinating the work of the UN Tanzania Country Team (UNCT) which consists of 23 UN Agencies.

The UN Resident Coordinator’s Office (RCO) supports the Resident Coordinator in promoting Tanzania’s attainment of the Sustainable Development Goals and the Africa Agenda 2063. The RCO further provides strategic guidance and coordination support for the design and delivery of the United Nations Sustainable Development Cooperation Framework (UNSDCF) 2022-2027. Developed in partnership with the Government, the UNSDCF is the UN’s key instrument to respond to national needs and to advance social, economic and environmental priorities in line with the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.

The RCO advises and supports the UNCT on areas of Strategic planning, Substantial evidence-based SDGs analysis; Data and Results-Based Management, Results monitoring and reporting; Partnership and Development Finance; and Programme Communications and Advocacy. More specifically, the main functions include:

  • Providing strategic guidance to the UNCT on support to accelerate national progress in achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) through implementation of the UNSDCF.
  • Coordinating the formation of strategic partnerships and development financing to accelerate implementation of the SDGs.
  • Coordinating the planning, monitoring and reporting of UN system-wide results and the UN’s contribution to the achievement of Agenda 2030.
  • Communicating the UN’s work and advocating for the UN’s normative values and the SDGs.
  • Coordinating the implementation of area-based joint programmes in Kigoma and Zanzibar.
  • Supporting enhanced efficiency and effectiveness in UN business operations and innovation through the Business Operations Strategy.

The UN Resident Coordinator in Tanzania

Mr. Milišić brings 30 years of experience in humanitarian and development work, working with the United Nations in Central Asia, North, West and East Africa, the Middle East and Eastern Europe. For the past two years, he has served as WFP representative and country director in Afghanistan. Prior to that, he was the deputy director of WFP’s Programme and Policy Division in Rome, Italy. He also held management positions with the United Nations in Mali, Libya, Egypt, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Lebanon, Somalia, Burundi, South Sudan and Rwanda. Prior to his career with the United Nations, he was a lawyer in a private practice. Mr. Milišić holds a Bachelor degree in Laws from the University of Sarajevo and Master of Arts degree in International Politics and Security Studies from the University of Bradford.

Zlatan Milisic Profile

Zlatan Milisic

Resident Coordinator