Our Team in Tanzania

Zlatan Milisic Profile

Zlatan Milisic

RCO
Resident Coordinator
Mr. Milišić brings 27 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. Before assuming his current position as UN Resident Coordinator in Tanzania, he served as a 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 has 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 private practice. Mr. Milišić holds a Bachelor degree in Laws from the University of Sarajevo and a Master of Arts degree in International Politics and Security Studies from the University of Bradford.
Christine Musisi Profile

Christine Musisi

UNDP
Resident Representative
A Ugandan national, Ms. Musisi has more than 23 years of leadership and experience in the development arena. She has worked in a wide variety of context and led innovative initiatives in Local Economic Development, Democratic Governance, Poverty Reduction, Social Mobilization, Civil Society Empowerment, Gender and Development; Business and Private Sector Engagement and Development Financing. She has served for UN-Habitat, UN Women and UNDP in Africa, Eastern Europe and Central Asia in various capacities. Musisi Holds MA Degree in Gender Analysis in Development from the University of East Anglia, UK; Post Graduate Diploma in Rural Extension and Women from the University of Reading, UK and a BA in Business Administration Management from Daystar University College in Kenya.
Dr. Nyabenyi Tipo

Dr. Nyabenyi Tipo

FAO
Representative
Dr. Nyabenyi Tipo has over 30 years’ experience in development work, she holds a Master’s Degree in Veterinary Epidemiology and Economics from Nairobi University and a Bachelor of Veterinary Science from Khartoum University, she took up the position of FAO Country Representative in Sierra Leone in 2016 where she supported government counterparts in their efforts to improve food and nutrition security for Sierra Leone to achieve zero hunger by 2030.

Prior to her work with FAO, Tipo was the Country Director for African Development Solutions where she designed and implemented a multi-million recovery programme for South Sudan returned population. And in 2007 – 2011, she worked as a technical advisor for Veterinaries Sans Frontiers Belgium where she supported the South Sudan government to formulate national livestock policies, disease control strategies, and instituting transboundary disease control protocols with the neighboring countries.
Hodan Addou Profile

HODAN ADDOU

UN Women
Representative
Hodan Addou is the UN Women Representative to Tanzania since April 2018. She has over 25 years of experience in promoting gender equality and women’s empowerment. Prior to Tanzania, she served as the Country Representative in Uganda, Zimbabwe and in Sudan. She also held senior policy advisor, country and regional program coordination positions in East, Central and Southern Africa as well as at Headquarters in New York.
Mark Bryan Schreiner Photos

Mark Bryan Schreiner

UNFPA
Representative
Mark Bryan Schreiner, the UNFPA Representative to the United Republic of Tanzania. Mark joinied our One UN Tanzania family from Rwanda, where he served as the UNFPA Representative from 2017 - 2021.

For the past two decades, Mark has served the United Nations as a distinguished leader and advocate for women and young people's health and development. He has served UNFPA assignments in the Pacific Sub-Regional Office in Fiji Islands, Pakistan, Eritrea, South Africa, Nigeria and Africa Division of UNFPA Headquarters in New York. Mark also worked with UNEP in Kenya and the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific in Thailand. Mark is married and a national of Canada.
Martin Odiit

Martin Odiit

UNAIDS
Country Director
Martin Odiit has more than 30 years’ international and national experience in the field of health and development in Eastern and Southern Africa and the Caribbean. Before his assignment to Tanzania, he served in the positions of UNAIDS Senior Strategic Information Adviser and Country Director ad interim in Zimbabwe. He has also served as UNAIDS Country Director in Somalia and in Guyana and Suriname and before that as UNAIDS Strategic Information Advisor in Namibia. He has held various Monitoring and Evaluation Specialist positions in the UNAIDS Uganda office, the Uganda HIV/AIDS Control Project funded by the World Bank, and the USAID-funded Regional Centre for Quality of Health Care in Kampala. Martin holds a Medical Doctor's degree from Makerere University Kampala, a Master’s in Public Health from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, and a PhD in Epidemiology from the University of Edinburgh. Martin is married and is an Uganda national.
Peter Malika Profile

Peter Malika

UNCDF
Country Head
Over 15 years of substantive leadership experience in international development and trade, fortune 500 corporate-centred experience and management consulting in USA; management of global and regional operations; expertise in impact investing, financing for development and solutions. Peter has served the United Nations in different capacities at national, regional and global levels and has led cross-cutting development initiatives and innovations in local economic development, climate resilience, clean energy, food security, women economic empowerment, private sector and capital markets development, knowledge management and partnerships across Africa and Asia.
Qasim Sufi Profile

Qasim Sufi

IOM
Country Director
Dr. Qasim Sufi, is a German citizen of Somali origin; Medical Doctor, Health Manager and Epidemiologist by profession; has more than 34 years of national and international experience as a humanitarian worker in Somalia, Kenya, South Sudan (UN OLS South), Cote d’Ivoire, Indonesia, Sir Lanka, West and Central Africa region based in Ghana, Chad and Tanzania. Is with IOM for 17 years (from January 2014) and held different technical and managerial responsibilities with the current been IOM Chief of Mission to the United Republic of Tanzania. He has strong experience in programs, policies and liaison in emergencies, due to natural and man-made disasters i.e. Tsunami in Indonesia (From 2004-05) and Libya Crisis (From 2011-15), Earth Quake in Kagera, Tanzania (2016) recovery, and developmental. He is fluent in Bravanese, Somali, German, English, Italian, French, Arabic and Swahili languages.
Sarah Gordon-Gibson Profile

Sarah Gordon-Gibson

WFP
Representative
Sarah Gordon-Gibson has been working for the World Food Programme for over 20 years. She took up her duties as Representative in Tanzania in September 2020. She also served as a Representative in Jordan and Lao PDR. Prior to these assignments, she was the Regional Programme Manager for the Syria Crisis Response, covering Egypt, Iraq, Jordan, Lebanon, Syria and Turkey. Before her position in the Middle East, she served as Deputy Country Director in Niger, Myanmar and Tanzania. Her previous positions have been in Mauritania, Armenia, and Morocco. She holds a master’s in law from the University of London, and a University Degree in Law from the University of Paris I, Panthéon-Sorbonne.
Sr Development Coordination, Head of RCO & Strategic Planner

Shabnam Mallick

RCO
Head of Resident Coordinator’s Office
Prior to assuming her position in Tanzania, Ms. Mallick was the Country Manager in The Gambia for the United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS). She was also the COVID-19 Outbreak Coordinator for the UN System in The Gambia. Ms. Mallick has over 18 years of international development experience, of which more than 12 years in conflict/post-conflict countries, and has extensively held leadership roles managing country offices and programmes across low-income and middle-income countries, small island developing states and transition countries. She was UNDP Deputy Resident Representative (Programme and Operations) in Guyana, Bhutan and North Korea/DPRK.

Ms. Mallick has worked in a variety of different countries including Afghanistan, Darfur/Sudan (where she was also the acting Head of Office), the Solomon Islands (as Officer in Charge and MDG Manager) in the South Pacific, and Sri Lanka. Ms. Mallick has also worked in Washington DC at the World Bank (Agriculture and Rural Development department), for USAID’s Bureau of Economic Growth and Trade/Office of Women in Development; and at the Brookings Institution – Foreign Policy department.
Shalini Bahuguna Profile

Shalini Bahuguna

UNICEF
Representative
Shalini Bahuguna joined in December 2019 as the UNICEF Representative in the United Republic of Tanzania. Prior to this assignment, Ms. Bahuguna was the UNICEF Deputy Representative in Ethiopia, a role she held from August 2016. She joined UNICEF as Chief, Social Policy in Nigeria in 2009 and has also served as UNICEF’s Deputy Representative in Myanmar. Ms. Bahuguna is a development professional with experience across Asia and Africa in varying country contexts. She began her career with a Water and Sanitation NGO in India and moved on to work for the Government of India – World Bank water sector reform programme. She has extensive experience as an aid manager and social development professional with the Department for International Development (DFID) in India, China, Indonesia and Afghanistan.
Wellington Chibebe Profile

Wellington Chibebe

ILO
Country Director
Mr. Chibebe currently holds the position of Director; ILO Country Office for Tanzania, Uganda, Rwanda, Kenya and Burundi in East Africa. He previously held positions of founding President of the Union of Railway Craftsmen, General Secretary of the Zimbabwe Congress of Trade Unions, Chairman of Zimbabwe Crisis Coalition, Steering Committee Member of Global Partnership for Effective Development Corporation and Deputy Secretary-General of International Trade Union Confederation.