Prior to this appointment, Sam was the Senior Policy Adviser to the UN Resident Coordinator/Humanitarian Coordinator in Ethiopia and Head of the Resident Coordinator’s Office.
Previously, he worked for nearly four years as a speechwriter and policy specialist in the Executive Office of the UNDP Administrator, and before that as an adviser in the Executive Office of the Secretary-General.
He started working with UNDP in the Evaluation Office, and has also served with the UNDP Yemen Country Office and in the Crisis and Post-Crisis Cluster in what is now DOCO.
Sam is from South Africa. He holds a Master’s degree in international relations from Johns Hopkins University, and a Bachelor’s degree (honours) in politics, philosophy, and economics from Oxford University.
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