Andrew Wyllie has nearly 18 years of experience in the humanitarian field covering conflict-related crises and natural disasters. Mr. Wyllie now leads the Programme Support Branch in OCHA Geneva. The branch facilitates and supports the development of policies, procedures, tools and technical guidance for the humanitarian community on the key elements of the humanitarian programme cycle. These elements include preparedness, coordinated assessments, joint planning, systemwide resource mobilization and response monitoring. The branch also deploys technical support missions to the field to strengthen the ability of Resident and Humanitarian Coordinators, Humanitarian Country Teams, clusters and OCHA to effectively manage the humanitarian programme cycle.
Prior to this appointment, Mr. Wyllie served as the Chief of OCHA’s Civil-Military Coordination Section. He has also served as the Head of the OCHA Country Office in Haiti, and as the Acting Head of OCHA country offices in Afghanistan and the Democratic Republic of the Congo.
Before joining OCHA in 2006, Mr. Wyllie spent seven years managing US Government support for humanitarian operations in the Bureau of Population, Refugees and Migration in the Department of State. Prior to that, he spent nearly three years as a Programme Officer with the UN High Commissioner for Refugees in Mauritania.
Mr. Wyllie has also served field assignments in south-eastern Europe, sub-Saharan Africa, the Middle East and South Asia. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Political Science and is a former US Peace Corps Volunteer.