Jamie McGoldrick was appointed as United Nations Resident Coordinator/Humanitarian Coordinator and United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Resident Representative for the Republic of Yemen in December 2015. He assumed this position after serving as the Resident Coordinator in Nepal and the UNDP Resident Representative since August 2013. After a series of earthquakes in Nepal in April 2015, he took on the Humanitarian Coordinator role. Prior to this, he was the Resident Coordinator and Resident Representative of UNDP in Georgia (2009-13).
Mr. McGoldrick has extensive experience as a senior manager with the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs having served as the Chief of the Humanitarian Reform Support Unit (2006-09), Section Chief for the Middle East, North Africa and Great Lakes Unit (2005-06), Section Chief for the Middle East and Central Asia Unit (2002-05), and Chief of the Asia and Pacific Section (2002). He also served as the Deputy Humanitarian Coordinator in Pakistan (2006).
Early on in his career, he worked as a news producer and researcher with a number of TV production companies in the United Kingdom, such as BBC, Sky TV, Channel 4 and Middle East Broadcasting. Throughout his career, Mr. McGoldrick has worked with a range of humanitarian organisations including the International Federation of Red Cross (IFRC), International Committee of Red Cross (ICRC), and Save the Children Fund (UK). From 1995 to 2009 Mr. McGoldrick worked with OCHA in positions of increasing responsibility, and he has served in Tajikistan, Sierra Leone, West Bank and Pakistan amongst other countries, and at headquarters (New York and Geneva).
Mr. McGoldrick, an Irish national, is a social and political science graduate. He has additional qualifications in disaster management, preventative diplomacy and mediation. He is married with two children, and enjoys sports, international politics, travel and jazz music.