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Hashim SAAD

Hashim SAAD

Field Coordinator, United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (UNOCHA)

My name is Hashim SAAD. I am from Sudan and currently working with the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (UNOCHA) in Darfur in my compacity as field Coordinator.

In 2017, I obtained a PhD degree in Population and Development. In 2007, I completed my M.Sc. and received a certificate in Population and Development and Reproductive Health. In 2001, I received a B.Sc. in Economics and Rural Development.

After completing my M.Sc., I worked full-time as a Civil Affairs Officer for the United Nations Mission in Sudan (UNMIS) in 2006. Then, between 2008 and 2014, I worked for the Resident Coordinator’s Support Office (CSO) of UNDP as Assistant Field Coordination Officer.

Since joining OCHA in October 2014, I have been fully engaged in coordination of humanitarian interventions and response. I have also led many interagency assessment missions to field locations in order to assess the humanitarian needs of crisis-affected populations in the North Darfur State. I have also conducted, facilitated, or assisted many studies conducted in my duty station, including studies on peace and development and humanitarian scope.

Furthermore, my professional responsibilities include contributing to the design of humanitarian, early recovery, and development interventions, including coordinating multi-sectoral assessment missions, managing information of assessments, monitoring implementation of projects, participating in analysis, and writing reports that feed into Sudan’s humanitarian and development bulletins.