The Resident Coordinator's Office

The United Nations Resident Coordinator Office supports the work of the UN Resident Coordinator. The UN Resident Coordinator leads the UN country team in consultations with the Government to define and agree on the UN strategic response to the Government’s development priorities. This response is captured in the UN Development Assistance Framework (UNDAF) or United Nations Sustainable Development Cooperation Framework (UNSDCF)

The Resident Coordinator in Bhutan

Ms. Hershey brings more than 30 years of experience in development coordination, international relations, resource mobilization, change management and humanitarian affairs, which she has acquired at the United Nations and externally, to the position. At the United Nations, she most recently served as the Representative and Country Director of the World Food Programme (WFP) in Liberia. She also held other senior-level representational roles, including United Nations Resident Coordinator and Resident Representative of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in Serbia and, prior to that, in Lesotho. With WFP, she was also a Senior Adviser on United Nations Reform in the USA, Representative and Country Director in Eswatini, Country Director ad interim in Syria, Deputy Country Director and Head of Programme in Malawi and Head of Resource Mobilization, Food Procurement and Pipeline Management in Tanzania. She started her career with the Organization as a Humanitarian Affairs Officer with the Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) in Angola. 

Prior to joining the United Nations, she worked with international non-governmental organizations World Vision International in Angola and Rotary International in the USA after completing an assignment as a Business Advisor to the Ministry of Youth and Cooperatives in Rwanda as part of the USA’s Peace Corps volunteer programme.  

Ms. Hershey completed post-graduate coursework from the London School of Economics and Political Science in London, UK and holds a master’s degree in business administration (MBA) from the American InterContinental University in Atlanta, USA. She also has a bachelor’s degree in economics and political science from Southern Methodist University in Dallas, USA and completed university coursework from Oxford University in Oxford, UK.  

Meet the UN Resident Coordinator's Office team in Bhutan

Ms. Jacqueline van der Woude Development Coordination Officer, Strategic Planning and RCO Team Leader margaretha.vanderwoude@un.org Telephone: +975 2 322424 (Ext. 101)

Mr. Tashi Tshering Dukpa Development Coordination Officer, Partnerships and Development Finance tashi.dukpa@un.org Telephone: +975 2 322424 (Ext. 106)

Ms. Tshering Chuki Assistant Development Coordination Officer- Programme Communications & Advocacy tshering.chuki@un.org Telephone: +975 2 322424 (Ext. 104)

Ms. Sonam Tshoki Assistant Development Coordination Officer- Data, Research & Report sonam.tshoki@un.org Telephone: +975 2 322424 (Ext. 103)

Ms. Gomati Guragai Management Associate gomati.guragai@un.org Telephone: +975 2 322424 (Ext. 121)

The Resident Coordinator's Office

Karla Robin Hershey

Karla Robin Hershey

Resident Coordinator