Integrated Office of the Deputy Special Representative of the Secretary-General, Resident and Humanitarian Coordinator for Somalia (DSRSG/RC/HC)

The Integrated Office of the DSRSG/RC/HC coordinates the work of the UN in Somalia on its development, humanitarian and partly political mandates in support of the Strategic Priorities of the UN Sustainable Development Cooperation Framework for Somalia (2021-2025) in line with Somalia’s peace- and state-building priorities in accordance with the National Development Plan and the Sustainable Development Goals.

The Integrated Office is a coordination service provider, designed to enable greater effectiveness, efficiency, coherence and transparency of international development interventions in Somalia. It is mandated to advance the UN’s ‘Delivering as One’ agenda and is strategically positioned to promote and operationalize the New Way of Working across the development, humanitarian, peace, security and state-building pillars of the UN’s work in Somalia.

The Integrated Office under its Resident Coordination capacity has five core functions:

  • Strategic Planning
  • Economics
  • Partnerships and development finance
  • Data and results management and reporting
  • Communications and advocacy

The Integrated Office also hosts several dedicated thematic units that provide coordination, mainstreaming and advisory support to its various clients, including the DSRSG/RC/HC, the broader UN system, and government and donor partners, fostering joined-up planning and programming towards collective outcomes, and promoting multi-disciplinary approaches in the following areas:

  1. Durable Solutions 
  2. Youth Empowerment
  3. Gender Equality and Women's Empowerment
  4. Preventing and Countering Violent Extremism
  5. Stabilization
  6. Aid Coordination
  7. Environment and Security
  8. Risk Management

The Office provides secretariat support to the UN Multi-Partner Trust Fund (MPTF), the UN Country Team (UNCT), the Programme Management Team (PMT), as well as the Durable Solutions and Peacebuilding Fund Working Groups, the UN Communication Group, Inter-Agency Youth Working Group, amongst others, and provides a link between UN Agencies and UNSOM on policy, planning and operational issues.

Furthermore, through its Risk Management Unit, the Integrated Office is a recognized leader in the provision of risk management services to ensure that the UN, its partners and donors better understand and mitigate the risks associated with operating in Somalia.


About the DSRSG/RC/HC

UN Secretary-General António Guterres announced on 28 August 2019 the appointment of Adam Abdelmoula of Sudan (as well as a national of the United States) as his Deputy Special Representative for Somalia, where he also serves as the United Nations Resident and Humanitarian Coordinator in the United Nations Assistance Mission in Somalia (UNSOM).

Previously Director of the United Nations Human Rights Council and Treaty Mechanisms Divisions at the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR), Mr Abdelmoula brings over thirty years of experience in development, rule of law, human rights and security. From 2013 to 2016, he served as Country Director of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in Iraq, and from 2010 to 2013 as Resident Coordinator in Kuwait and Syria.

In his earlier career, Mr Abdelmoula served as the Chief of Middle East and North Africa Section in OHCHR and held various assignments with the United Nations in Liberia, Iraq and Somalia.

Mr Abdelmoula holds an LL.B. in Common Law and Islamic Law from the University of Khartoum, an LL.M. in International Law from Harvard Law School, and a PhD in Public International Law from Georgetown University.


Adam Abdelmoula

Resident Coordinator