Pakistan's One UN Programme (OP I) was signed on 4 February 2009 in the presence of the UN Secretary General and the Prime Minister of Pakistan. Initially for a two-year period from 2009 to 2010, OP I was extended until December 2012 by mutual agreement of the Government of Pakistan and the UN.
UN Resident Coordinator and UNDP Resident Representative in Pakistan
Dr Jacqui Badcock has served with the United Nations for over 20 years, most recently as the Deputy Special Representative of the Secretary-General and Resident and Humanitarian Coordinator for Iraq, May 2012 to January 2015.
Dr. Badcock has also served as the UN Resident Coordinator and UNDP Resident Representative in the Philippines August 2009 to May 2012 and UN Resident Coordinator and UNDP Resident Representative in Papua New Guinea from November 2004 to July 2009 She served in the same post representing the UN in Namibia for 4 years from 2000 to 2004.
Dr Badcock has worked in the Pacific Region for almost two decades serving in Papua New Guinea from 1979 - 1983 with Save the Children Fund, the Secretariat of the Pacific Community, covering all 22 Pacific island Countries from 1983 - 1989, as UNICEF Representative in the multi-country office in Suva, Fiji covering 14 countries from 1994 - 1998 and conducting consultancy work for AusAid, WHO and the University of the South Pacific in various countries from 1989 - 1990. Dr Badcock has also served as a Chief Technical Advisor and Deputy FAO Representative in Vietnam from 1990 -1994 and UNICEF Representative in Lao PDR from 1998 - 2000. She was a Senior Lecturer in Public Health Nutrition at the University of Canberra from 1989 - 1990 and Adjunct Associate Professor of Nutrition at the University of Hawaii from 1984 - 1989.
Marc-André Franche has spent his professional career working in international development. Prior to his assignment in Pakistan, he was the Deputy Director of UNDP in Haiti, a position he held since 2008. In this capacity, he oversaw an extensive portfolio of projects addressing governance, rule of law reform, improvement of livelihoods and environmental protection.
Between 2004 and 2008, Mr. Franche worked for UNDP in New York as Program Adviser for Conflict Prevention Initiatives in Latin America and the Caribbean. In his capacity as Program Adviser, he was part of a team supporting consensus building and dialogue in the region. Prior to that, he worked on applied research and policy initiatives in conflict prevention for UNDP in Colombia from 2001 to 2004, and poverty reduction and local governance for UNDP in Bolivia from 1999 to 2001.
He holds an MSc in Development Policies from the London School of Economics, an MSc in European Studies from Lund University and a BSc in Political Science from Université de Montréal. Franche holds Canadian and Colombian citizenship.
Deputy Country Director, Programmes
Tracy Vienings has 20 years of experience in the Development sector. Ms. Vienings has worked in the public sector, the non-governmental sector and for UNDP. Prior to joining UNDP in 2008 as Senior Adviser and Team Leader for the Crisis Prevention and Recovery Team in the UNDP’s Regional Centre in the Pacific, Ms. Vienings was the Deputy Country Director for CARE International in Swaziland, Lesotho and South Africa. In her previous position as Head Of Strategic Issues for the UK based organization Saferworld, Ms. Vienings supported the Governments and Bilateral donors in Nepal, Sudan, Uganda and Kosovo with conflict sensitive programming for Development projects. A South African national, Ms. Vienings spent the 1990s in South Africa in support of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission and working with the newly elected democratic South African Government in developing Policies to support the transformation of South African institutions, particularly in the Education and Security sectors.
Ms. Vienings is an author of a number of publications related to development, conflict and peace and was also responsible for designing parts of the new South African Education curriculum related to human rights and gender equality. She has been involved in a number of Peacebuilding Processes around the world with a particular focus on race, identity and belonging.
Deputy Country Director, Operations
Vitalie Muntean has over 28 years of extensive professional experience acquired in government institutions, UN/UNDP, civil society organizations and private sector. This includes 19 years of progressively responsible national and international work experience in substantive development programming and operations management in predominantly complex and challenging regions and countries.
Mr. Muntean started his career with UNDP in 1994 as National Programme Officer in the Moldova office. He subsequently served as UNDP Deputy Resident Representative (Programme and Operations) in Uzbekistan, Papua New Guinea and The Gambia. Prior to joining UNDP Pakistan Vitalie served as Deputy Country Director-Operations in UNDP Ethiopia. He joined UNDP Pakistan office in February 2014.