A UNICEF Representative leads the implementation of a country office's work
Ms. Marjan Montazemi
Marjan Montazemi has more than 30 years of professional experience in the field of international and community development, rights advocacy, social policy and leadership development working with foundations and not for profits in Canada and in the Balkans region.
She joined UNICEF in 2008 as a national staff in Iran and since then has served the regional office of UNICEF in Middle East and North Africa (Amman, Jordan) as Planning Specialist, Deputy Representative in Tajikistan and recently Deputy Representative in Burundi. She has a successful track record in designing integrated innovative programmes focused on children and adolescents, partnership development and resource mobilization.
She has a bachelor’s degree from Brussels, Belgium and a Masters’ degree in Political Science and International Relations from Toronto, Canada. She is a national of Iran and in addition to her mother tongue, Persian, she speaks several languages including English, French and Spanish.