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Rima Salah - Deputy Executive Director, a.i.

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Rima Salah
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Dr. Rima Salah has returned to UNICEF as the Deputy Executive Director, a.i. for External Relations. In this position, she is responsible for Communications; Emergency Programmes; Governance; U.N. and Multilateral Affairs; Public Alliances and Resource Mobilisation; and Private Fundraising and Partnerships. Prior to this post, Dr. Salah was the Deputy Special Representative of the Secretary-General, United Nations Mission in the Central African Republic and Chad (MINURCAT).

Dr. Salah has had a distinguished career with UNICEF.  She was appointed Deputy Executive Director from 2004 to 2007, after joining the organization in 1987 as Project Officer for Social Mobilisation in Quetta, Pakistan.  In 1989, she was promoted to the position of Resident Project Officer, and in 1992, Dr. Salah began a four year assignment as UNICEF Representative in Burkina Faso.  She was then appointed as UNICEF Representative in Vietnam in 1995.  In 1999, she was promoted to Regional Director for West and Central Africa Office.

Prior to UNICEF, Dr. Salah lectured in Anthropology, Sociology, Social Work and Psychology.  She also worked with non-governmental organizations in Jerusalem as well as in the Jordanian Ministry of Education.

She holds a Ph.D. in Cultural Anthropology (SUNY-Binghamton), Master’s degrees in Education & Sociology and Cultural Anthropology (SUNY-Fredonia) and an undergraduate degree in Sociology & Social Work (Beirut College for Women-Lebanon).

Dr. Salah is a national of Jordan and is fluent in Arabic, English and French.

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