in UNICEF Timor-Leste
Bilal Aurang Zeb Durrani
As the head of UNICEF’s Timor-Leste Country Office since March 2021, Mr. Durrani is responsible for providing leadership and vision to the UNICEF country programme team to implement the Government of Timor Leste – UNICEF Country Programme of Cooperation for the realization of the rights of children.
Prior to joining UNICEF Timor-Leste, Mr. Durrani served as the Head of UNICEF’s South Korea Office. He brings to this job 20 years of progressively responsible expertise in international development with UN agencies and international NGOs at the Headquarters level as well as in complex humanitarian, emergency and development settings in Asia and Africa. With strong evidence-based technical programmatic knowledge, Mr. Durrani is experienced in leading diverse teams, and specializes in partnership-building and fundraising, project management, strategic planning, monitoring, evaluation and knowledge management.
A national of Pakistan, Mr Durrani holds Master’s Degree in International Development from the International Institute of Social Studies, Netherlands; Master’s in International Public Policy from the Central European University, Hungary; and Master of Business Administration (MBA) from Bahria University, Pakistan. He is married, and has two children.